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2 March 2015 Last updated at 13:02 ET

Bangladesh arrest over writer murderFarabi Shafiur Rahman (C), arrested over the machete murder of an atheist American blogger, during a photocall in Dhaka on March 2, 2015.

Police in Bangladesh arrest a radical Islamist for alleged involvement in the hacking to death of atheist writer Avijit Roy.


A student looks from behind a gate at the protest camp in Letpadan, Bago division, Myanmar, 02 March 2015.Police surround Myanmar students

Riot police in Myanmar surround a monastery in which some 300 students taking part in a protest march are camping en route to Yangon.

President Ashraf Ghani has taken a hands-on approach since taking office in September 2014Afghan president sacks police chiefs

Twenty-seven senior Afghan police officers are sacked as part an anti-corruption drive by President Ashraf Ghani.

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