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DHAKA, Bangladesh | 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 may not have been armed, officials said Monday, in a reversal of previous allegations that he was carrying a pistol. “There was no signal that he … Continue reading DHAKA, Bangladesh | Bangladesh police identify suspect in failed plane hijacking

DHAKA, Bangladesh | Hijacking foiled on Bangladesh-Dubai flight, suspect killed

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A flight bound for Dubai from Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka, made an emergency landing Sunday in Chittagong, Bangladesh, after a man attempted to hijack the plane, officials said. The suspect, a Bangladeshi, asked to speak to the country’s prime minister before dying from injuries in an exchange of gunfire with military commandos, … Continue reading DHAKA, Bangladesh | Hijacking foiled on Bangladesh-Dubai flight, suspect killed

DHAKA, Bangladesh | 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 negligence over the blaze that killed at least 67 people. The case involves between 10 and 12 people wanted on suspicion … Continue reading DHAKA, Bangladesh | Police investigating negligence in deadly Bangladesh fire

DHAKA, Bangladesh | Police seeking those responsible for deadly Bangladesh fire

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A senior police official said Friday that authorities were seeking up to a dozen suspects in connection with a fire in the oldest part of Bangladesh’s capital that killed at least 67 people. “We are investigating to find those responsible. We have not mentioned any names in the case. Upon investigation … Continue reading DHAKA, Bangladesh | Police seeking those responsible for deadly Bangladesh fire

DHAKA, Bangladesh | Fire guts ancient part of Bangladesh’s capital, killing 81

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A devastating fire raced through densely packed buildings in a centuries-old district in Bangladesh’s capital, killing at least 81 people, officials and witnesses said Thursday. The fire in Dhaka’s Chawkbazar area was mostly under control after more than 10 hours of frantic firefighting efforts. About 50 people were injured, with some … Continue reading DHAKA, Bangladesh | Fire guts ancient part of Bangladesh’s capital, killing 81

DHAKA, Bangladesh | 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): 8:45 a.m. Officials say the fire that burned through buildings in an old part of Bangladesh’s capital has killed at least 69 people. The fire in Dhaka was mostly under control early Thursday after more than nine hours of frantic … Continue reading DHAKA, Bangladesh | The Latest: Fire in Bangladesh’s capital kills at least 69

DHAKA, Bangladesh | Fire in old part of Bangladesh’s capital kills at least 45

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A devastating fire raced through at least five buildings in an old part of Bangladesh’s capital and killed at least 45 people, an official and witnesses said Thursday. About 50 other people were injured and the fire in Dhaka was not yet under control completely. The Chawkbazar area where the fire … Continue reading DHAKA, Bangladesh | Fire in old part of Bangladesh’s capital kills at least 45

DHAKA, Bangladesh | Bangladesh opposition alliance leader Kamal Hossain calls election “farcical,” says any outcome will be rejected.

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Bangladesh opposition alliance leader Kamal Hossain calls election “farcical,” says any outcome will be rejected. . By Associated Press

DHAKA, Bangladesh | Bangladesh opposition demands chief election official quit

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Officials and news reports say Bangladesh’s main opposition alliance has demanded the resignation of the chief election commissioner, accusing him of bias, ahead of Sunday’s national elections while violence worsens across the country. Opposition spokesman Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said Tuesday night that they demanded the resignation of K.M.Nurul Huda as they … Continue reading DHAKA, Bangladesh | Bangladesh opposition demands chief election official quit

DHAKA, Bangladesh | Bangladesh deploys soldiers ahead of next Sunday’s elections

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Thousands of army soldiers are being deployed across Bangladesh to help conduct the national elections on Dec. 30. A statement by the military’s public relations office said the deployment began early Monday and the soldiers would be on duty until Jan. 2. While such deployment is common ahead of national elections in … Continue reading DHAKA, Bangladesh | Bangladesh deploys soldiers ahead of next Sunday’s elections

DHAKA, Bangladesh | Student protests surge in Bangladesh capital

DHAKA, Bangladesh— Thousands of angry young people have again taken to the streets of Bangladesh’s capital to demand safer streets, facing police firing tear gas and pro-government activists who attacked some with sticks and clubs. Protests have surged across Bangladesh since two students were killed last week by speeding buses. The pro-government activists also attacked … Continue reading DHAKA, Bangladesh | Student protests surge in Bangladesh capital

DHAKA, Bangladesh | Mass protests over traffic deaths paralyze Dhaka for 5 days

DHAKA, Bangladesh— 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 … Continue reading DHAKA, Bangladesh | Mass protests over traffic deaths paralyze Dhaka for 5 days

DHAKA | Bangladesh rejects Myanmar’s claim of repatriating Rohingya

DHAKA, Bangladesh  |April 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Bangladesh on Monday rejected a claim by Myanmar that the Buddhist-majority nation had repatriated the first five among some 700,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled to the neighboring country to escape military-led violence against the minority group. A Myanmar government statement said Saturday that five members of a family … Continue reading DHAKA | Bangladesh rejects Myanmar’s claim of repatriating Rohingya

DHAKA, Bangladesh | Rohingya in camp tell Myanmar official they survived attacks

DHAKA, Bangladesh| April 11, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  A Myanmar Cabinet minister on Wednesday visited a sprawling refugee camp in Bangladesh for Rohingya Muslims, who described the violence that forced them to flee Myanmar and presented a list of demands for their repatriation. Social Welfare Minister Win Myat Aye met with about 40 Rohingya refugees at the … Continue reading DHAKA, Bangladesh | Rohingya in camp tell Myanmar official they survived attacks