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'Missing' victims add to Bangladesh factory collapse agony

Dhaka - Holding a photograph of her son in one hand and a bone in another, Mehera stands silently surrounded by rubble at the site which once housed Bangladesh's ill-fated Rana Plaza factory complex.

Bangladesh tightens security after hanging of Islamist

Dhaka - Bangladesh tightened security nationwide Sunday after a senior Islamist was hanged for war crimes during the 1971 independence conflict, a move that triggered anger among his opposition supporters but celebrations elsewhere.

Bangladesh hangs Islamist leader for 1971 war massacre

Dhaka - Bangladesh authorities hanged a top Islamist leader for overseeing a massacre during the nation's 1971 independence war against Pakistan, with hundreds of people in the capital Dhaka celebrating the death of a "war butcher".

Bangladesh to hang top Islamist for 1971 massacre

Dhaka - Bangladesh is set to hang a top Islamist leader Saturday for overseeing a massacre during the nation's 1971 independence war, officials said, after he refused to seek clemency from the president.

Bangladesh Islamist loses final appeal against hanging

Dhaka - A Bangladeshi Islamist leader on Monday lost his final appeal against a death sentence for overseeing a massacre during the 1971 independence war, a move which clears the last legal hurdle to his execution.

Bangladesh opposition leader leaves office as tension eases

Dhaka - Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia left her office Sunday for the first time in three months in a sign of easing tensions after deadly protests had plunged the country into a political crisis.

Another blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh

Dhaka - Another blogger was hacked to death in Bangladesh's capital on Monday, with police arresting two suspects after the latest attack targeting independent writers.

Italy's high court clears Amanda Knox and boyfriend of murder

Rome - Eight years of legal proceedings, two murder convictions and four years of prison later, the question still remains: Did she, or didn’t she?

Myanmar ferry sinks with scores feared dead in tragedy

Cox's Bazar - Rescuers were frantically searching for survivors Saturday after an overloaded ferry sank in rough waters off the coast of western Myanmar killing more than 30 people and leaving at least a dozen more missing.

Bangladesh arrests chief suspect in U.S. blogger murder

Dhaka - Bangladesh authorities announced they had arrested a radical Islamist Monday over last week's machete murder of an atheist American blogger, accusing him of being behind earlier death threats on social media.

Bangladesh activists protest against US blogger's murder

Dhaka - Hundreds of protesters rallied in Dhaka on Friday to denounce the murder of a prominent American blogger of Bangladeshi origin hacked to death with machetes after he allegedly received threats from Islamists.

Bangladesh court orders opposition leader Zia arrest

Dhaka - A Bangladeshi court Wednesday issued an arrest warrant for opposition leader Khaleda Zia for failing to attend hearings on graft charges, amid fears the move will worsen weeks-long deadly political turmoil.

Scores dead as Bangladesh boat sinks after collision

Dhaka - The death toll in a ferry accident in central Bangladesh soared to 69 on Monday, after emergency workers recovered more bodies from the wreckage of an overcrowded boat that sank after colliding with a cargo vessel.

Obese 100-year-old crocodile dies from overeating sacrifices

An overweight 100-year-old crocodile in south-western Bangladesh has died from overfeeding caused by eating too many chickens and goats that were thrown to it by worshippers believing they would get good luck.

Seven burnt to death after bus firebombed in Bangladesh

Dhaka - Anti-government protesters firebombed a bus full of sleeping passengers in eastern Bangladesh on Tuesday, killing seven in spiralling political unrest aimed at toppling Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Power restored at Bangladesh opposition leader's office

Dhaka - Bangladesh restored power to the office of opposition leader Khaleda Zia, an official said Sunday, nearly a day after it was cut in an apparent bid to force her to call off crippling protests.

Bangladesh factory blaze kills 13

Dhaka - At least 13 people were killed and more than a dozen injured on Saturday when a fire broke out in a plastic factory in Bangladesh's capital, emergency service officials said.

Bangladesh ends confinement of opposition leader Zia

Dhaka - Bangladesh Monday ended its confinement of opposition leader Khaleda Zia after a surge in political violence left 27 people dead, but her party vowed to continue a nationwide transport blockade.

Bangladeshis benefit from commercial aquaculture Special

Dhaka - A new study from campaign group WorldFish demonstrates that resource-poor Bangladeshis can successfully participate in commercial aquaculture and also generate income.

Muslims condemn Paris massacre at Bangladesh's mini-Hajj

Tongi - Muslims attending one of the world's largest religious gatherings joined the chorus of condemnation Friday over the deadly attack on a French satirical weekly, saying the killings ran contrary to the tenets of Islam.
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