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

Myanmar investigators question Rohingya in Bangladesh

2017-03-20 20:44

A Bangladesh official says an investigating team formed by Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has visited two makeshift camps in southern Bangladesh.

Five killed as Bangladesh police raid Islamist hideouts

2017-03-16 13:53

Five suspected militants were killed as Bangladesh police conducted a series of raids on what they said were extremist hideouts following a series of deadly Islamist attacks in the country.

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.


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.

Man carrying explosives killed at Bangladesh checkpoint

2017-03-18 16:07

Officials say a man carrying explosives was fired on and killed when he tried to cross a checkpoint run by an elite anti-crime force in Bangladesh's capital.

Thousands of Rohingya refugees return to Myanmar

2017-03-08 19:57

Thousands of Rohingya who took refuge in Bangladesh after fleeing violence in Myanmar have returned home because of a Bangladeshi plan to house them on an uninhabited flood-prone island.

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.

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