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C. 2016-08-26 Bangladesh 'café attack planner killed' in police raid Naraynganj, Dhaka, Bangladesh
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At least 10 killed in Bangladesh factory fire  A huge fire triggered by a boiler explosion at a packaging factory. 100 people were working in the four-storey building Bangladesh 'café attack planner killed' in police raid  Police say they have stormed a hideout near Dhaka and killed the suspected planner of a café attack last month that left 22 people dead Dhaka's Holey café attack  Twenty hostages, most of them foreign, were killed when Islamist militants stormed a cafe. Two police officers also died and 30 were injured


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2016 Jul.3  
 Nine Italians, seven Japanese, one US citizen and an Indian were among the dead


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2016 May.21   Cyclone Roanu: Half a million flee in Bangladesh  Roanu has pounded coastal areas of Bangladesh, forcing half a million people to flee their homes and leaving at least 24 dead 2016 May.14   Lightning strikes kill 50 in Bangladesh  More than 50 people across Bangladesh have died after being struck by lightning in the past two days, police say 2016 May.10     Bangladeshi Islamist leader hanged
Map of Dhaka Central Jail Dhaka Bangladesh
  Motiur Rahman Nizami, 73, was executed for crimes during the war of independence from Pakistan in 1971


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2016 Apr.23     Bangladeshi university professor hacked to death   The attack police say is similar to a number of killings of secular bloggers and atheist activists in the past months
 AFM Rezaul Karim Siddique was a professor of English
2016 Apr.6   Bangladesh student Nazimuddin Samad hacked to death  A law student who had expressed secular views online has been hacked with machetes at a traffic junction and then sho in Dhaka

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2015 Dec.31   Death for Bangladesh blogger killers  Two students have been sentenced to death in Bangladesh for the killing of an atheist blogger there in 2013 2015 Dec.29   Bangladesh cricketer charged with torturing maid  Police in Bangladesh have charged the cricketer Shahadat Hossain and his wife with torturing their former domestic servant, an 11-year-old girl 2015 Nov.21     Bangladesh hangs two over 1971 war crimes
Map of Dhaka Central Jail Dhaka Bangladesh  Opposition leaders Chowdhury and Mujahid have been executed for war crimes committed during the independence struggle against Pakistan 2015 Nov.8   Bangladesh boy killings: Six sentenced to death  Six men have been sentenced to death in Bangladesh for torturing and killing two 13-year-old boys in separate incidents earlier this year 2015 Oct.31   Bangladeshi secular publisher hacked to death  Faisal Arefin Dipon, 43, has been hacked to death in the capital Dhaka in the second attack of its kind on Saturday, police say 2015 Aug.11   6 Bengal tiger poachers killed in Bangladesh  Authorities killed six tiger poachers over the weekend during a shootout in Sundarbans National Park. Five officers were injured 2015 Aug.7   Bangladesh blogger Niloy Neel hacked to death  A Bangladeshi blogger known for his atheist views has been hacked to death by a gang armed with machetes in the capital Dhaka 2015 Jul.9   Bangladesh stampede kills 17 at free clothing drive  At least 17 people have been killed in a stampede during a clothes giveaway in Mymensingh city in northern Bangladesh, police said 2015 Jun.1   Murder trial over Rana Plaza factory collapse  Police have charged the owner of the Rana Plaza complex with murder over the building's collapse in 2013, killing more than 1,100 people 2015 Apr.11   Bangladesh Islamist politician Kamaruzzaman hanged  Mohammad Kamaruzzaman of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, convicted of war crimes during ,1971 war of independence, has been hanged at a prison 2015 Feb.27   US-Bangladesh blogger Avijit Roy hacked to death  Attackers in the capital Dhaka have hacked to death a US-Bangladeshi blogger whose writings on religion angered Islamist hardliners 2015 Feb.23   Angry relatives wait for news after deadly ferry crash  Scores of anxious and angry people waited on the bank of the Padma River on Monday, a day after a deadly ferry accident 2015 Feb.22     48 dead after Bangladesh ferry with 100 passengers sinks Map of Daulatdia-Paturia Bangladesh
  A river ferry carrying up to 140 passengers capsized in central Bangladesh on Sunday after being hit by a cargo vessel
2015 Feb.2   Bangladesh petrol bomb attack leaves seven dead  Unidentified attackers have thrown petrol bombs on a packed passenger bus, leaving at least seven people dead and 16 others injured 2015 Jan.31   Fire at plastics factory kills at least 13  The fire broke out Saturday evening at the five-story factory. 3 people were hospitalized with burn injuries

