An explosion at a chemical fertiliser factory left at least 200 people needing medical treatment after toxic gas spread.
Jubilant crowds celebrated Saturday as Bangladesh and India swapped tiny islands of land, ending one of the world's most intractable border disputes.
Bangladesh and India prepared to swap tiny islands of land, ending one of the world's most intractable border disputes.
Thousands living near the Bangladesh-India border celebrated an historic agreement that will allow them to choose their nationality.
Powerful storms swept Bangladesh at the weekend leaving a trail of devastation in the country's northwest and killing at least 35 people.
Authorities in Bangladesh have banned local film-makers from giving their movies English titles.
A Bangladeshi court sentenced eight Islamists to death Monday for a 2001 bomb attack that killed 10 people and wounded scores more during the country's main celebrations for the Bengali new year.
Divers recovered 10 more bodies from a sunken ferry in Bangladesh Friday, bringing the death toll to 22, with scores more feared to have perished, police and officials said.
Six people were dead and at least 19 others were missing after a ferry capsized Saturday when it was caught in a storm in the south of Bangladesh, a government official said.
Most survivors of the Bangladesh factory collapse that killed 1,138 garment workers are still too traumatised or injured to work 12 months after the tragedy, AFP reports according to a survey.
Bangladesh's newly elected lawmakers took the parliamentary oath on Thursday after an election condemned as a farce by critics, with the country's battling political leaders still locked in a deadly confrontation
Bangladesh stared into the political abyss Monday after the ruling Awami League romped to victory in a blood-soaked election which was dismissed as a farce by the opposition.
Dozens of polling booths were torched on the eve of Bangladesh's violence-plagued election Saturday as the opposition staged a general strike in a final act of defiance against the "farcical" polls.
Bangladesh deployed tens of thousands of troops on Thursday in a bid to contain deadly political violence ahead of elections next month which are being boycotted by the opposition.
Kazakhstan Secretary of State Marat Tazhin has accepted the credentials from Ambassadors of Denmark, Uruguay. Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Bangladesh, Philippines, Zambia, Nigeria and Fiji.
Bangladesh's top court Tuesday sentenced to death a senior Islamist opposition official for murder during the 1971 liberation war against Pakistan.
Bangladesh began cleaning up on Friday after a killer cyclone wrecked thousands of homes along its coast while breathing a sigh of relief that the damage was not much worse.
A cyclone ripped into the Bangladeshi coast on Thursday as hundreds of thousands of people hunkered down in evacuation shelters including in a region of Myanmar torn by communal unrest.
Bangladeshi doctors treating a "miracle" survivor pulled from ruins of a collapsed building after 17 days said Saturday she was doing "great" and had been reunited with her family.
The death toll from last month's collapse of a garment factory complex in Bangladesh rose past 1,000 Friday as piles of bodies were found in the ruins of a stairwell where victims had sought shelter.
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