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Police and protesters clash during Bangladeshi strike

Bangladeshi police have clashed with protesters in the capital Dhaka as a nationwide strike brought much of the country to a halt.

The 24-hour industrial action shut schools and businesses, including crucial garment export shipments.

The main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) called the walkout in protest at "misrule" by the Awami-League led government.

Anbarasan Ethirajan reports.

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