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Bangladesh army foils plot to topple government

The Bangladesh military says it has foiled a bid by mutinous officers to overthrow the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

(THE HINDU) Dhaka - Bangladesh army on Thursday said it has foiled a plot inside the force to topple Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's government and have arrested two former officers besides launching a manhunt for a fugitive officer while some 16 others are being kept under strict military vigil.

"We have already unveiled a plot to topple the democratic government mounting in Bangladesh army, in which several in service officers were found to be involved," said an army spokesman at a hurriedly called press conference.

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War In Ukraine, Day 89: First Russian Found Guilty Of War Crimes, Gets Life In Prison

Vadim Shishimarin had confessed to shooting an unarmed 62-year-old man in northeast Ukraine shortly after the invasion began.

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On Monday, Vadim Shishimarin became the first Russian soldier to be convicted of war crimes since the Russian invasion three months ago, found guilty of shooting an unarmed 62-year-old man in northeast Ukraine shortly after the invasion began.

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Shishimarin, 21, who confessed to the shooting and asked the victim’s wife for forgiveness, was sentenced by a Kyiv court to life in prison.

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