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* HRW urges B'desh govt. to disband RAB

Jan 21 (ANI) Dhaka-Following the Narayanganj seven-murder verdict in which several members of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) were convicted, New York-based rights body the Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged the Bangladeshi government to take immediate steps to disband the elite force and replace it with a rights respecting force. A Narayanganj court on Monday sentenced 26 people, including 16 former RAB members, to death for their role in the seven-murder.
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* Austria arrest 'foils terror attack' in Vienna

Jan 21 (BBC) Austria's interior minister says the arrest of a man in the capital Vienna has averted a possible terror attack in the city. Wolfgang Sobotka said the 18-year-old was an Austrian citizen of a migrant background and there were "indications" of jihadist motives. Police are warning the public to be alert and to report suspicious objects.
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* Pakistan Parachinar blast: At least 12 killed, over 30 injured

Jan 21 (ANI) Parachinar- At least 12 people were killed in a blast at the vegetable market in Kurram Agency's Parachinar area on Saturday morning. The blast ripped through the market inside Eidgah Bazaar while it was crowded with people shopping for vegetables, leaving 12 people dead and over 30 injured, reports the Dawn.
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* Rigopiano avalanche: Ten found alive in Italy hotel after two days

Jan 21 (BBC) Rescuers in central Italy have found 10 survivors after an avalanche buried a mountain hotel. Three were pulled from the snow overnight, bringing the total number rescued to eight. Workers say they will continue efforts to free the other two, and to find about 20 people still missing. At least four people died when an avalanche triggered by an earthquake smothered the Rigopiano hotel, in the Abruzzo region, on Wednesday.
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