'27 dead' in Bangladesh clashes

At least 27 people died in clashes between police and Islamist protesters in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka today, the Associated Press reports.

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Report: Ten dead in Bangladesh protests

At least ten people are said to have died in violent clashes on the streets of Dhaka, Bangladesh, police and medical officials told CNN.

Hundreds of thousands of Islamists demanding a new blasphemy law blocked highways and fought running battles with police, hundreds injured in the Bangladeshi capital.

Police said about 200,000 people had marched to central Dhaka, where fierce clashes erupted between thousands of rock-throwing protesters and security officials.

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