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.

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.


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.

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.

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