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2014 Nov.2   Bangladesh electricity restored after major blackout  The authorities in Bangladesh say power has been restored to most of the country after a nationwide blackout on Saturday 2014 Nov.1       Bangladesh hit by major blackouts
Map of Kushtia Bangladesh  Bangladesh has been hit by major blackouts after a power line connecting the country to India's electricity grid failed, reports say 2014 Oct.23   Bangladesh Islamist leader Azam dies  The controversial former leader of Bangladesh's largest Islamist party, Ghulam Azam, has died at the age of 91 2014 May.17   54 bodies found as Bangladesh ferry search resumes  M.V. Miraz-4 sank in a river during a storm in central Bangladesh, resuming their search after protests by relatives of people missing in the disaster 2014 May.15   Ferry capsizes; at least 22 bodies recovered and others still missing  Rescuers have recovered at least 22 bodies after a ferry capsized during a storm in the Meghna River in central Bangladesh 2014 Feb.20   'End of an era' as DC-10 makes last international trip  The final international flight of a three-engine passenger aircraft has taken off from Dhaka, Bangladesh 2014 Feb.16   7 children dead, more injured in Bangladesh school bus accident  A bus carrying schoolchildren on a study trip skidded off a road and into a canal in southwestern Bangladesh on Saturday 2014 Jan.12   Sheikh Hasina sworn in as Bangladesh PM  Sheikh Hasina has been sworn in as Bangladesh's prime minister for her second straight term after a election marred by violence and boycotts 2014 Jan.6   Bangladesh ruling party wins polls marred by boycott, violence  The Bangladesh Awami League, led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, won Sunday's parliamentary elections 2014 Jan.4   Voting has started in Bangladesh's parliamentary election amid opposition protests  Voting has started in Bangladesh's parliamentary election amid opposition protests that have left scores dead and 100 polling stations torched

