Bangladesh


Bangladesh captures ‘prime suspect’ in writer's murder

2015-03-02 20:07

Police has detained an Islamist in connection with the murder last week of Bangladeshi-born US writer and blogger Abhijit Roy.

Bangladesh court issues arrest warrant for ex-leader

2015-02-25 13:36

A Bangladesh court has issued an arrest warrant for ex-prime minister Khaelda Zia in two graft cases after she failed to appear in court for the fourth time.

Bangladesh unrest toll tops 100

2015-02-23 16:47

The death toll from weeks of political violence in Bangladesh has passed 100 after police found six bullet-riddled bodies.

Bangladesh ferry sinking death toll rises to 65

2015-02-23 05:43

The death toll in a ferry accident in central Bangladesh has risen to 65, after more bodies were recovered from the overcrowded boat which sank within minutes of colliding with a cargo vessel.

Ferry with 100 passengers sinks in Bangladesh

2015-02-22 10:26

A ferry with 100 passengers on board has capsized in central Bangladesh and a rescue operation is underway.

Bangladesh bans night buses after bomb attacks

2015-02-10 21:20

Bangladesh has ordered long-distance buses off the roads at night after two petrol bomb attacks killed 16 people during a worsening outbreak of political unrest.

10 children die in 10-hour span at Bangladesh hospital

2015-02-10 13:52

Bangladesh investigates deaths of 10 young children over 10-hour span at state-run hospital.

7 burnt to death after bus bombed in Bangladesh

2015-02-03 08:54

Suspected anti-government protesters have thrown a petrol bomb at a bus full of sleeping passengers in Bangladesh, leaving seven people dead and several others fighting for their lives.

Plastics factory fire kills 13 in Bangladesh

2015-01-31 21:16

At least 13 people have died after a fire swept through a plastics factory in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka, police say.

34 die in Bangladesh vote protest violence

2015-01-25 20:20

At least 34 people have died in Bangladesh and scores have been injured amid rising political unrest fuelled by a stand-off between the prime minister and the main opposition leader.

 

US blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh

2015-02-27 05:00

A US blogger of Bangladeshi origin has been hacked to death in Dhaka by unidentified assailants, police say, with his family saying the writer had received numerous threats from Islamist militants.

Bangladesh politician abducted amid unrest

2015-02-24 21:01

A prominent Bangladesh opposition politician has been abducted, days after he appeared to say he was open to seeking military intervention to end the country's deadly political crisis.

Bangladesh ferry 'sunk within two minutes'

2015-02-23 09:13

Survivors say a Bangladesh ferry which was carrying over 200 people on board sunk within two minutes after colliding with a cargo vessel, with the latest death toll reported at 69.

Bangladesh ferry disaster: More bodies found

2015-02-22 18:37

An overcrowded ferry has sunk in a Bangladesh river, leaving at least 41 people dead as rescuers searched for missing passengers, officials say.

Bangladesh ferry capsizes with 200 aboard

2015-02-13 21:15

Rescuers in Bangladesh have pulled two bodies from the water and launched a search for survivors among the 200 passengers aboard an overloaded ferry that capsized south of the capital.

Probe launched after 32 deaths in 24 hours at Bangladesh hospital

2015-02-10 21:20

A state-run hospital in Bangladesh launched an investigation Tuesday after the deaths there of at least 32 people, including 10 children, within 24 hours.

9 killed in Bangladesh fire bomb attacks

2015-02-07 12:27

At least nine people, including two children, have been burned alive in Bangladesh when opposition activists hurled petrol bombs at a packed bus and a truck.

Bangladesh arrests TV boss

2015-02-02 19:26

The owner of a leading Bangladeshi television station has been arrested as part of a wider crackdown on the opposition.

Dozens missing after Bangladesh boat sinks

2015-01-29 10:04

An overloaded fishing boat carrying migrants to Malaysia has sunk in strong currents off the coast of Bangladesh and 24 passengers are missing, police say.

Dead dolphin triggers fear after Bangladesh oil spill

2014-12-14 15:55

A dead dolphin has been found in Bangladesh's protected Sundarbans delta following an oil spill which has spread over several hundred square kilometres, heightening fears for the area's rare wildlife.

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