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Steroid-fattened cows spark health fears in Bangladesh on Eid

Dhaka - Bangladesh sent medical teams on Tuesday to check millions of cows set for slaughter due to fears they have been pumped with banned steroids for fattening ahead of the Eid holiday.

Bangladesh opposition leader Zia goes on trial for graft

Dhaka - Bangladesh's main opposition leader Khaleda Zia went on trial Monday charged with embezzling $650,000 in two corruption cases that could see her jailed for life if found guilty.

Clashes in Bangladesh after top Islamist spared death sentence

Dhaka - Bangladesh's highest court on Wednesday commuted the death sentence on a top Islamic preacher, triggering angry protests by both his Islamist supporters and secular opponents and clashes with police.

Global wild tiger population to be counted by 2016

Dhaka - Thirteen countries with wild tiger populations agreed Tuesday to take part in a global count to establish how many of the critically endangered big cats are left and improve policies to protect them.

Garment industry says 200 plants shut since Bangladesh disaster

Dhaka - More than 200 garment factories have shut down in Bangladesh since the country's worst industrial disaster prompted a massive clean-up of the world's second-largest textile sector, an industry group said Thursday.

Yellowstone earthquake threat much larger than estimated

The threat of Yellowstone's earthquake is much larger than previously estimated. Recent seismic activity helped the U.S. Geological Survey Team reach this alarming discovery.

Nearly 120 feared drowned in Bangladesh ferry disaster

Munshiganj - Rescuers in Bangladesh searched Tuesday for the wreckage of a heavily overloaded river ferry that sank, amid growing anger among relatives of nearly 120 people still missing.

Overcrowded Bangladesh ferry capsizes with 200 people

Dhaka - In a repeat of ferry disasters, an overcrowded ferry carrying up to 200 passengers capsized Monday on Bangladesh’s Padma River.

Bangladesh ferry sinks with up to 200 on board

Munshiganj - An overloaded ferry sank in rough conditions in central Bangladesh on Monday with up to 200 passengers on board, in the latest disaster to hit the country's rivers.

Boy has 232 teeth removed in one day

A 17 year old boy from India endured a seven hour surgery to remove 232 teeth. The rare condition was caused by a complex composite odontoma.

Eight Bangladesh Islamists to hang for 2001 bombing

Dhaka - A Bangladeshi court sentenced eight Islamists to death Monday for a 2001 bomb attack that killed 10 people and wounded scores more during the country's main celebrations for the Bengali New Year.

Bangladesh ferry carrying hundreds sinks

Bajitpur - A heavily-laden ferry capsized and sank in central Bangladesh on Thursday after being caught in a storm, leaving at least 12 people dead and hundreds more missing, police and officials said.

Bangladesh ferry carrying hundreds sinks

Dhaka - A heavily-laden ferry capsized and sank in central Bangladesh on Thursday after being caught in a storm, leaving at least 12 people dead and hundreds more missing, police and officials said.

Bangladesh ferry carrying hundreds sinks

Dhaka - A heavily-laden ferry capsized and sank in central Bangladesh on Thursday after being caught in a storm, leaving at least 10 people dead and hundreds more missing, police and officials said.

Malaysia did not realize Flight 370 was missing for 17 minutes

Perth - Malaysia Airlines did not realize Flight 370 was missing until 17 minutes after the jetliner disappeared from radar and did not begin searching for the plane for another four hours, authorities said.

Search for missing plane turns to Bangladesh, if only briefly

Perth - International search teams trying to figure out the fate of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 plan to check out a report from an Australian company that says it detected what could be a commercial airliner on the Indian Ocean floor near Bangladesh.

Protests on Dhaka factory disaster anniversary

Dhamrai - Western fashion brands faced pressure Thursday to increase help for victims of the world's worst garment factory accident, as mass protests marked the one-year anniversary of the Bangladesh disaster that cost 1,138 lives.

Bangladesh's miracle survivor marries and builds new life

Dhamrai - She was the miracle seamstress, plucked from the rubble of the world's worst garment factory disaster 17 days after the building collapse. One year on, she has married and found a new job.

Emotional, violent protests a year after Bangladesh disaster

Dhamrai - Thousands of Bangladeshis held emotional and violent protests on the one-year anniversary of the world's worst garment factory disaster, as Western retailers faced pressure to hike aid for victims of the accident that cost 1,138 lives.

Bangladesh opposition chief forced to wait for trial decision

Dhaka - Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia was given a short reprieve on Sunday, with a court postponing a decision on whether to halt her embezzlement trial that could see her jailed for life if convicted.
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