Bangladeshi FIFA council member jailed
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate on Saturday sent FIFA council member Mahfuza Akhter Kiron to jail after rejecting her bail application in a defamation case filed over...
Criminal case filed over Bangladesh hijacking attempt
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — More details about the attempted weekend hijacking of plane headed from Bangladesh's capital to Dubai emerged Tuesday after civil aviation authorities filed a criminal...
Bangladesh police identify suspect in failed plane hijacking
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A man who was killed while trying to hijack a commercial flight in Bangladesh was a 24-year-old passenger from a village near the capital who had been previously arrested...
Hijacking foiled on Bangladesh-Dubai flight, suspect killed
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A passenger flight made an emergency landing Sunday in Bangladesh after an armed man attempted to hijack the plane, and he was later killed in an exchange of gunfire with...
Bangladesh surveillance video shows devastating fire impact
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The explosion was fast and furious.
On a busy street in Chawkbazar in the oldest part of Bangladesh's capital, restaurant cooks stood outside preparing roti bread on...
Police investigating negligence in deadly Bangladesh fire
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh police said Friday that they were seeking up to a dozen suspects in connection with a fire in the oldest part of the capital and could charge them with...
Deadly Bangladesh fire shows lapses in development
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A fire in Bangladesh that killed at least 67 people in the oldest part of the capital shows the lapses in public safety that still plague the South Asian country despite...
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Charred buildings and vehicles are all that remain of sections of a centuries-old shopping district in Bangladesh’s capital, where a late-night fire raced through narrow...
Fire guts oldest part of Bangladeshi capital, killing dozens
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — In the day since a devastating fire erupted in the oldest part of Bangladesh's capital, Awal Hossain has been searching for his younger brother.
The Latest: Death toll in Bangladesh fire lowered to 67
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The Latest on a fire in Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka (all times local):
Officials in Bangladesh say the death toll from a fire in Dhaka is lower than...
The Latest: Fire in Bangladesh’s capital kills at least 69
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The Latest on a fire in Bangladesh's capital (all times local):
Officials say the fire that burned through buildings in an old part of Bangladesh's...
Fire in slum kills 9 in southeastern Bangladesh
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A devastating blaze raced through a crammed slum in southeastern Bangladesh on Sunday, killing at least nine people and injuring several others, a fire official said.
The fire broke out early in the morning in the Chaktai area of Chittagong city while the slum dwellers were asleep, said the official, Jasim Uddin.
At least 200 shanty homes were gutted before firefighters brought the blaze under control, Uddin said, adding that four of the dead were from a single family.
Thousands fired after garment industry protest in Bangladesh
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — More than 5,000 Bangladesh workers who demanded higher wages have been fired by factory owners, and hundreds face police charges in the world's second-largest garment export industry after China, an activist said Thursday.
Kalpona Akter of the Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity said the firings came after thousands of workers took to the streets earlier this month in and around Dhaka, the nation's capital.
13 dead as truck crashes into workers’ huts in Bangladesh
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A truck loaded with coal overturned and crashed into workers' huts at a brickfield early Friday in eastern Bangladesh, leaving 13 dead and two injured, police said.
The driver lost control of the truck when it plowed into the housing units as the workers were asleep at Chauddogram in Cumilla district, local police chief Mahfuzur Rahman said. It was not immediately clear what happened to the driver.
Bangladesh PM Hasina seeks people’s support at victory rally
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who won a third straight term with an overwhelming majority in last month's election, sought the people's support at a victory rally Saturday amid international calls for an investigation into alleged irregularities during the polls.
The opposition is demanding a new election, saying the Dec. 30 polls were rigged, an allegation the Election Commission and Hasina have rejected.
Bangladesh police, garment workers clash in protests
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh police fired tear gas and swung batons as thousands of garment workers demonstrated for better wages for a fourth day Wednesday, shutting down factories on the outskirts of the capital.
The Daily Star newspaper said one protester was fatally shot and three dozen others were injured in clashes with police.
Hasina’s dominating win feared as enabling authoritarianism
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — While Sheikh Hasina is set to begin her third consecutive term as Bangladesh's prime minister following a landslide election victory, critics say having such an overwhelming majority in Parliament could create space for her to become even more authoritarian.
Bangladesh prime minister denies accusations of rigged vote
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The day after winning a record fourth term in power, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina trumpeted her accomplishments and dismissed opposition claims that the vote was rigged.
Hasina's ruling alliance won virtually every parliamentary seat in the general election, according to official results released Monday, giving her a third consecutive term despite opposition allegations of intimidation. Hasina earlier served a single term.
16 dead in Bangladeshi vote opposition calls “farcical’
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — More than a dozen people were killed in election-related violence in Bangladesh on Sunday, as voters went to the polls to decide whether to give Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina a third consecutive term amid opposition claims that her leadership has become increasingly authoritarian.
Bangladesh opposition leader expects victory if vote is fair
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — When the founding leader of Bangladesh, father of current Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, was assassinated in 1975 after helping achieve independence from Pakistan, then-Foreign Minister Kamal Hossain abandoned a state visit in Europe to rush to her side.
