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Monsoon recedes, death toll rises  Floodwaters receded in parts of monsoon-soaked South Asia on but the death toll reached 311. Tens of millions remain displaced and homeless Millions face flood disease threat
Bangladesh gripped by blockades Police clashes wound 50  3-day transport blockade aimed at derailing upcoming elections. Police used teargas and rubber bullets against activists Police probes deadly bus blaze Violent Dhaka protests continue   State of emergency  Caretaker president Ahmed has announced a state of emergency in Bangladesh after weeks of political crisis over elections Curfew ends amid unrest Millions of Muslims pray for peace Bangladesh executes six militants Murder charge for ex-PM   Police have brought charges against 56 political leaders, including Sheikh Hasina, for killing several people in Dhaka last year Ex-PM barred from homebound plane  Bangladesh's former PM Sheikh Hasina was blocked from boarding after the military-backed government barred her from returning Ex-PM returns after ban Tides flood villages Mudslides kill at least 71 Map of Chittagong Bangladesh  Mudslides were following heavy rain in the port town of Chittagong. Many are missing after a hill collapsed onto a shanty town Monsoon floods claim more than 160   Teeming rains have inundated wide swaths of northern India and Bangladesh, washing away villages and farmland that 19 million people depend ... Millions flee 'worst ever' floods


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  United Nations: the worst flooding in living memory. More than 1,000 people have been killed or injured by waters
 the floods affected India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. 20 million people are known to have fled their homes or trapped in villages. Almost 200 have died in the floods in the last few days
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  The UN is warning of a health crisis in southern Asia, where 30 million people have been overwhelmed by the rains and flash flooding.    The floods have killed 360 and affected...
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  Angry students burned an army van and damaged 50 vehicles during violence with security forces at Dhaka University
Aug.22     Curfew after clashes   Military-backed government has ordered an indefinite curfew in Dhaka and other cities after violence between students and police Aug.23   Bangladesh bids to quell clashes   The military-backed authorities have arrested 2 senior academics in Dhaka after disturbances on campuses across the country Aug.24     Bangladesh lifts daytime curfew  Traffic returned to the streets, and residents crowded markets in 6 largest cities. The curfew cleared streets of protesters

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Sep.2   Ex-Prime Minister Khaleda Zia arrested
  Police arrested former Prime Minister and one of her sons on charges of corruption and misuse of power during her last term in office

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Nov.14     Bangladesh braces for cyclone   Volunteers helped evacuate thousands of people from southern coast and the government warned ships to seek shelter Nov.15 Millions to evacuate as cyclone slams
    Cyclone hits: More than 200 dead
  Cyclone Sidr packing 150 mph winds slammed southeast coast, forcing hundreds of thousands from their homes.    The death toll could rise and that the...
Nov.16     Cyclone rescue effort under way   Aid workers are struggling to reach hundreds of thousands of survivors from a cyclone that ripped through southern and central Bangladesh Nov.17     Cyclone death toll hits 1,700  As flood waters recede, aid workers expect to find scores more bodies when remote villages are reached and the counting is done Nov.18   Cyclone death toll hits 2,000
  Sidr is one of the worst storms to strike the impoverished country of Bangladesh in recent years. Bangladesh continues to assess the damage   Cyclone death toll surpasses 3,000
  The number of dead killed from Cyclone Sidr is expected to rise as the country continues to assess the damage
 Rescue and relief teams have reached much of remote Bangladesh devastated by a powerful cyclone. An estimated 1 million families are thought to have been affected
Nov.20   Villagers dispute cyclone death toll Map of Patharghata Bangladesh  5 days after Cyclone Sidr struck Bangladesh, an overwhelming stench filled the air as rotting bodies and animal carcasses floated Nov.21   Struggle to help cyclone survivors  Overburdened relief centers scrambled to help tens of thousands, and fist fights broke out among victims waiting for rice Nov.24   Bridge collapse causes more miser   A section of a bridge collapsed as thousands of hungry cyclone victims stampeded toward aid workers delivering rice


