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Bangladesh MP 'hired look-alikes' for university exams

Oct 21, 2019 - 6:55 PM

Tamanna Nusrat, from the ruling Awami League party, is accused of paying as many as 8 look-alikes to pretend to be her in at least 13 tests

LOOKALIKES. This photo shows Bangladesh Open University (BOU). File photo from BOU's website

10 killed in Bangladesh local election violence

May 29, 2016 - 7:30 PM

The latest killings bring the overall death toll to at least 90 since March

epa05226942 A photograph made available on 23 March 2016 shows policemen trying to disperse protesters in front of the Babuganj Pilot School Vote center, Barisal in Bangladesh, 22 March 2016. According to reports, at least 10 people were killed in violence in several parts of the country during the first phase of the local Union Parishad election on 22 March 2016. EPA/STRINGER

Bangladesh hangs opposition leaders for war crimes

Nov 22, 2015 - 2:31 PM

Opposition leaders Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid and Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury were hanged past 4 am

VICTORY. Members of the Projonmo League shout slogans and show victory signs after two war criminals Salauddin Quader Chowdhury and Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed are hanged in the centrail jail in Dhaka, Bangladesh early November 22. Photo by Abir Abdullah/EPA

No end in sight to 'slow-burn' Bangladesh turmoil

Feb 16, 2015 - 10:19 AM

Observers fear the latest bloodshed which has killed more than 80 people this year could become part of everyday life in this country of 160 million

ANGER IN THE STREETS. Activists of the ruling party supported Awami League's labor front Sramik League shout slogans as they are stopped by the law enforcement officials while they have marched towards the Bangladesh Nationalist Party Chairperson Khaleda Zia?s Gulshan office in Dhaka, Bangladesh 09 February 2015. Abir Abdullah/EPA

Sheikh Hasina sworn in as Bangladesh prime minister

Jan 12, 2014 - 6:42 PM

UPDATED Sheikh Hasina has insisted her win in the January 5 elections was legitimate despite the vote being boycotted by the opposition and its allies in the deadliest election violence in the country s history

File photo by AFP

Deadlocked Bangladesh swears in contested parliament

Jan 09, 2014 - 2:06 PM

Analysts say the new parliament could be short lived as Hasina faces a worsening political crisis and a mounting calls for new polls from the opposition

DEFIANT. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina speaks in a media conference following the 10th national election at Gonobhaban in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 06 January 2014. Abid Abdullah/EPA

Bangladesh PM defiant after violent election victory

Jan 07, 2014 - 8:43 AM

UPDATED Hasina accused the Bangladesh Nationalist Party of making a mistake by shunning the vote and made clear she was not in the mood to offer any olive branches to BNP leader Khaleda Zia

DEFIANT. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina speaks in a media conference following the 10th national election at Gonobhaban in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 06 January 2014. Abid Abdullah/EPA

Bangladesh stares into abyss after bloody vote 'farce'

Jan 06, 2014 - 8:14 AM

UPDATED The deaths of at least 18 people in election day violence underlined the polarization in a country that only won its independence in 1971

ELECTION VIOLENCE. Election materials burn following an attack on a polling station in the northern town of Bogra on January 5, 2014. AFP Photo

Fear stalks Bangladesh as vote 'farce' begins

Jan 05, 2014 - 10:23 AM

UPDATED A huge security operation involving 50 000 troops has been mounted to ensure the eight hours of voting passes off smoothly

DHAKA COMMUTE. A Bangladeshi flag flutters in the wind as cycle rickshaw drivers ferry commuters down an avenue in Dhaka on January 4, 2014. Roberto Schmidt/AFP

Clashes erupt in Bangladesh as opposition march gets underway

Dec 29, 2013 - 5:18 PM

Clashes between police and demonstrators erupt as a march is underway to thwart next month s general election