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Lightning strikes makeshift mosque in Bangladesh, kills 13 updated: Fri Aug 10 2012 22:54:00

At least 13 people were killed and 20 wounded when lightning struck a makeshift mosque in a remote village in northeast Bangladesh on Friday, police said.

Clinton leaves drama in China for turmoil in Bangladeshupdated: Sat May 05 2012 11:06:00

Muslim and moderate.Two words that describe Bangladesh, where Hillary Clinton arrived Saturday as part of a three-nation tour of Asia.

Bangladesh ferry death toll rises to more than 100updated: Wed Mar 14 2012 09:13:00

At least 112 bodies have been recovered after a packed ferry capsized in Bangladesh, police said Wednesday.

Dozens missing after ferry capsizes in Bangladeshupdated: Tue Mar 13 2012 13:39:00

Rescuers searched frantically for survivors after a packed ferry carrying at least 250 people capsized in southern Bangladesh, killing at least 32 people, police said Tuesday.

Four killed in Bangladesh clashes between police, protestersupdated: Sun Jan 29 2012 20:06:00

Authorities confirmed four deaths Sunday following violent clashes between police and anti-government protesters.

Bangladesh army says it foiled plotupdated: Thu Jan 19 2012 16:54:00

The Bangladesh army said Thursday it foiled a military coup plot aimed at toppling the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Despite immigration reforms, many young immigrants still in limbo updated: Sat Dec 24 2011 09:30:00

It wasn't until his senior year of high school in North Carolina that Monji Dolon found out about his murky immigration status.

U.N. chief urges global leaders to launch Green Climate Fundupdated: Tue Nov 29 2011 11:29:00

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged global leaders Monday to launch a multibillion-dollar climate fund agreed to last year in Cancun, Mexico.

Seeking a solution to global warmingupdated: Tue Nov 29 2011 11:29:00

CNN's Robyn Curnow reports from the 17th U.N. Climate Change Summit in Durban, South Africa.

Energy-starved Bangladesh signs nuclear power deal with Russiaupdated: Thu Nov 03 2011 14:02:00

Bangladesh in its first move to go for nuclear power signed a deal with Russia to meet its widening energy deficit.

Bangladesh strike over fuel price hike paralyzes daily lifeupdated: Thu Sep 22 2011 20:41:00

Thousands of anti-riot police were in the streets of Bangladesh's capital city Thursday as the opposition alliance launched a day-long general strike in protest of a fuel price hike.

44 schoolboys die in Bangladesh road accidentupdated: Mon Jul 11 2011 14:38:00

At least 44 schoolboys were killed and many more injured Monday when the truck they were traveling in skidded off a highway and plunged into a canal in southeast Chittagong district, 250 kilometers (155 miles) from Bangladesh's capital of Dhaka, police said.

Bangladesh hit by strike, violenceupdated: Thu Jul 07 2011 09:36:00

Riot police patrolled the streets to break up opposition protests in Dhaka and elsewhere in Bangladesh on Wednesday as opposition parties began a 48-hour general strike protesting a government move to change the electoral system

Mudslide in southeastern Bangladesh kills 15updated: Fri Jul 01 2011 23:07:00

The bodies of at least 15 people, including women and children, were recovered Friday after hours of steady downpours triggered a mudslide at Batali Hill in Chittagong, in southeastern Bangladesh, the state-run news agency said.

Bangladesh amendment ends non-party election oversightupdated: Thu Jun 30 2011 21:05:00

Bangladesh's parliament on Thursday abolished the nonpartisan caretaker government system that oversees general elections, amid protests from the opposition that the ruling parties are trying to rig the polls.

More than 100 jailed as opposition strike hits Bangladeshupdated: Sun Jun 12 2011 20:03:00

The Bangladeshi government launched mobile courts in the streets Sunday, jailing more than 100 as the opposition parties began a 36-hour countrywide general strike, the second in a week, police said.

