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  1. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Khaleda Zia loses court fight to stop corruption case against her

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:48am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dhaka Supreme Court rules against claims that a judge at a lower court was appointed illegally Court rejects Zia move to quash corruption case Bangladesh's highest court has rejected appeals by opposition leader Khaleda Zia, c ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1592596/khaleda-zia-loses-court-fight-stop-corruption-case-against-her
  2. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Scores missing as overloaded ferry sunk by wave on Bangladesh’s Padma river

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 09:46pm by AFP

    ... daughters. It was panic. Everyone was praying to God." Bangladesh, one of Asia's poorest nations, is criss-crossed by more than 230 rivers and boats are the main form of travel, especially ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1566440/overloaded-ferry-sunk-wave-bangladeshs-padma-river
  3. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh accuses 17 over Rana Plaza garment factory collapse that killed 1,130

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 08:34pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Dhaka Bangladesh’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Sunday filed a case with local police accusing 17 people of breaching regulations over the construction of a building that collapsed last year, killing over 1,130 mostly garment workers. Th ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1533419/bangladesh-accuses-17-over-rana-plaza-garment-factory-collapse-killed-1130
  4. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Clashes, arson attacks amid festivities at Dhaka refugee camp kill nine

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 06:01am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dhaka Nine die in clashes, arson attack at Dhaka camp Clashes and arson attacks at a refugee camp in Dhaka killed at least nine people during festival celebrations yesterday. The shanty town in Mirpur, a northern suburb of the Bang ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1532907/clashes-arson-attacks-amid-festivities-dhaka-refugee-camp-kill-nine
  5. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Three Islamists shot dead in Bangladesh security crackdown

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 08:30pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Nationalist Party (BNP) and are even demolishing their homes with bulldozers. Meenakshi Ganguly, South Asia director of Human Rights Watch, also expressed concern, saying there have been reports ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1414372/three-islamists-shot-dead-bangladesh-security-crackdown
  6. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Charged owners of Bangladesh factory where 112 workers died surrender

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 02:37pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Dhaka Death-trap factory owners surrender Two owners of a Bangladesh garment factory where 112 workers died in a fire two years ago have surrendered and sought bail after they were charged with murder. The factory outside the capital, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1424490/bangladesh-garment-factory-owners-surrender-over-deadly-fire
  7. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh court sentences top Islamist to death for arms smuggling

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 05:18pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Chittagong A Bangladesh court on Thursday sentenced 14 people to death, including the leader of the country’s largest Islamist party, over a massive arms smuggling racket ten years ago. Motiur Rahman Nizami, 70, leader of the Jamaa ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1417488/bangladesh-court-sentences-top-islamist-death-arms-smuggling
  8. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Polling booths torched on eve of violence-torn Bangladesh election

    Posted Jan 04th 2014, 05:14pm by AFP

    ... to be able to vote in an atmosphere of free expression and free association.” Human Rights Watch Asia Director Brad Adams This weekend’s strike is only the latest in a string of such protests which ... expression and free association,” said the group’s Asia director Brad Adams. “The actions of Bangladeshi political leaders – whether the government crackdown on the opposition or the opposition ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1397362/attacks-strike-plague-bangladesh-election-eve
  9. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh opposition vows to defy march ban

    Posted Dec 27th 2013, 09:48pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... of the poorest in Asia. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1391247/bangladesh-opposition-vows-defy-march-ban
  10. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Violence mars one-sided election in Bangladesh

    Posted Jan 05th 2014, 11:27am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dhaka Voting stations firebombed, 15 die as opposition boycotts poll Violence mars one-sided election Thousands of protesters firebombed polling stations and 18 people were killed as violence flared across Bangladesh yesterday duri ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1397970/violence-mars-one-sided-election-bangladesh

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