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Bangladesh ex-dictator H.M. Ershad dies at 89

Jul. 14, 2019 3:21 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh's former military dictator H.M. Ershad, who had seized power in a 1982 coup, has died. He was 89. Ershad had long been suffering from multiple complications including infections in his lungs and kidneys, his younger brother, G.M. Quader, said Sunday. He was admitted to...

Train crash kills 4, injures at least 65 in Bangladesh

Jun. 23, 2019 11:04 PM EDT

DHAKA,Bangladesh (AP) — Five coaches on a Bangladesh express train veered off a railway bridge in northeastern Bangladesh, killing at least four people and injuring 65, officials said Monday, and a search of the wreckage for any people trapped was continuing. Local chief government administrator Tofayel...

IS claims responsibility for Bangladesh explosion

May. 27, 2019 7:14 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A global monitoring group said the Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for an explosion targeting a police van in Bangladesh's capital, but police said Monday they were not sure who was behind it. Police said Sunday night's explosion in Dhaka's Malibagh area left three...