Bangladeshi strike disrupts normal lifeupdated: Sun Jun 05 2011 23:25:00

Dhaka's usually bustling streets looked barren Sunday as opposition parties enforced a daylong general strike over a government move to change the electoral system.

At least 27 dead in Bangladesh ferry sinkingupdated: Fri Apr 22 2011 09:15:00

At least 27 people died Thursday when a ferry carrying about 100 people sank in a Bangladeshi river after striking a sunken cargo boat, police and officials said.

Solar power boosting profitsupdated: Tue Apr 12 2011 04:22:00

CNN's Sara Sidner reports how Bangladeshi's are changing lives and increasing profits with the use of solar power.

England undone by Bangladesh tailenders; Windies survive Irish scareupdated: Fri Mar 11 2011 12:40:00

Bangladesh pulled off one of the big upsets of the 2011 Cricket World Cup by beating England by two wickets in a thrilling Group B match at Chittagong on Friday.

'Sari squad' protects Bangladesh wildlife sanctuaryupdated: Mon Mar 07 2011 07:19:00

In southern Bangladesh, a small group of local women is taking the initiative when it comes to environmental protection.

Ladies on the prowl to save forestupdated: Mon Mar 07 2011 07:19:00

CNN's Sara Sidner looks at how a group of village women are helping save a wildlife sanctuary from thieves and hunters.

West Indies bus attacked after win over Bangladeshupdated: Fri Mar 04 2011 11:58:00

The West Indies team bus has been attacked by Bangladesh fans, following the side's one-sided victory over the co-hosts at the Cricket World Cup.

Girls got game in Bangladeshupdated: Fri Feb 18 2011 12:32:00

CNN's Sara Sidner reports on how cricket is lifting girls' worth in Bangladesh.

Girls got game in cricket-crazy Bangladeshupdated: Fri Feb 18 2011 12:08:00

In a dusty, unkempt field in the middle of Bangladesh's second-largest city, crowds of men and boys gather to watch their favorite sport.

Bangladesh court orders fresh probe into death of teenage girlupdated: Tue Feb 08 2011 13:39:00

A top court in Bangladesh has ordered a fresh probe into the death of a teenage girl who was lashed for having an affair with a married man last month, police said.

Opposition strike brings Bangladesh to a standstillupdated: Mon Feb 07 2011 11:03:00

Schools and businesses closed and police fought with protesters Monday as thousands of opposition party supporters took to the streets in a daylong strike against the government.

No hawkers, beggars in Bangladesh city ahead of Cricket World Cupupdated: Wed Jan 26 2011 13:48:00

Hundreds of hawkers and beggars, quite often seen on Dhaka's major roads and at traffic stops, will be driven out next month ahead of the Cricket World Cup scheduled to begin in mid February, officials said Wednesday.

Bangladesh top court declares corporal punishment at schools illegalupdated: Fri Jan 14 2011 12:25:00

A top court has banned any corporal punishment in schools in Bangladesh, a country where millions of children are exposed to physical abuse, officials said Thursday.

Bangladesh begins trial of 800 troopers indicted for mutinyupdated: Wed Jan 05 2011 12:32:00

A Bangladesh court on Wednesday begins the trial of more than 800 paramilitary troopers accused of a mutiny against their officers two years ago, police and court officials said.

32 dead after boat capsizes in Bangladeshupdated: Sun Dec 19 2010 16:10:00

At least 32 people are dead and many more are missing after a passenger boat capsized on a river in northeastern Bangladesh, the country's news agency reported on Saturday.

Bangladesh fire claims at least 20 livesupdated: Wed Dec 15 2010 10:21:00

The death toll from a fire at a garment factory in Bangladesh rose to 20 Wednesday and could rise again, the country's national news agency reported.

Garment factory fire kills at least 12 in Bangladeshupdated: Tue Dec 14 2010 14:18:00

At least 12 people were killed and more than 100 others injured -- most of them critically -- in a fire at a garment factory in Bangladesh Tuesday, the country's national news agency reported.

