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Bangladeshi Muslim activists protest against India’s ruling in Kashmir

Gathering outside the national mosque, Baitul Mukarram in the capital after Friday prayers, activists led by the 'Kashmir Solidarity Council Bangladesh' chanted slogans and held banners against Indian Prime Minster Narendra Modi's government, urging freedom in Kashmir. Participants said India's...

ICC in Bangladesh amid calls for investigation into Rohingya abuses

Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda sought permission this month from the ICC judges to open an investigation into alleged crimes committed against the Rohingya, Stewart said. Stewart was visiting Bangladesh as part of a delegation from the Hague-based ICC to explain the...

Millions stranded in India as early monsoon downpours bring flood havoc

More than 4.7 million people have been displaced in the tea-growing state of Assam, with many thousands making do with only the most meagre food supplies and dirty water. In the state of Bihar, which has also been hit by...

Bursting river in Bangladesh sweeps away houses amid monsoon rain

Resident Manwara Begum wept as she recalled being inundated by the sudden flash flood. "The embankment broke so quickly before we could realize what happened. We ran with our children and instantly our houses were destroyed by floodwater," she...

Bangladesh train derailment over canal kills five, injures 100 – police

The train was crossing a bridge on its way to the capital, Dhaka, from the eastern city of Sylhet when it went off the rails, police superintendent Mohammad Shahjalal said. He said there could be more bodies in the...

Shakib smashes century as Bangladesh sink West Indies

Chasing 322 for a famous victory, Shakib took complete control with an unbeaten 124 off 99 deliveries, as his ninth ODI century guided Bangladesh home with 51 balls to spare. The 32-year-old captain became the second Bangladesh player to pass...

Bangladesh kills two suspects linked to 2016 Dhaka cafe attack

Police cordoned off the area after receiving information about the presence of suspected members of Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh, a home-grown militant group that killed 22 people in the cafe attack. "At least two terrorists were killed in this operation," Mohammad...

Bangladesh cricket team reflect on lucky escape after Christchurch shootings

The Bangladeshi cricketers were on their way to the Masjid Al Noor mosque for afternoon prayers but fled after hearing gunshots. The players and staff then took refuge at Hagley Oval cricket ground, which is close to where gunshots were...

Bangladesh commandos shoot purported hijacker of Biman Bangladesh plane

The passenger, who had said he had a personal issue with his wife and told the pilot he wanted to speak to Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, died later from the injuries suffered after the commandos stormed the plane...

Bangladesh slum fire kills at least eight

A fire official said the fire may have been caused by a short circuit. Bangladesh is an impoverished country where safety regulations are rarely followed and accidents kill hundreds every year. In 2013, the Rana Plaza factory collapse killed more than...
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