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Shafiq Alam

Shafiq Alam

    Rescuers race to save ferry disaster survivors
    Rescuers race to save ferry disaster survivors
    At least seven people died and about 150 went missing after a ferry sank in Bangladesh in the early hours of Tuesday morning, officials said,...
    The tale of the accidental hangman
    The tale of the accidental hangman
    As a teenager, Babul Miah was sent to prison for a murder he says he never committed. By the time of his release two decades later, he'd sent 17...
    Bangladesh military launches rival mutiny probe
    Bangladesh military launches rival mutiny probe
    The Bangladesh military on Tuesday launched its own probe into a savage mutiny by troops against their officers, raising fears of a power struggle...
    Bangladesh army hunts mutineers after deadly revolt
    Bangladesh army hunts mutineers after deadly revolt
    Troops fanned out across Bangladesh on Monday to hunt 1 000 fugitive soldiers blamed for a revolt by border guards that left 78 dead and...
    Over 10 000 arrested in Bangladesh crackdown
    Over 10 000 arrested in Bangladesh crackdown
    At least 10 000 people have been detained over the past week in a major crackdown on crime in emergency-ruled Bangladesh, the country's police...
    Devoured by the sea: Victims share their stories
    Devoured by the sea: Victims share their stories
    As waves engulfed her shanty home, Rahima Begum struggled desperately to keep her two-year-old son's head above the water. Then she told her...
    Bangladesh in race to save cyclone survivors
    Bangladesh in race to save cyclone survivors
    Soldiers and relief workers raced on Monday to get aid to millions left destitute by the cyclone in Bangladesh, where the official death toll has...
    Militants to be put to death for Bangladesh bombings
    Militants to be put to death for Bangladesh bombings
    A court sentenced 21 Islamic militants to death on Tuesday for their part in a deadly wave of blasts that saw more than 400 bombs explode almost...
    Five-storey building collapses in Bangladesh
    Five-storey building collapses in Bangladesh
    A five-storey building undergoing renovations collapsed in the Bangladeshi capital on Saturday, killing at least 16 people and injuring 45, the...
    Two killed as 350 bombs explode in Bangladesh
    Two killed as 350 bombs explode in Bangladesh
    About 350 small bombs exploded within an hour of each other across Bangladesh on Wednesday, killing two people and injuring more than 100 in an...
    Fading hopes for survivors in collapsed building
    Fading hopes for survivors in collapsed building
    Hopes were fading on Wednesday for more than 100 people feared trapped in a collapsed Bangladesh factory as rescuers raced against the clock to...
    Hunt continues for survivors in collapsed factory
    Hunt continues for survivors in collapsed factory
    Rescue workers trying to reach 90 people trapped under the rubble of a collapsed factory in Bangladesh warned on Tuesday that time is running out...