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Violence, boycott mar elections in Bangladesh

Bangladeshi security officials stand guard as a woman leaves a polling station after casting her vote in Dhaka,Bangladesh, Sunday, January 5, 2014. AP

Many Bangladeshis stayed away from polling stations in Sunday’s general elections, marred by an opposition boycott and relentless violence that threatens to deepen the crisis in the South Asian nation.

Posted: January 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

One dead, dozens of voting booths hit in Bangladesh

A Bangladeshi man named Babul, who was injured Friday after suspected activists of main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and its allies hurled petrol bombs inside a bus, undergoes treatment at a hospital as his wife Sajida Parvin and son sit beside him in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. Campaigning has ended for Sunday voting in Bangladesh’s parliamentary election, which is being boycotted by the main opposition after the government rejected its demand for an independent caretaker government to oversee the polls. AP

An opposition activist was killed and dozens of voting booths were attacked in Bangladesh Saturday on the eve of elections which have been hit by a mass boycott, officials said.

Posted: January 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Bangladesh police arrest 37 China, Taiwan nationals


Bangladesh security forces have arrested 37 Chinese and Taiwanese nationals after raiding an illegal Internet telephone operation they were allegedly running in an upscale Dhaka neighbourhood, an official said Monday.

Posted: December 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Bangladesh halts execution of opposition leader

Bangladeshi security personnel stand guard outside Central Jail, where Abdul Quader Mollah, leader of the country's largest Islamic party Jamaat-e-Islami, is being held in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. AP

The appeals division of the Bangladesh Supreme Court is reviewing the death sentence for one of the country’s opposition leaders after a judge halted his execution at the last minute so his attorneys could seek a new review of the case.

Posted: December 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Bangladesh Navy ship loaded with relief goods for ‘Yolanda’ victims due Friday


A Bangladesh Navy ship containing relief goods for typhoon-stricken victims will arrive on Friday at South Harbor for a three-day goodwill visit.

Posted: November 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Deadly violence after Bangladesh opposition rejects elections


Violence erupted in Bangladesh on Monday leaving one person dead in a bomb explosion after the opposition rejected plans by the government to hold a general election in early January.

Posted: November 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Buddhists in Myanmar protest OIC’s upcoming visit

Myanmar Buddhist Monks hold a banner as they march to protest against the upcoming visit of a delegation of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to Myanmar Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, in Yangon, Myanmar. AP

Hundreds of Buddhists marched through the streets of Myanmar’s biggest city on Tuesday to protest an upcoming visit by a high-level delegation from the world’s biggest Islamic political bloc.

Posted: November 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Bangladesh garment factory fire kills 10 people

Bangladeshi firefighters go through debris of a garment factory after a fire swept through it in Gazipur outside Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. The fire killed 10 people at the factory in Bangladesh about six months after a factory building collapse that killed 1,100 people exposed the harsh and often unsafe conditions in an industry that is the world's third-largest. AP

A fire killed 10 people at a garment factory in Bangladesh about six months after a factory building collapse that killed 1,100 people exposed the harsh and often unsafe conditions in an industry that is the world’s third-largest.

Posted: October 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Canada to shut Dhaka mission on Sunday

Bangladeshi Muslims pray at Baitul Mukaram mosque on Jumat-ul-wida, the last Friday of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, Aug. 2, 2013. Canada will shutter its mission in the Bangladeshi capital on Sunday, a spokesman said, citing security reasons amid global concern over terror threats.  AP

Canada will shutter its mission in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Sunday, a spokesman said, citing security reasons amid global concern over terror threats.

Posted: August 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Prayers to drive out ghost at Bangladesh garment plant

Bangladesh garment workers arrive for work in the morning in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, June 13, 2013. AP FILE PHOTO/A.M.Ahad

Owners of a Bangladesh garment factory were forced to offer prayers and distribute food to the poor on Wednesday in a bid to drive out what workers believed was a ghost at the plant, police said.

Posted: June 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Search ends in Bangladesh; death toll put at 1,127

A Bangladeshi rescue worker walks at the site where a Bangladesh garment-factory building collapsed on April 24 in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh, Monday, May 13, 2013. Nearly three weeks after the building collapsed, the search for the dead ended Monday at the site of the worst disaster in the history of the global garment industry. AP photo

Several of the biggest Western retailers embraced a plan that would require them to pay for factory improvements in Bangladesh as the three-week search for victims of the worst garment-industry disaster in history ended Monday with the death toll at a staggering 1,127.

Posted: May 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Finding woman alive lifts Bangladesh rescuers

Rescuers carry a survivor pulled out from the rubble of a building that collapsed in Saver, near Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday.  AP

Even amid the euphoria over finding a woman alive in the rubble of a garment factory that collapsed more than two weeks ago, rescuers on Saturday returned to the grim task of dismantling the wreckage and retrieving decomposing bodies, knowing there was little chance of finding any more survivors.

Posted: May 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Woman rescued; 16 days under rubble

A MIRACLE   Reshmi out of the ruins of a garment factory in Savar, Bangladesh, on Friday. Death toll now stands at 1,041. AFP

A woman was pulled alive on Friday from the ruins of a garment factory complex in Bangladesh more than 16 days after it collapsed and killed more than 1,000 people.

Posted: May 11th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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