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2013 Dec.22   Charges over Bangladesh factory fire  Thirteen people, including the two owners, have been charged over a factory fire in November 2012 that killed more than 100 people 2013 Dec.12   Bangladesh hangs Islamist leader despite U.N. objections  The execution came after the country's Supreme Court upheld the death sentence against Abdul Quader Mollah, state-run news agency reported 2013 Nov.29   Arson blamed for big Bangladesh fire  Arson is being blamed for a huge fire at a garment factory in Bangladesh which makes clothes for Western brands, fire and police authorities say 2013 Nov.28   Fire guts closed garment factory in Bangladesh  A fire has destroyed a nine-story garment factory near Bangladesh's capital, but officials say no casualties have been reported 2013 Oct.26   Bangladesh opposition begins strike  The Bangladesh Nationalist Party party (BNP) and its allies have begun a three-day strike over the government's failure to set up a caretaker cabinet 2013 Oct.8   Deadly fire at Bangladesh factory  At least nine people have been killed in a fire at a clothing factory near the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, emergency officials say 2013 Oct.3   Bangladesh plans closer oversight of Grameen Bank  Bangladesh is placing Grameen Bank, which pioneered small loans for the poor, under closer scrutiny by the country's central bank 2013 Sep.16   Abdul Kader Mullah gets death penalty for war crimes  A leader of the main Islamist party convicted of crimes against humanity during the war for independence from Pakistan in 1971 2013 Jul.14   Clashes ahead of Bangladesh verdict  Police have clashed with supporters of the Jamaat-e-Islami party ahead of the verdict in the trial of an Islamist leader charged with war crimes 2013 Jun.5   450 garment factory workers fall ill  About 450 garment workers fell ill during their shifts at a sweater factory near Bangladesh's capital, and a doctor said the water supply was suspected 2013 May.15   Cyclone Mahasen hits Bangladesh  Cyclone Mahasen has begun crossing Bangladesh's southern coast, as people packed into evacuation shelters   Cyclone bears down on Bay of Bengal  Cyclone Mahasen is bearing down on the Bay of Bengal, with thousands of people ordered to evacuate low-lying areas in Bangladesh and Burma 2013 May.14   Bangladesh prayers for collapse dead  Thousands of mourners in Bangladesh have held prayers for more than 1,100 people who died when a garment factory building collapsed last month 2013 May.10       Survivor pulled from Bangladesh rubble   'I'm alive!' a woman's voice as workers approached the basement 16 days after the building had collapsed and 10 days since rescuers had given up 2013 May.9       Dhaka collapse toll passes 1,000
Map of Dhaka Bangladesh  The death toll from Bangladesh's worst industrial accident has passed 1,000 as recovery teams continue to find more bodies in the wreckage 2013 May.8   8 killed in Bangladesh garment factory fire  A fire broke out in an 11-story building housing a garment factory and apartments in Bangladesh's capital   Bangladesh collapse toll tops 800  The army in Bangladesh says 804 people have been confirmed dead after the collapse of an eight-storey factory building near the capital Dhaka 2013 May.7   Bangladesh death toll climbs above 700  The death toll from the building collapse last month has risen above 700, as recovery workers continued to pull bodies from the rubble 2013 May.5     Police break up Dhaka Islamist unrest   Police have used stun grenades and rubber bullets to disperse a huge demonstration by Islamist protesters in the capital Dhaka 2013 May.2       Dhaka collapse death toll passes 500   The death toll from the collapse of an eight-storey factory building in Savar, near the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, has passed 500 2013 May.1   Death toll from Bangladesh building collapse climbs above 400  Workers using heavy machinery are gradually picking apart the huge slabs of concrete at the scene of the collapse in Savar, a suburb of the capital
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2013 Apr.29   Dhaka defends collapse aid refusal  Bangladesh has defended its decision to turn down foreign help following collapse of a building near Dhaka that killed at least 382 people   Tragedy spurs nationwide probe of garment factories  Bangladesh's Cabinet decided to inspect the safety and security of all garment factories after last week's deadly building collapse 2013 Apr.28   Bangladesh rescuers' hopes fade  Rescue work on a collapsed building in Bangladesh has entered a sixth day, but officials say they no longer expect to find any survivors       Fire in wrecked Bangladesh building   A fire has broken out in a collapsed factory building, hampering efforts to reach remaining survivors of a disaster that has killed 377 people   Collapsed Dhaka building owner held  The owner of a factory building that collapsed in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, killing hundreds of people, has been arrested 2013 Apr.27   Search continues for Dhaka survivors  Rescue teams remain hopeful of finding survivors trapped underneath a factory complex that collapsed on Wednesday, killing some 350 people 2013 Apr.26   Arrests over Dhaka building collapse  Two owners of garment factories in the building that collapsed on the outskirts of Bangladesh's capital Dhaka have surrendered to police     Survivors found in collapsed factory   Bangladeshi rescue workers say a large group of people has been found alive inside a garment factory on the outskirts of the capital, Dhaka 2013 Apr.25   Fears for hundreds missing in Dhaka  Hundreds of people are still missing after Wednesday's collapse of a building in Bangladesh which killed at least 273 people, local officials say 2013 Apr.24     Frantic search for Dhaka survivors   A frantic search for survivors is under way at a building outside the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, which collapsed, killing at least 147 people     More than 1000 dead in Dhaka collapse
Map of Dhaka Bangladesh
  Many more are feared trapped after an eight-storey building collapsed on the outskirts of the capital
 Firefighters and army personnel are leading the operation to rescue those caught beneath the debris. More than 600 people have been injured
2013 Apr.23   Eight-storey building collapses in Bangladesh  3 people dead, officials say. A fire service official said more people were feared trapped inside the building 2013 Feb.17   Bangladesh protests spark law change  Parliament has amended a law which will allow the state to appeal against the life sentence of an Islamist party leader

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2012 Nov.25     Second fire breaks out at clothes factory
Map of Dhaka Bangladesh
  A fire has broken out in a multi-storey building housing clothes-making factories in the capital two days after a blaze in another clothes factory
2012 Nov.24       'At least 120 dead' in Dhaka fire   The fire broke out late on Saturday in the nine-floor Tazreen Fashion factory in the Ashulia district on the outskirts of the capital Dhaka 2012 Nov.18   Deadly slum fire in Bangladesh  At least 11 people have been killed in a fire in a shanty town outside the capital. The fire is destroying more than 500 homes 2012 Mar.12   6 dead, dozens missing after ferry sinks  A ferry packed with 200 people capsized in a river. 35 people were rescued after the ferry sank on the Meghna River after colliding with a cargo boat

