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Bangladesh firebomb attacks kill nine

Saturday, February 7th 2015, 10:38

Nine people are killed after attackers hurled petrol bombs at a bus and truck in Bangladesh, the latest violence amid a month of anti-government protests.
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Bangladesh opposition leader charged

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 13:58

Bangladesh's opposition leader, Khaleda Zia, has been charged with instigating an arson attack on a bus, which claimed the lives of seven people.
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Bangladesh bus hit by petrol bomb

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 11:45

At least seven people are burned to death and 15 others injured, some seriously, in a petrol bomb attack on a bus in eastern Bangladesh.
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Bangladesh factory fire kills 13

Saturday, January 31st 2015, 17:45
related places: Dhaka

At least 13 people died and dozens more were injured when a fire swept through a plastics factory in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka, officials say.
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Bangladesh arrests 7,000 activists

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 12:53

Bangladesh has arrested more than 7,000 opposition activists in the past 15 days, ministers say, as they struggle to stop nationwide protests.
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Call the Midwife in Bangladesh

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 0:27

New TV series tries to break taboo of childbirth in Bangladesh
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VIDEO: Painting Bangladesh's colourful rickshaws

Monday, January 19th 2015, 0:25

Decorating the armada of rickshaws on Bangladesh's roads
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VIDEO: Bangladesh drama breaks birth taboo

Sunday, January 18th 2015, 4:10

Filmmakers and charity workers join forces to raise awareness of the dangers of childbirth in Bangladesh.
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Bangladesh bowler held in sex case

Thursday, January 8th 2015, 11:42

Judges detain Bangladeshi cricketer Rubel Hossain after his ex-girlfriend alleges he falsely promised to marry her in order to have sex.
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Bangladesh media ban for Zia's son

Wednesday, January 7th 2015, 13:53

Bangladesh's High Court bans the media from reporting speeches and remarks by Tarique Rahman, the eldest son of main opposition leader Khaleda Zia.
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Top opposition leader held in Dhaka

Tuesday, January 6th 2015, 15:25
related places: Dhaka

Police in Bangladesh arrest the deputy leader of the main opposition party as tensions rise over its calls for nationwide protests and blockades.
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Zia calls for Bangladesh blockade

Monday, January 5th 2015, 16:40

Bangladeshi opposition leader Khaleda Zia calls for a transport blockade after four protesters are killed in clashes with police and government supporters.
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Bangladesh ex-PM in protest lockdown

Sunday, January 4th 2015, 12:27

Security forces in Bangladesh stop opposition leader Khaleda Zia from leaving her party offices and ban all protests in the capital.
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Bangladesh ex-minister death sentence

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 10:42
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A former government minister in Bangladesh is sentenced to death for crimes against humanity during the 1971 war of independence from Pakistan.
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In pictures: Bangladesh oil spill clean-up

Friday, December 19th 2014, 1:51

How local residents cope with Bangladesh oil spill
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India on alert after oil spill

Friday, December 12th 2014, 15:52

Environmental authorities in India are on alert after thousands of litres of oil spilled into a nature reserve in neighbouring Bangladesh.
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Bangladesh oil spill at dolphin site

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 12:25

The Bangladeshi navy sends four vessels to deal with an oil spill from a crashed cargo vessel that is threatening a rare dolphin sanctuary.
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VIDEO: Bangladesh: UK man guilty of contempt

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, 16:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Bangladesh court finds a British man guilty of contempt for challenging the official death toll from the 1971 war of independence.
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UK man guilty of Bangladesh contempt

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, 11:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Bangladesh court finds a British man guilty of contempt for challenging the official death toll from the 1971 war of independence.
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Bangladesh 'Hajj critic' is arrested

Tuesday, November 25th 2014, 14:28
related countries: India India

A senior Bangladeshi politician who criticised the annual Hajj pilgrimage made by Muslims to Mecca is arrested in Dhaka for insulting Islam.
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Bangladesh claim maiden 3-0 Test win

Sunday, November 16th 2014, 16:15
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
related places: Chittagong

Bangladesh win a Test series 3-0 for the first time with a 186-run victory over Zimbabwe in Chittagong.
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Shakib joins 100 and 10-wicket list

Friday, November 7th 2014, 11:06

Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan becomes only the third player in history to take 10 wickets and score a century in a Test.
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Bangladeshi's death sentence upheld

Monday, November 3rd 2014, 11:22

Bangladesh's Supreme Court upholds the death sentence given to Islamist leader Mohammad Kamaruzzaman for atrocities in the 1971 war of independence.
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Death for Bangladesh Islamist tycoon

Sunday, November 2nd 2014, 10:51

A media tycoon and key player in Bangladesh's largest Islamic party is sentenced to death for war crimes - the second such verdict in a week.
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Bangladesh power back after blackout

Sunday, November 2nd 2014, 5:57

The authorities in Bangladesh say power has been restored to most of the country after a nationwide blackout.
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Bangladesh hit by major blackouts

Saturday, November 1st 2014, 13:59
related countries: India India

Bangladesh is hit by major power blackouts after a power line connecting the country to India's electricity grid failed, reports say.
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Death for Bangladesh Islamist leader

Wednesday, October 29th 2014, 14:17
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The head of Bangladesh's largest Islamist party is sentenced to death for war crimes committed during the independence war against Pakistan.
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Bangladesh Islamist leader Azam dies

Thursday, October 23rd 2014, 18:59

Ghulam Azam, the former leader of Bangladesh's largest Islamist party, dies from a heart attack a year after being found guilty of war crimes.
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Terrified victims of Thai trafficking face uncertain future

Saturday, October 18th 2014, 11:34
related countries: Thailand Thailand

The Bangladeshi slaves rescued from jungle in Thailand
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VIDEO: Dozens of slaves rescued from jungle

Friday, October 17th 2014, 21:41
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Dozens of Bangladeshi men are rescued after being kidnapped to be sold into slavery in Thailand.
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Gazi & Utseya banned from bowling

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 15:52
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Bangladesh's Sohag Gazi and Zimbabwe's Prosper Utseya are banned from bowling in internationals because of illegal actions.
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VIDEO: British IS suspect in Bangladesh court

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 10:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British national, Samiun Rahman, arrested in Bangladesh on charges of recruiting people for Islamic state and other jihadist groups has made a second court appearance.
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Bangladesh death sentence commuted

Wednesday, September 17th 2014, 6:25

Bangladesh's Supreme Court commutes Islamist leader Delwar Sayeedi's death sentence for crimes in the 1971 independence war to life imprisonment.
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Move to cut Bangladesh marriage age

Monday, September 15th 2014, 22:43

The Bangladeshi cabinet proposes measures to lower the marriageable age for men and women, while toughening the penalty for violating the limits.
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Bangladesh singer Firoza mourned

Wednesday, September 10th 2014, 12:57
related places: Dhaka

Tributes pour in for legendary Bangladeshi singer Firoza Begum whose funeral has been held in Dhaka after she died aged 84.
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