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Stories with place: Bangladesh
  • Bangladesh upholds opposition leader's death sentence 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 2:58 am

    DHAKA, Bangladesh - Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the death sentence for an influential opposition leader and an aide to a former prime minister for his role in mass killings during the country's independence war against Pakistan in 1971.

  • 2 women to vie in Taiwan presidential election for 1st time story has photos
    Updated: Jul-19-15 7:01 am

    TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwan's top two political parties have each nominated a woman for president in 2016, a historic first signaling acceptance of female leadership and kicking off a campaign highlighted so far by clashing views on ties with rival China.

  • Stampede at charity handout in Bangladesh kills at least 25 story has photos
    Updated: Jul-10-15 9:01 am

    DHAKA, Bangladesh - A stampede killed 21 elderly women and four young people early Friday when hundreds of people in central Bangladesh stormed the home of a businessman for a charity handout during the holy Muslim month of Ramadan, police said.

  • Bangladesh police questioning 12 al-Qaida suspects 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 10:04 am

    DHAKA, Bangladesh - A Bangladesh court on Friday gave police three days to question 12 suspected members of al-Qaida's branch in the Indian subcontinent after their arrests in raids this week.

  • Bangladesh-based poverty group founder wins World Food Prize 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 2:28 pm

    DES MOINES, Iowa - A man who created a nonprofit organization credited with helping more than 150 million people out of poverty was named the winner of the 2015 World Food Prize on Wednesday.