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2010 Jun.3     Housing-block fire kills more than 100   A fire in a densely populated part of the capital has killed more than 100 people began after an electrical transformer exploded

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2009 Nov.29   54 bodies recovered from ferry disaster  Among the victims were 22 children and 15 women. Thirty more passengers are believed missing and presumed dead 2009 Mar.3   Police hold leader of mutiny  The military has revised the number of army officers missing after last week's bloody uprising, from 72 down to six 2009 Mar.1   70 army officers still missing  Army has launched a manhunt for border guards as Relief teams dug through rose gardens at the headquarters of the Rifles 2009 Feb.27       Troops find mass grave   Troops searching the site of a mutiny have uncovered a grave thought to hold the bodies of 58 officers killed by mutineers 2009 Feb.26   Mutineers 'arrested'  Officials say security forces have arrested nearly 200 members of the border security force following a two-day mutiny   Guard mutiny 'is over'  The border guards have ended their mutiny, surrendering weapons and freeing hostages 2009 Feb.25     Guard mutiny 'spreads'
Map of Dhaka Bangladesh  The mutiny by paramilitary troops has spread to towns outside the capital, as troops in Dhaka began laying down their arms
 Mutineers rebelled over poor pay and conditions Nearly 100 people are known to have died in 2days of unrest. Later troops have uncovered a grave thought to hold the bodies of 58 officers killed by mutineers including the border guard force's chief officer. The authorities have arrested at least 200
  Fifty feared dead  Border guards have begun laying down arms after Prime Minister Hasina offered the troops a general amnesty 2009 Feb.24   Gun battle in capital  A gun battle has broken out inside the Bangladesh Rifle headquarters of the border guards, in Dhaka

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2008 Dec.29   Awami League wins election  Unofficial results from elections suggest former Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's Awami League is heading for a substantial win 2008 Dec.17   Bangladesh lifts state of emergency  Bangladesh lifted a 2-year-old state of emergency on Wednesday, less than 2 weeks ahead of parliamentary elections 2008 Nov.3   Government schedules general elections  The government schedules general elections on December 18, which will end the rule of the one and half year military-backed interim government

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2007 Nov.20   Villagers dispute cyclone death toll  5 days after Cyclone Sidr struck Bangladesh, an overwhelming stench filled the air as rotting bodies and animal carcasses floated 2007 Nov.18     Cyclone death toll surpasses 3,000
  The number of dead killed from Cyclone Sidr is expected to rise as the country continues to assess the damage
 Rescue and relief teams have reached much of remote Bangladesh devastated by a powerful cyclone. An estimated 1 million families are thought to have been affected
  Cyclone death toll hits 2,000  Sidr is one of the worst storms to strike the impoverished country of Bangladesh in recent years. Bangladesh continues to assess the damage 2007 Nov.17   Cyclone death toll hits 1,700  As flood waters recede, aid workers expect to find scores more bodies when remote villages are reached and the counting is done
 Cyclone Sidr, with sustained winds of at least 131 mph, made landfall along the western coast of Bangladesh. Another 15,000 people have been injured; thousands have been displaced and many are still missing
2007 Nov.16   Cyclone rescue effort under way  Aid workers are struggling to reach hundreds of thousands of survivors from a cyclone that ripped through southern and central Bangladesh 2007 Nov.15   Cyclone hits: More than 200 dead  Cyclone Sidr packing 150 mph winds slammed southeast coast, forcing hundreds of thousands from their homes
 The death toll could rise and that the extent of the damage is still unclear
2007 Nov.14   Bangladesh braces for cyclone  Volunteers helped evacuate thousands of people from southern coast and the government warned ships to seek shelter 2007 Sep.2   Ex-Prime Minister Khaleda Zia arrested  Police arrested former Prime Minister and one of her sons on charges of corruption and misuse of power during her last term in office
 Zia was refused bail in a Dhaka court and jailed as she awaits trial
2007 Aug.24   Bangladesh lifts daytime curfew  Traffic returned to the streets, and residents crowded markets in 6 largest cities. The curfew cleared streets of protesters 2007 Aug.23   Bangladesh bids to quell clashes  The military-backed authorities have arrested 2 senior academics in Dhaka after disturbances on campuses across the country 2007 Aug.22   Curfew after clashes  Military-backed government has ordered an indefinite curfew in Dhaka and other cities after violence between students and police 2007 Aug.21     Student riots flare
Map of Dhaka Bangladesh  Angry students burned an army van and damaged 50 vehicles during violence with security forces at Dhaka University 2007 Aug.7   Millions face flood disease threat  The UN is warning of a health crisis in southern Asia, where 30 million people have been overwhelmed by the rains and flash flooding
 The floods have killed 360 and affected millions in India, Bangladesh and Nepal
2007 Aug.3     Millions flee 'worst ever' floods  United Nations: the worst flooding in living memory. More than 1,000 people have been killed or injured by waters
 the floods affected India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. 20 million people are known to have fled their homes or trapped in villages. Almost 200 have died in the floods in the last few days
2007 Jun.11   Mudslides kill at least 71  Mudslides were following heavy rain in the port town of Chittagong. Many are missing after a hill collapsed onto a shanty town 2007 Apr.11   Murder charge for ex-PM  Police have brought charges against 56 political leaders, including Sheikh Hasina, for killing several people in Dhaka last year 2007 Jan.11   State of emergency  Caretaker president Ahmed has announced a state of emergency in Bangladesh after weeks of political crisis over elections 2007 Jan.7   Police clashes wound 50  3-day transport blockade aimed at derailing upcoming elections. Police used teargas and rubber bullets against activists

