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Bangladesh police say 9 Islamists killed in Dhaka raid

Dhaka - Bangladeshi police killed nine suspected Islamist extremists in a gun-battle Tuesday after storming a hideout where they said a new mass attack was being planned.

Bangladesh police say 9 Islamists killed in Dhaka raid

Dhaka - Bangladeshi police killed nine suspected Islamist extremists in a gun-battle Tuesday after storming a hideout where they said a new mass attack was being planned.

Bangladesh police say 9 Islamists killed in Dhaka raid

Dhaka - Bangladeshi police killed nine suspected Islamist extremists in a gun-battle Tuesday after storming a hideout where they said a new mass attack was being planned.

Bangladesh court convicts opposition leader's son

Dhaka - A Bangladesh court on Thursday convicted the exiled eldest son of the main opposition leader for money laundering and sentenced him to seven years in prison, a move that could end his political ambitions.

Bangladesh court convicts opposition leader's son

Dhaka - A Bangladesh court on Thursday convicted the exiled eldest son of the main opposition leader for money laundering and sentenced him to seven years in prison, a move that could end his political ambitions.

Bangladesh court convicts opposition leader's son

Dhaka - A Bangladesh court on Thursday convicted the exiled eldest son of the main opposition leader for money laundering and sentenced him to seven years in prison, a move that could end his political ambitions.

Bangladesh arrests top Islamist extremist

Dhaka - Bangladesh's elite security force said Thursday it had arrested a top regional head of the homegrown Islamist extremist group blamed for an attack on a Dhaka cafe in which 20 hostages were murdered.

Bangladesh says 260 missing amid hunt for extremists

Dhaka - Doctors, engineers and university students are among 261 people officially missing in Bangladesh, with some feared recruited by Islamic militant groups, as the country reels from a wave of deadly attacks.

Bangladesh regulates Friday sermons after attacks

Dhaka - Bangladesh on Friday moved to regulate weekly sermons in hundreds of thousands of mosques as part of a stepped-up campaign to combat Islamist extremism, officials said.

Bangladesh regulates Friday sermons after attacks

Dhaka - Bangladesh on Friday moved to regulate weekly sermons in hundreds of thousands of mosques as part of a stepped-up campaign to combat Islamist extremism, officials said.

Bangladesh regulates Friday sermons after attacks

Dhaka - Bangladesh on Friday moved to regulate weekly sermons in hundreds of thousands of mosques as part of a stepped-up campaign to combat Islamist extremism, officials said.

Singapore jails four Bangladeshis for terrorist financing

Singapore - Singapore on Tuesday sentenced four Bangladeshis to between two and five years jail after they pleaded guilty to raising money for an alleged Islamist terror plot in their home country.

Eight charged with Japanese farmer's murder in Bangladesh

Dhaka - Eight members of an outlawed Islamist group have been charged with murdering a Japanese farmer who was shot dead in northern Bangladesh last year, a prosecutor said Monday.

Eight charged with Japanese farmer's murder in Bangladesh

Dhaka - Eight members of an outlawed Islamist group have been charged with murdering a Japanese farmer who was shot dead in northern Bangladesh last year, a prosecutor said Monday.

Eight charged with Japanese farmer's murder in Bangladesh

Dhaka - Eight members of an outlawed Islamist group have been charged with murdering a Japanese farmer who was shot dead in northern Bangladesh last year, a prosecutor said Monday.

Bangladesh bans TV station, tracks students after attacks

Dhaka - Bangladesh moved to counter a deadly wave of Islamist attacks Sunday, ordering an Islamic television station to stop broadcasting and telling schools to report any missing students.

Bangladesh cafe attack 'suspect' dies in police custody

Dhaka - A Bangladeshi teenager who police say was a suspect in last week's deadly attack on a Dhaka cafe has died in custody, with his family insisting he was a hostage and alleging torture by security forces.

Rising violence in Bangladesh: What's behind it?

New Delhi - Bangladesh has been hit by a surge in Islamist attacks in the past three years that reached new heights last weekend when 20 hostages were murdered in Dhaka.

Three killed in new Bangladesh attack at start of Eid

Dhaka - Suspected Islamists carrying bombs and machetes launched another deadly attack in Bangladesh Thursday, killing at least three people at a huge prayer rally marking the start of Eid.

Three killed in new Bangladesh attack at start of Eid

Dhaka - Suspected Islamists carrying bombs and machetes launched another deadly attack in Bangladesh Thursday, killing at least three people at a huge prayer rally marking the start of Eid.

Three killed in new Bangladesh attack at start of Eid

Dhaka - Suspected Islamists carrying bombs and machetes launched another deadly attack in Bangladesh Thursday, killing at least three people at a huge prayer rally marking the start of Eid.

