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FRIDAY, 25 APR 2014
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Mortar shell explosion kills 5 Bangladesh soldiers
February 12, 2014 04:16 PM
A mortar shell explodes accidentally during firing practice at a military training base in Bangladesh, killing five military and border guard personnel and injuring 14 others, officials say.
Secularism, Shariah: Bangladesh divisions widen
Charles Tannock | February 11, 2014 12:11 AM
In just a few weeks, Bangladesh’s fragile democracy – which had made substantial social and economic progress in recent years – has deteriorated dramatically.
Islamic rights group: investigate Bangladesh
Toby Sterling | February 04, 2014 10:50 PM
An Islamic rights group is urging the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, to investigate the government of Bangladesh for alleged crimes against humanity for persecuting its political foes.
300 men killed, disappeared in a month in Bangladesh
Serajul Quadir | February 04, 2014 05:22 PM
The head of Bangladesh's largest opposition party, the BNP, accuses the government of being involved in the killing or disappearance of more than 300 activists around the time of the country's election.
Bangladesh court sentences top Islamist to death for arms smuggling
January 30, 2014 10:09 AM
A Bangladesh court sentences 14 people to death, including the leader of the country's largest Islamist party, over a massive arms smuggling racket ten years ago.
Sheikh Hasina sworn in as Bangladesh prime minister
January 12, 2014 09:46 AM
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is sworn in as Bangladesh's prime minister on Sunday for a third spell, after a deadly election boycotted by the opposition amid a worsening political crisis.
At least 18 killed in Bangladesh election violence
Julhas Alam | January 05, 2014 12:30 PM
Police in Bangladesh fire at protesters and opposition activists torch more than 100 polling stations during a national election boycotted by the opposition and described as flawed by the international community.
Bangladesh factory owners to face homicide charges
Julhas Alam | December 31, 2013 10:02 AM
A Bangladesh court on Tuesday issues arrest warrants for two owners of a garment factory and four of their employees on homicide charges for the deaths of 112 workers in a fire that engulfed the factory in 2012.
One dead as fresh violence grips Bangladesh
Julhas Alam | December 29, 2013 10:01 AM
Security forces and opposition activists clash in the Bangladeshi capital leaving at least one student dead.
Bangladesh opposition leader under virtual house arrest
December 26, 2013 09:24 AM
Bangladesh's main opposition party says its leader Khaleda Zia was being kept under virtual house arrest after she called for a mass march aimed at scuppering a January 5 election.
Bangladesh factory owners charged in deadly fire
Julhas Alam | December 22, 2013 01:50 PM
Police charge the owners of a Bangladeshi garment factory and 11 employees with culpable homicide for alleged negligence leading to the death of 112 workers in a raging fire that engulfed the factory last year.
Execution in Bangladesh sparks violent protests
Julhas Alam | December 13, 2013 11:01 AM
The execution of an opposition leader in Bangladesh sparks violent protests as activists torch homes and businesses belonging to government supporters, leaving at least three people dead, in a fresh wave of bloodshed ahead of elections next month.
Bangladesh executes Islamist leader
Serajul Quadir | December 12, 2013 07:08 PM
Bangladesh executed Islamist opposition leader Abdul Quader Mollah on Thursday for war crimes he committed in 1971, in a move likely to spark more violent protests less than a month before elections are due to be held.
UN chief, Kerry call Bangladesh PM over poll standoff
Shafiqul Alam | December 11, 2013 04:53 PM
UN chief Ban Ki-moon and US Secretary of State John Kerry call Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to stress the need for talks with the opposition to resolve an election standoff.
Bangladesh halts execution of opposition leader
Julhas Alam | December 11, 2013 09:55 AM
Lawyers for an Islamist opposition leader in Bangladesh were trying to get his death sentence thrown out after a late reprieve saved his life just hours before he was to be hanged.
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