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News: Bangladesh

We have started to collect the most important news related to Bangladesh in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Bangladesh: news

One killed in Dhaka strike clashes

Wednesday, August 14th 2013, 7:35
related places: Dhaka

One person is killed and at least 20 injured in clashes between Bangladeshi police and opposition activists, local media report.
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NY 'Fed bomb plotter' sentenced

Friday, August 9th 2013, 16:11
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

A Bangladeshi man is sentenced to 30 years in prison for plotting to bomb the US Federal Reserve Bank in New York.
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London woman murdered in Bangladesh

Friday, August 2nd 2013, 16:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A mother from London has been murdered in north-east Bangladesh, police in the country confirm.
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Bangladeshi Islamist to be executed

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 8:34
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A leading Islamist politician in Bangladesh is sentenced to death over war crimes committed during the 1971 war of independence with Pakistan.
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Trial that exposed Bangladesh scars

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 23:20

The trial that became a battle for identity of Bangladesh
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Bangladesh violence over war verdict

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 9:57

At least two people die as police clash with thousands of protesters in south-western Bangladesh one day after the conviction of an Islamist party leader for war crimes.
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Bangladesh top Islamist found guilty

Monday, July 15th 2013, 16:52

Bangladesh's war crimes court finds Islamist leader Ghulam Azam guilty of five charges, sparking protests from opponents and supporters.
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US retail in Bangladesh safety move

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 16:13
related countries: United States United States
related places: Gap

A group of 17 US retailers, including Wal-Mart and Gap, agree a five-year pact to improve conditions at Bangladesh clothing factories.
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Retailers to check Bangladesh units

Monday, July 8th 2013, 10:10

A group of 70 multinational retailers agree a plan for inspections of garment factories in Bangladesh in an attempt to improve safety standards.
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Bangladesh anger at US trade move

Friday, June 28th 2013, 6:36
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

Bangladesh expresses shock at a US decision to suspend trade privileges over concerns about dangerous working conditions and labour rights.
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US downgrades Bangladesh trade ties

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 22:10
related countries: United States United States

The US suspends longstanding trade privileges for Bangladesh until it improves workers' safety conditions in the clothing industry.
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Bangladesh reporter's killers jailed

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 17:22

A court in Bangladesh sentences nine people to life in prison for the 2005 murder of journalist Gautam Das.
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Bangladesh militants to be hanged

Thursday, June 20th 2013, 12:49
related places: Gazipur

A court in Bangladesh sentences 10 Islamist militants to death for assisting a suicide bombing in 2005 which killed eight people in Gazipur.
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Muslim leader denies war crimes

Wednesday, June 19th 2013, 3:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British Muslim leader indicted in Bangladesh for war crimes says he is willing to face a fair trial to clear his name.
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US announces Bangladesh safety grant

Friday, June 14th 2013, 6:10
related countries: United States United States

The US government says it will provide grant to help improve safety standards in Bangladesh garment factories.
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VIDEO: More Bangladesh factories 'unsafe'

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 6:21

Two months after the collapse of a factory in Bangladesh, new building inspections have revealed that six out of every 10 factories there are unsafe.
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Dhaka collapse survivor goes home

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 11:36

A Bangladeshi seamstress trapped in the rubble of a collapsed garment factory for 17 days is discharged from hospital and will begin a new job.
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Bangladesh factory workers fall sick

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 20:53

Hundreds of Bangladeshi garment factory workers capital fall ill after drinking suspected contaminated water in their workplace, officials say.
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UK's £18m aid for Bangladesh workers

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 1:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Dhaka

The UK is to donate £18m to help train Bangladeshi garment workers, following the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Dhaka that killed more than 1,100.
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Ashraful sorry for 'wrong-doings'

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 13:01

Mohammad Ashraful sorry for "wrong-doings" as investigation into allegations of corruption in Bangladesh takes place.
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Dhaka collapse probe uncovers abuses

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 11:28

A Bangladesh government report into the collapse of a multi-storey factory building, which killed more than 1,100, uncovers a series of violations.
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VIDEO: Relief as Asia storm loses power

Friday, May 17th 2013, 12:12
related countries: Burma Burma

There has been relief after a tropical storm weakened as it moved into Bangladesh and Burma, reducing the destruction caused.
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Bangladesh garment factories re-open

Friday, May 17th 2013, 10:01
related places: Dhaka

Factories in Dhaka's Ashulia industrial area reopen after three days of protests following last month's building collapse in which hundreds died.
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Bangladesh rides out weakened storm

Friday, May 17th 2013, 5:59
related countries: Burma Burma

A tropical storm that officials had feared would cause widespread devastation in Bangladesh and Burma lost power quickly as it moved inland.
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Brazil unmasks 'trafficking gang'

Friday, May 17th 2013, 0:16
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazilian police say they have identified a gang specialising in trafficking Bangladeshi nationals into South America's biggest economy.
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Tropical storm batters Bangladesh

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 13:26

A tropical storm crashes into coastal areas of Bangladesh, killing at least 12 people, and forcing up to one million to flee.
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VIDEO: Inside building site cyclone shelter

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 12:04
related places: Chittagong, Cox's Bazar

As hundreds of thousands of people pack into evacuation shelters, Bangladeshi authorities have raised the danger level to seven out of 10 in low-lying areas around Chittagong and Cox's Bazar
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VIDEO: Burma braces for Cyclone Mahasen

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 0:22
related countries: Burma Burma

Cyclone Mahasen is bearing down on the Bay of Bengal, with thousands of people ordered to evacuate low-lying areas in Bangladesh and Burma.
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VIDEO: Can Bangladesh deal bring change?

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 20:00

Some retailers have signed a new safety accord to raise standards in Bangladesh, but others, such as Wal-Mart and Gap, have yet to do so.
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Walmart to bypass Bangladesh accord

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 11:20

Walmart, the world's largest retailer, will conduct its own safety inspections at its Bangladesh factories following a deadly building collapse.
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Bangladesh prayers for collapse dead

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 13:24
related places: Dhaka

Thousands of mourners in Bangladesh hold prayers for more than 1,100 people who died when a garment factory building collapsed near Dhaka last month.
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VIDEO: Rana Plaza relatives still hoping

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 12:14
related places: Dhaka

The BBC's Sanjoy Majumder reports from the site of the Rana Plaza in Dhaka where people still searching for relatives are being kept back by a wire fence.
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Pressure tells on Bangladesh retailers and government

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 11:52
related places: Dhaka

Dhaka collapse puts spotlight on government and industry
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