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Radicals defy captured cleric
Gunfire and explosions rocked a besieged radical mosque in the city today as militants holed up in the complex snubbed a plea from their captured leader to surrender. ...  | Read.. 
 
Hasina aide quits politics
The detained general secretary of Bangladesh’s biggest party has decided to quit politics for health reasons, his wife announced today. ...  | Read.. 
 
Resort doubles pay after strike by Indians
Employers have doubled the salaries of more than 250 workers from India who went on strike late last month, halting construction of a posh Anguilla resort. ...  | Read.. 
 
Cruise film funds
A German film fund today said it would grant subsidies worth 4.8 million euros ($6.5 million) for a controversial new film in which Tom Cruise plays a German hero executed fo ...  | Read.. 
 
A TV grab shows Aziz lifting his veil before the interview. (AP)