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  1. 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, ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh opposition vows to defy march ban

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

    ... has been hit by the bloodiest bout of political violence since the former East Pakistan broke away from Islamabad after a brutal civil war in 1971. At least 273 people have died in clashes ... of the poorest in Asia. ...

  5. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Five die in fresh Bangladesh clashes over Islamist hanging

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 06:12pm by Agence France-Presse in Dhaka

    ... million people died in the 1971 war, many at the hands of militias led by Jamaat leaders who opposed what was then East Pakistan seceding. Independent researchers put the death toll at between ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh: Tazreen clothing factory owners face arrest over fatal fire

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 02:45am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dhaka Clothing factory owners face arrest over fatal fire A Bangladesh court has ordered the arrest of the owners of a garment factory in which 111 workers died in a blaze. Four other people were also ordered to be taken into custo ...

  9. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh capital cut off to prevent opposition march

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 05:50pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dhaka Police maintain roadblocks around Dhaka as officers patrol streets Bangladesh’s capital was effectively cut off from the rest of the country on Monday, with transport services into Dhaka halted in a bid to thwart the second d ...

  10. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Deadly political clashes grip Bangladesh capital, Dhaka

    Posted Dec 29th 2013, 02:55pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dhaka Deadly political clashes grip Dhaka Police barred Bangladesh's opposition leader from leaving home yesterday to lead a banned march as two people died in battles between her supporters and security forces. Police fired w ...




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