• Italy Nov 27, 2019

    Bangladesh Sentences 7 Militants to Death in Cafe Attack

    A special anti-terrorism tribunal in Bangladesh sentenced seven members of a banned militant group to death Wednesday for their involvement in an attack on a Dhaka cafe that killed more than 20 people, mostly foreigners. Judge Mojibur Rahman found the men from the Jumatul Mujahedeen Bangladesh group guilty of various charges including planning the attack, making bombs and murder. An...

  • Bangladesh Nov 3, 2019

    Bangladesh Grants Bail to Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus

    A court in Bangladesh’s capital granted bail Sunday to micro-credit pioneer and Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus over the firing of three employees by Grameen Communications, where he is chairman. Acting Chairman of the 3rd Labor Court in Dhaka, Zakia Parveen, granted the bail when Yunus appeared before the court. The country’s High Court had set a Nov. 7 deadline last...

  • Bangladesh Oct 25, 2019

    16 Sentenced to Death for Setting Bangladesh Student on Fire

    A court in eastern Bangladesh sentenced the principal of an Islamic school and 15 others to death on Thursday over the killing of an 18-year-old woman who was set on fire for refusing to drop sexual harassment charges against the principal. Judge Mamunur Rashid of the Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal found Principal Siraj Ud Doula and the others...

  • Los Angeles Oct 18, 2019

    Big Baby! New Female Masai Giraffe Born at Los Angeles Zoo

    The Los Angeles Zoo announced this week that a female Masai giraffe was born on Oct. 5, the fifth baby for the mother, Hasina and the sixth for the father, Phillip.

  • DUBAI Feb 24, 2019

    Hijacking Foiled on Bangladesh-Dubai Flight, Suspect Killed

    A flight bound for Dubai from Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka, made an emergency landing Sunday in Chittagong, Bangladesh, after a man attempted to hijack the plane, officials said. The suspect, a Bangladeshi, asked to speak to the country’s prime minister before dying from injuries in an exchange of gunfire with military commandos, officials said. The flight, operated by state-run Biman Bangladesh...

  • ASIA Nov 30, 2017

    Pope Francis Demands ‘Decisive Measures' to Resolve Rohingya Exodus

    Pope Francis demanded Thursday that the international community take “decisive measures” to resolve the causes of the mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar, breaking his recent silence over what the United Nations has declared to be a textbook case of “ethnic cleansing.” Arriving in Bangladesh from Myanmar, Francis said it also was “imperative” for world governments to immediately provide...

  • Bangladesh Mar 18, 2017

    Man Carrying Explosives Killed at Checkpoint in Bangladesh

    A man carrying explosives was fired on and killed when he tried to cross a checkpoint run by an elite anti-crime force in Bangladesh’s capital on Saturday, officials said....
    In a text message to media, the Rapid Action Battalion said the security officers opened fire as the man tried to penetrate the checkpoint with “a motorbike and explosives” in Dhaka’s Khilgaon...

  • Africa Nov 23, 2016

    Baby Giraffe Makes Her Debut at the LA Zoo

    The LA Zoo is “extra thankful” this holiday season for the birth of a healthy, female Masai giraffe. The calf was born on Nov. 9, weighing around 130 pounds and standing just under six feet tall.

  • georgia Jul 3, 2016

    UC Berkeley Sophomore Among 20 Hostages Killed in Bangladesh Attack

    A 19-year-old UC Berkeley student has been identified as one of the 20 hostages killed in an attack at a cafe in Bangladesh’s capital of Dhaka, officials said.

  • georgia Apr 23, 2016

    One Dead After Three Shootings in San Bernardino

    A 19-year-old man was killed in a shooting Sunday during a violent night in San Bernardino that left three other shooting victims injured.

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