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Published : 26 Apr 2016, 13:56:14 | Updated : 26 Apr 2016, 14:13:50AA-A+
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Xulhaz-Tanay murder in world media

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"Bangladesh LGBT editor hacked to death," reads the BBC headline about the yesterday killing of Xulhaz Mannan, who previously worked as a U.S. Embassy protocol officer, and his friend, theater actor Tanay Majumder. Mannan was also an editor of Bangladesh's first gay rights magazine, Roopbaan, as well as a cousin of former Foreign Minister Dipu Moni of the governing Awami League party.


Like BBC, the news came out in various leading world media with much significance. The news also appeared in many languages besides English.


Few hours ago BBC put the news on the top its website, a rarely keep indeed.


CNN says "LGBT editor and friend hacked to death in Bangladeshi capital".


"Bangladesh Gay Rights Activist Is Hacked to Death," shows a New York Times reports, where the Washington Post mentioned the incident as "Leading gay rights activist hacked to death in Bangladesh".


The British Guardian labeled the news as "Editor of Bangladesh's first and only LGBT magazine killed," where a Telegraph report tells, "Leading gay rights activist Xulhaz Mannan hacked to death in Bangladesh."


The news came across leading European media like Deutsche Welle (DW) and France24 and rattled the Asian press nonetheless.


The Japan Times published reports on it. India's prestigious the Indian Express quoted PTI and say ,"LGBT activist among two hacked to death in Bangladesh."


Meanwhile, Pakistani the Dawn headlined "LGBT activist among two hacked to death in Bangladesh".


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