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Bangladesh Islamist leader set to hang for war crimes

Dhaka - The leader of Bangladesh's top Islamist party Jamaat-e-Islami is set to hang within days after the Supreme Court on Thursday upheld his death sentence for war crimes.

New Bangladesh hit-list threatens teachers, politicians

Dhaka - Bangladesh police were Tuesday investigating a new hit-list that includes the head of a university, journalists and ruling party officials, after a series of gruesome killings.

Singapore detains 8 Bangladeshis for alleged IS-related terror plot

Singapore - Singapore said Tuesday it had arrested eight Bangladeshi men who allegedly plotted to carry out terror attacks and assassinations in their home country to establish an Islamic state.

Singapore detains Bangladeshis for alleged IS-related terror plot

Singapore - The Singapore government said Tuesday it had arrested eight Bangladeshi men who allegedly plotted to carry out terror attacks, including assassinations, in their home country to establish an Islamic state.

Three held over Bangladesh Hindu tailor's murder

Dhaka - Bangladesh police detained three people on Sunday over the gruesome murder of a Hindu tailor one day earlier, the latest deadly attack on minorities claimed by the Islamic State group.

IS claims killing of Hindu tailor in Bangladesh: SITE

Tangail - The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the murder of a Hindu tailor in central Bangladesh on Saturday, according to a US-based monitoring group, amid a rise in attacks on religious minorities in the Muslim-majority nation.

Murders force Bangladeshi gay rights activists underground

Dhaka - Xulhaz Mannan was a rallying figure for Bangladesh's marginalised but increasingly outspoken lesbian, gay and transgender community, but his brutal murder has dealt a huge blow to the movement and forced some of its leaders underground.

Gruesome murders: Bangladesh reels from Islamist attacks

Dhaka - Suspected Islamists have hacked to death two gay rights activists in the Bangladeshi capital, the latest in a series of chilling murders in the Muslim-majority country.

Gruesome murders: Bangladesh reels from Islamist attacks

Dhaka - Suspected Islamists have hacked to death two gay rights activists in the Bangladeshi capital, the latest in a series of chilling murders in the Muslim-majority country.

Gruesome murders: Bangladesh reels from Islamist attacks

Dhaka - Suspected Islamists have hacked to death two gay rights activists in the Bangladeshi capital, the latest in a series of chilling murders in the Muslim-majority country.

Bangladesh jails Hindu teachers for 'abusing Islam'

Dhaka - A court in southern Bangladesh sentenced two Hindu schoolteachers to six months in jail for making "abusive" remarks about Islam that led a mob to attack their school, a magistrate said Tuesday.

Gay rights activist among two hacked to death in Bangladesh

Dhaka - Two leading gay rights activists were hacked to death Monday at an apartment in Bangladesh's capital, police said, the latest deadly attack on minorities in the Muslim-majority nation.

Bangladesh police arrest student over professor's murder

Dhaka - Bangladesh police arrested an Islamist student on Sunday over the hacking to death of a professor one day earlier, the latest such killing claimed by the Islamic State group.

IS claims killing of Bangladesh university professor

Dhaka - A university professor was hacked to death by attackers armed with machetes in northwestern Bangladesh on Saturday, a killing claimed by Islamic State jihadists and echoing the murders of several secular bloggers.

Bangladesh professor hacked to death in suspected Islamist attack

Dhaka - Unidentified attackers hacked to death a university professor in Bangladesh on Saturday, police said, adding that the assault bore the hallmarks of previous killings by Islamist militants of secular and atheist activists.

'Rana Plazas everywhere': Danger still haunts Bangladesh

Dhaka - As they jostle for space on the floor, with the door to their fire escape padlocked, the seamstresses cannot help but recall the carnage when another of Bangladesh's garment factories collapsed three years ago.

Bangladesh editor arrested over 'plot to kill PM's son'

Dhaka - Bangladesh police on Saturday arrested a magazine editor over an alleged plot to kill the prime minister's son, officials said, the latest in a series of journalist detentions that has sparked fears of a press crackdown.

Bangladesh arrests 'militants' after activist's murder

Dhaka - Bangladeshi police said Wednesday they have arrested two members of a banned domestic Islamist militant group, days after blaming it for the murder of an online secular activist.

Hundreds of Bangladesh garment factories still not safe: Group

Dhaka - Only 24 of nearly 700 clothing factories inspected in Bangladesh meet international safety standards, a group of major brands said Wednesday, three years after a deadly building collapse exposed the hazardous state of the nation's workplaces.

Bangladesh in security crackdown for New Year festival

Dhaka - There will be "unprecedented" security for this week's Bengali New Year festivities which hardline clerics have branded "un-Islamic", Bangladesh police announced Monday, as the country faces rising religious violence.

Bangladesh vows to capture atheist activist's killers

Dhaka - Bangladesh vowed Friday to catch the killers of a student murdered this week after criticising Islamists on social media, as hundreds of secular activists held a protest to demand action.

Secular activist murdered in Bangladesh

Dhaka - A Bangladeshi law student who posted against Islamism on his Facebook page has been murdered, police said Thursday, the latest in a series of killings of secular activists and bloggers in the country.

Secular activist murdered in Bangladesh

Dhaka - A Bangladeshi law student who posted against Islamism on his Facebook page has been murdered, police said Thursday, the latest in a series of killings of secular activists and bloggers in the country.

Secular activist murdered in Bangladesh

Dhaka - A Bangladeshi law student who posted against Islamism on his Facebook page has been murdered, police said Thursday, the latest in a series of killings of secular activists and bloggers in the country.

Millions drinking arsenic-laced water in Bangladesh: HRW

Dhaka - Twenty million poor Bangladeshis are still drinking water contaminated with arsenic, two decades after the potentially deadly toxin was discovered in the supply, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday.

Bangladesh court orders opposition leader Zia's arrest

Dhaka - A Bangladesh court on Wednesday issued an arrest warrant for opposition leader Khaleda Zia over a fire-bomb attack on a bus that killed two people and injured dozens last year, a prosecutor said.

Bangladesh court rejects scrapping Islam as state religion

Dhaka - Bangladesh's high court on Monday rejected a petition by secular activists to scrap Islam as the state religion in the wake of nationwide protests by hardline Islamist groups.

Bangladesh Islamists protest call to scrap state religion

Dhaka - Bangladesh's largest Islamist party called a nationwide strike Monday to protest a legal move to scrap Islam as the state religion.

Bangladesh's top court upholds Islamist tycoon's death sentence

Dhaka - Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the death sentence of Jamaat-e-Islami's chief financier, imposed for war crimes, in a major blow to the country's biggest Islamist party.

Leading Hindu priest decapitated in Bangladesh

Dhaka - A top Hindu priest was decapitated by attackers in northern Bangladesh Sunday and two worshippers wounded, police said, in the latest assault targeting minorities in the Muslim-majority nation.
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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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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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An aerial view of the Adelaide, Australia, city center is seen, looking southeast.
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A fire fighter extinguishes fire at a Bangladesh textile factory.
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A Bangladeshi police official walks around the Tazreen factory, after the November 2012 fire.
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Child marriage in Bangladesh is wiping out a whole generation of young women.
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Garment workers take to the streets in Bangladesh.
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