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.

Bangladesh arrests Islamists for slashing pastor's throat

2015-10-12 13:35

Bangladesh police say they have arrested five Islamists for the attempted murder of a Christian pastor whose throat was slashed in the latest of a string of attacks blamed on religious extremists.

MOAS migrant rescue mission to shift to South-East Asia

2015-09-23 22:11

The Malta-based Migrant Offshore Aid Station, which has saved more than 11 500 migrants from the Mediterranean since 2014, will in coming weeks set sail to the Bay of Bengal.

Bangladesh indicts 10 for allegedly beating boy to death

2015-08-24 15:48

A magistrate in north-eastern Bangladesh has indicted 10 men and issued arrest warrants for three alleged fugitives in the beating of a 13-year-old boy.

13 charged with murder over Bangladesh boy's killing

2015-08-17 12:01

Bangladesh police have charged 13 men with murder over the brutal lynching of a 13-year-old boy that provoked national outrage after video footage of the attack went viral, a detective says.

Fourth secular blogger hacked in Bangladesh

2015-08-07 19:52

A gang armed with machetes has hacked a secular blogger to death at his home in Dhaka sparking protests in the capital.

Stateless South Asians finally get identity

2015-07-29 22:03

India and Bangladesh are set to simplify their fragmented border in a deal that gives citizenship rights to tens of thousands of people who have been effectively stateless for 68 years.

Bangladeshi youngster's fatal beating goes viral

2015-07-13 20:01

Bangladesh police are hunting a group of attackers who tied a 13-year-old boy to a stake and then beat him to death, filming the onslaught on a smart phone.

Proteas beat Bangladesh by 8 wickets

2015-07-10 19:38

A Kagiso Rabada-inspired South Africa have beaten Bangladesh by eight wickets in Dhaka in the first one-day international.

Bangladesh arrests 12 suspected Qaeda militants

2015-07-02 14:25

Bangladesh security forces have arrested 12 suspected militants, including the chief of the al-Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent, which claimed responsibility for two killings this year of bloggers critical of religious extremism.


ICC keeps Junior World Cup in Bangladesh

2015-10-13 17:03

Despite terrorism fears the ICC will keep the Junior Cricket World Cup in Bangladesh in 2016.

Disasters lead to 'dramatic' increase in child marriages - group

2015-10-01 11:23

Natural and humanitarian disasters lead to a dramatic increase in child marriages as families struggle to cope, a campaign group says, urging governments to accelerate their efforts to end the practice.

Bangladesh 'godfather' of human trafficking arrested

2015-09-17 20:00

Bangladesh police say they have arrested a human trafficking "godfather" in a fresh crackdown on smugglers accused of exploiting the regional refugee crisis.

Bangladesh arrests Briton over blogger murders

2015-08-18 14:56

Bangladesh's elite security force has arrested three suspected Islamist militants, including a British citizen who police said was the “main planner" of the murder of two prominent atheist bloggers.

Bangladesh shoots dead six alleged tiger poachers

2015-08-09 19:26

Bangladesh police have shot dead six alleged tiger poachers in the world's largest mangrove forest as it launched a crackdown following a drastic fall in the number of big cats.

Heartbreak as Bangladesh-India land swap splits families

2015-07-31 18:00

Chapala Barman is heartbroken as she contemplates leaving the home she has known all her life ahead of a historic land swap between Bangladesh and India that will divide her family.

Bangladesh arrests prime suspect in boy's lynching

2015-07-15 14:31

Bangladesh police says they had arrested the prime suspect in the brutal murder of a 13-year-old boy that provoked public outrage after video footage of the killing went viral.

Tigers maul Proteas in Mirpur

2015-07-12 18:05

Bangladesh have continued their greatest year in cricketing history and easily beat the Proteas by seven wickets.

23 dead in Bangladesh charity stampede

2015-07-10 07:20

A stampede during a charity handout in Bangladesh has left at least 23 people dead as hundreds of desperately poor people tried to get their hands on free clothing, police said.

Proteas eye fresh start in Bangladesh

2015-07-02 05:00

A new-look Protea team have vowed to put their World Cup heartache behind them as they began their tour of Bangladesh.

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