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23 dead, scores missing in Bangladesh boat sinking

At least 23 people, mostly women and children, drowned and scores of others were missing after a passenger river ferry sank in eastern Bangladesh early on Thursday, police said.

Passengers were aslee

Bangladesh peacekeeper shot at in Ivory Coast

A cleric who was part of a Bangladeshi peacekeeping contingent under the UN has died of a heart attack and a physician has been shot at in the west African nation of Ivory Coast.

Imam Abdus Salam, wh

Watson hits record 15 sixes in Aussie win

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Shane Watson smashed a record 15 sixes in a career-best 185 not out as Australia clinched a three-match series against Bangladesh with a nine-wicket win in the second one-dayer today.

The explosiv

Clarke century boosts Australia


Michael Clarke hit an impressive century in his first match as captain to help Australia post a challenging 270-7 in the opening one-day international against Bangladesh on Saturday.

Clarke, leading

Sarkozy supports Grameen's Yunus

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has said his government will closely monitor the developments regarding Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus' removal from Grameen Bank and will take up the issue with the Ba

Bangladesh HC adjourns Yunus hearing


The Bangladesh Supreme Court on Wednesday adjourned hearing on the two petitions filed by Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus and nine Grameen Bank directors challenging Yunus' removal as the bank's managin

Bangladesh's Yunus loses battle against sacking


Bangladesh's Nobel-winning Muhammad Yunus lost a final appeal on Tuesday against his sacking from the pioneering microfinance bank he founded and reportedly told his staff it was ‘time to leave.’


Bangladesh court adjourns Yunus appeal

Bangladesh's Supreme Court adjourned a hearing on Tuesday on whether Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus, who has fallen out with the government, was illegally removed from his pioneering ‘microfinance’ ban

Hasina angry at being called an atheist

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has objected to being called an atheist, and wondered whether the Islamist leader who called her so is himself a Muslim. She reacted angrily Sunday to Islami Oikya Jote (IOJ) chairman Fazlul Haque Aminee calling her an atheist, the New Age newspaper reported.

New Zealand bat against South Africa


New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori won the toss and elected to bat in the World Cup quarter-final against South Africa at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium on Friday.

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