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Bangladesh, China leaders laud "consensus" in closer ties

Bangladesh hailed a "new horizon" in its ties to Asian superpower China Friday as the countries' leaders announced more than two dozen deals for enhancing cooperation.

Owner disappears after deadly Bangladesh factory fire

The owner of a Bangladeshi packaging plant where more than 30 people were killed in a devastating fire has apparently gone into hiding after he was sued over the...

Bangladeshi factory owner sued after fire kills more than 30

The owner of a Bangladeshi packaging plant where more than 30 people were killed in a devastating fire is being sued by relatives of the victims, police said on Monday...

Death toll in Bangladesh factory fire rises to 29

The death toll in a Bangladesh factory fire has risen to 25, officials said on Sunday, with firefighters still battling to put out the blaze caused by an explosion at...

Boiler explosion kills 23 at Bangladeshi factory

At least 20 workers were killed and scores injured on Saturday after a huge boiler explosion set fire to a packaging factory near the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, firefighters said.

Bangladesh cafe attack "trainer" killed in gunfight

A suspected militant believed to be the trainer of the July cafe attack perpetrators in Dhaka was killed in a gunfight with security forces late Friday in the Bangladeshi capital, police said.

Bangladesh upholds death sentence for Islamic party leader

Bangladesh’s highest court on Tuesday rejected a final appeal by an Islamic party's leader against the death sentence he had been handed for crimes committed during the country’s 1971 war of...

British national, student arrested over Dhaka cafe siege

A British national and a university student were arrested in Dhaka in connection with a deadly attack and hostage-taking at a cafe in the Bangladeshi capital last month, police said Thursday.

Bangladesh police identify cafe attack masterminds, offer cash reward

Bangladesh police on Tuesday identified the Dhaka cafe attack planners and announced a two-million-taka reward (25,500 dollars) for information leading to their arrest.

Nine suspected militants killed in Dhaka police raid

Nine suspected militants were killed during a raid in Dhaka on Tuesday and police were investigating their links to the banned Islamist group, Jammatul Mujahedeen Bangladesh (JMB).

Eight killed, 20 missing after boat capsizes in Bangladesh

At least eight people were killed and 20 others were missing after an engine-propelled boat capsized in Bangladesh on Saturday, said an official.

Bangladeshi war crimes tribunal sentences three to death

A Bangladeshi court sentenced three men to death and five others to life imprisonment Monday for crimes against humanity during the 1971 war of independence.

Professor, two others arrested over Bangladesh cafe attack

A university professor and two other men were arrested for sheltering terrorists who attacked a restaurant in Bangladesh and killing 20 hostages earlier this month, police said Sunday.

Bangladeshis mourn cafe massacre victims

Bangladeshis on Monday paid their respects to the victims of last week’s attack on a cafe in Dhaka in which suspected Islamists killed 20 hostages and two police.

Bangladesh says attackers home-grown, denies Islamic State link

Bangladeshi militants were behind the hostage crisis in Dhaka that left 20 civilians dead, a top police official said, denying any link with the Islamic State extremist group.