Bangladesh clamps down on social media after cafe attack

Dhaka - Bangladesh has launched a clampdown on social media sites spreading jihadist propaganda after an attack on a Dhaka cafe in which 20 hostages were murdered, saying the country's young were being radicalised online.

Dhaka attack neighbourhood falls silent ahead of Eid

Dhaka - An eerie silence pervades the restaurants and shopping malls in Dhaka's diplomatic quarter, usually teeming with well-heeled urbanites, now standing empty since the killing of 20 hostages at a popular cafe.

Bangladesh politician stunned by son's role in attack

Dhaka - A Bangladeshi politician spoke Tuesday of his horror to learn his son was among the suspects who murdered foreigners at a Dhaka cafe, and said many young men from wealthy, educated families were going missing.

Bangladesh politician stunned by son's role in attack

Dhaka - A Bangladeshi politician spoke Tuesday of his horror to learn his son was among the suspects who murdered foreigners at a Dhaka cafe, and said many young men from wealthy, educated families were going missing.

Bangladesh politician stunned by son's role in attack

Dhaka - A Bangladeshi politician spoke Tuesday of his horror to learn his son was among the suspects who murdered foreigners at a Dhaka cafe, and said many young men from wealthy, educated families were going missing.

Bangladesh police may have killed hostage in cafe siege

Dhaka - Bangladeshi police said Tuesday they are investigating whether security forces accidentally shot dead an innocent kitchen worker when they stormed a Dhaka cafe where Islamist attackers were holding people hostage.

Bangladesh politician stunned by son's role in attack

Dhaka - A Bangladeshi politician spoke Tuesday of his horror to learn his son was among suspected gunmen who murdered foreigners at a Dhaka cafe, and said many young men from wealthy, educated families were going missing.

Bangladesh politician stunned by son's role in attack

Dhaka - A Bangladeshi politician spoke Tuesday of his horror to learn his son was among suspected gunmen who murdered foreigners at a Dhaka cafe, and said many young men from wealthy, educated families were going missing.

Bangladesh politician stunned by son's role in attack

Dhaka - A Bangladeshi politician spoke Tuesday of his horror to learn his son was among suspected gunmen who murdered foreigners at a Dhaka cafe, and said many young men from wealthy, educated families were going missing.
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Heavy downpours break the heat in Bangladesh, but also bring deadly thunderstorms.
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A fire fighter extinguishes fire at a Bangladesh textile factory.
A fire fighter extinguishes fire at a Bangladesh textile factory.
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A group of hijras in a protest in Pakistan
A group of hijras in a protest in Pakistan
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A Bangladeshi police official walks around the Tazreen factory  after the November 2012 fire.
A Bangladeshi police official walks around the Tazreen factory, after the November 2012 fire.
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The aftermath of a garment factory fire in Bangladesh.
The aftermath of a garment factory fire in Bangladesh.
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Garment workers take to the streets in Bangladesh.
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Child marriage in Bangladesh is wiping out a whole generation of young women.
Child marriage in Bangladesh is wiping out a whole generation of young women.
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NOTHING NEW: Workers protesting against a fire in a factory that killed over 70 people. Photo taken 2005.
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Moheshkhali Buddhist Monastery. Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh prior to Muslim attacks. It is not clear as of posting if this structure is one of the temples destroyed by "offended" Muslims.
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An aerial view of the Adelaide, Australia, city center is seen, looking southeast.
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The garment industry in Bangladesh is women-driven. Most can't even manage the calorie intake required to work in such factories with the pittance they are given as wages.
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Mirpur cricket ground in Bangladesh
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Where's the humanity in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Does it exist here ? Never.
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Mindless use of endosulfan to catch fish has endangered marine and human life alike in Manu river in north east India
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Rescuers recover dead bodies through the night at the site where a ferry capsized and sank during bad weather on the Meghna river, in the Munshiganj district, some 50 km south of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, on May 16, 2014
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Mangrove swamp, partly underwater image showing the root system. Presumably in Bangladesh.
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Bangladesh sex workers become social outcasts, shunned by the same families who often sell them to a madam for less then a few hundred dollars.
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Bangladeshi relatives mourn the victims of a ferry that sank in the river Meghna in Munshiganj district, some 50 kilometres (30 miles) south of Dhaka, on May 16, 2014
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A woman belonging to Manipuri community is seen working with improvised machine, known as Charka. This device is an integral part of hand loom. Threads are being collected using charka and put into hand loom to weave cloths with exotic ethnic and traditional design. The photo was clicked in a village near Agartala, Tripura. Important to note that Tripura, a tiny North Eastern State of India and surrounded from three sides by Bangladesh, is a heaven for unique ethnic cultures of 19 ancient tribes