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Roar of the tiger - cricket superfan risks bribes, injury to see Bangladesh idols

DHAKA (AFP): Desperate times call for desperate measures and colourful cricket superfan Shoyab Ali has had to deploy a full arsenal as he follows his beloved Bangladesh around the globe.

Bangladesh PM takes big lead as opposition rejects poll alleging vote rigging

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's ruling party took a big lead over the opposition in a national election on Sunday, early results and trends showed, in a poll that was marred by allegations of vote rigging and violence that killed 17 people.

One day to fall in love with gritty Dhaka

Despite its gritty appearance and unbridled urban chaos, one day in Bangladesh’s bustling capital Dhaka is all it takes to fall in love with this city by the Buriganga River.

One day to fall in love with gritty Dhaka

Despite its gritty appearance and unbridled urban chaos, one day in Bangladesh’s bustling capital Dhaka is all it takes to fall in love with this city by the Buriganga River.

Giving thanks, getting ready

Anticipating Hari Raya Aidilfitri across the globe.

Bangladesh fire death toll reaches 100, set to rise

DHAKA (Reuters) - At least 100 people were killed in a fire that razed a crowded Dhaka neighbourhood overnight, and the toll is expected to rise as rescue workers pull more bodies out of smouldering debris, TV channels reported on Friday.

Bangladesh fire death toll at 114, set to rise

DHAKA (Reuters) - At least 114 people were killed in a fire that razed a crowded, centuries-old Dhaka neighbourhood overnight as rescue workers scrambled on Friday to pull bodies, many charred beyond recognition, from smouldering debris.

Bangladesh fire death toll over 100, set to rise

DHAKA (Reuters) - More than 100 people were killed in a fire that razed a crowded Dhaka neighbourhood overnight, and the toll is expected to rise as rescue workers search for more bodies in the smouldering debris, TV channels reported on Friday.