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Bangladesh rally seeks death penalty

Friday, February 8th 2013, 22:26
related places: Dhaka

Hundreds of thousands rally in Bangladesh to demand the death penalty for a political leader convicted of war crimes from the 1971 independence war.
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Bangladesh river ferry capsizes

Friday, February 8th 2013, 6:30
related places: Dhaka

A ferry carrying around 100 people capsizes in a river near the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, reports say, with a number of people missing.
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Clashes over Bangladesh jailing

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 13:03

Clashes continue for a second day in Bangladesh, after an Islamist leader is jailed for life for crimes against humanity during the independence war.
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VIDEO: Bangladesh Islamist leader guilty

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 16:08
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A war crimes tribunal in Bangladesh has found a leader of the main Islamist party guilty of crimes against humanity during the war for independence from Pakistan in 1971.
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Bangladesh Islamist chief guilty

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 12:45

A war crimes tribunal in Bangladesh sentences a leader of the main Islamist party to life in prison for crimes against humanity during the 1971 war of independence.
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Sri Lanka rescues stricken boat

Sunday, February 3rd 2013, 17:38
related countries: Burma Burma, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's navy rescues 138 Bangladeshi and Burmese nationals from a sinking fishing boat in a 20-hour operation.
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VIDEO: Bangladesh strike sparks clashes

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 17:15

At least two people were killed as violence erupted across Bangladesh during a strike called by the largest Islamic party, Jamaat-e-Islami.
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Bangladesh strike sparks clashes

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 15:55

Police in Bangladesh fired tear gas and rubber bullets as Islamist activists seek to enforce a national strike.
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Dhaka clash over war crime trials

Monday, January 28th 2013, 17:16

Bangladeshi police use tear gas to end protests over the trial of Islamists for crimes allegedly committed during the country's independence war.
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Bangladesh's watershed war crimes moment

Monday, January 21st 2013, 18:15

First guilty verdict is war crimes landmark in Bangladesh
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Cleric found guilty of war crimes

Monday, January 21st 2013, 9:10

A court in Bangladesh sentences a well-known Muslim cleric to death for crimes against humanity during the country's 1971 independence war.
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VIDEO: Dhaka police clash with protesters

Sunday, January 6th 2013, 18:35
related places: Dhaka

Police have fired tear gas and rubber bullets at opposition supporters in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka during protests over a recent rise in fuel prices.
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VIDEO: Tourism threat to Bangladesh island

Friday, January 4th 2013, 0:15

Situated in the blue waters of the Bay of Bengal, St Martin Island is one of the most beautiful places in Bangladesh.
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Bangladesh cancel Pakistan tour

Monday, December 31st 2012, 17:29
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The Bangladesh cricket team call off their tour of Pakistan in January because of security concerns.
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Bangladesh fire 'was sabotage'

Monday, December 17th 2012, 17:56

An official inquiry into a deadly factory fire in Bangladesh says the blaze was an act of sabotage and the owner was negligent.
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Bangladesh war crimes judge quits

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 18:45

The presiding judge of a special tribunal looking into crimes during Bangladesh's independence war resigns after email conversations are leaked.
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Bangladesh strike sparks violence

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 8:11

Violence flares in many parts of Bangladesh as schools and most businesses were shut after opposition groups enforced a dawn-to-dusk strike.
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VIDEO: Rubber bullets and tear gas at protests

Sunday, December 9th 2012, 13:32

Police in Bangladesh have fired rubber bullets and tear gas to break up opposition activists attempting to enforce a road block across the country.
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Bangladesh protest sparks clashes

Sunday, December 9th 2012, 11:36

Violent clashes erupt in Bangladesh as protesters stage a nationwide blockade of roads to demand an independent body to oversee elections.
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Blaze factory had no fire permit

Friday, December 7th 2012, 16:16

A Bangladeshi garment factory where a blaze last month killed at least 110 people did not have a valid fire safety certificate, a top official tells the BBC.
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VIDEO: Thousands strike in Bangladesh

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 17:23

Police have fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse thousands of protesters from Bangladesh's largest Islamic party, which is demanding the release of its leaders from prison.
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Violence hits Bangladesh strike

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 10:00

Violence flares in Bangladesh as the country's largest Islamist party enforces a general strike to demand the release of its leaders from prison.
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Bangladesh holds three over fire

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 14:10

Police in Bangladesh arrest three supervisors from a clothing factory hit by a deadly fire amid fresh protests by workers over safety standards.
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Not guilty plea over NY bomb plot

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 23:57

A young Bangladeshi accused of wanting to bomb the New York Federal Reserve pleads not guilty to terrorism charges.
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Bangladesh mourns fire victims

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 12:37

Bangladesh is observing a day of mourning for the victims of a deadly clothing factory fire on Saturday as police continue to hunt for the factory's owner.
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Blaze in Dhaka 'troubles' Walmart

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 1:41
related countries: United States United States
related places: Dhaka

US retailer Walmart says it is "troubling" that a supplier subcontracted work without authorisation to a factory hit by a lethal fire in Bangladesh.
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VIDEO: Second factory fire in Dhaka

Monday, November 26th 2012, 19:33
related places: Dhaka

There has been another fire at a clothing factory in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka.
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Dhaka protests after deadly fire

Monday, November 26th 2012, 16:52
related places: Dhaka

Thousands of people protest in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, after a fire at a garment factory killed more than 100 people.
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More than 100 dead in Dhaka fire

Sunday, November 25th 2012, 15:54
related places: Dhaka

More than 100 people are now known to have died in a fire in a clothes factory on the outskirts of Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka.
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Perilous journey out of Bangladesh

Sunday, November 25th 2012, 0:04

High risks for illegal migrants leaving Bangladesh
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Deadly slum fire in Bangladesh

Sunday, November 18th 2012, 6:38
related places: Dhaka

At least 11 people are killed in a fire in a shanty town outside the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka which also left hundreds homeless.
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Search after Bangladesh capsize

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 11:56

Dozens of people are missing after an overcrowded boat carrying about 100 people, many of them migrants bound for Malaysia, capsized off Bangladesh.
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Burmese refugees feared drowned

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 16:21
related countries: Burma Burma

More than 100 people - many of them Rohingya Muslims from Burma - are missing after their boat capsized in the Bay of Bengal, Bangladeshi police say.
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Bangladesh jails 723 over mutiny

Saturday, October 20th 2012, 17:18

A military court in Bangladesh jails 723 border guards for their role in a bloody mutiny in 2009, amid criticism of the mass trials.
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NY terror plot false, says father

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 15:16

The father of a Bangladeshi man accused of plotting to bomb the New York Federal Reserve tells the BBC the charges his son faces are "totally false".
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