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Bangladesh struggles to search factory after deadly fire

Dhaka - Bangladesh firefighters were struggling on Sunday to search a packaging factory following a major blaze that killed 25 people amid fears more bodies could still be inside the destroyed building.

Bangladesh struggles to search factory after deadly fire

Dhaka - Bangladesh firefighters were struggling on Sunday to search a packaging factory following a major blaze that killed 25 people amid fears more bodies could still be inside the destroyed building.

Bangladesh struggles to search factory after deadly fire

Dhaka - Bangladesh firefighters were struggling on Sunday to search a packaging factory following a major blaze that killed 25 people amid fears more bodies could still be inside the destroyed building.

At least 15 dead in Bangladesh factory fire

Dhaka - At least fifteen people have been killed and 70 injured, many critically, in a huge fire triggered by a boiler explosion at a Bangladeshi packaging factory, officials said on Saturday.

Bangladesh hangs top financier of largest Islamist party

Dhaka - Bangladesh hanged a wealthy tycoon and top financial backer of its largest Islamist party late Saturday for war crimes, dealing a massive blow to the group's ambitions in the Muslim-majority nation.

Bangladesh hangs top financier of largest Islamist party

Dhaka - Bangladesh hanged a wealthy tycoon and top financial backer of its largest Islamist party late Saturday for war crimes, dealing a massive blow to the group's ambitions in the Muslim-majority nation.

Bangladesh hangs top Islamist tycoon for war crimes: minister

Dhaka - Bangladesh hanged a wealthy tycoon and top financial backer of its largest Islamist party late Saturday for war crimes, the country's law and justice minister said.

Bangladesh upholds Islamist tycoon's death sentence

Dhaka - A wealthy tycoon who was a chief financier for Bangladesh's largest Islamist party could be executed in days after losing his final appeal Tuesday against a death sentence from a controversial war crimes tribunal.

Kerry says evidence of IS links to Bangladesh extremists

Dhaka - US Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday there was evidence to link the extremists behind a recent series of deadly attacks in Bangladesh to the Islamic State group.

Bangladesh hunts more extremists ahead of Kerry visit

Dhaka - Bangladesh police said Sunday they were hunting more extremist leaders after shooting dead the suspected mastermind of a deadly cafe attack, on the eve of US Secretary of State John Kerry's first visit.

Bangladesh 'free of curse' after police kill militant: PM

Dhaka - Bangladesh's prime minister said the nation was "free of another curse" Saturday after police stormed a militant hideout, shooting dead the suspected mastermind of an horrific attack on a cafe that killed 22 hostages.

Flood-hit elephant that travelled 1700km dies in Bangladesh

Dhaka - An elephant thought to have travelled at least 1,700 kilometres from India into Bangladesh after becoming separated from its herd by floods died on Tuesday despite last-ditch efforts to save him.

Rescuers find two Indian fishermen, 10 still missing

Dhaka - Bangladeshi and Indian rescuers pulled two Indian fishermen alive Sunday from the Bay of Bengal one day after their trawler capsized, but 10 others were still missing, officials said.

17 missing after Indian trawler sinks off Bangladesh

Dhaka - Seventeen fishermen were missing Saturday after an Indian trawler sank off the coast of Bangladesh, officials said, sparking a major search effort in the Bay of Bengal.

Crowds hamper effort to save flood-stranded elephant in Bangladesh

Dhaka - Huge crowds of villagers following a wild elephant stranded in Bangladesh for more than a month by floods are hampering efforts to rescue it, forest officials said Saturday.

Briton arrested over deadly Bangladesh cafe siege

Dhaka - A British national and a student at a Canadian university who were dining at a Bangladeshi cafe when it was besieged by jihadists last month have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in the attack.

Bangladesh, India mount rescue for flood-hit elephant

Dhaka - Bangladesh and India are mounting a major rescue effort for a wild elephant struggling to survive after it was separated from its herd by floods and then washed across the border.

Bangladesh police identify cafe attack 'mastermind'

Dhaka - A Canadian citizen was one of the masterminds behind a mass killing at a Dhaka cafe, Bangladesh police said Saturday, after new information came to light following a raid on an extremist hideout.

UK lawyer for Bangladesh cafe survivor demands his release

Dhaka - A British lawyer for an engineer detained for nearly a month after surviving a deadly siege at a Dhaka cafe has slammed authorities for refusing his client access to legal representation.

UK lawyer for Bangladesh cafe survivor demands his release

Dhaka - A British lawyer for an engineer detained for nearly a month after surviving a deadly siege at a Dhaka cafe has slammed authorities for refusing his client access to legal representation.

UK lawyer for Bangladesh cafe survivor demands his release

Dhaka - A British lawyer for an engineer detained for nearly a month after surviving a deadly siege at a Dhaka cafe has slammed authorities for refusing his client access to legal representation.

Bangladesh upholds death sentence for six militants

Dhaka - A Bangladesh court Thursday upheld the death sentence for six Islamist militants convicted over a suicide bombing in 2005 of a lawyer's office that killed eight people, a top prosecutor said.

Bangladesh arrests two more over boy's brutal killing

Dhaka - Bangladesh police said Tuesday they had arrested two more textile workers over the death of a nine-year-old boy who was tortured, apparently as punishment for breaking factory rules.

Bangladesh arrests two more over boy's brutal killing

Dhaka - Bangladesh police said Tuesday they had arrested two more textile workers over the death of a nine-year-old boy who was tortured, apparently as punishment for breaking factory rules.

Bangladesh arrests two more over boy's brutal killing

Dhaka - Bangladesh police said Tuesday they had arrested two more textile workers over the death of a nine-year-old boy who was tortured, apparently as punishment for breaking factory rules.

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.
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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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A group of hijras in a protest in Pakistan
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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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Mirpur cricket ground in Bangladesh
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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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Heavy downpours break the heat in Bangladesh, but also bring deadly thunderstorms.
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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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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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Garment workers take to the streets in Bangladesh.
Garment workers take to the streets in Bangladesh.
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Where's the humanity in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Does it exist here ? Never.
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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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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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Thousands of marchers rallied in Bangladesh, with many of the world's animals a feature attraction bringing attention to the plight of many species.
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An aerial view of the Adelaide, Australia, city center is seen, looking southeast.
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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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