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VIDEO: Fears of fundamentalism in Bangladesh

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 23:50

A number of killings of atheist and secular bloggers raises fears that a dangerous strain of fundamentalist Islam is gaining traction in Bangladesh.
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VIDEO: Forced to marry at 14 in Bangladesh

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 19:12

Bangladesh has advanced since the UN launched its Millennium Development Goals, but many girls still have their futures taken away by being forced to marry too young.
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VIDEO: Lives turned around in a Bangladesh slum

Tuesday, June 30th 2015, 19:55
related places: Dhaka

As part of a BBC News series on the UN Millennium Development Goals, Mishal Husain looks at how life has changed for the people in Kuril area of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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India held to draw by Bangladesh

Sunday, June 14th 2015, 12:49
related countries: India India

Hosts Bangladesh survive with a draw against India, despite being made to bat again on the final day of the one-off Test.
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India and Bangladesh seal land swaps

Saturday, June 6th 2015, 14:29
related countries: India India

Bangladesh and India sign a historic agreement to simplify their common border by exchanging more than 150 enclaves of land.
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Writer Taslima Nasreen flees to US

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 10:54
related countries: India India, United States United States

Award-winning Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen has fled from India to the US after she was named as an al-Qaeda target, a rights group says.
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VIDEO: Rohingya migrant: I have to beg for food

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 10:42

Rohingya migrants in Bangladesh explain what drives them to take terrible risks by leaving Myanmar and trying to seek a better life.
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Dhaka factory collapse murder charges

Monday, June 1st 2015, 14:36

Police in Bangladesh charge the owner of the Rana Plaza complex with murder over its collapse in 2013, which killed more than 1,100 people.
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VIDEO: Migrants find refuge in Aceh shelter

Friday, May 29th 2015, 8:45
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: More

More than 1,800 Muslim migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh are sheltered in the Indonesian province of Aceh.
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Bangladeshi boat migrants doomed from the start

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 19:00
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Migrants knowingly boarding ships to Thai prison camps
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VIDEO: Why brave treacherous Bay of Bengal?

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 17:37
related places: Teknaf

The BBC's Justin Rowlatt travelled to Teknaf on the southern coast of Bangladesh, from where hundreds of migrants begin the perilous journey across the Bay of Bengal.
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Bangladesh bans ABT Islamist group

Monday, May 25th 2015, 22:58

Bangladesh bans an Islamist militant group accused of attacking and killing three secular bloggers, the interior ministry says.
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Migrants taint Bangladesh image - PM

Sunday, May 24th 2015, 16:44

Migrants trying to leave Bangladesh illegally are tainting the country's image and should be punished, PM Sheikh Hasina says.
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VIDEO: Inside an Asian boat migrants' camp

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 14:54
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia, Malaysia Malaysia

Martin Patience visits an Indonesian camp for migrants and meets Bangladeshi men hoping to reach Malaysia and Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar.
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Third Bangladesh blogger murdered

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 15:42

A secular blogger is hacked to death by suspected Islamists in Bangladesh, the third such deadly attack this year.
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VIDEO: Can Thailand solve migrant problem?

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 15:37
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Jonathan Head considers Thailand's options for dealing with a surge in migrants from Bangladesh and Myanmar.
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VIDEO: Friend of murdered blogger tells of fear

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 11:43

A friend of blogger Ananta Bijoy Das, who was hacked to death in Bangladesh, says he and fellow bloggers are worried for their own safety.
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Indonesia turned away migrant boat

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 7:40
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesia says it turned away a boat carrying hundreds of migrants believed to be from Myanmar and Bangladesh.
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'Thousands' stranded off Thailand

Monday, May 11th 2015, 13:54
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia, Malaysia Malaysia
related places: More

Thousands of refugees from Bangladesh and Myanmar are stranded at sea close to Thailand, unable to come ashore, according to the IOM migration agency.
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Pakistan claim Bangladesh series win

Saturday, May 9th 2015, 11:06
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Mirpur

Pakistan crush Bangladesh by 328 runs to win the second Test in Mirpur and claim the series 1-0.
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India agrees Bangladesh land swap

Friday, May 8th 2015, 6:01
related countries: India India

India's parliament's approves a deal with Bangladesh which will enable them to exchange control of areas of land on each others' territory.
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VIDEO: DNA from Rana Plaza still not found

Friday, April 24th 2015, 3:49

Bangladesh says it has still not found the DNA of 135 people believed to have died in the Rana Plaza clothing factory collapse two years ago.
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VIDEO: Union activists intimidated in Dhaka

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 23:03
related places: Dhaka

Two years ago in Bangladesh a garment factory collapsed killing more than 1,000 people working inside.
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Bangladesh seal Pakistan whitewash

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 18:19
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Bangladesh thrash Pakistan by eight wickets to complete a 3-0 one-day international series whitewash.
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Bangladesh hangs Islamist politician

Saturday, April 11th 2015, 16:35
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Dhaka

An Islamist politician convicted of war crimes during Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan is hanged at a prison in Dhaka.
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Bangladesh enforces swimming lessons

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 18:12

Bangladesh makes swimming lessons compulsory in school to reduce the number of children who drown in its many waterways.
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VIDEO: Bangladesh lashed by storms

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 16:33

Many are feared dead and scores of others injured after thunderstorms devastated parts of Bangladesh. Chris Fawkes reports.
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Bangladesh war criminal loses appeal

Monday, April 6th 2015, 7:01

Bangladesh's Supreme Court rejects a final appeal against the death sentence given to senior Islamist leader Mohammad Kamaruzzaman.
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VIDEO: Bangladesh former PM granted bail

Monday, April 6th 2015, 0:49

An anti-corruption court in Bangladesh has granted bail to the main opposition leader, Khaleda Zia.
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Bangladesh's Khaleda Zia given bail

Sunday, April 5th 2015, 9:35

Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia is granted bail by an anti-corruption court after leaving her office compound for the first time in three months.
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Knife attack kills Bangladesh blogger

Monday, March 30th 2015, 14:19
related places: Dhaka

A blogger has been hacked to death in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, weeks after a prominent atheist writer was killed in a similar attack.
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VIDEO: Bangladesh's ongoing political unrest

Monday, March 30th 2015, 1:52

At least 100 people have died in political unrest in Bangladesh since the beginning of the year, and hundreds more have been injured, as Akbar Hossain reports
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Bangladesh pilgrims die in stampede

Friday, March 27th 2015, 10:03
related places: Narayanganj

At least 10 Hindu pilgrims are killed in a stampede during a bathing ritual at a holy site in Narayanganj, Bangladesh, police say.
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Bangladeshi workers freed in Libya

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 9:11
related countries: Libya Libya

Two Bangladeshi workers kidnapped by gunmen in Libya have been freed and are in good health, officials say.
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Rohit stars as India reach last four

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 11:30
related countries: India India

Defending champions India coast into the World Cup semi-finals with a 109-run victory over Bangladesh in Melbourne.
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