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Bangladesh strike: At least three die in clashes

27 October 2013 Last updated at 09:41 GMT

At least five people have been killed in clashes between police and protesters across Bangladesh at the start of a 60-hour general strike.

The opposition BNP party called for the three-day shutdown over demands for a caretaker government to oversee the general election, due in January.

But Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her critics disagree over the composition of the interim administration.

Mahfuz Sadique reports from Dhaka.