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Destroyed houses are pictured after a fire broke out in a slum in Chittagong on February 17, 2019. – A fire tore through a slum in southern Bangladesh on February 17 killing at least 9 people and destroying hundreds of shanty homes, police said. (Photo by STR / AFP)

Fire sweeps through Bangladesh slum, killing nine

A fire tore through a slum in southern Bangladesh on Sunday killing at least 9 people and destroying hundreds of shanty homes, police said.
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Bangladesh opposition demands chief election official quit

Bangladesh's main opposition alliance has demanded the resignation of the chief election commissioner, accusing him of bias as violence worsens ahead of Sunday's elections.
Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. AFP

Bangladesh party says hundreds of supporters held before polls

Bangladesh’s opposition party says nearly 2,000 of its supporters arrested on trumped-up charges in crackdown aimed at derailing its campaign just weeks from general election
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Bangladesh detains university lecturer over facebook Comments on prime minister

A Bangladeshi university lecturer has been suspended and detained for making allegedly derogatory remarks on Facebook about the prime minister, his lawyer said Wednesday.

Bangladesh arrests female cricketer with methamphetamine

One of Bangladesh's top female cricketers could be jailed for life after being caught with 14,000 methamphetamine pills, police said Sunday.

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