Last updated 24/12/10

Anarchists claim Rome embassy blasts
Independent online (SA)
photo: AP / Andrew Medichini
Rome - An Italian anarchist group claimed responsibility for parcel bombs on Thursday that wounded two people at the Swiss and Chilean embassies in Rome, a reminder of home-grown threats at a time of political instability in Europe. A Swiss man was seriously wounded and was rushed to hospital. The employee at the Chilean embassy was less seriously...READ MORE

Hundreds of Bangladeshis have been shot dead by Indian troops.--Channel 4 report
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India's Fence between themselves and Bangladesh hundreds killed 

One of the most dangerous frontiers of the world -UK's Channel 4 Documentary Report

India announces a new fence will seal off its border with Bangladesh by next year, in an effort to stop the movement of Islamist militants across the border.

Almost 2,000 miles of barbed wire and concrete will be built in the name of security, cutting India off from Bangladesh.

Over 1,000 miles have been completed so far, but hundreds of Bangladeshis and Indians have been shot dead alongside by Indian troops.--channel 4..WATCH VIDEO

Judiciary most corrupt: TIB
The Independent
Dhaka, Dec 22: The judiciary appears to be the most corrupt among the service sectors in the country, reveals a Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) perception index based on a household survey.
A staggering 88 per cent of the respondents said they were victims to some sort of corruption when they sought any service from the judiciary. In this survey, corruption has been defined as misuse of power for personal interest, TIB executive director Dr Iftekharuzzaman said, detailing the findings at a function today...READ MORE

Parcel bomb attacks hit Rome embassies
The Australian
photo: AP / Angelo Carconi
BOMBS exploded last night at the Chilean and Swiss embassies in Rome, injuring two people, as authorities feared a new spate of parcel bomb attacks.
A parcel bomb delivered to the Swiss embassy in Rome exploded in the hands of a mail worker who opened the package, seriously injuring the man in what Italy's foreign minister termed "a deplorable act".

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

The Rome prosecutor's office has opened an investigation on suspicion of "an attack with terrorist aims," the Italian news agency ANSA reported...READ MORE

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