Officials work to control anthrax outbreak in Bangladeshupdated: Sun Sep 05 2010 22:51:00

Officials in Bangladesh are working to control an anthrax outbreak that has infected nearly 300 people since its first detection two weeks ago.

On the trail of forced labor in Bangladeshupdated: Mon Aug 09 2010 10:21:00

My research trip to Bangladesh ended near the town of Srimongol, where I investigated the country's tea industry. Much like their shrimp processing kinsmen to the south, the tea factories were locked down like prisons.

On the trail of child labor in Bangladeshupdated: Tue Aug 03 2010 11:36:00

This week I want to write to you about shrimp. Portions of the shrimp industry in Bangladesh involve almost every aspect of contemporary forms of labor exploitation: child labor, bonded labor, forced labor, and indirectly human trafficking.

Child labor in Bangladeshupdated: Tue Aug 03 2010 11:36:00

CNN's Max Foster talks to human trafficking expert Siddharth Kara about what he has seen in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Floating schools beat high waterupdated: Tue Jul 20 2010 02:29:00

Floating schools are being promoted as one way of adapting to climate change in Bangladesh. CNN's Dan Rivers reports.

More than 160 arrested in violent Bangladesh strikeupdated: Sun Jun 27 2010 13:41:00

More than 160 protesters were arrested Sunday during a violent opposition strike in Bangladesh, police said.

Largest mass poisoning in history?updated: Mon Jun 21 2010 10:14:00

A new study shows 77 million Bangladeshis are being exposed to water containing arsenic. CNN's Dan Rivers reports.

Study: Millions in Bangladesh exposed to arsenic in drinking waterupdated: Mon Jun 21 2010 10:14:00

It could be the worst mass poisoning in history. And the terrible irony is that it may all be due to an idealistic push to clean up drinking water for some of the world's poorest people.

109 die in fire in Bangladeshupdated: Fri Jun 04 2010 08:53:00

At least 109 people were killed in a fire in the capital city in Bangladesh, the country's national news agency reported Friday.

City girl: My year of 'madness' in Bangladeshupdated: Thu Jun 03 2010 12:06:00

If you had asked me at the beginning of last year to pinpoint Bangladesh on a map, I would have struggled.

Australia thrash New Zealand; England turn screw on Bangladeshupdated: Tue Apr 06 2010 14:34:00

Australia completed a comprehensive defeat of New Zealand in the opening Test match between the two countries in Wellington while England closed in on a series whitewash in Bangladesh.

Bus crash kills 17 in Bangladeshupdated: Fri Jan 01 2010 01:55:00

An overloaded bus skidded into a dry canal in Bangladesh on Friday, killing at least 17 and injuring more than 50 passengers, police said.

Deaths rise in Bangladesh ferry disasterupdated: Mon Nov 30 2009 07:26:00

The death toll climbed to 72 in the capsizing of an overloaded ferry in southern Bangladesh as a search continued, police said Monday.

Ferry capsizesupdated: Mon Nov 30 2009 07:26:00

An overcrowded ferry capsizes early Saturday in Bangladesh, killing at least 10 passengers.

54 bodies recovered from Bangladesh ferry disasterupdated: Mon Nov 30 2009 02:17:00

Authorities have recovered 54 bodies after a ferry crammed with people capsized in southern Bangladesh, police said Sunday.

28 killed as ferry sinks in Bangladeshupdated: Sat Nov 28 2009 19:39:00

A ferry crammed with people capsized late Friday night in Bangladesh, killing at least 28 passengers, police said.

In Bangladesh, Ted Kennedy reveredupdated: Thu Aug 27 2009 09:45:00

The legacy of U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy, who died on Tuesday, spreads far and wide, and across the ocean to now-independent Bangladesh. There, he is still revered for calling attention to what many deemed an unfolding genocide.

