Bangladesh

Bangladesh Upholds Death Sentences Over 2004 Attack on British Envoy

DHAKA, Dec 7 – Bangladesh’s Supreme Court upheld death sentences on Wednesday for three members of an outlawed Islamist militant group in connection with a grenade attack on the British ambassador in 2004. The Islamists, including the head of the Harkat-ul Jihad Islami group, were sentenced to death in 2008 for the attack in which

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New Evidence Shows Deep Daesh Role in Bangladesh Massacre

By Paritosh Bansal and Serajul Quadir DHAKA, Dec 1 – Before Tamim Ahmed Chowdhury orchestrated Bangladesh’s worst militant attack, he sought and won approval for it from Daesh. A Canadian of Bangladeshi origin, he was told by his contact in the militant group, Abu Terek Mohammad Tajuddin Kausar, to target foreigners, according to a senior police

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In Bangladesh, Disaster-Savvy Students Protect Families From Floods

By Mushfique Wadud KURIGRAM, Bangladesh, Nov 30 – Bangladeshi teacher Monjurul Islam was talking to his class of 10-year-olds about how the planet is heating up, when Mosammat Ferdousi stood up and asked: “We are experiencing heavy floods in the last few years – is this linked to climate change?” Islam told his pupils climate

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Bangladesh Court Indicts Seven in Killing of Japanese Man

DHAKA, Nov 15  – A court in Bangladesh on Tuesday indicted seven members of a banned Islamist group in the killing of a Japanese man last year, a prosecutor said. Kunio Hoshi, 65, was gunned down by motorcycle-borne gunmen while on his way to visit a grass farm project in the northern district of Rangpur,

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Most Child Deaths Concentrated in Ten Asian, African Nations: Study

By Beh Lih Yi KUALA LUMPUR – Sixty percent of the world’s 5.9 million children who died before their fifth birthday last year were in 10 countries in Asia and Africa, said a study published on Friday, prompting calls for action to reduce the mortality. The study published in The Lancet medical journal said the

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Thorny Issue of Who Will Pay for Climate Damage Simmers at U.N. Talks

By Megan Rowling BARCELONA, Nov 11 – Bangladesh is set to make a splash at the U.N. climate talks in Morocco when experts and officials present a proposal for a national body to deal with the losses and damage the low-lying South Asian nation expects to suffer from climate change. The body, if established, would

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Bangladesh Central Bank Team in Manila to Retrieve Cyber Heist Funds

Nov 8 – A Bangladesh central bank team arrived in Manila on Monday to work on moving back part of the $81 million stolen from its account in the New York Federal Reserve in February and sent to the Philippines, a Bangladeshi official said. A Philippine court in September adjudged that Bangladesh Bank was the

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Dozens Arrested for Attacks on Hindus in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Nov 6 – Police in Bangladesh have arrested dozens of people following fresh violence against Hindus, the country’s biggest minority community, a senior officer told reporters on Sunday. The Hindu community in the Brahmanbairs district has been under attack after a local youth allegedly shared a Facebook post that Islamic hardliners said denigrated the

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