Bangladesh


Four killed as police fire on Bangladesh protesters

2019-10-21 05:37

At least four people have been killed and nearly 50 injured after police fired on thousands of Bangladeshi Muslims protesting a Facebook post by a Hindu who allegedly defamed the Prophet Mohammed, officials say.

Drop 'virgin' from Muslim marriage certificates - Bangladesh court

2019-08-27 14:09

The word "virgin" must be removed from Muslim marriage certificates in Bangladesh, the country's top court has said, a landmark verdict after campaigners challenged the "humiliating and discriminatory" term.

Human sacrifice bridge rumours spark Bangladesh lynchings

2019-07-24 22:38

Eight people have been killed in vigilante lynchings in Bangladesh sparked by rumours on social media of children being kidnapped and sacrificed as offerings for the construction of a mega-bridge, police said.

WATCH: Train plunges off bridge in Bangladesh

2019-06-25 18:30

A passenger train derailed on a bridge in north-east Bangladesh, killing at least five people and injuring more than 100.

Criminal case to be filed in Bangladesh fire that killed 25

2019-03-30 07:49

A Bangladeshi official says criminal charges will be filed against the owner of a building where a fire killed 25 people and which had four upper floors constructed illegally.

Plane hijacker shot dead after emergency landing in Bangladesh

2019-02-24 20:36

The suspect claimed to have a bomb aboard and a pistol was found, and an official says he was 'psychologically deranged'.

Hidden chemical 'bomb' found in devastation of Dhaka fire

2019-02-23 19:01

Mass funerals were held for victims of a devastating fire in Dhaka – fuelled by illegally stored chemicals – that killed nearly 70 people, as investigators revealed that an even bigger disaster was narrowly avoided.

Fire guts ancient part of Bangladesh's capital, killing 81

2019-02-21 22:30

A devastating fire has raced through densely packed buildings in a centuries-old district in Bangladesh's capital, killing at least 81 people.

Fire in slum kills 9 in southeastern Bangladesh

2019-02-17 16:15

A fire official says a devastating blaze that raced through a crammed slum in southeastern Bangladesh has left at least nine people dead and several others injured.

Bangladesh ruling coalition declared winner of disputed vote

2018-12-31 22:35

Bangladesh's ruling alliance has overwhelmingly won the country's general election, allowing Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to govern for a third straight term despite allegations of intimidation and the opposition disputing the outcome.

 

Bangladesh bans mobile phone access in Rohingya camps

2019-09-03 12:30

Bangladesh on Monday ordered operators to shut down mobile phone services to almost one million Rohingya refugees living in camps in the country's southeast, an official said.

'I'm here 24/7': Rohingya youths share their stories on social media

2019-08-20 11:28

When Mohammad Rafiq spotted two Rohingya refugee girls dusting their faces with circles of traditional thanaka powder under the warm morning light, he quickly took out his smartphone to capture the moment.

535 'phone walkers' killed by Dhaka trains

2019-06-27 18:31

A total of 535 people have been killed since 2010 after being hit by trains while wearing headphones on tracks in and around the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, police said.

Climate changes threatens 19 million Bangladeshi children - report

2019-04-07 07:47

The lives and futures of more than 19 million children are at risk of disasters linked to climate change in Bangladesh, the UN agency for children has said.

WATCH: Dhaka office block inferno kills five with many feared trapped

2019-03-28 13:58

A huge fire tore through a Dhaka office block killing at least five people with many others feared trapped in the latest major inferno to hit the Bangladesh capital. WATCH NOW.

Passengers safe after hijack attempt on Dubai-bound plane

2019-02-24 16:26

All passengers on board a Dubai-bound Bangladesh Biman plane are safe after Bangladeshi security forces foiled a hijack attempt by a lone suspect, a senior air force official said.

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2019-02-22 06:55

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WATCH: Fire in old part of Bangladesh's capital kills at least 70

2019-02-21 08:33

A devastating fire has raced through at least five buildings in an old part of Bangladesh's capital and killed at least 70 people.

13 dead as truck crashes into workers' huts in Bangladesh

2019-01-25 12:07

Police say a truck loaded with coal has overturned and crashed into workers' huts at a brickfield in eastern Bangladesh, leaving 13 dead and two injured.

WATCH: Landslide victory for Bangladesh prime minister as opponents demand new election

2018-12-31 09:18

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been declared the landslide winner of an election marred by deadly violence that the opposition slammed as 'farcical' and rigged.

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