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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.

Bangladesh opposition chief faces murder charge threat

Dhaka - Bangladesh authorities Tuesday threatened to bring murder charges against besieged opposition leader Khaleda Zia and arrested her deputy over accusations that they incited a nationwide wave of deadly violence.

Conservation work continues on the Southern Star 7 oil disaster Special

Environmental group WorldFish is joining the United Nations in providing assistance to the Government of Bangladesh following the release of approximately 350,000 liters of heavy oil into the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Sunderbans.

Bangladesh PM accuses rival of anarchy, year after polls

Dhaka - Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina accused her besieged opposition rival of trying to trigger anarchy Monday as security forces clamped down on protests on the first anniversary of her controversial re-election.

Bangladesh opposition head besieged on polls anniversary

Dhaka - Bangladesh authorities stepped up their siege Monday of opposition leader Khaleda Zia, mounting a blockade of her office to thwart her bid to spearhead protests on the first anniversary of controversial elections.

Bangladesh opposition in disarray year after walkover vote

Dhaka - Bangladesh marks the first anniversary Monday of a "farcical" election which was boycotted by the opposition amid accusations that the world's eighth most populous nation is becoming a one-party state.

Bangladesh bans protests, locks opposition leader in office

Dhaka - Bangladesh police banned all protests in the capital from Sunday and locked main opposition leader Khaleda Zia in her office in Dhaka as clashes broke out before the first anniversary of an election her party boycotted.

Top Bangladesh Islamist sentenced to hang for war crimes

Dhaka - Bangladesh's war crimes court Tuesday sentenced a leading Islamist to death for rape, mass murder and genocide during the country's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan.A.T.M.

Top Bangladesh Islamist sentenced to hang for war crimes

Dhaka - Bangladesh's war crimes court Tuesday sentenced a leading Islamist to death for rape, mass murder and genocide during the country's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan.A.T.M.

One killed as Bangladesh opposition calls strike

Dhaka - Bangladesh opposition activists clashed with police during a nationwide strike Monday, leaving one woman dead and several people injured, as tensions grew ahead of the first anniversary of controversial elections.

Is cure for men's infertility as simple as fixing overall health?

A study released last week has found that infertility in men is often linked to other health issues. Study authors say "semen deficiencies" is why half of infertile couples don't achieve pregnancy and it can be connected to curable health issues.

Bangladeshis use sponges to clean oil spill threatening dolphins

Dhaka - Bangladeshi villagers using sponges, shovels and even spoons worked Friday to clean up a huge oil spill in a protected area that is home to rare dolphins, after environmentalists warned of an ecological "catastrophe".

Using cigarette ash to remove arsenic from water

In a novel approach to filtering water, researchers in China and Saudi Arabia have come up with a way of using ash from cigarettes to remove arsenic from drinking water.

Bangladesh court upholds top Islamist's death sentence

Dhaka - Violence broke out in Bangladesh on Monday after the country's highest court upheld the death sentence of an Islamist party leader convicted of committing war crimes, including mass murder, during the 1971 independence conflict.

Power partly restored in Bangladesh after nationwide blackout

Dhaka - Power was restored in most parts of Bangladesh late Saturday, some 12 hours after a massive nationwide electricity blackout hit the country, plunging Dhaka and other cities into total darkness.

Nationwide blackout hits Bangladesh

Dhaka - A massive nationwide power blackout hit Bangladesh on Saturday after a transmission line failed, leaving homes, businesses and shops in the densely-populated country without electricity.

Bangladesh Islamist leader sentenced to hang for war crimes

Dhaka - A Bangladesh court on Wednesday sentenced to death the leader of the country's largest Islamist party for war crimes, a long-awaited verdict that triggered violent protests by his supporters.

Little boy lost finds his way back home using Google Earth

A five-year old Indian boy who went missing from his home in 1986 has found his mother after discovering the place he grew up in on Google Earth.
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