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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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New York bank 'bomb plot' foiled

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 23:00

FBI agents arrest a Bangladeshi man for plotting to detonate what he thought was a massive bomb in front of the Federal Reserve building in New York.
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Rampage over Facebook Koran image

Sunday, September 30th 2012, 18:17

Hundreds of Muslim protesters attack Buddhist villages in Bangladesh, after an image of a burned Koran was posted online.
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Pakistan cruise into Super Eights

Tuesday, September 25th 2012, 17:44

Imran Nazir hits 72 off 36 balls as Pakistan beat Bangladesh by eight wickets to reach the Super Eights of the World Twenty20.
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McCullum breaks record in NZ win

Friday, September 21st 2012, 13:08
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Brendon McCullum hits 123, the highest score in Twenty20 international history, as New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 59 runs.
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Bangladesh pins hope on Chittagong port

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 23:04
related places: Chittagong

Can Chittagong port keep pace with Bangladesh's growing trade?
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Chinese factories turn to Bangladesh

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 22:04
related countries: China China

Chinese factories turn to Bangladesh as labour costs rise
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The life of a fearless Dhaka ferryman

Saturday, August 25th 2012, 0:30
related places: Dhaka

The toughest place to be a ferryman
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VIDEO: From Woolwich ferry to Dhaka sampan

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 15:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Dhaka, London

Colin Window swaps life as a bridge officer on the Woolwich Ferry in London and travels to Dhaka, Bangladesh to train and work as a ferryman.
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VIDEO: Bangladesh capital 'least desirable'

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 16:49
related places: Dhaka

Bangladesh's capital Dhaka has been ranked the least desirable city by the Global Liveability Report.
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Bangladesh charity urges ban lift

Saturday, August 4th 2012, 15:01
related countries: Burma Burma

The charity MSF seeks access to thousands of refugees in Bangladesh, after a government ban on aid near a camp for Burmese Muslims Rohingya.
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Agencies told to end Rohingya aid

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 15:29
related countries: Burma Burma

The Bangladeshi authorities order three international charities to stop providing aid to Rohingya refugees from neighbouring Burma.
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Missing man returns 23 years on

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 17:43
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A Bangladeshi man missing for 23 years and given up for dead by his family is welcomed home after being freed from a Pakistani jail.
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Dhaka urged to stop mass trials

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 12:20

Bangladesh should stop "unfair" mass trials of border guards charged with mutiny over the 2009 killings of 74 people, Human Rights Watch has said.
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Bangladesh bridge loan cancelled

Saturday, June 30th 2012, 13:39

The World Bank cancels its $1.2bn credit to build Bangladesh's largest bridge, citing corruption concerns.
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