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Bangladesh PM, opposition leader hold election crisis talks

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Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina invited opposition leader Khaleda Zia to dinner as they held rare talks Saturday in a bid to defuse a mounting crisis over forthcoming parliamentary elections. 

This combination picture created March 10, 2007, shows Bangladeshi political leaders Khaleda Zia (L), chairperson of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and chief of the Bangladesh Awami League (AL) Sheikh Hasina Wajed.

But Zia, who has demanded that Hasina quit and make way for a caretaker government to supervise the polls due in January 2014, spurned the premier's appeal to call off a three-day general strike to start Sunday.

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