Unrest spreads in Bangladesh

A mutiny by members of Bangladesh’s paramilitary force appeared to have spread beyond the capital, Dhaka, to other towns Thursday — while a deadly hostage standoff in the troops’ main headquarters entered a second day with few signs of a resolution. In a televised address Thursday afternoon, Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina once again urged the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) paramilitary troops to lay down their arms, saying she was granting them general amnesty.