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Dozens dead in Bangladesh rains

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 13:25

Heavy rains and multiple landslides over three days have killed at least 90 people in south-east Bangladesh, officials say.
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Trafficked women describe trauma

Monday, June 25th 2012, 17:12
related countries: India India

A group of Bangladeshi women who were illegally taken into India three years ago have described their ordeal at the hands of human traffickers.
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Bangladesh garment plants reopen

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 6:43

More than 300 clothing factories in Bangladesh re-open after several days of violent protests by workers over salaries.
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Pay row closes Bangladesh firms

Sunday, June 17th 2012, 6:05

About 300 garment factories in Bangladesh close their doors indefinitely after days of violent protests by workers demanding a pay rise.
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Bangladesh urged to take refugees

Friday, June 15th 2012, 16:29
related countries: Burma Burma

The UN urges Bangladesh to accept refugees fleeing violence between Buddhists and Muslims in Burma.
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UN envoy in restive Burma state

Wednesday, June 13th 2012, 13:30
related countries: Burma Burma

A top UN envoy is visiting the western Burmese state of Rakhine, which has been hit by violent clashes between Buddhists and Muslims, leaving more than 20 dead.
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Bangladesh rescues smuggled cubs

Monday, June 11th 2012, 16:09
related places: Dhaka

Three rare Royal Bengal tiger cubs are rescued from smugglers in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, police say.
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Dhaka newsroom attack is probed

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 15:04

Police in Bangladesh arrest a man in connection with an attack by men carrying knives on the country's leading news organisation.
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Bangladesh child wedding dispute

Monday, May 21st 2012, 18:47

A Bangladeshi court ordered officials to explain their failure to stop a 12-year-old girl allegedly being married to a 14-year-old boy at the weekend.
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BNP leader 'unfazed' by arrests

Monday, May 21st 2012, 18:27

Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia tells the BBC she is undeterred by arrests of party leaders and will continue pressing for a caretaker administration to oversee polls.
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Bangladeshi arrests spark anger

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 18:07
related places: Dhaka

Demonstrators and police clash in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka after 33 senior opposition figures are arrested in connection with anti-government protests last month.
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Bangladesh indicts Islamist chief

Sunday, May 13th 2012, 11:57
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Bangladeshi Islamist leader Ghulam Azam is charged by a special tribunal with alleged war crimes during the 1971 independence war with Pakistan.
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Clinton backs microcredit pioneer

Sunday, May 6th 2012, 9:08
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton publicly backs microcredit pioneer Mohammed Yunus, urging Bangladesh not to undermine the Grameen Bank.
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Brave recovery of mutilated Bangladesh woman

Saturday, May 5th 2012, 23:12

Brave recovery of Bangladeshi woman whose fingers were cut off
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Dhaka teacher 'burns' girls' legs

Thursday, May 3rd 2012, 16:08

Police in Bangladesh search for a teacher from a Muslim religious school who allegedly placed burning hot iron rods on the legs of her students.
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Bangladeshi computer whizz kid eyes record books

Saturday, April 28th 2012, 23:13

Could this six-year-old be the world's youngest IT expert?
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VIDEO: Activists target child marriages

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 3:26

Campaigners in Bangladesh are stepping up their efforts to put a stop to child marriages.
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Bangladesh strike turns violent

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 13:18
related places: Sylhet

One person is killed and at least 20 injured as thousands of people protest over a politician's disappearance in the Bangladeshi city of Sylhet, police say.
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Child marriages blight Bangladesh

Sunday, April 22nd 2012, 0:46

The 12-year-old saving girls from child marriage
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'Enforced disappearances' haunt Bangladesh

Friday, April 20th 2012, 23:04

Spate of disappearances causes alarm in Bangladesh
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Bangladesh postpone Pakistan tour

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 13:57
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan officials are "surprised" and "disappointed" by a court decision to postpone Bangladesh's planned tour of their country.
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New Bangladesh 18-party alliance

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 14:24

Bangladesh's main opposition party, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), announces the formation of a new, 18-party coalition.
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Tortoises seized at Dhaka airport

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 17:04
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Dhaka

Customs officials at Dhaka airport in Bangladesh seize more than 400 tortoises found in suitcases bound for Thailand.
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Law quitting as Bangladesh coach

Monday, April 16th 2012, 10:23

Former Australia batsman Stuart Law quits as Bangladesh coach after just nine months, citing family reasons.
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VIDEO: Woman on frontline in Bangladesh

Monday, April 16th 2012, 9:43

Ten years after women were allowed into the Bangladesh army, one officer talks about the challenges of daily life as a female soldier.
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Internationals return to Pakistan

Sunday, April 15th 2012, 13:31
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Lahore

Pakistan will host its first international matches since 2009 when Bangladesh play two matches in Lahore at the end of April.
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IMF agrees $987m Bangladesh loan

Thursday, April 12th 2012, 4:01

The International Monetary Fund approves a $987m (£620m) loan for Bangladesh in a bid to boost its foreign exchange reserves.
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Pakistan edge to Asia Cup glory

Thursday, March 22nd 2012, 17:50
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Dhaka

Pakistan win a thrilling Asia Cup final against Bangladesh in Dhaka by two runs, to deny the hosts a first major trophy.
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Bangladesh joy over cricket final

Wednesday, March 21st 2012, 14:43
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Excitement builds across Bangladesh ahead of cricket's Asia Cup final against Pakistan, in what is being described as the country's biggest ever game.
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AUDIO: The moment Tendulkar made history

Friday, March 16th 2012, 12:12
related countries: India India
related places: Dhaka

India's Sachin Tendulkar scores his 100th international century in a one-day Asia Cup game against Bangladesh in Dhaka.
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Tendulkar hits his 100th hundred

Friday, March 16th 2012, 11:07
related countries: India India
related places: Mirpur

India's Sachin Tendulkar scores his 100th international century in a one-day Asia Cup game against Bangladesh in Mirpur.
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Bangladesh ferry toll passes 100

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 19:07

The number of dead in a ferry sinking in Bangladesh on Tuesday has now passed 100, with at least 10 passengers still missing, officials say.
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VIDEO: 'Many dead' in Bangladesh sinking

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 23:32

At least 32 people have died and scores are missing after a ferry with some 200 people aboard sank in southern Bangladesh.
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'Many dead' in Bangladesh sinking

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 16:49

At least 32 people die and scores are missing after a ferry with some 200 people aboard sinks in southern Bangladesh, police say.
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