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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

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

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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.

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.

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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.

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 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.

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
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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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

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

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