DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh on Thursday executed an opposition leader convicted of war crimes hours after the Supreme Court rejected a last-minute appeal, officials said. The death threatened to spark new violence ahead of national elections next month.
HONOLULU (AP) — A small plane carrying nine people crashed into the ocean off the Hawaiian island of Molokai, killing the director of the state Department of Health, officials said. The eight others onboard, including the pilot, survived.
By Alexandria Sage SOUSCEYRAC, France (Reuters) - The first thing a visitor to this rural French village sees upon entering town are road signs pointing the way out. The sprawling parking lot that is Sousceyrac's main square is mostly empty on a weekday afternoon. The tourist information office, post office and bull semen cooperative are closed, and the rumble of hay and lumber trucks passing through town without stopping adds to the air of isolation. For decades, France has fretted about its "banlieues" - the racially mixed population belts around its major cities which, for many, became synonymous with delinquency and deprivation.