- State declares test results for schools invalid (10/4/17)2
- College algebra to be removed from Southeast required curriculum (10/10/17)1
- Child-custody advocate: State law needs fix to provide parents with more equal custody (10/12/17)
- Past Rowdy the Redhawk mascot's identity revealed (10/15/17)
- Cancer will 'change your life, but it doesn't have to rule it' (10/8/17)
- Sikeston singer moves on with 'The Voice' (10/16/17)
- Police chief, council: Cape Girardeau faces growing gun violence (10/17/17)4
- Developer asks court to OK tax district board for improvements near Hobby Lobby (10/17/17)4
- Bills addressing equal child custody to be filed, legislators say (10/13/17)
- The last person to be laid to rest at Old Lorimier Cemetery: Mary Russell Fox (10/17/17)2
Bomb at Muslim shrine in Bangladesh kills two
DHAKA, Bangladesh -- A bomb exploded during noon prayers Friday at a Muslim shrine in northeastern Bangladesh, killing two Bangladeshi men and wounding about 100 people, including the British ambassador, police and witnesses said. British High Commissioner Anwar Choudhury was taken to Osmani Medical College Hospital in Sylhet. He suffered an injury to his right leg that did not appear to be serious, the Bangladesh Foreign Ministry said in a statement. Choudhury was flown to the capital, Dhaka, by military helicopter after his treatment. Choudhury, a 44-year-old Bangladeshi-born Briton, was visiting the shrine after assuming his post last week. No one claimed responsibility for the blast at the Hazrat Shahjalal shrine in Sylhet, 120 miles northeast of Dhaka, a police official said on condition of anonymity.
No arrests have been made. Prime Minister Khaleda Zia conveyed her sympathy to the wounded and ordered an immediate investigation.
In London, British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said he was "shocked" by the attack. He said he had no further details of the incident.
In January, a bomb killed five worshippers at the shrine. Police had no suspects despite questioning more than 20 people detained after the blast.