News Highlights From South Asia: June 5, 2013

Bangladesh
Bangladesh Police Open Fire At Collapsed Garment Factory Protest
Police in Bangladesh opened fire at victims of the Bangladesh factory protest who took to complain about their treatment by authorities.
From The Guardian http://bit.ly/11mfmNp
Afghanistan
Staff Sgt. Robert Bales Guilty Please Accepted in Afghanistan Massacre
By Luis McCord
An American soldier accused of killing Afghan civilians- women and children in their sleep has pleaded guilty and said there wasn’t a reason in the world he did such a thing.
Nepal
Three Former J&K Militants Detained at Nepal Border
The shrasta seems bal spotted three men on the Indo-Nepal border on Wednesday. At gunpoint, they said they had received terrorist training in Pakistan and were heading to Jammu and Kashmir in India to surrender.
From Hindustan Times http://bit.ly/13GRBBX
Pakistan
Back As PM, Sharif Target’s US Drones
Nawaz Sharif, sworn in for a third time condemned drone strikes during his inauguration speech.
From Times of India http://bit.ly/13bb6SC
Sri Lanka
Canada Shun’s Sri Lanka Summit Over Human Right Concerns
Canada will not be attending Sri Lanka’s Commonwealth Heads of Government Summit because of the country’s human right record.
From BBC World http://bbc.in/11GaYrv
Myanmar
Malaysia Detains Myanmar Migrants Over Deaths
After four killings in Maldives linked to sectarian violence, Maldives has detained dozens from Myanmar.
From Aljazeera http://aje.me/13GSVoj
India
India Raises Duty on Gold Import’s as Demand Surges
India has increased the duty from 6 percent to 8 percent in six months to control the demand for Gold, which is seen as a means of investment.
From BBC News http://bbc.in/18QaSUK

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