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November 19, 2001

Academic shot dead in Bangladesh
A Hindu academic has been shot dead in the Bangladesh city of Chittagong. Gopal Krishna Mahuri was shot at point-blank range by unidentified assailants who later escaped. Tensions have been high since the election last month of a new government that includes two hardline Islamic parties.

Alabama suspends KKK costume students
Auburn University in Alabama has indefinitely suspended 15 students who wore Ku Klux Klan costumes to fraternity Halloween parties. The students could face expulsion.

    

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