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.
Rescue crews were frantically trying to find survivors possibly buried in debris Wednesday after heavy rain and floods washed through southeastern Bangladesh in the past few days, killing 95 people, police and local officials said.
At least 112 bodies have been recovered after a packed ferry capsized in Bangladesh, police said Wednesday.
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.
Gunmen shot and killed a Saudi diplomat in Dhaka, Bangladesh's capital, on Tuesday, police said.
Authorities confirmed four deaths Sunday following violent clashes between police and anti-government protesters.
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.
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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.
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
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.
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.
Dozens of people were injured in Bangladesh as riot police clashed with thousands of Islamists protesting women's rights, authorities and witnesses said.
Four Bangladeshi doctors will face legal action on charges of hiding the cause of death of teenager Hena Akhter, who was flogged to death after villagers found her guilty of having an affair with a married man.
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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.
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.
Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus faced fresh legal trouble in his home country of Bangladesh on Thursday, accused of producing "substandard" yogurt meant for the poor, officials said.
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.
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.
Thousands of angry protesters took to the street in downtown Dhaka and other major cities as regulators halted trading on the country's prime Dhaka Stock Exchange after the DGEN index fell a record 9.25% within an hour of opening on Monday.
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.
At least six people died after a fire ripped through a factory Friday night in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka, a top fire official said, with the fatalities coming less than two weeks after 25 workers died in another factory fire nearby.
More than 160 protesters were arrested Sunday during a violent opposition strike in Bangladesh, police said.
The death toll from a fire in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, has climbed to 117, making it the deadliest blaze in recent memory, the national news agency said.
A water shortage in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka is so acute that troops have been called in to guard water pumps in parts of the city.
Authorities have recovered 54 bodies after a ferry crammed with people capsized in southern Bangladesh, police said Sunday.
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.
CNN's Saeed Ahmed talks about the spread of a mutiny in Bangladesh.
Bangladeshi authorities found seven bodies in the charred remains of a massive shopping complex that caught fire Friday afternoon.
Bangladeshi authorities have suspended until Saturday morning efforts to find people who may have been trapped inside a massive shopping complex that caught fire Friday afternoon, a police official said.
Rescuers evacuate shoppers from a shopping mall that caught fire in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
The Bangladeshi military has revised the number of army officers missing after last week's bloody uprising, from 72 down to six.
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.
Army convoys are combing areas around the Bangladeshi border guard headquarters, vowing to punish participants in this week's bloody mutiny, which killed nearly 100 army officers and civilians, according to The New Nation newspaper.
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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.
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.
Eight more bodies floated to the surface Sunday, bringing the death toll to 39 from a riverboat accident in southern Bangladesh.
More than 60 passengers were feared dead after a riverboat collided with a trawler in southern Bangladesh Thursday, police said.
At least 24 day laborers who had hitched a ride on a truck loaded with iron rods were killed Sunday when the vehicle flipped over into a ditch, impaling some and crushing others under the weight of its load, police in northern Bangladesh said.
A British-based doctor has been freed by the courts in Bangladesh after being held captive by her family and put under pressure to marry against her will, media reports said Monday.
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A small museum in Bangladesh joins new calls in Bangladesh for the nation to reckon with the countless massacred during its bloody birth as a nation
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A train slammed into a packed bus at an unmanned railway crossing in central Bangladesh early Wednesday morning, killing 17 people and injuring 25 others.
Desperate people recall their survivor stories in cyclone-marred southern Bangladesh. CNN's Cal Perry reports.
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.
Police arrested former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia and one of her sons Monday on charges of corruption and misuse of power, a police official said.
Police arrested former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia and one of her sons Monday on charges of corruption and misuse of power during her last term in office, news reports said.
Violent protest claims life
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.
Clashes between Bangladeshi police and students demanding an end to emergency rule spilled into the streets of the capital Wednesday, prompting the government to impose an indefinite curfew.
Bangladesh's army-backed interim government briefly relaxed a curfew on Thursday, allowing residents of the capital the chance to stock up on essentials and those stranded at airports and elsewhere to return home.
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.
Along a dirt road in Bangladesh's green, fertile heartland, 140 miles northwest of Dhaka, workers in flip-flops are hauling bricks, pouring cement and hammering boards. The object of their labor: a...
Fire engulfed an 11-story office building housing several media outlets in a Dhaka business district Monday, killing at least two people and injuring 200 others, authorities said.
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.
Bangladeshi President Iajuddin Ahmed huddled with the four major political parties in the country Sunday in an attempt to name a new leader for the interim government after the original man chosen for the job withdrew amid deadly rioting over his appointment the day before, a presidential palace spokesman said.
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A Bangladeshi opposition activist was shot to death and a police officer was beaten to death Sunday morning in violent clashes between police and activists in the capital, Dhaka, an opposition official said.
Riot police fired tear gas at stone-throwing protesters in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka, leaving several people injured.
The leader of an Islamic militant group blamed for several bombings across Bangladesh surrendered Thursday, a senior government security official said.
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.
A six-story building housing a garment factory collapsed Saturday in Dhaka, Bangladesh Saturday, killing at least 18 people, seriously injuring more than 50 and trapping more than 300, fire officials said.
Police said Friday that the death toll in an explosion at a textile mill in Bangladesh had risen to 85.
A suicide bomber has killed eight people and wounded 50 others in the central Bangladeshi town of Netrokona, officials said.
Police have detained a total of 97 people over two days in connection with three bombings earlier this week in Bangladesh, which killed 14 people.
A series of bombs exploded nearly simultaneously in dozens of cities across Bangladesh Wednesday, striking regional capitals as well as the national capital, Dhaka, authorities said.
A woman died and 49 people were missing after a passenger ferry collided with a docked ferry and capsized in a river in southern Bangladesh, local police said.
At least 118 people were killed and many others were still missing after a tornado capsized an an overcrowded ferry in the Buriganga River near Dhaka, rescuers said Monday.
A ferry boat with 260 people on board capsized overnight when it was hit by a tornado near the Bangladesh capital, drowning at least 83 people, local officials said.
Insurgents hurled grenades at Bangladesh's former finance minister, Shah AMS Kibria as he spoke at a political rally Thursday, killing the opposition lawmaker and at least three others.
We received thousands of e-mails in the days after December's tsunamis from people seeking news of friends and relatives in areas affected by the disaster.
Bangladesh riot police clashed with protesters at the start of a two-day strike called after a deadly weekend bomb attack.
Bangladesh police have recovered two bombs in the capital, Dhaka -- one of them similar to grenades used in Saturday's assassination attempt on the country's former prime minister, which killed 19 and wounded over 300 others.
Several grenades exploded near former Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as she spoke at a party rally Saturday, killing at least 18 people and wounding hundreds, police and witnesses said.
Flood-stricken Bangladeshis will receive their first major overseas food aid deliveries on Wednesday after the worst rains in six years killed over 600 and displaced millions of people.
A massive health crisis is looming in Bangladesh as sewage mixes with floodwaters swirling through Dhaka, the capital of the South Asian country.
More than two weeks after a heavy bout of monsoon rains caused flash floods in several parts of South Asia, officials are still grappling with rescuing people and airlifting aid to millions cut off by the floods.
Relatives of scores of people feared drowned in Bangladesh have been lining the banks of a river where two ferries sank as hopes faded that more survivors would be found.
More than 180 people are missing in southern Bangladesh after a river ferry capsized during a tropical storm.