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Families seek justice on 'lawless' Bangladesh-India border

Chhota Angutia - As thousands of Bangladeshis and Indians celebrated the end of one of the world's most intractable border disputes, Fatema Khatun was quietly hopeful of finally seeing justice.

Bangladesh arrests Briton over blogger murders

Dhaka - Bangladesh's elite security force Tuesday arrested three suspected Islamist militants, including a British citizen who police said was the "main planner" of the murder of two prominent atheist bloggers.

Bangladesh sentences six to jail for deadly children's medicine

Dhaka - A Bangladesh court sentenced six senior employees of a drug company to jail Monday for making toxic paracetamol syrup that doctors say killed hundreds of children in the 1990s, a prosecutor said.

Bangladesh police charge 13 with murder over boy's killing

Dhaka - Bangladesh police have charged 13 men with murder over the brutal lynching of a 13-year-old boy that provoked national outrage after video footage of the attack went viral, a detective said Monday.

Bangladesh police arrest two over blogger murder

Dhaka - Bangladesh police said Friday they have arrested two suspected members of a banned Islamist group over the brutal killing of an atheist blogger.

Bangladesh shoots dead six alleged tiger poachers

Dhaka - Bangladesh police Sunday shot dead six alleged tiger poachers in the world's largest mangrove forest as it launched a crackdown following a drastic fall in the number of big cats.

Bangladesh vows to 'hunt down' secular blogger's killers

Dhaka - Dhaka vowed Saturday to hunt down the killers of secular blogger Niloy Chakrabarti who became the fourth such writer to be murdered in Bangladesh by suspected Islamist militants this year.

Fourth secular blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh

Dhaka - A gang armed with machetes hacked a secular blogger to death at his home in Dhaka Friday, sparking protests in the capital over the fourth such murder in Bangladesh this year.

Protests in Bangladesh over latest child killing

Dhaka - Protests erupted Tuesday in southwestern Bangladesh after a mechanic allegedly tortured a 13-year-old former employee to death with an air compressor, just weeks after widespread outrage over another sickening child killing.

Myanmar admits 'weak' flood response as monsoon misery spreads

Cox's Bazar - Myanmar's government on Tuesday admitted its "weak" response to massive floods had hampered evacuation efforts, as rain-battered Asian nations counted the rising cost of this year's monsoon.

Crowds cheer Bangladesh-India land swap after 70 years in limbo

Chhota Angutia - Jubilant crowds celebrated Saturday as Bangladesh and India swapped tiny islands of land, ending one of the world's most intractable border disputes that has kept thousands in limbo for nearly seven decades.

Bangladesh, India exchange land islands in historic deal

Chhota Angutia - Bangladesh and India prepared Friday to swap tiny islands of land, ending one of the world's most intractable border disputes that has kept thousands of people in stateless limbo for nearly 70 years.

Thousands evacuated as cyclone heads for Bangladesh

Dhaka - A cyclone set to hit the Bangladesh coast later Thursday has already killed three people and forced the evacuation of thousands from mainly poor fishing communities, police and other officials said.

Only 100 tigers left in Bangladesh's famed Sundarbans: Survey

Nestled in the delta of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers in Bangladesh's Bay of Bengal lies the Sundarbans mangrove forest, one of the largest forests in the world. It is home to the Royal Bengal tiger, whose numbers are in steep decline.

Bangladesh arrests man for 'filming' boy's lynching

Dhaka - Bangladesh police said Thursday they had arrested a man on suspicion of filming the brutal murder of a 13-year-old boy that provoked public outrage after the footage went viral.

Bangladesh arrests 'prime' suspect in boy's lynching

Dhaka - Bangladesh police said Wednesday they had arrested the prime suspect in the brutal murder of a 13-year-old boy that provoked public outrage after video footage of the killing went viral.

Bangladesh lynching anger grows as suspect confesses

Dhaka - Outrage over the lynching of a 13-year-old boy mounted in Bangladesh Tuesday, with more protests planned over the murder which was captured on video, as one of the suspects confessed after being arrested in Saudi Arabia.

Bangladesh fury as teen's fatal beating is posted online

Dhaka - Bangladesh police were hunting a group of attackers who lashed a 13-year-old boy to a stake and then beat him to death, filming the onslaught on a smartphone.

24 dead in Bangladesh charity handout stampede

Mymensingh - A stampede during a Ramadan charity handout killed at least 24 people in Bangladesh on Friday as hundreds of desperately poor people tried to get their hands on free clothing, police said.

Bangladesh's unbanked poor hail 'revolutionary' service

Dhaka - For Rehana Akhter, rebuilding her life after losing her leg in Bangladesh's worst industrial disaster is an uphill battle, but her struggle is eased slightly by digital technology.
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