Cyclone death toll near 200 in India, Bangladeshupdated: Wed May 27 2009 04:32:00

The death toll from a powerful cyclone that hit India and Bangladesh this week has climbed to at least 180, officials said Wednesday.

Probe calls for Bangladesh troop deathsupdated: Sat Apr 25 2009 01:30:00

Human rights groups in Bangladesh and abroad are calling for an investigation after 16 borders guards accused of participating in a bloody revolt in February died in custody in recent days.

Mutiny spreads in Bangladeshupdated: Sat Apr 25 2009 01:30:00

CNN's Saeed Ahmed talks about the spread of a mutiny in Bangladesh.

Rare dolphins discovered deep in jungleupdated: Wed Apr 01 2009 08:17:00

The Irrawaddy, one of the world's rarest species of freshwater dolphins, have been found in surprisingly large numbers deep in the waterlogged jungles of Bangladesh.

Fire rages at Bangladesh mallupdated: Fri Mar 13 2009 15:02:00

Rescuers evacuate shoppers from a shopping mall that caught fire in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Pakistan cricket tour to Bangladesh ditchedupdated: Thu Mar 05 2009 13:41:00

Bangladesh cricket chiefs have postponed Pakistan's seven-match tour of the country scheduled to start next week, following government advice.

Bangladesh: Fewer officers missing after mutinyupdated: Tue Mar 03 2009 08:21:00

The Bangladeshi military has revised the number of army officers missing after last week's bloody uprising, from 72 down to six.

Bangladesh army steps up mutineer huntupdated: Mon Mar 02 2009 06:33:00

The Bangladeshi army fanned out across the country Monday, hunting down paramilitary troops who fled their barracks in the capital, Dhaka, after a deadly uprising that killed dozens of their superiors.

Bangladesh: Body search continues amid retaliation fearsupdated: Sun Mar 01 2009 06:20:00

Relief teams dug through rose gardens at the headquarters of the Bangladesh Rifles Sunday, looking for more than 70 army officers still missing -- and presumed killed -- after a deadly uprising by paramilitary forces last week.

Mass grave found after Bangladesh mutinyupdated: Fri Feb 27 2009 09:47:00

At least 40 bodies -- all of them wearing uniforms identifying them as army officers -- have been found in a mass grave inside the headquarters of the Bangladesh Rifles paramilitary in the capital, Dhaka, authorities said Friday.

Bangladesh says rebellion by mutinous troops endsupdated: Thu Feb 26 2009 11:48:00

The rebellion by paramilitary Bangladesh Rifles troops apparently ended Thursday after they handed over their weapons inside their headquarters in the capital city's Pilkhana district, the national press agency quoted Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as saying in a nationwide televised address.

Dozens feared dead in Bangladesh mutinyupdated: Wed Feb 25 2009 20:45:00

At least 50 officers and civilians were feared dead after Bangladeshi paramilitary troops staged a mutiny, taking dozens of high-ranking officers and military brass hostage, the country's law minister said Thursday.

Bangladesh: 39 drown after boats collideupdated: Sun Feb 22 2009 06:51:00

Eight more bodies floated to the surface Sunday, bringing the death toll to 39 from a riverboat accident in southern Bangladesh.

Dozens missing after riverboat collision in Bangladeshupdated: Thu Feb 19 2009 07:46:00

More than 60 passengers were feared dead after a riverboat collided with a trawler in southern Bangladesh Thursday, police said.

Seven dead as train hits truck in Bangladeshupdated: Tue Feb 17 2009 05:11:00

A train crashed into a truck at an unguarded rail crossing in Bangladesh on Tuesday, killing seven people, according to authorities.

Late collapse deprives Bangladesh of winupdated: Wed Dec 31 2008 07:48:00

Bangladesh gave Sri Lanka a scare but a late collapse denied them a shot at the most unlikely of Test victories in Dhaka on Wednesday.

