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10 sentenced to death in Bangladesh for plot to kill PM Hasina

2017-08-20 22:35

A Bangladesh court has sentenced 10 Islamist militants to death over a failed plot to assassinate Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina by detonating a huge bomb at one of her rallies.

Study: Being outside could become deadly in South Asia

2017-08-03 13:31

A new study suggests wide swaths of northern India, southern Pakistan and parts of Bangladesh may become so hot and humid by the end of the century that it will be deadly just being outdoors

Bangladesh teenager raped, head shaved

2017-07-30 22:46

Bangladesh police have arrested four men over the rape of a teenager whose head was shaved as punishment by the accused's wife.

Bangladesh police arrest top militant over café attack

2017-07-08 16:38

Bangladesh's police arrested an Islamist militant over last year's deadly Dhaka café siege, officials have said as authorities continue to crack down on militant outfits.

Several killed in Bangladesh garment factory explosion

2017-07-04 06:03

Boiler blast rips through six-storey building outside Dhaka, causing its walls and a roof to collapse.

Bangladesh landslides toll continues to rise

2017-06-14 13:35

The death toll from massive landslides triggered by heavy rains has risen to 132 with firefighters, police and soldiers struggling to reach the remote southeastern districts.

Bangladesh storm kills 3, destroys homes

2017-05-30 19:05

A tropical storm has hit southern Bangladesh, killing three and destroying hundreds of poorly built homes in some remote islands.

Bangladesh Islamists blow themselves up, ending standoff

2017-04-28 12:39

Four suspected Islamist fighters have blown themselves up at a hideout in Bangladesh, ending a 24-hour standoff, police say.

Bangladesh police find body parts of 8 victims

2017-03-30 17:19

Bangladesh security forces found the scattered body parts of up to eight people including women and possibly children when they stormed an Islamist hideout.

Blasts kill 6 as troops battle militants in Bangladesh

2017-03-26 15:00

Police say at least six people, including two policemen, have died in a series of explosions in Bangladesh as troops battle suspected militants holed up with an ammunition cache

 

Two Bangladeshis die taking flood selfies as crisis worsens

2017-08-17 11:36

Two Bangladeshi teenagers have died taking selfies in raging floodwaters, officials said Thursday, as the death toll from fresh monsoon downpours reached 56 with nearly five million affected.

Bangladesh arrests journalist over dead goat Facebook post

2017-08-01 18:33

Bangladesh police have arrested a journalist for allegedly defaming a minister in a Facebook post about a dead goat.

Rohingya refugees may stay in Bangladesh 'for some time': UNHCR chief

2017-07-10 20:34

Nearly half a million Rohingya refugees from Myanmar living in squalid Bangladeshi camps face staying "for some more time", the UN high commissioner for refugees says.

10 dead in Bangladesh garment factory explosion

2017-07-04 10:21

Police say a boiler explosion at a garment factory in Bangladesh owned by export-oriented Multifabs Ltd. has killed 10 people injured 50

Bangladesh rescuers race to reach landslides victims

2017-06-14 16:40

The death toll from a landslide has hit 145 and is expected to rise with rain and bad roads hampering rescue efforts in Bangladesh.

Heavy rains bury scores under landslides in Bangladesh

2017-06-13 14:33

Heavy monsoon rains have killed at least 70 people in southeast Bangladesh, most of them buried under landslides, authorities say.

Hundreds of thousands evacuated as cyclone hits Bangladesh

2017-05-30 05:34

Cyclone Mora has hit Bangladesh, packing winds of up to 117km per hour, after authorities evacuated hundreds of thousands of people from low-lying coastal villages.

Girl with three legs 'walks, runs' after rare surgery

2017-04-28 12:39

A toddler born with three legs - because body parts of a twin had grown inside her - is returning home to Bangladesh after complex and rare surgery in Australia enabled her to walk and run, her doctor says.

Bangladesh commandos kill two Islamist extremists

2017-03-26 21:13

Bangladesh army commandos have shot dead two suspected Islamist extremists at a hideout in the northeast after six people died in explosions.

Blast outside Bangladesh airport kills bomber

2017-03-24 21:16

Police in Dhaka say a bomber has been killed in a blast outside the Bangladeshi capital's main international airport.

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