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Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan suspended

By Tue, Jul 08, 2014 12:50PM UTC Comments Off

The Bangladesh Cricket Board has suspended all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan from all competitions for six months and forbidden him from playing overseas until the end of 2015 due to his "severe attitude problem."...

Bangladesh sentences 8 to death in bombing case

By Mon, Jun 23, 2014 3:30PM UTC Comments Off

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A court in Bangladesh’s capital has sentenced eight people, including a top leader of a banned Islamist group, to death for their roles in a bombing at a New Year’s celebration concert 13 years ago. Judge Ruhul Amin told a packed court Monday that six others had been sentenced to life...

Collaboration for language preservation and revitalisation in Asia

By Wed, May 14, 2014 5:22PM UTC Comments Off Collaboration for language preservation and revitalisation in Asia

  Professor Peter K. Austin of SOAS, University of London leads a group of 10 UK-based mentors and early career researchers travelling to Bangkok, Thailand, on 18 May for a 1-week workshop on “Collaboration for language preservation and revitalisation in Asia” funded under the British Council Researcher Links initiative. The group includes SOAS staff and...

Venice: The Bangladesh of the West

By Wed, Apr 02, 2014 2:17PM UTC 1 Comment A tourist sits outside a cafe in a flooded St. Mark Square during floods in Venice in 2012. Pic: AP.

What do Bangladesh and Venice have in common? Most would guess little or nothing and it is indeed hard to see a link between the lush, green mangroves of the Bay of Bengal and the wooden piers lined with gondolas of the Venetian lagoon. But the two places share a common challenge, and a vital one at that: they both are among the most vulnerable places to climate change in the world....

Bangladesh probe seeks ban of Islamic party

By Tue, Mar 25, 2014 6:26PM UTC Comments Off

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh investigators probing crimes during the country’s 1971 independence war against Pakistan have recommended that the largest Islamic party be banned for alleged involvement in genocide and other offenses. The investigators submitted a detailed report Tuesday to the chief government prosecutor accusing the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party of crimes against humanity. Chief...

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