Now Hossain, 82, is helming a popular opposition against Hasina that aims to prevent his former Awami League party from maintaining its hold on Bangladesh in Sunday's parliamentary elections.
Fears of intimidation, violence as Bangladesh set to vote
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — As Bangladeshis get set to vote in Sunday's parliamentary elections, there are fears that violence and intimidation could keep many away from the polls, including two opposition candidates who said police had barricaded them inside their homes.
Under the decade-long leadership of Sheikh Hasina, whose ruling party hopes to retain power in the elections, Bangladesh's economy has grown by more than 6 percent annually, lifting millions out of extreme poverty.
Promising growth, Bangladesh’s iron lady seeks re-election
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is poised to win a record fourth term in Sunday's elections, drumming up support by promising a development bonanza as her critics question if the South Asian nation's tremendous economic success has come at the expense of its already fragile democracy.
Bangladesh opposition demands chief election official quit
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh's main opposition alliance on Tuesday demanded the resignation of the chief election commissioner, accusing him of bias, ahead of Sunday's elections while violence worsens, officials and news reports said.
West Indies wins T20 series v Bangladesh after no-ball doubt
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Motivated by a no-ball decision against his team, fast bowler Keemo Paul took 5-15 as West Indies won the Twenty20 series against Bangladesh 2-1 after a bad-tempered 50-run win in the third match on Saturday.
Put into bat, opener Evin Lewis smashed a 36-ball 89, with six fours and eight sixes, to help West Indies pile up 190 before being bowled out in 19.2 overs.
Paul, along with left-arm spinner Fabian Allen (2-19), then helped to dismiss Bangladesh for 140 in 17 overs.
Shakib stars as Bangladesh level T20 series vs West Indies
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Captain Shakib Al Hasan produced a career-best 5-21 for Bangladesh to beat the West Indies by 36 runs and level their three-match Twenty20 series 1-1 on Thursday.
Shakib also provided vital late runs when Bangladesh batted first, his 26-ball 42 studded with five fours and one six lifting them to a more-than-competitive 211-4 and their second highest T20 total in the day-night match.
Bangladesh opposition leader’s motorcade allegedly attacked
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Supporters of Bangladesh's ruling Awami League party led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina allegedly attacked an opposition leader's motorcade on Friday as it returned from a function in the nation's capital ahead of Dec. 30 elections, the latest show of the violence that frequently accompanies polling in the South Asian nation.
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Hope’s unbeaten 146 leads West Indies to level ODI series
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Opener Shai Hope smashed an unbeaten 146 for West Indies to beat Bangladesh off the third-to-last ball and send their one-day international series to a decider on Tuesday.
Bangladesh made 255-7 and Hope singlehandedly thwarted the host with a career-best ODI knock to hold together the West Indies' winning reply of 256-6 and keep the series alive.
The third and final match is on Friday back at Sylhet.
Shadman on debut launches Bangladesh to solid 259-5 on Day 1
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah extended the good start by Shadman Islam on debut to lead Bangladesh to a solid 259-5 against the West Indies on the first day of the second test on Friday.
With the pitch expected to deteriorate, this total already looked daunting for the West Indies given its vulnerability against quality spin.
Bangladesh and West Indies urge attack in 2nd test
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — To beat West Indies in the second test for a first series victory in nine years against anyone apart from Zimbabwe, Bangladesh's first instinct must be to attack, says captain Shakib Al Hasan.
The last test of the brief series begins on Friday. The first was won last Saturday in three days, as Bangladesh defended 204.
Zimbabwe out for 304, trail Bangladesh by 218 on Day 3
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Left-arm spinner Taijul Islam claimed his third straight five-for to keep Bangladesh in command of Zimbabwe on the third day of the second test on Tuesday.
Islam's 5-107, his sixth career five-for, and a stunning catch ruined Zimbabwe's hope of a comeback. The visitors were all out on 304-9, trailing by 218 runs when stumps was called. Zimbabwe fast bowler Tendai Chatara was out of the test after straining his left quad muscle on Monday.
Bangladesh delays national elections by a week to Dec. 30
DHAKA,Bangladesh (AP) — Authorities in Bangladesh agreed Monday to delay national elections by a week because of opposition demands for more time to prepare.
Chief Election Commissioner K.M. Nurul Huda said officials decided to shift the date to Dec. 30 in response to the proposals by the opposition parties. The new deadline for filing nominations is Nov. 28.
Bangladesh captain tells team to ‘bat sensibly’ vs Zimbabwe
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah has told his teammates to "bat sensibly" in the second and final test against Zimbabwe, starting Sunday.
Bangladesh surprisingly lost the first test by 151 runs after being dismissed for 143 and 169 — out for less than 200 runs for the eighth straight innings.
Stand-in skipper Mahmudullah said there was "no point playing tests like this" and there would have to be an improvement.
Bangladesh to hold elections Dec. 23 despite Zia’s arrest
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh's Election Commission announced Thursday that the next national election will be held Dec. 23, despite the imprisonment of the leader of the main opposition party and the banning of its chief partner.
