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Would-be Bangladeshi plane hijacker had toy gun -police

Feb 26 2019

DHAKA A Bangladeshi passenger on a Dubai-bound flight who threatened to blow up the plane and tried to force his way into the cockpit was carrying a toy gun and no explosives, police said on Monday.

Bangladesh commandos shoot purported hijacker of Biman Bangladesh plane

Feb 26 2019

DHAKA Bangladeshi commandoes shot a passenger on Sunday who had tried to enter the cockpit of a Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight after waving a gun and threatening to blow up the plane, airline and aviation authority officials said.

Lighter fuel, deodorant cans and chemicals fueled Bangladesh blaze

Feb 22 2019

DHAKA Lighter fuel, deodorant cans and drums full of chemicals stored in a residential building in the Bangladeshi capital fueled a blaze this week that killed at least 70 people and injured more than 50, a senior fire official said on Friday.

UPDATE 5-At least 70 killed in major Bangladesh blaze, toll likely to rise

Feb 21 2019

* Fire started in five-storey building in old Dhaka (Adds witness details, government comment, background)

Bangladesh suppliers to H&M, Next lay off workers after wage protests

Feb 05 2019

DHAKA At least three garment manufacturers in Bangladesh that supply European brands such as H&M and Next have laid off thousands of workers weeks after they had joined wage protests, union leaders said on Tuesday.

Bangladesh suppliers to H&M, Next lay off workers after wage protests

Feb 05 2019

DHAKA, Feb 5 At least three garment manufacturers in Bangladesh that supply European brands such as H&M and Next have laid off thousands of workers weeks after they had joined wage protests, union leaders said on Tuesday.

Bangladesh to sue Manila bank over $81 million cyber heist: cenbank governor

Jan 30 2019

DHAKA Bangladesh will file a lawsuit in a U.S. court on Wednesday against Philippine bank Rizal Commercial Banking Corp (RCBC) over its role in one of the world's biggest cyber-heists, the Bangladesh central bank governor said.

Rohingya Muslim group fleeing India to Bangladesh stuck on 'zero line'

Jan 21 2019

DHAKA Bangladesh has denied entry to 31 Rohingya Muslims trying to enter from India and they are stuck in no-man's land on the border, Bangladesh authorities said on Monday, as India cracks down on members of the community.

Transparency International finds 'irregularities' in Bangladesh vote

Jan 15 2019

DHAKA Anti-corruption group Transparency International said on Tuesday it found "irregularities" in 47 of 50 constituencies it surveyed during last month's general election in Bangladesh, which was marred by allegations of vote rigging.

World News

Dutch police hunt for Turkish man after tram shooting

Dutch security forces were hunting for a 37-year-old Turkish man suspected of having shot several people, one of them possibly fatally, on a tram in the city of Utrecht on Monday, in what authorities said appeared to be a terrorist attack.