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Millions of Muslims pray for peace Bangladesh executes six militants   Curfew after clashes   Military-backed government has ordered an indefinite curfew in Dhaka and other cities after violence between students and police Police probes deadly bus blaze Tides flood villages Mudslides kill at least 71 Map of Chittagong Bangladesh  Mudslides were following heavy rain in the port town of Chittagong. Many are missing after a hill collapsed onto a shanty town Monsoon floods claim more than 160   Teeming rains have inundated wide swaths of northern India and Bangladesh, washing away villages and farmland that 19 million people depend ... Millions flee 'worst ever' floods




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  United Nations: the worst flooding in living memory. More than 1,000 people have been killed or injured by waters
 the floods affected India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. 20 million people are known to have fled their homes or trapped in villages. Almost 200 have died in the floods in the last few days
Aug.6 Monsoon recedes, death toll rises  Floodwaters receded in parts of monsoon-soaked South Asia on but the death toll reached 311. Tens of millions remain displaced and homeless Aug.7 Millions face flood disease threat
  The UN is warning of a health crisis in southern Asia, where 30 million people have been overwhelmed by the rains and flash flooding.    The floods have killed 360 and affected...
Nov.14   Bangladesh braces for cyclone   Volunteers helped evacuate thousands of people from southern coast and the government warned ships to seek shelter Nov.15 Millions to evacuate as cyclone slams
Nov.15   Cyclone hits: More than 200 dead
  Cyclone Sidr packing 150 mph winds slammed southeast coast, forcing hundreds of thousands from their homes.    The death toll could rise and that the...
Nov.16   Cyclone rescue effort under way   Aid workers are struggling to reach hundreds of thousands of survivors from a cyclone that ripped through southern and central Bangladesh Nov.17   Cyclone death toll hits 1,700  As flood waters recede, aid workers expect to find scores more bodies when remote villages are reached and the counting is done Nov.18 Cyclone death toll hits 2,000  Sidr is one of the worst storms to strike the impoverished country of Bangladesh in recent years. Bangladesh continues to assess the damage Nov.18 Cyclone death toll surpasses 3,000
  The number of dead killed from Cyclone Sidr is expected to rise as the country continues to assess the damage
 Rescue and relief teams have reached much of remote Bangladesh devastated by a powerful cyclone. An estimated 1 million families are thought to have been affected
Nov.20 Villagers dispute cyclone death toll Map of Patharghata Bangladesh  5 days after Cyclone Sidr struck Bangladesh, an overwhelming stench filled the air as rotting bodies and animal carcasses floated Nov.21 Struggle to help cyclone survivors  Overburdened relief centers scrambled to help tens of thousands, and fist fights broke out among victims waiting for rice Nov.24 Bridge collapse causes more miser   A section of a bridge collapsed as thousands of hungry cyclone victims stampeded toward aid workers delivering rice



Bangladesh, 2007 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2007 Mar.29 Bangladesh executes six militants
Apr.11 Murder charge for ex-PM   Police have brought charges against 56 political leaders, including Sheikh Hasina, for killing several people in Dhaka last year



Bangladesh, 2007 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2007 Jan.6 Bangladesh gripped by blockades
Jan.7 Police clashes wound 50  3-day transport blockade aimed at derailing upcoming elections. Police used teargas and rubber bullets against activists Jan.7 Violent Dhaka protests continue Jan.11   State of emergency  Caretaker president Ahmed has announced a state of emergency in Bangladesh after weeks of political crisis over elections Jan.12 Curfew ends amid unrest Feb.4 Millions of Muslims pray for peace Apr.22 Ex-PM barred from homebound plane  Bangladesh's former PM Sheikh Hasina was blocked from boarding after the military-backed government barred her from returning May.7 Ex-PM returns after ban Aug.21 Student riots flare Map of Dhaka Bangladesh
  Angry students burned an army van and damaged 50 vehicles during violence with security forces at Dhaka University
Aug.23 Bangladesh bids to quell clashes   The military-backed authorities have arrested 2 senior academics in Dhaka after disturbances on campuses across the country Aug.24   Bangladesh lifts daytime curfew  Traffic returned to the streets, and residents crowded markets in 6 largest cities. The curfew cleared streets of protesters Sep.2 Ex-Prime Minister Khaleda Zia arrested   Police arrested former Prime Minister and one of her sons on charges of corruption and misuse of power during her last term in office