Chief Election Commissioner K.M. Nurul Huda said in a televised address that all arrangements have been made to ensure the election will be peaceful. Candidates must file their applications on Nov. 19.
Kiwi pair hit a record 43 runs from an over in one-day match
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Two New Zealand batsmen have combined to set a world record by hitting 43 runs, including six sixes, from a single over in a domestic one-day cricket match.
Joe Carter and Brett Hampton were helped by two no-balls to set the record while batting for Northern Districts against Central Districts in a Ford Trophy match on Wednesday.
Bangladesh court sentences ex-PM Zia to 7 years over graft
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Former Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, the leader of the country's opposition, was sentenced to seven years in jail on Monday after being found guilty of misusing her power to collect money for a charity named after her late husband. Separately, the Election Commission withdrew the registration of the country's largest Islamist party in another blow for opposition forces.
Bangladesh publisher arrested on defamation charges
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A prominent lawyer and newspaper publisher who is tied to Bangladesh's political opposition was denied bail Tuesday after his arrest on defamation charges, heightening concerns about a crackdown on dissent ahead of national elections.
Bangladesh newspaper editors protest digital security law
DHAKA,Bangladesh (AP) — Editors of major daily newspapers in Bangladesh's capital formed a human chain on Monday to protest a new digital security law they say will stifle freedom of speech and media freedom.
Members of the Editors' Council formed the chain in front of the National Press Club in Dhaka and demanded amendments to the recently enacted Digital Security Act, saying many provisions could be used against journalists.
Bangladeshi newspaper editors protest digital security law
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — An influential body of newspaper editors in Bangladesh on Saturday criticized the government for a new digital security law that they say will stifle constitutionally protected freedom of speech and curtail press freedom.
Members of the Editors' Council told a news conference in the nation's capital, Dhaka, that they were not pleased that the bill was made a law despite their objections.
Bangladesh sentences 19 to death in political rally attack
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A Bangladeshi court sentenced 19 people to death and the son of the opposition leader to life imprisonment on Wednesday over a deadly 2004 attack at a political rally held by current Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
The grenade attack killed two dozen people and wounded about 300 others. Hasina narrowly escaped, having been whisked away by party members to a waiting car from a dais in front of the headquarters of her Awami League party near where several grenades exploded.
Bangladesh’s ex-PM transferred from prison to hospital
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A medical board formed by Bangladesh's government is evaluating the health of opposition leader Khaleda Zia in the hospital where she was admitted this weekend following complaints that her condition was deteriorating rapidly in a prison in the nation's capital, a doctor said Monday.
Journalists slam pending Bangladesh digital security law
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Journalists and human rights groups are demanding major amendments to a bill recently passed in Bangladesh's Parliament, saying it will further choke constitutionally protected freedom of speech.
A powerful body of editors of leading newspapers and TV stations has officially protested the bill, called the Digital Security Act, and plans to form a human chain to protest Saturday in front of the national press club in Dhaka.
Bangladesh court accepts murder charges for 2016 attack
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A special tribunal on Wednesday accepted murder and other charges against eight suspected Islamic militants in a grisly attack on a restaurant two years ago in Bangladesh's capital.
Twenty hostages, including 17 people from Japan, Italy and India, were killed when five militants attacked the Holey Artisan Bakery in 2016. The militants were killed by commandoes inside the cafe during a 12-hour standoff. Two security officials later succumbed to injuries in a hospital.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A global human rights group on Tuesday accused Bangladesh's government of using abusive measures in handling student-led protests calling for safer roads.
New York-based Human Rights Watch said in a statement that ruling party men armed with sticks and machetes have swooped in on the protesters and journalists since the students took to the streets on July 29 after two students were killed in a road accident in the nation's capital, Dhaka.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Police in Bangladesh's capital fired tear gas and rubber bullets Monday to disperse hundreds of demonstrating students, while a prominent human rights group demanded the release of an activist arrested for criticizing the government during more than a week of protests.
Student protests surge in Bangladesh capital
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Thousands of angry young people took to the streets of Bangladesh's capital again Sunday to demand safer streets, facing police firing tear gas and pro-government activists who attacked them with clubs.
Protests have flared repeatedly in Dhaka since two students were killed last week by speeding buses.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Police in Bangladesh's capital fired tear gas and used batons on Saturday to disperse hundreds of protesting students angry over the traffic deaths of two fellow students, leaving many people injured.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Five days of protests by tens of thousands of students angry over the traffic deaths of two of their colleagues have largely cut off the capital Dhaka from the rest of Bangladesh, as the demonstrators pressed their demand for safer roads.
The protests began last Sunday after two college students were struck and killed by a pair of buses and eventually paralyzed the capital of 10 million.
SAVAR, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh tanneries prepping leather for shoes, belts, wallets and purses are dumping toxic chemicals into a river at a new industrial complex more than a year after the government shut them down for poisoning a different river and using child labor.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The international Red Cross leader said Tuesday that humanitarian help alone will not solve the Rohingya refugee crisis and inclusive political solutions are needed for the 700,000 people who fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh to escape violence that targeted them.