Protests have broken out in Bangladesh after the execution of a high-ranking Islamist politician. Motiur Rahman Nizami was hung for crimes committed during the 1971 war of independence from Pakistan.
Around 200,000 people rallied in Barcelona calling for two pro-independence leaders to be released from jail. A court in Madrid said they implemented a "complex strategy" to push Catalonia towards independence.
The unprecedented exodus of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar into southeastern Bangladesh has many locals worried about the future. The south Asian nation is already afflicted by overpopulation and poverty.
Thousands of steelworkers have come together in the western German town of Bochum to tell executives they are opposed to a merger between ThyssenKrupp and Tata. Plans for a tie-up were announced earlier in the week.
A Red Cross truck carrying aid for Rohingya in Bangladesh fell into a ditch, killing nine aid workers. The incident came just hours after Buddhists in Myanmar tried to block another shipment of aid to Muslims in Rakhine.
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