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2006 Oct.28   Renewed violence hits Bangladesh  At least 4 people have died in clashes, amid a row over who will run a caretaker government to oversee elections 2006 Oct.27   Power shift postponed  The swearing-in ceremony of a caretaker administration has been postponed amid street clashes 2006 Oct.13   Nobel winner to use prize to help poor  Muhammad Yunusa and the Grameen Bank won the award for advancing economic, social opportunities for the poor 2006 Feb.23   85 killed in blaze  A fire at a textile mill in the south-eastern port city of Chittagong

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2005 Nov.28   Blasts kill 6  2 policemen, were killed and 15 wounded when bombs exploded at a police checkpoint in the port city of Chittagong 2005 Apr.11   Factory blast kills 17  A 9-story garment factory collapsed following a boiler explosion, killing at least 15 people and trapping 200 others 2005 Feb.20   83 dead, 130 missing in ferry disaster  A boat with 260 people on board capsized overnight when it was hit by a tornado near capital Dhaka

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2004 Aug.21   Grenades kill 18 at Dhaka rally  Several grenades exploded near former prime minister Hasina as she concluded a speech at an opposition party rally 2004 Aug.2   Flood aftermath compounds misery  Disease is adding to the misery of millions of people still huddled in shelters or stranded in their flooded homes 2004 Jul.13   Flood havoc mounts in South Asia  More than 10 million people are battling what some officials are calling the worst monsoon floods for over a decade 2004 May.23   180 missing in river ferry capsize  At least 15 people have been confirmed dead, 5 of them children, while about 50 were able to swim ashore

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2003 Jul.9     500 feared dead in ferry tragedy  A passenger ferry sank in a river in southern Bangladesh. 250 people either swam to shore or were rescued 2003 Apr.21   Scores dead in ferries  At least 80 bodies have been pulled out of one of 2 ferries that sank during a storm near Dhaka

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2002 Dec.7   Cinema bombs kill 20  A string of bombings rocked movie theaters, killing at least 20 people and wounding more than 100 2002 Dec.1   Stampede kills 36  A rich businessman was giving away clothes and money. A wall and an iron gate collapsed 2002 May.3   More than 100 dead in ferry tragedy  Passenger ferry capsized in stormy weather on the Meghna river near the port of Chandpur

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2001 Oct.1   Power turnaround  Former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia has won a victory in general election, ousting Awami League
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Nov. 13, 1970       1970 Bhola cyclone
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  A devastating tropical cyclone that struck East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) and India's West Bengal. Up to 500,000 people lost their lives