Bangladesh


Bangladesh war crimes court sentences 4 to death

2016-05-03 17:16

A special war crimes court in Bangladesh has sentenced four men to death for killing, torture, arson and looting during the nation's independence war against Pakistan in 1971.

Two gay rights activists hacked to death in Bangladesh

2016-04-29 13:41

Two people, including the editor of a magazine for the transgender community, have been hacked to death in the capital of Bangladesh.

Bangladesh jails Hindu teachers for 'abusing Islam'

2016-04-26 13:03

A court in southern Bangladesh sentenced two Hindu schoolteachers to six months in jail for making 'abusive' remarks about Islam that led a mob to attack their school, a magistrate says.

Gay rights activists hacked to death in Bangladesh

2016-04-25 21:53

Two leading gay rights activists have been hacked to death at an apartment in Bangladesh's capital, police say, the latest deadly attack on minorities in the Muslim-majority nation.

Millions drinking arsenic-laced water in Bangladesh

2016-04-06 14:00

Some 20 million poor Bangladeshis are still drinking water contaminated with arsenic, two decades after the potentially deadly toxin was discovered in the supply, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday.

Bangladesh bans ships in dolphin sanctuaries

2016-03-21 16:07

Bangladesh has banned boats from sailing through a key southwestern river after a ship loaded with coal capsized, threatening the sanctuaries of rare dolphins.

Surgery for Bangladesh's 'Tree Man'

2016-01-31 15:46

A Bangladeshi father dubbed "Tree Man" for massive bark-like warts on his hands and feet will finally have surgery to remove the growths that first began appearing 10 years ago, a hospital says.

110 journalists killed in 2015, most in 'peaceful' countries

2015-12-29 08:16

A total of 110 journalists have been killed around the world in 2015, Reporters Without Borders say, warning that more were being deliberately targeted for their work in supposedly peaceful countries.

Bangladesh seizes $6m cocaine haul at airport

2015-12-09 12:02

Bangladesh anti-drugs officers seized $6.2m of cocaine at Dhaka airport and arrested a Spanish national on suspicion of smuggling, the country's second-biggest haul of the substance.

Deadly attack on Shia mosque in Bangladesh

2015-11-30 08:29

Mosque muezzin shot dead and three wounded after masked gunmen open fire on Shia worshipers at evening prayer.

 

Gang rape, murder of Indonesian girl sparks call for reform

2016-05-03 17:16

The rape and murder of a teenage girl by 14 men has reignited calls in Indonesia for a sexual violence law that is languishing in Parliament to be enacted.

Al-Qaeda claims Bangladesh murders

2016-04-26 17:04

The Bangladeshi branch of al-Qaeda has claimed responsibility for the killings of a gay rights activist and his friend.

Bangladesh vows justice in killing of two men, including gay activist

2016-04-26 11:13

The government in Bangladesh has vowed to hunt down and prosecute those who fatally stabbed two men, including a gay rights activist who also worked for the US Agency for International Development.

Bangladesh professor hacked to death in suspected Islamist attack

2016-04-23 14:25

Unidentified attackers have hacked to death a university professor in Bangladesh, police say, adding that the assault bore the hallmarks of previous killings by Islamist militants of secular and atheist activists.

Bangladesh court rejects removing Islam as state religion

2016-03-28 17:46

Bangladesh's top court has rejected a 28-year-old petition to remove Islam as the official religion of the Muslim-majority South Asian nation.

Bangladesh central bank governor quits over $81m heist

2016-03-15 14:00

Bangladesh's central bank chief has resigned, after hackers stole $81m from the nation's foreign reserves in one of the biggest bank heists in history, the finance minister says.

Death sentence upheld for Bangladesh Islamist party chief

2016-01-06 09:34

Bangladesh's Supreme Court is upholding a death sentence given to the leader of Bangladesh's largest Islamist party for atrocities and multiple killings committed during the nation's independence war against Pakistan in 1971.

Blast in Bangladesh mosque wounds 3, kills suspected bomber

2015-12-25 14:41

Explosion in Bangladesh mosque kills suspected bomber, wounds 3; minority sect targeted

10 injured in bomb blasts at Hindu temple

2015-12-05 16:06

Unidentified attackers hurled three homemade bombs on the premises of a Hindu temple in northern Bangladesh during a drama performance.

Daughter sentenced to death for killing parents in Dhaka

2015-11-12 11:24

A Dhaka court has sentenced a 20-year-old girl to death for killing her parents two years ago, officials say.

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