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Grameen chief in defamation case

Tuesday, January 18th 2011, 12:38

Microfinance pioneer Muhammad Yunus appears briefly in a Bangladesh court accused of defamation.
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Bangladesh restricts acid sales

Monday, January 17th 2011, 15:16

Bangladesh says it is restricting the sale and distribution of certain kinds of acid in order to reduce the number of acid attacks.
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US helps Bangladesh on war crimes

Thursday, January 13th 2011, 15:08
related countries: United States United States

The US will help Bangladesh to stage "transparent" trials for crimes committed during its independence war, an American envoy says.
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Dhaka shares make strong recovery

Tuesday, January 11th 2011, 13:21

Shares on the Dhaka Stock Exchange in Bangladesh recover strongly on Tuesday after weeks of heavy falls.
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Bangladesh clashes as shares dive

Monday, January 10th 2011, 21:21

Bangladeshi police have used tear gas and water cannon against angry investors after the stock market incurred huge losses.
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Bangladesh clashes as shares dive

Monday, January 10th 2011, 12:13
related places: Dhaka

Police in Bangladesh use tear gas against investors who rampaged after the biggest ever one-day fall of the stock market in the capital Dhaka.
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Bangladesh mutiny troops on trial

Wednesday, January 5th 2011, 18:27

Some 800 soldiers go on trial in Bangladesh charged with murder and other crimes committed during a bloody mutiny in 2009.
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Bangladesh hangman series shelved

Tuesday, December 28th 2010, 16:12

A television channel in Bangladesh is ordered to stop broadcasting interviews with the country's most famous hangman, officials say.
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Getting the chop

Friday, December 24th 2010, 15:35

Bangladesh women learn karate to fight back against predators
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UK training Bangladesh 'death squad'

Wednesday, December 22nd 2010, 15:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British officials confirm Wikileaks reports that the UK is training a police force in Bangladesh accused of hundreds of extrajudicial killings.
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Publicly caned 'adulteress' dies

Monday, December 20th 2010, 15:35

Two people are arrested after the death of a Bangladeshi woman who was publicly caned for allegedly having sex with her stepson, police say.
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Bangladesh riot over stock slide

Sunday, December 19th 2010, 15:20
related places: Dhaka

Hundreds of small investors throw bricks and march in the streets of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, after the stock exchange saw its steepest ever fall in a day.
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Many dead in Bangladesh sinking

Sunday, December 19th 2010, 2:49

At least 37 people - mostly women and children - die after a boat capsizes on a river in north-eastern Bangladesh.
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Senior Bangladesh leader arrested

Thursday, December 16th 2010, 8:30

Police in Bangladesh arrest senior opposition politician Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury amid suggestions he might face war crimes charges.
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Dhaka factory fire kills workers

Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 17:41
related places: Dhaka

At least 25 people are killed and many more injured in a fire at a multi-storey clothes factory near the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, police say.
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Bangladesh garment plant protests

Monday, December 13th 2010, 8:00
related places: Dhaka

Thousands of Bangladeshi garment workers picket factories and block roads near the capital Dhaka, as they continue to demand a promised pay rise.
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Three killed in Bangladesh unrest

Sunday, December 12th 2010, 14:17

At least three people are killed and dozens injured as Bangladeshi police clash with garment workers demonstrating for better pay.
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Norway exonerates Bangladesh bank

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 12:17
related countries: Norway Norway

Norway tells the BBC that there are "no more unanswered questions" into claims that the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh wrongly diverted aid cash.
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Rat in student's curry prompts Bangladesh cull

Tuesday, December 7th 2010, 17:55

University officials in Bangladesh order a major rat extermination drive after rodent meat found its way into chicken curry served to students.
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Bangladeshi ship heads to Somalia

Monday, December 6th 2010, 10:45
related countries: India India, Somalia Somalia

A Bangladeshi-flagged cargo ship hijacked by pirates off the coast of India appears to be heading towards the Somali coast, shipping officials say.
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Bangladesh ship seized off India

Sunday, December 5th 2010, 23:57
related countries: India India

A Bangladeshi-flagged ship is thought to have been seized by pirates off southern India, say shipping officials.
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Grameen Bank denies cash claim

Friday, December 3rd 2010, 18:16

Bangladeshi micro-credit pioneer Grameen Bank denies claims the institution diverted nearly $100m of aid cash.
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Bangladesh strike clashes erupt

Tuesday, November 30th 2010, 12:40
related places: Dhaka

Bangladeshi police clash with protesters in the capital Dhaka as a nationwide strike brings much of the country to a halt.
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Deep thoughts

Tuesday, November 30th 2010, 0:37

Bangladeshi prisoners find inner peace
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Dhaka court rules against ex-PM

Monday, November 29th 2010, 10:53

The Bangladeshi Supreme Court rejects an appeal by former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia against her eviction from a military-owned house.
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Arrests before Bangladesh strike

Sunday, November 28th 2010, 17:50

The main opposition in Bangladesh says nearly 1,000 leaders and supporters have been arrested before a general strike.
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Bangladesh wins Asian Games gold

Friday, November 26th 2010, 17:06
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, China China

Bangladesh has won its first-ever gold medal in the Asian games, with its cricket team defeating Afghanistan in the Twenty20 competition in China.
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Swift justice in harassment case

Friday, November 26th 2010, 15:15

A teacher in Bangladesh is swiftly tried and sentenced by a mobile court to a year's imprisonment for harassing a female student
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Two cricket upsets at Asian Games

Thursday, November 25th 2010, 16:35
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, China China

The cricket teams of Afghanistan and Bangladesh both cause upsets in the semi-finals of the Twenty20 tournament at the Asian Games in China.
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Fresh clashes erupt in Bangladesh

Sunday, November 14th 2010, 19:26
related places: Dhaka

A second successive day of clashes takes place between police and opposition supporters in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka.
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Dozens hurt in Bangladesh clashes

Saturday, November 13th 2010, 19:09

Dozens of people are injured in Bangladesh in violent clashes over the eviction of opposition leader Khaleda Zia.
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New courts to fight 'Eve teasing'

Wednesday, November 10th 2010, 18:39

Mobile courts in Bangladesh are empowered to prosecute people accused of sexually harassing women, or "Eve teasing", officials say.
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Bangladesh 'Eve teasing' protest

Wednesday, November 3rd 2010, 15:58
related places: Dhaka

Scores of students hold a rally in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka to protest against the sexual harassment of women.
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Bangladesh police arson arrests

Monday, October 18th 2010, 17:38
related countries: India India

Police in Bangladesh arrest 11 people over an arson attack on a village in an Indian enclave.
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Bangladesh clinch NZ series sweep

Sunday, October 17th 2010, 10:59
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Mirpur

Bangladesh beat New Zealand by three runs at Mirpur to wrap up a 4-0 win in their one-day series.
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