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No bail for 'anti-Islam filmmaker'

A California man linked to an anti-Islam film that stoked violent protests across the Muslim world has been held without bond at his bail hearing in Los Angeles for violating the terms of his probation.

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Scores hurt in Bangladesh film protest clashes

Scores have been hurt after battles between police and hundreds of Muslims in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka. They were protesting against a film produced in the US that disparages the Prophet Mohammed.

Police in the city fired tear gas and used batons to disperse the stone-throwing demonstrators, who were from around a dozen Islamic groups.

Police said the clash erupted on Saturday morning when they tried to stop the protest.

Witnesses said the protesters burned several vehicles, including a police van, during the battles.

The protesters announced a nationwide general strike on Sunday to protest against the police action.

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