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Defendant ill, Bangladesh war crimes trial delayed

In this Aug. 20, 2005 file photo, Bangladesh's Jamaat-e-Islami President and Industries Minister Motiur Rahman Nizami addresses the media in Dhaka, Bangladesh. A Bangladesh court Tuesday, June 24, 2014, delayed a verdict against the top leader of the Islamist party charged with war crimes after the defendant in the politically charged trial become ill. A special tribunal was set to deliver the verdict for Nizami, who faces 16 charges, including genocide, murder, torture, rape and destruction of property during the nation's independence war against Pakistan in 1971.  AP

A Bangladesh court Tuesday delayed a verdict against the top leader of an Islamist party charged with war crimes after the defendant became ill.

Posted: June 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

40 dead as Bangladesh ferry search called off

Relatives of passengers aboard the sunken ferry wait for their missing ones as they watch a rescue operation on the banks of the River Meghna in Munshiganj district, in Bangladesh, Friday, May 16, 2014. Rescuers have recovered dozens of bodies after a ferry capsized during a storm in a river in central Bangladesh, officials said Friday. AP

Rescuers called off the search for missing passengers of a sunken ferry in central Bangladesh on Saturday after retrieving 40 bodies, causing anger among relatives of those still unaccounted for.

Posted: May 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

29 bodies recovered in Bangladesh ferry capsizing

Rescue workers recover the body of a victim of a ferry accident in the River Meghna in Munshiganj district, in Bangladesh, Friday, May 16, 2014. Rescuers have recovered dozens of bodies after a ferry capsized during a storm in a river in central Bangladesh, officials said Friday.  AP

Rescuers have recovered at least 29 bodies a day after a ferry capsized in a river during a storm in central Bangladesh and police estimate at least 100 others were missing, officials said Friday.

Posted: May 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Six dead, at least 19 missing as Bangladesh ferry sinks

Bangladeshis ride packed ferries as they rush home to be with their families in their respective villages ahead of the Eid al-Fitr festival at the Sadarghat ferry terminal on the outskirts of Dhaka on August 7, 2013. The Eid al-Fitr, the biggest festive Muslim event, marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. AFP FILE PHOTO/Munir uz ZAMAN

Six people were dead and at least 19 others were missing after a ferry capsized Saturday when it was caught in a storm in the south of Bangladesh, a government official said.

Posted: May 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

May Day rallies demand reform; 5 hurt in Cambodia

Bangladeshi garment workers and activists shout slogans demanding punishment for owners of garment factories that have had accidents in the past, compensation for victims and ensuring work place safety during a May Day rally in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, May 1, 2014. AP

May Day demonstrators denounced low wages and called for better treatment of workers during rallies Thursday that turned violent in Cambodia and in Turkey, where police tried to enforce a ban on public protests.

Posted: May 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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