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News: Bangladesh

We have started to collect the most important news related to Bangladesh in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

World news related to Bangladesh – overview

Bangladesh: news

Messi 'too costly' for Dhaka fans

Tuesday, September 6th 2011, 14:24
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Dhaka

Bangladesh's footballing body says it had to charge $100 a ticket for a match between Argentina and Nigeria as the costs of staging it were very high.
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VIDEO: 'Forgotten people' of India and Bangladesh

Monday, September 5th 2011, 2:45
related countries: India India

Thousands of people living on the India-Bangladesh border are hoping for positive news from boundary negotiations between the nations' leaders this week.
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Bangladesh 'traffickers' are held

Tuesday, August 30th 2011, 12:57

Police in Bangladesh say they have uncovered an organ trafficking ring responsible for persuading at least 40 people to sell their kidneys.
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Bangladesh urged to end killings

Wednesday, August 24th 2011, 6:54

Rights group Amnesty International accuses the Bangladeshi government of unlawful killings by its special police force, the Rapid Action Battalion.
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VIDEO: Border trade

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 0:14
related countries: India India

Market set up in no-man's-land between India and Bangladesh
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Film-maker Masud dies in accident

Monday, August 15th 2011, 11:16
related places: Dhaka

Award-winning Bangladeshi film-maker Tareque Masud is among four people killed in a bus crash near Dhaka.
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Bangladesh war tribunal adjourned

Wednesday, August 10th 2011, 9:04
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Dhaka

A special tribunal in Bangladesh which is looking into atrocities carried out during the war of independence from Pakistan in 1971 is adjourned.
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Bangladesh opposition graft case

Monday, August 8th 2011, 13:14

A corruption case is filed against Bangladeshi opposition leader Khaleda Zia and her son, officials say.
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Bangladeshis freed in Afghanistan

Monday, August 8th 2011, 5:24
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A group of five Bangladeshi men, who were held hostage by the Taliban in Afghanistan for more than seven months, describe their ordeal to the BBC.
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Economist story angers Bangladesh

Thursday, August 4th 2011, 7:07

Bangladesh's foreign minister accuses The Economist magazine of running a "smear campaign" against the country.
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Bus crash kills 17 in Bangladesh

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 6:56

At least 17 people die and over 20 others injured in a bus crash in northern Bangladesh, police say.
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Bangladeshi mob kills 'thieves'

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 11:54
related places: Noakhali

Six alleged robbers in the Noakhali area of southern Bangladesh are beaten to death in the latest incident of mob justice, police say.
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VIDEO: Bangladesh school start-up success

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 6:28

Villagers in an area of rural Bangladesh have opened a school which is attracting more and more pupils.
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Joint Bangladesh and India census

Thursday, July 14th 2011, 6:40
related countries: India India

Bangladesh and India begin their first-ever joint census of areas along their border to resolve some territorial anomalies.
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Children die in Bangladesh crash

Monday, July 11th 2011, 16:18

At least 44 schoolchildren are killed when their vehicle crashes into a pond in southern Bangladesh, police say.
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Bangladesh shut down by strike

Monday, July 11th 2011, 5:33

A 30-hour general strike called by Islamist groups shuts down schools and businesses across Bangladesh.
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VIDEO: Violence during Bangladesh strike

Sunday, July 10th 2011, 21:38

Islamist activists in Bangladesh have clashed with police during a general strike, held to protest against a change in the country's constitution.
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VIDEO: Bangladesh strike hit by clashes

Monday, July 4th 2011, 1:32
related places: Dhaka

Police in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, have used batons to disperse protesters taking part in a strike against a government gas exploration deal.
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Bangladesh issues arrest warrants

Sunday, July 3rd 2011, 22:05

A court in Bangladesh issues an arrest warrant for Tarique Rahman - son of BNP leader Khaleda Zia - over a 2004 grenade attack on a political rally.
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Bangladesh strike clashes erupt

Sunday, July 3rd 2011, 12:07
related countries: United States United States

Police in Bangladesh clash with protesters during a strike against a gas exploration deal with the US energy giant ConocoPhillips.
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Bangladesh ends 'caretaker' polls

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 12:53

The Bangladeshi parliament overturns a 15-year-old requirement that general elections are overseen by non-partisan caretaker governments.
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Dhaka man held 'for beating wife'

Wednesday, June 15th 2011, 14:09

Police in Bangladesh arrest a husband whom they suspect of "mercilessly beating" his university lecturer wife.
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Bangladesh to set up special force to save tigers

Monday, June 13th 2011, 6:07

Bangladesh is to set up a special force to save the critically endangered Royal Bengal Tiger and other animals, officials say.
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Bangladeshi 'Robin Hood' burglar held

Thursday, June 9th 2011, 14:55
related places: Chittagong

Bangladeshi police arrested a burglar in the city of Chittagong who they say donated much of the proceeds of his crimes to good causes.
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Bangladesh plans madrassa reforms

Tuesday, May 31st 2011, 12:09

Bangladesh is planning to to integrate thousands of Islamic religious schools into the mainstream education system.
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VIDEO: The honey hunters of Bangladesh

Tuesday, May 31st 2011, 1:54

It's perhaps one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. Every year in Bangladesh, thousands of fishermen make extra money by gathering honey in the mangrove forests.
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Not so sweet

Monday, May 30th 2011, 23:30

Collecting wild honey in Bangladesh can be dangerous
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VIDEO: Bangladeshi workers stranded in Libya

Monday, May 30th 2011, 20:35
related countries: Libya Libya

Tens of thousands of Bangladeshi workers are currently stranded in Libya, many in conflict-zones, leaving family members thousand of miles away concerned for their safety.
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Bangladesh 'attacker's' penis cut off

Monday, May 30th 2011, 13:48

Police in southern Bangladesh say a woman cut off a man's penis during an alleged attempt to rape her and took it to a police station as evidence.
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Bangladesh Africa farm initiative

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 16:46

Bangladeshi companies lease thousands of hectares of farmland in Africa as part of their efforts to avoid future food shortages.
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Bangladesh truth panel 'illegal'

Monday, May 16th 2011, 15:18

The Bangladeshi Supreme Court upholds a ruling which says an earlier reconciliation commission was illegal.
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Grameen Bank founder stands down

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 19:51

Muhammad Yunus, founder of pioneering Bangladeshi microcredit Grameen Bank, resigns after a long-running row with the government.
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