Awami League wins Bangladesh electionupdated: Tue Dec 30 2008 04:07:00

Former Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's Awami League won a landslide victory in Bangladesh's first national elections in seven years, claiming nearly 230 of the 300 seats in parliament, the country's electoral commission reported.

Former PM's party ahead in Bangladesh pollsupdated: Mon Dec 29 2008 21:29:00

An alliance led by a former prime minister appeared headed for a decisive win in Bangladesh's first national election in seven years, according to preliminary results released early Tuesday morning.

Bangladesh lifts state of emergencyupdated: Wed Dec 17 2008 05:13:00

Bangladesh lifted a two-year-old state of emergency on Wednesday, less than two weeks ahead of parliamentary elections.

Riots, instability spread as food prices skyrocketupdated: Mon Apr 21 2008 04:30:00

Riots from Haiti to Bangladesh to Egypt over the soaring costs of basic foods have brought the issue to a boiling point and catapulted it to the forefront of the world's attention, the head of an agency focused on global development said Monday.

Plane diverted after knife attackupdated: Tue Apr 08 2008 04:53:00

An airliner flying from Malaysia to Bangladesh made an unscheduled landing Tuesday after a knife-wielding man attacked other passengers, a Thai immigration official said.

South Africa overwhelm Bangladeshupdated: Mon Mar 03 2008 03:17:00

South African left-arm spinner Robin Peterson took a career-best five for 33 in an overwhelming innings and 205-run defeat of Bangladesh in Chittagong. which completed a 2-0 series triumph. New Charges of Torture in Bangladeshupdated: Thu Feb 14 2008 05:00:00

Bangladesh's new government vowed to stamp out corruption and restore order. But a new report outlining the arrest and abuse of a local journalist raises concerns it's pushing too far

Fishermen 'beat dolphin to death'updated: Wed Jan 30 2008 05:28:00

Fishermen in Bangladesh beat a rare river dolphin to death because they had not seen "this kind of creature before," according to local news accounts.

Kiwis crush poor Bangladesh againupdated: Mon Jan 14 2008 06:33:00

New Zealand clinched a 2-0 series victory against minnows Bangladesh with another innings victory early on day three of the second Test at the Basin Reserve.

Struggle to help cyclone survivors in Bangladeshupdated: Fri Nov 23 2007 02:43:00

Overburdened relief centers scrambled to help tens of thousands of cyclone survivors Wednesday, and fist fights broke out among victims waiting for rice at a food distribution center.

Reduced to a wastelandupdated: Fri Nov 23 2007 02:43:00

Desperate people recall their survivor stories in cyclone-marred southern Bangladesh. CNN's Cal Perry reports.

Walking the path of death in Bangladeshupdated: Thu Nov 22 2007 12:09:00

First we took a speedboat, then motorbikes, flying through the jungle at astonishing speed - avoiding limbs, branches and other debris. Once the jungle was too thick to continue, we carried forward on foot.

Bangladesh island refugeupdated: Wed Nov 21 2007 10:40:00

Aid begins to reach Bangladesh cyclone survivors. CNN's Dan Rivers finds scores of them huddled on an isolated island.

Villagers dispute cyclone death tollupdated: Tue Nov 20 2007 20:32:00

Five days after Cyclone Sidr struck Bangladesh, an overwhelming stench filled the air Tuesday as rotting bodies and animal carcasses floated in pools of stagnant water around the coastal city of Patharghata.

Survivors grieve for cyclone deadupdated: Mon Nov 19 2007 19:05:00

Survivors of a storm that killed more than 3,000 people in the impoverished nation of Bangladesh grieved and buried their loved ones Monday as they waited for aid to arrive. How Bangladesh Survived a Cycloneupdated: Mon Nov 19 2007 07:00:00

The storm killed thousands, but better preparedness kept the toll down. Still, such storms will only get worse

Bangladesh cycloneupdated: Mon Nov 19 2007 01:37:00

CNN's Hugh Riminton speaks with Selva Sinnadurai of the Red Cross delegation in Bangladesh about relief efforts.

