10 must-reads for today

Supporters of Bangladesh's Awami League shouting slogans during a rally in Dhaka on Thursday.
Supporters of Bangladesh's Awami League shouting slogans during a rally in Dhaka on Thursday.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
US President Donald Trump.
US President Donald Trump.PHOTO: REUTERS

Campaigning for Bangladesh's general election ended yesterday after weeks of violence, mainly against workers and officials from an opposition alliance, that has drawn criticism from the United States and others.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's Awami League is seeking its third straight term in tomorrow's election against the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party, which boycotted the last vote in 2014.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 29, 2018, with the headline '10 must-reads for today'. Print Edition | Subscribe