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Stories with place: Bangladesh
  • Congress bans import of forced labor products 
    Updated: Feb-12-16 3:19 am

    A bill headed for President Barack Obama this week includes a provision that would ban U.S. imports of fish caught by slaves in Southeast Asia, gold mined by children in Africa and garments sewn by abused women in Bangladesh, closing a loophole in an 85-year-old tariff law that has failed to keep products of forced and child labor out of America.

  • Bangladesh court confirms death sentences for 3 
    Updated: Feb-11-16 6:37 am

    NEW DELHI - A Bangladesh appeals court on Thursday confirmed the death sentences handed to the head of a banned Islamist group and two of his associates for a 2004 grenade attack on a former British diplomat at a prominent Islamic shrine.

  • Bangladesh sentences 2 more to death in 1971 war crimes 
    Updated: Feb-02-16 6:03 am

    NEW DELHI - A special war crimes tribunal in Bangladesh on Tuesday sentenced two more men to death after finding them guilty of killing, kidnapping and looting during the country's independence war against Pakistan in 1971.

  • Singapore deports 26 Bangladeshis as suspected militants 
    Updated: Jan-20-16 5:56 am

    SINGAPORE - Singapore on Wednesday said it had arrested and deported 26 Bangladeshi construction workers for forming a religious study group that spread the ideology of al-Qaeda and the Islamic State group.

  • 5 radical Islamists jailed in Bangladesh over 2005 blasts 
    Updated: Jan-18-16 3:59 am

    NEW DELHI - A court in Bangladesh sentenced five alleged radical Islamists to 10 years in jail on Monday after finding them guilty of carrying out a series of explosions in 2005 to demand Shariah law in the Muslim-majority nation.