Bangladesh family arrested over fake penis scam

2017-02-08 13:13

A family in Bangladesh has been arrested after using a fake penis to trick villagers into believing a genie had performed a sex change on their teenage daughter.

Thousands of Bangladesh child labourers work 64 hours a week - study

2016-12-07 13:28

A new study has revealed that thousands of Bangladeshi children who live in the capital's slums are working an average of 64 hours a week.

Dozens dead in Bangladesh factory fire

2016-09-12 12:30

The death toll from a boiler explosion and subsequent fire in a packaging factory in Bangladesh over the weekend has risen to 31 after more bodies were found in the debris.

Bangladesh executes Islamist party leader

2016-09-03 21:01

An official says the top Islamist party leader convicted of war crimes involving Bangladesh's 1971 independence war against Pakistan has been executed.

Bangladesh police kill suspected cafe attack mastermind

2016-08-27 14:41

Bangladesh police have stormed a militant hideout outside Dhaka, shooting dead three Islamist extremists, including the suspected mastermind of a horrific attack on a cafe that killed 22 mostly foreign hostages last month.

Bangladesh has jumbo problem with rescued elephant

2016-08-14 17:36

Wildlife officials are trying to bring an elephant to a safari park outside Bangladesh's capital after it was carried from India to Bangladesh by raging floodwaters and became stuck in a swampy area.

Huge effort to save flood-stranded elephant

2016-08-06 14:19

Huge crowds of villagers following a wild elephant stranded by floods in Bangladesh for more than a month are hampering efforts to rescue it.

Briton arrested over deadly Bangladesh cafe siege

2016-08-04 10:59

A British national and a student at a Canadian university have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in last month's deadly siege at a cafe in Bangladesh's capital, police say.

One arrested in Bangladesh over boy's gruesome killing

2016-07-26 07:01

Bangladesh police have arrested a spinning mill worker for allegedly torturing a nine-year-old boy to death with an air compressor, the second such incident in less than a year.

Singapore court jails 4 Bangladeshis linked to ISIS

2016-07-12 11:25

A Singapore court has sentenced four Bangladeshi workers, who allegedly planned attacks linked to ISIS in their own country, to jail sentences of two to five years.


Bangladeshi father seeks mercy killing of sons, grandson

2017-01-24 12:17

Desperate to end their suffering, an impoverished Bangladeshi father has begged permission to kill three terminally ill members of his family, sparking a rare debate about euthanasia in a deeply conservative society.

PICS: Zoo throws wedding for lions, complete with meat cake

2016-09-22 11:01

Bangladesh zoo keepers have thrown two lions a wedding party that included a heart-shaped meat cake in the hope of drawing much-needed visitors and encouraging the animals to mate.

PICS: At least 22 dead in Bangladesh factory fire

2016-09-10 13:30

At least 22 people have been killed and 70 injured, many critically, in a huge fire triggered by a boiler explosion at a Bangladeshi packaging factory, officials say.

Kerry says evidence of ISIS links to Bangladesh extremists

2016-08-29 23:15

US Secretary of State John Kerry has said there has been evidence to link the extremists behind a recent series of deadly attacks in Bangladesh to the Islamic State group.

Elephant that travelled 1 700km dies in Bangladesh

2016-08-16 12:01

An elephant thought to have travelled at least 1 700 kilometres from India into Bangladesh after becoming separated from its herd by floods has died despite last-ditch efforts to save him.

Bangladesh rescues elephant that travelled 1 000km

2016-08-11 16:16

An elephant thought to have travelled 1 000km from India into Bangladesh after becoming separated from its herd by floods, has been stopped in its tracks in a dramatic rescue that nearly ended in disaster.

Bangladesh, India mount rescue for flood-hit elephant

2016-08-04 12:09

Bangladesh and India are mounting a major rescue effort for a wild elephant struggling to survive after it was separated from its herd by floods and then washed across the border.

Bangladesh police kill extremists, foil 'mass attack'

2016-07-26 15:15

Bangladeshi police have killed nine suspected Islamist extremists believed to be planning another mass attack following a deadly café assault earlier this month.

Bangladesh says 261 missing amid radicalisation fears

2016-07-20 20:35

Doctors, engineers and university students are among 261 people officially missing in Bangladesh, with some feared recruited by Islamic militant groups, as the country reels from a wave of deadly attacks.

New Bangladesh attack kills 4

2016-07-07 20:07

Islamic extremists in Bangladesh hurled homemade bombs and traded gunfire with police guarding an Eid prayer service attended by hundreds of thousands of people.

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