News Highlights From South Asia: June 28, 2013


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Bangladesh

Bangladesh Anger At US Trade Privilege Suspension
The Bangladesh Government has criticized the US’s decision to stop trade privilege to Bangladesh, calling the decision shocking and harsh.
From BBC News http://bbc.in/14dTJ5B

Afghanistan

We Should Have Talked to Taliban says top British Officer in Afghanistan
By Emma Grahan Harrison
Deputy Commander of Nato-Led Coalition has said that the west should have tried talking to the Taliban when they had just been toppled from power in 2002 and were on the run.
From The Guardian http://bit.ly/1aUuLf3

Pakistan
Pakistan Extends Refugee Status for Afghans
The refugee status for Afghans living in Pakistan was set to expire on June 3-. Pakistan has announced that it will extend their refugee status while it finds a new policy.
From Miami Herald http://hrld.us/14CO8Vm

Myanmar
UN Refugee Agency Says 2 Killed, 6 Wounded in Violence at Myanmar Refugee Camp Housing Muslims
Two People were killed and six wounded when security forces tried to quell a dispute at a refugee camp housing Muslims in west Myanmar.
From Fox News http://fxn.ws/14AxyVT

Nepal
Moderate Quake Shakes Western Nepal
A 5.5 magnitude earthquake shook northwestern Nepal on Friday. There are no immediate casualties reported.
From ChannelNewsAsia http://bit.ly/14AbVoA

India
In India, Ethnic Chinese Still Waiting For Apology
By Mark Magnier
Thousands of Chinese were sent to internment camps for being suspected spies when India lost the 1962 border war with China. The Chinese lived in bug infested mats and were treated like prisoners. Even today, they wait for an apology.
From LA Times http://lat.ms/16CU6XK

Sri Lanka
WI vs SL: West Indies Bowl Out Sri Lanka For 208 Runs
Despite Mahela Jayawardana’s half century, Sri Lanka got bowled out by West Indies in the One-Day International cricket tournament in Kingston.
From Times of India http://bit.ly/17pYPwX

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