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Cricket: Pakistan to bat against Bangladesh

Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez won the toss and elected to bat against hosts Bangladesh in the World Twenty20 Super-10 group two match in Dhaka on Sunday. Pakistan, who have two points from as many matches, must beat both Bangladesh and the West Indies in their remaining games to join India in the semi-finals from the group. Bangladesh have lost both their matches so far and may not qualify for the knock-out round even if they defeat Pakistan.

Victims file claims for Bangladesh garment disaster

Families of Bangladesh textile workers killed in the Rana Plaza tragedy started Monday submitting claims for compensation, 11 months after the disaster that killed more than 1,100 people. The first batch of 22 claims were filed with officials overseeing a $40 million compensation fund, made up of donations from leading Western retailers in the wake of the country's worst textile disaster.

Bangladesh collecting details of deadly factory collapse victims for compensation amid protest

SAVAR, Bangladesh - Bangladesh began compiling details Monday about the victims of the 2013 Rana Plaza factory collapse as part of a compensation deal, but dozens of people took to the streets demanding a more complete accounting of the disaster. The collapse killed more than 1,100 people and highlighted the grim conditions in Bangladesh's garment industry, a major supplier to global fashion brands. Mojtaba Kazazi, executive commissioner of Rana Plaza Claims Administration, said injured workers and families of the dead should have compensation payments in six months.

Cricket: Bangladesh in Super-10 despite Hong Kong defeat

Bangladesh sneaked into the Super-10 stage of the World Twenty20 despite losing to minnows Hong Kong by two wickets in their last first-round match in Chittagong on Thursday. Bangladesh, sent into bat, fell to a below-par total of 108 all out in 16.3 overs before Hong Kong reached the target for the loss of eight wickets in 19.4 overs. Hong Kong needed to knock off the target in 13.1 overs to oust the home team in favour of Nepal, who earlier in the day upset Afghanistan by nine runs.

Cricket: Sri Lanka win toss and bat against Bangladesh

Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews won the toss and elected to bat in the second one-day international against Bangladesh in Dhaka on Thursday. Sri Lanka won the first match by 13 runs on Monday to take the lead in the three-match series. The tourists brought in spinner Ajantha Mendis in place of the injured Nuwan Kulasekara, while Bangladesh dropped Al-Amin Hossain to play experienced seamer Mashrafe Mortaza. Sri Lanka won both the preceding Test and Twenty20 series.

Cricket: Bangladesh pick Razzak, Sabbir for World Twenty20

Seasoned spinner Abdur Razzak and young batsman Sabbir Rahman were Monday named in Bangladesh's squad for the World Twenty20 which the country hosts from March 16. Razzak, 31, who has 39 wickets from 28 matches in the sport's shortest version, had missed last week's Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka due to a hamstring injury. Sabbir, 22, was picked for the world event after making 26 on his Twenty20 debut in Chittagong on Friday. The right-hander has hit six half-centuries in domestic T20 cricket.

Cricket: Bangladesh name World Twenty20 squad

Hosts Bangladesh on Monday announced a 15-man squad for the World Twenty20 starting on March 16: Bangladesh: Mushfiqur Rahim (capt), Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Shamsur Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Mominul Haque, Nasir Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Mohammad Mahmudullah, Abdur Razzak, Sohag Gazi, Mashrafe Mortaza, Farhad Reza, Rubel Hossain, Al-Amin Hossain. afp

Bangladesh opposition says 300 men killed, disappeared in a month

By Serajul Quadir DHAKA (Reuters) - The head of Bangladesh's largest opposition party, the BNP, accused the government on Tuesday of being involved in the killing or disappearance of more than 300 activists around the time of the country's election. The Bangladesh Nationalist Party boycotted the violence-plagued vote on January 5 that was won by the ruling Awami League - its great rivals which the BNP has alternated power with over the decades.

Bangladesh opposition leader says 242 supporters killed in month

Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia accused the government Tuesday of "state terrorism", saying more than 240 of her supporters were killed during a four-week period that included last month's controversial election. Zia, a two-time former premier who heads the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), said security forces and ruling party activists were behind the killings and forced disappearance of her supporters.

Bangladesh opposition leader says 242 supporters killed in month

Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia accused the government Tuesday of "state terrorism", saying more than 240 of her supporters were killed during a four-week period that included last month's controversial election. Zia, a two-time former premier who heads the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), said security forces and ruling party activists were behind the killings and forced disappearance of her supporters.
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