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Elderly Japanese man slain in drive-by shooting in Bangladesh, 2nd killing of a foreign national in a week

Bangladesh authorities worry about latest killing, the second in a week after murder of an Italian aid worker claimed by Islamic State

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

Bangladesh authorities worry about latest killing, the second in a week after murder of an Italian aid worker claimed by Islamic State

Elderly Japanese man slain in drive-by shooting in Bangladesh, 2nd killing of a foreign national in a week
Bangladesh cuts power to opposition leader’s office as strike protests continue
Bangladesh rioters torch Buddhist temples over photo
100 Rohingya refugees missing as Bangladesh boat sinks
130 missing in Rohingya boat sinking

About 130 people are missing after a boat carrying Rohingya refugees who were headed for Malaysia sank off Bangladesh, according to Bangladesh police and a Rohingya advocacy group on Wednesday.

18 Jul 2018 - 5:27PM

About 130 people are missing after a boat carrying Rohingya refugees who were headed for Malaysia sank off Bangladesh, according to Bangladesh police and a Rohingya advocacy group on Wednesday.

130 missing in Rohingya boat sinking
Nearly 300 held in Bangladesh for attacks on Buddhists
Search on for 50 missing after Bangladesh sinking
Bangladesh to launch US$24m factory safety campaign
Second fire hits Bangladesh garment factory

Bangladesh firefighters on Monday quelled a blaze at a 12-storey building housing four different garment factories in Dhaka, days after a fire killed 110 textile workers in a different facility.

26 Nov 2012 - 5:08PM

Bangladesh firefighters on Monday quelled a blaze at a 12-storey building housing four different garment factories in Dhaka, days after a fire killed 110 textile workers in a different facility.

Second fire hits Bangladesh garment factory
Bangladeshi police question factory owner after inferno

Bangladeshi police on Tuesday questioned the owner of a factory where 110 people died in a fire after claims that workers were told an alarm was just a routine drill.

27 Nov 2012 - 9:01PM

Bangladeshi police on Tuesday questioned the owner of a factory where 110 people died in a fire after claims that workers were told an alarm was just a routine drill.

Bangladeshi police question factory owner after inferno
Execution order issued for death row Bangladesh Islamist
Bangladesh police arrest three factory managers over blaze
New blaze panic as Bangladesh workers protest ‘deathtraps’
Bangladesh court upholds death penalty for top Islamist Abdul Quader Molla
Bangladesh shelves Pakistan tour over security
Bangladesh war crimes court sentences British Muslim and US citizen to death
Hanging of top Islamist leader Abdul Quader Mollah triggers Bangladesh violence
Bangladesh deploys army in north as protest death toll mounts

Troops were deployed in violence-wracked Shahjahanpur town after more than 5,000 stick-wielding protesters attacked two police stations, forcing police to open fire

3 Mar 2013 - 12:38PM

Troops were deployed in violence-wracked Shahjahanpur town after more than 5,000 stick-wielding protesters attacked two police stations, forcing police to open fire

Bangladesh deploys army in north as protest death toll mounts
Bangladesh police arrest 37 China, Taiwan nationals
Ten more dead in Bangladesh as PM issues warning
Bangladesh building collapse death toll hits 540
Bangladesh blocks YouTube over anti-Islam video
Bangladesh deploys military in election countdown
Five die in fresh Bangladesh clashes over Islamist hanging
Bangladesh rebuilds temples torched in Muslim riots
Fishermen search for bodies after Bangladesh sinking

Bangladeshi fishermen in the Bay of Bengal on Thursday searched for about 130 people missing after a boat sank while carrying Rohingya refugees heading for Malaysia.

18 Jul 2018 - 5:27PM

Bangladeshi fishermen in the Bay of Bengal on Thursday searched for about 130 people missing after a boat sank while carrying Rohingya refugees heading for Malaysia.

Fishermen search for bodies after Bangladesh sinking
Petrol bombs thrown at Bangladesh strike protests

Hundreds of protesters in Bangladesh threw petrol bombs at police on Tuesday as opposition parties enforced a nationwide strike demanding elections under a neutral caretaker government.

11 Dec 2012 - 5:06PM

Hundreds of protesters in Bangladesh threw petrol bombs at police on Tuesday as opposition parties enforced a nationwide strike demanding elections under a neutral caretaker government.

Petrol bombs thrown at Bangladesh strike protests
Collapsed Bangladesh building not 'designed' for factory-use, says architect

Masood Reza, a leading Bangladesh architect and a professor at a state-run university, said he felt “pain and anguish” when he saw footage of the garment workers trapped under the pancaked floors, crying desperately for help.

5 May 2013 - 2:43PM

Masood Reza, a leading Bangladesh architect and a professor at a state-run university, said he felt “pain and anguish” when he saw footage of the garment workers trapped under the pancaked floors, crying desperately for help.

Collapsed Bangladesh building not 'designed' for factory-use, says architect
Bangladesh makes 118 arrests in crackdown on opposition