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Bangladesh: Owner of Collapsed Building Arrested At Border Crossing

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Mohammed Sohel Rana, the owner of the illegally-constructed building that collapsed in Bangladesh this week killing 377 people, was arrested in western Bangladesh as he was trying to leave the country.  The owner of the Rana plaza, a politician from the country’s ruling party, was brought back to Dhaka in helicopter after a commando found [...]

More Than 80 Workers Dead in Bangladesh Building Collapse (Video)

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More than 80 workers in a garment factory lost their lives after an eight-storey building collapsed in Bangladesh on Wednesday morning. Most of the victims are thought to be female workers as hundreds of people still remain under the rubble. “The whole world seemed to shake and then all was dark,” said a worker at [...]

Bangladesh: Buddhist temples torched over anti-Islam photo

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Religion-motivated violence has spread to Bangladesh where Muslims burnt down four Buddhist temples and at least 15 houses on Sunday. The act of violence was sparked by a photo posted on Facebook that allegedly insulted Islam. Reuters.com reports: The protesters said the picture had been posted by a Buddhist and they marched to Buddhist villages [...]

Cricket South Africa declines Bangladesh invitation

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JOHANNESBURG – Cricket South Africa has declined an invitation to play limited-overs and Twenty20 internationals in Bangladesh next month. “Unfortunately there are too many practical obstacles that prevent us from accepting this commitment,” CSA chief executive Jacques Faul said. “At the moment most of our senior Proteas are spread around the world … and those [...]

Bangladesh gets to first-ever Asia Cup final

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DHAKA, Bangladesh – It has been reported that Bangladesh reached its first Asia Cup final when it cruised past Sri Lanka by five wickets with nearly three overs to spare in a rain-disrupted match on Tuesday. Having failed at nine previous Asia Cups, Bangladesh will meet Pakistan in the final on Thursday at the same [...]

Banglades: ferry death toll reaches 117

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DHAKA, Bangladesh – A ferry with hundreds of people on board sank along a Bangladesh river on Wednesday after hitting an oil barge. At least 117 people have died in the disaster and decomposing bodies. The decomposing bodies surfaced near the scene of the accident hours after the double-deck ferry was salvaged and the rescue [...]

Muslim coup plot foiled in Bangladesh

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DHAKA, Bangladesh – The Bangladesh military has foiled a plot by hardline Muslim officers, their retired colleagues and Bangladeshi conspirators living abroad to overthrow Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, a military spokesman announced Thursday. Brig. Gen. Muhammad Masud Razzaq told reporters at a news briefing Thursday that the military has specific evidence that up to 16 [...]

Half a million Muslim devotees gather in Bangladesh

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TONGI, Bangladesh – Hundreds of thousands of Muslim devotees have gathered on the banks of a river outside the Bangladeshi capital to call for peace and a revival of Islamic tenets. The three-day gathering on the banks of River Turag, near Dhaka, is one of the world’s largest Islamic congregations. Area police chief Abdul Baten [...]

Cricket: Pakistan clean sweeps Bangladesh

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DHAKA, Bangladesh – Pakistan just beat the fading light to win the second test against Bangladesh by seven wickets on Wednesday and complete a 2-0 series sweep. Bangladesh lost five wickets for 34 runs in the afternoon session as it collapsed to 234 all out in its second innings, giving Pakistan a target of 103 [...]

Cricket: Pakistan beat Bangladesh by an innings

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CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh – Pakistan beat Bangladesh by an innings and 184 runs on the fourth day of the first cricket test on Monday at Chittagong’s Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium: ___ Scores: Bangladesh 1st innings: 135 (Nasir Hossain 41; Abdur Rehman 3-9, Saeed Ajmal 3-40). Pakistan 1st innings: 594-5 dec. (Younis Khan 200 not out, Mohammad [...]

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