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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 Arrests Four Islamist Militants

DHAKA, Nov 6 – ¬†Bangladesh police on Sunday arrested four suspected Islamist militants, including two linked to the slaying of a Japanese man one year ago, in a raid on their hideout in an abandoned brick kiln. The Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) militants threw home-made bombs, wounding three police, before they were overpowered, according to

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Driven to Dhaka by Disasters, Bangladeshi Girls Harassed Into Marriage

By Liz Mermin and Mushfique Wadud DHAKA, Oct 25 – It was after floods washed away her family’s river-front land in Bangladesh’s northern Jamalpur district that Brishti Rafiq’s widowed father brought her to live in Dhaka. “We couldn’t survive like that. We had no property or anything,” she said of her former home. She was

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Kerry in Bangladesh For Talks on Security, Human Rights

DHAKA, Aug 29  РU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Bangladesh on Monday to discuss security cooperation after a series of killings by Islamist militants, as well as economic development and human rights. Kerry will meet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, opposition and civic leaders during the one-day visit, his first to Bangladesh as

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Bangladesh Police Kill ‘Mastermind’ of Dhaka Cafe Attack

By Serajul Quadir DHAKA, Aug 27 – Bangladesh security forces killed three Islamist militants on Saturday, including a Bangladesh-born Canadian citizen accused of masterminding an attack on a cafe in Dhaka last month that killed 22 people, mostly foreigners, police said. The militants were cornered in a hideout on the outskirts of the capital and,

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Bangladesh Police Arrest Militant Suspected of Killing Publisher

DHAKA, Aug 24 – Police in Bangladesh have arrested the main suspect in the killing of a publisher who was hacked to death by militants last October, the head of the police counter-terrorism unit in Dhaka said on Wednesday. A reward of 200,000 taka ($2,564) had been offered for information leading to the capture of

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Bangladesh Police Name Third Prime Suspect in July Cafe Attack

By Serajul Quadir DHAKA, Aug 15 – Bangladeshi authorities named a third prime suspect on Monday in their investigation into the July 1 attack at a Dhaka cafe in which 20 hostages were killed, most of them foreigners. Mohammed Saiful Islam from Dhaka’s counterterrorism police said Nurul Islam Marjan, a commander from the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh

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Nine Militants Killed in Police Raid in Bangladesh

By Ruma Paul DHAKA, July 26 – Bangladesh police on Tuesday killed nine militants who were believed to have been plotting an attack similar to the one on a cafe on July 1 in which 22 people were killed, the national police chief said. Police said the militants were holed up in a building in

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Bangladesh Arrests Four Female Militants in Hunt For Cafe Attackers

DHAKA, July 24 – Police in Bangladesh arrested on Sunday four female members of a home-grown militant group blamed for a bloody attack on a cafe in which 22 people were killed, most of them foreigners, an officer said. Authorities have intensified a hunt for militants after five young men stormed the upmarket restaurant popular

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