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2005-12-17 02:15:58

DHAKA (Reuters) - Police in Bangladesh seized a huge amount of bombs and explosives and arrested four militants in the second major success this week against radicals fighting for Islamic rule, officials said on Saturday.

2005-12-11 01:09:41

DHAKA (Reuters) - Security forces went on special alert in the Bangladesh capital on Sunday after a bomb hit a car near the city's diplomatic area, wounding two people, police said.

2005-12-10 09:13:03

DHAKA (Reuters) - Police in Bangladesh hunting for Islamist suicide bombers have seized explosives and detained 30 militants, a Home Ministry official said on Saturday.

2005-12-08 06:59:25

By Nizam Ahmed DHAKA (Reuters) - A suicide bomb attack killed at least eight people in Bangladesh and wounded more than 50 on Thursday in the latest in a series of deadly blasts blamed on militants seeking Islamic rule in the country.

2005-12-08 03:30:17

By Nizam Ahmed DHAKA (Reuters) - At least seven people were killed and more than 50 wounded in Bangladesh on Thursday in a suicide bomb attack during the morning rush hour on a crowded street in a district town, police said.

2005-12-01 09:19:54

Nizam Ahmed DHAKA (Reuters) - A second suspected suicide attack in three days near a court building in a Bangladeshi town has killed two people and wounded 25 others during a protest march against violence in the country, police said.

2005-12-01 05:52:28

DHAKA (Reuters) - One man was killed and nearly 25 wounded in Bangladesh on Thursday in a blast near a court building where lawyers were marching as part of a daylong strike, police and witnesses said.

2005-12-01 03:33:46

DHAKA (Reuters) - One man was killed and nearly 25 wounded in Bangladesh on Thursday in a blast near a court building where lawyers were marching as part of a daylong strike, police and witnesses said.

2005-11-29 09:43:21

DHAKA (Reuters) - Nine people were killed and 65 wounded by suspected suicide bombers in two Bangladesh cities on Tuesday, apparently the latest in a wave of attacks by militants fighting to turn the country into a sharia-based Islamic state.

2005-11-29 06:27:16

DHAKA (Reuters) - Nine people were killed and 65 wounded by suspected suicide bombers in two Bangladesh cities on Tuesday, apparently the latest in a wave of attacks by militants fighting to turn the country into a sharia-based Islamic state.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.