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How the Wreckage of AirAsia 8501 Will Tell Us What Went Wrong

Search crews are retrieving debris and bodies from AirAsia Flight 8501 in the Karimata Strait between Sumatra and Borneo. As the recovery continues, the focus of the inquiry will shift to determining what brought the Airbus A320-200 down on Sunday morning. The debris was spotted Tuesday morning in relatively shallow water of 80 to 100 […]

At least six people died when a lorry rammed a busy train in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Monday. A further 11 people have been confirmed injured after the incident, which took place in the Bangladeshi capital just after 1pm. Local government representatives are blaming the driver of the lorry, accusing him of negligence The train, which had been travelling from […]

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The prosecution has hailed Jamaat-e-Islami leader ATM Azharul Islam’s death verdict, saying it is befitting for the perpetrator of the ‘biggest genocide’ during Bangladesh’s Liberation War. Azhar headed the Islami Chhatra Sangha in Rangpur and led the notorious Al-Badr militia in the region. Bangladesh’s first war crimes tribunal condemned him to death for three charges, […]

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Ziauddin Choudhury THE three generations I am about to talk about are set apart by a gap of more than fifty years, from the youngest to the oldest. The youngest just turned thirty, the oldest eighty-six, and the one in the middle is in his forties. They all belong to Bangladesh, the youngest was born […]

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More ABC News Videos | ABC World News The search for the missing AirAsia jetliner that disappeared early Sunday over the Java Sea has been suspended for the day, with no significant breakthroughs reported, according to officials. While the second day of searching mainly focused on the waters around Belitung Island,Indonesia, search crews plan to […]

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The fire service called off its search, but a band of indomitable volunteers were not ready to give up yet. They pressed on with their efforts to rescue little Jihad trapped down an abandoned deep well. It didn’t take them long to find the four-year-old boy. As they pulled him out, the sight of his […]

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A nationwide strike called by an alliance of Bangladesh’s opposition political parties has turned fatal. Tensions are rising ahead of the first anniversary of controversial elections. A female school teacher was killed Monday after she was hit on the head by a rock thrown by protestors in the coastal district of Noakhali, police said. “She […]

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It is “only friendship and cooperation”, he reportedly told his Bangladesh counterpart Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali when both leaders met on Sunday, a Chinese television reported on Monday. Yi, who would leave Dhaka on Monday afternoon ending his three-day maiden visit, also vowed “to expand practical cooperation and people-to-people exchanges”. His visit followed Prime Minister […]

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পাইপের চিপায় হতভাগা জিয়াদ, বাকশালের চিপায় ওর দুর্ভাগা দেশ রানা প্লাজায় ষোল-সতের দিন আটকে থাকার পর অবিশ্বাস্যরূপে সতেজ থাকা রেশমাকে নিয়ে যখন সাংবাদিকেরা উল্টাপাল্টা প্রশ্ন শুরু করে দেন তখন এক কর্তা ব্যাক্তি ধমক দিয়ে বলেছিলেন, Don’t play foul. যতদূর মনে পড়ে, এই ধমক খাওয়ার পর সুবোধ সাংবাদিকেরা এই অপ্রিয় বিষয়টি নিয়ে আর কোন ফাউল খেলা […]

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Local administration in Gazipur on Friday imposed section 144 of the CrPC restricting any kind of public gatherings over Gazipur district activists of ruling party-backed Chhatra League occupied the Bhawal Badre Alam Government College ground at Gazipur where Bangladesh Nationalist Party was scheduled to hold a rally on Saturday. Gazipur police superintendent Harunur Rashid declared […]

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Residents of poor rural village of Tebaria say 15 children were kidnapped and killed by organ traffickers in past year by Nigel O’Connor TEBARIA, Bangladesh — Five days after his kidnapping, the body of 6-year-old Harun-ur-Rashid was discovered dumped in wetlands near Sirajganj, north of Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka. The child’s kidneys were cut out — […]

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The fine is modest, about $65, but the message from Bangladesh’s International Crimes Tribunal is ominous: anyone who challenges — however legitimately, however respectfully — the official number of three million people killed during the 1971 Bangladesh war for independence is guilty of contempt of court. The tribunal was created to try persons responsible for […]

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