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# dhaka - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Bangladesh court sentences seven militants to death for 2016 café attack

Twenty hostages were killed, including 17 from Japan, Italy and India.

# dhaka - Thursday 28 March, 2019

At least 19 people die after huge fire rips through building in Bangladesh

Many people jumped to their deaths to escape the inferno.

# dhaka - Thursday 21 February, 2019

At least 70 people killed in major apartment fire in Bangladesh

The blaze broke out in a historic part of the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka.

# dhaka - Monday 12 March, 2018

49 dead after plane crashes in Kathmandu in worst accident in decades

The disaster is the worst such incident to hit Nepal for years.

# dhaka - Sunday 12 February, 2017

First female to suffer from 'tree man syndrome' undergoes successful surgery

10-year-old Bangladeshi Sahana Khatun has undergone surgery to remove bark-like growths from her chin, ear and nose.

# dhaka - Saturday 28 January, 2017

Bangladesh railway worker killed by train after saving mother and daughter from being run over

The father of eight was only a few months away from his retirement.

# dhaka - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

Modern Slavery: How children in Dhaka are trying to escape from 12-hour workdays

Children in Dhaka can be expected to work long hours for little money to help support their families.

# dhaka - Thursday 7 July, 2016

Attack targets school as 250,000 prayed nearby to mark end of Ramadan

It is believed to have been carried out by Islamists.

# dhaka - Thursday 7 April, 2016

Anti-Islamist blogger "hacked with a machete" before being shot dead

The killing of Nazimuddin Samad is the sixth such murder of a secular activist in Bangladesh in the last 15 months.

# dhaka - Saturday 17 October, 2015

# dhaka - Friday 7 August, 2015

A secular blogger has been hacked to death at his home in Bangladesh

It’s the fourth such murder in Bangladesh since the start of the year.

# dhaka - Thursday 24 April, 2014

One Year On: Bangladesh's miracle seamstress is building a new life

Reshma Akhter married her boyfriend and has a job in a local hotel.

# dhaka - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

Column: Why can’t I be guaranteed that my clothes haven’t contributed to someone’s death?

Standardised textile labelling is vital to keep vulnerable workers safe in developing countries like Bangladesh, writes Aisling Twomey.

# dhaka - Thursday 25 April, 2013

Safety inspectors 'ignored cracks' at collapsed clothing factory in Bangladesh

The death toll at the Dkaha collapse has now risen to 159, as accusations of corruption among safety inspectors emerged.

# dhaka - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

Supplier to Penneys based in Bangladesh building that collapsed, claiming 87 lives

Workers had complained about cracks prior to the collapse of the eight-story building.

# dhaka - Monday 3 December, 2012

Clashes with police as 10,000 workers join Bangladesh fire protest

Protests have entered their second week after 110 people died in Bangladesh’s worst ever clothing factory fire.

# dhaka - Sunday 25 November, 2012

At least 112 killed in fire at Bangladesh garment factory

The seven-storey factory had three fire exits – but all led through the ground floor where the fire broke out.

# dhaka - Thursday 15 March, 2012

117 dead, more missing in Bangladesh ferry sinking

Five more bodies have been pulled from the water today – bringing the death toll from the boat crash to 117.

# dhaka - Tuesday 13 March, 2012

31 dead, dozens missing in Bangladesh ferry crash

At least 200 people were on board when the double-deck ferry went down in the early hours of the morning, and more fatalities are expected to be confirmed.