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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.

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.

Top Bangladesh Islamist sentenced to hang for war crimes

Dhaka - Bangladesh's war crimes court Tuesday sentenced a leading Islamist to death for rape, mass murder and genocide during the country's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan.A.T.M.

Top Bangladesh Islamist sentenced to hang for war crimes

Dhaka - Bangladesh's war crimes court Tuesday sentenced a leading Islamist to death for rape, mass murder and genocide during the country's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan.A.T.M.

One killed as Bangladesh opposition calls strike

Dhaka - Bangladesh opposition activists clashed with police during a nationwide strike Monday, leaving one woman dead and several people injured, as tensions grew ahead of the first anniversary of controversial elections.

Bangladeshis use sponges to clean oil spill threatening dolphins

Dhaka - Bangladeshi villagers using sponges, shovels and even spoons worked Friday to clean up a huge oil spill in a protected area that is home to rare dolphins, after environmentalists warned of an ecological "catastrophe".

Bangladesh court upholds top Islamist's death sentence

Dhaka - Violence broke out in Bangladesh on Monday after the country's highest court upheld the death sentence of an Islamist party leader convicted of committing war crimes, including mass murder, during the 1971 independence conflict.

Power partly restored in Bangladesh after nationwide blackout

Dhaka - Power was restored in most parts of Bangladesh late Saturday, some 12 hours after a massive nationwide electricity blackout hit the country, plunging Dhaka and other cities into total darkness.

Nationwide blackout hits Bangladesh

Dhaka - A massive nationwide power blackout hit Bangladesh on Saturday after a transmission line failed, leaving homes, businesses and shops in the densely-populated country without electricity.

Bangladesh Islamist leader sentenced to hang for war crimes

Dhaka - A Bangladesh court on Wednesday sentenced to death the leader of the country's largest Islamist party for war crimes, a long-awaited verdict that triggered violent protests by his supporters.

Thailand holds 53 Rohingya migrants heading for Malaysia

Phangnga - Thai authorities on Saturday arrested 53 Rohingya migrants and two suspected Thai traffickers en route to neighbouring Malaysia, an official said.

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.

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.

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 death toll rises to 45

- Navy divers have recovered 16 more bodies from the wreckage of a Bangladesh ferry as the death toll from the disaster rose to 45 with scores more feared drowned, officials said Saturday.

At least 29 killed, scores more feared dead in Bangladesh ferry disaster

- Divers battled Friday to recover bodies trapped in the wreckage of a Bangladesh ferry that was sunk by a giant wave, as the death toll from the disaster rose to 29 with scores more feared drowned.

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.
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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
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A Bangladeshi police official walks around the Tazreen factory, after the November 2012 fire.
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A group of hijras in a protest in Pakistan
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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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Where's the humanity in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Does it exist here ? Never.
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An aerial view of the Adelaide, Australia, city center is seen, looking southeast.
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Garment workers take to the streets in Bangladesh.
Garment workers take to the streets in Bangladesh.
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Mirpur cricket ground in Bangladesh
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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
The aftermath of a garment factory fire in Bangladesh.
The aftermath of a garment factory fire in Bangladesh.
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A fire fighter extinguishes fire at a Bangladesh textile factory.
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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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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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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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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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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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