Latest news from DHAKA, Bangladesh.

Bangladesh delays verdict in war crimes case


DHAKA, Bangladesh - A Bangladesh court Tuesday delayed a verdict against the top leader of an Islamist party charged with war crimes after the defendant in the politically charged trial become ill.

June 24, 2014 - 07:37 GMT

Bangladesh ups security for war crimes verdict


DHAKA, Bangladesh - Thousands of extra security officials were deployed across Bangladesh Tuesday ahead of a verdict against the top leader of an Islamist party charged with war crimes that prosecutors says led to the deaths of thousands during the nation's independence war against Pakistan in 1971.

June 24, 2014 - 04:15 GMT

Bangladesh sentence 8 to death in bombing case


DHAKA, Bangladesh - A court in Bangladesh's capital has sentenced eight people, including a top leader of a banned Islamist group, to death for their roles in a bombing at a New Year's celebration concert 13 years ago.

June 23, 2014 - 07:14 GMT
10 dead in clashes, arson attacks in Bangladesh

10 dead in clashes, arson attacks in Bangladesh


DHAKA, Bangladesh - Arson attacks and clashes between local residents and Urdu-speaking stateless people left 10 people dead in Bangladesh's capital on Saturday, police said.

June 14, 2014 - 14:20 GMT

Bangladesh appoints Hathurusingha as head coach


DHAKA, Bangladesh - Bangladesh has appointed former Sri Lanka batsman Chandika Hathurusingha as head coach in a move to boost team spirit after a disappointing performance at the World Twenty20.

May 19, 2014 - 11:27 GMT

Bangladesh ferry sinks during storm; 8 dead


DHAKA, Bangladesh - An official says a ferry carrying more than 100 passengers has capsized in a river in central Bangladesh after being hit by a storm, and eight bodies have been recovered.

May 15, 2014 - 13:55 GMT

Bangladesh cricket coach Jurgensen quits


DHAKA, Bangladesh - Shane Jurgensen has quit as Bangladesh head coach after a string of poor performances by the team sparked severe criticism from the country's cricket board.

April 29, 2014 - 00:46 GMT

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