Bangladesh: At the mercy of cyclonesupdated: Mon Nov 19 2007 01:37:00

Bangladesh, low-lying and with isolated villages, is extremely susceptible to the type of conditions Sidr has brought.

Fears rise cyclone death toll could soarupdated: Sun Nov 18 2007 21:08:00

Bangladesh's death toll from Cyclone Sidr has reached an estimated 2,000 people, officials said Sunday, amid fears that it could skyrocket to five times that number.

Thousands homeless after cyclone hits Bangladeshupdated: Thu Nov 15 2007 23:34:00

Thousands were left homeless Friday after a powerful tropical cyclone crashed ashore in Bangladesh, uprooting trees, destroying homes and damaging buildings where residents had sought shelter.

Bangladesh lifts daytime curfewupdated: Fri Aug 24 2007 02:07:00

Traffic returned to the streets, and residents crowded markets in Bangladesh's six largest cities Friday after the military-backed government temporarily lifted a curfew imposed to quell violent student protests.

Student riots flare in Bangladeshupdated: Mon Aug 20 2007 21:17:00

Angry students burned an army van and damaged at least 50 vehicles during fresh violence with security forces at Bangladesh's Dhaka University on Tuesday, witnesses said.

Whatmore to leave Bangladesh postupdated: Fri Apr 20 2007 13:07:00

Bangladesh national team coach Dav Whatmore will quit at the end of May, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have confirmed.

Bangladesh too sharp for Proteasupdated: Sat Apr 07 2007 17:26:00

Bangladesh dealt a potentially fatal blow to South Africa's hopes of qualifying for the World Cup semifinals with a stunning 67-run victory in the Super Eights in Georgetown on Saturday.

Bangladesh shock Kiwis in warm-upupdated: Tue Mar 06 2007 17:26:00

Bangladesh secured a stunning pre-World Cup warm-up victory over New Zealand at the 3Ws Stadium on Tuesday.

Bangladesh police clashes wound 50updated: Sun Jan 07 2007 02:34:00

Activists and police clashed in Bangladesh on Sunday, injuring at least 50 people at the start of a three-day transport blockade aimed at derailing upcoming elections.

Gayle century sees off Bangladeshupdated: Wed Oct 11 2006 12:24:00

West Indies opener Chris Gayle lashed 104 as the holders crushed Bangladesh by 10 wickets to ease into the main round of the Champions Trophy.

Bangladesh keep test hopes aliveupdated: Wed Apr 12 2006 07:55:00

Bangladesh kept alive their hopes of a remarkable victory over Australia by taking three wickets in the final session of the fourth day of the first test in Fatullah.

Nafees century inspires Bangladeshupdated: Sun Apr 09 2006 11:37:00

Shahriar Nafees struck his maiden Test century to lift Bangladesh to 355 for five at the close of play on day one of the first Test against Australia.

Sri Lanka charge to convincing winupdated: Fri Mar 03 2006 10:15:00

Michael Vandort stroked an unbeaten 64 to lead Sri Lanka to an eight-wicket win over Bangladesh in the first Test on Friday.

Spinner Murali crushes Bangladeshupdated: Thu Mar 02 2006 08:34:00

Sri Lanka have moved within sight of victory in the first Test after restricting Bangladesh to 181 all out on the third day.

Death for 21 bomb militantsupdated: Tue Feb 28 2006 09:35:00

A Bangladeshi court has sentenced 21 Islamic militants to death for their roles in a series of bomb attacks across the country six months ago, according to a government official.

85 dead in Bangladesh blastupdated: Fri Feb 24 2006 08:12:00

Police said Friday that the death toll in an explosion at a textile mill in Bangladesh had risen to 85.

Bangladesh score upset one-day winupdated: Wed Feb 22 2006 06:59:00

Underdogs Bangladesh scored their first win over Sri Lanka with victory in the second one-day international in Bogra on Wednesday.

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