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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.

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.
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