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Bangladesh court issues arrest warrant for ex-leader

Bangladesh court issues arrest warrant for ex-leader

By Wed, Feb 25, 2015 3:25PM UTC Comments Off Bangladesh court issues arrest warrant for ex-leader

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A Bangladesh court has issued an arrest warrant for ex-Prime Minister Khaelda Zia in two graft cases after she failed to appear in court for the fourth time....

Bangladesh sentences 1971 war collaborator to death

By Wed, Feb 18, 2015 7:08PM UTC Comments Off

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A special tribunal dealing with war crimes involving Bangladesh’s 1971 independence war has convicted and sentenced a leading war collaborator to death for crimes including mass killing, arson and looting. The head judge of a three-member panel, Obaidul Hasan, delivered the verdict Wednesday in a packed courtroom in the nation’s capital,...

10 young children die in one night at Bangladesh hospital

By Tue, Feb 10, 2015 4:11PM UTC Comments Off

SYLHET, Bangladesh (AP) — Ten children ranging from 1 day to 3 1/2 years old have died over a span of 10 hours at a state-run hospital in northeastern Bangladesh, prompting authorities to investigate whether negligence by hospital staff played a part in the deaths. Abdus Salam, deputy director of M.A.G. Osmani Medical College and...

Police say arson attack on packed bus kills 7 in Bangladesh

By Tue, Feb 03, 2015 1:13PM UTC Comments Off

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A police official says unidentified attackers have thrown petrol bombs on a packed passenger bus, leaving at least seven people dead and 16 others injured, amid a nationwide general strike enforced by an opposition alliance calling for new elections in Bangladesh....

2 shot dead in Bangladesh on election anniversary

By Mon, Jan 05, 2015 5:19PM UTC Comments Off 2 shot dead in Bangladesh on election anniversary

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Two men on a motorbike have opened fire on anti-government activists in northwestern Bangladesh, killing two amid tensions on the anniversary of a general election boycotted by a major opposition alliance last year....