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Activists in Bangladesh march through universities to demand end to Israel-Hamas war

May. 06, 2024 10:08 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Thousands of activists in Bangladesh backed by the ruling party's student wing marched through universities around the country Monday to demand an end to the Israel-Hamas war and the creation of an independent Palestinian state. Activists of the Bangladesh...

Bangladeshi leader says a shopping mall that caught fire had no emergency exits. Death toll climbs

Mar. 01, 2024 09:34 AM EST

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A six-story shopping mall that caught fire in the Bangladeshi capital had no fire exits, the country's prime minister said Friday, as the death toll climbed to at least 46 and rescuers searched for more victims. The fire started late Thursday in a...

Fire at shopping mall in Bangladesh's capital kills at least 43 people

Feb. 29, 2024 23:36 PM EST

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A fire at a six-story shopping mall in the Bangladeshi capital overnight killed at least 43 people and injured dozens of others, with several people escaping to the building's roof, officials said Friday. The fire started late Thursday at a restaurant on...