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Only 100 tigers left in Bangladesh's famed Sundarbans: Survey

Nestled in the delta of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers in Bangladesh's Bay of Bengal lies the Sundarbans mangrove forest, one of the largest forests in the world. It is home to the Royal Bengal tiger, whose numbers are in steep decline.

Bangladesh arrests man for 'filming' boy's lynching

Dhaka - Bangladesh police said Thursday they had arrested a man on suspicion of filming the brutal murder of a 13-year-old boy that provoked public outrage after the footage went viral.

Bangladesh arrests 'prime' suspect in boy's lynching

Dhaka - Bangladesh police said Wednesday they had arrested the prime suspect in the brutal murder of a 13-year-old boy that provoked public outrage after video footage of the killing went viral.

Bangladesh lynching anger grows as suspect confesses

Dhaka - Outrage over the lynching of a 13-year-old boy mounted in Bangladesh Tuesday, with more protests planned over the murder which was captured on video, as one of the suspects confessed after being arrested in Saudi Arabia.

Bangladesh fury as teen's fatal beating is posted online

Dhaka - Bangladesh police were hunting a group of attackers who lashed a 13-year-old boy to a stake and then beat him to death, filming the onslaught on a smartphone.

24 dead in Bangladesh charity handout stampede

Mymensingh - A stampede during a Ramadan charity handout killed at least 24 people in Bangladesh on Friday as hundreds of desperately poor people tried to get their hands on free clothing, police said.

Bangladesh's unbanked poor hail 'revolutionary' service

Dhaka - For Rehana Akhter, rebuilding her life after losing her leg in Bangladesh's worst industrial disaster is an uphill battle, but her struggle is eased slightly by digital technology.

Bangladesh court upholds death sentence of top Islamist

Dhaka - Bangladesh's highest court Tuesday upheld the death sentence against a top Islamist leader for war crimes during the country's battle for independence, prompting his opposition party to call a general strike in protest.

Bangladesh child marriage must stop: Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch (HRW) is reporting that Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has not kept a pledge made last year to put an end to child marriages.

Migrants returned to Bangladesh and an uncertain future

Cox's Bazar - Some 150 migrants found adrift in a boat off Myanmar's coast were transferred under armed guard to neighbouring Bangladesh Monday, returning them to a life of grinding poverty many tried to flee months ago.

India, Bangladesh seal 'historic' border pact as Modi visits

Dhaka - Bangladesh and India on Saturday sealed a historic land pact to swap territories, which will finally allow tens of thousands of people living in border enclaves to choose their nationality after decades of stateless limbo.

Bangladesh charges Rana Plaza owner and 40 others with murder

Dhaka - Bangladeshi police on Monday charged 41 people including the owner of the Rana Plaza factory complex with murder after the building collapsed killing more than 1,100 people in 2013.

First garment factories declared safe in Bangladesh

Dhaka - Two garment factories in Bangladesh on Thursday became the first to be declared safe under a scheme set up to prevent a repeat of one of the world's worst industrial disasters.

Bangladesh plans to move thousands of Rohingya to island

Dhaka - Bangladesh plans to relocate thousands of Rohingya who have spent years in refugee camps near the Myanmar border to a southern island, an official said Wednesday, as the region faces a human-trafficking crisis.

U.S. urges Myanmar to make Rohingya citizens to end boat crisis

Cox's Bazar - A senior U.S. diplomat on Friday urged Myanmar to extend "citizenship" to the oppressed Rohingya minority to address an ongoing migrant crisis that has hit Southeast Asia, leaving thousands stranded at sea.

Rohingya pay off traffickers to save stranded migrants

Cox's Bazar - As Mahmoud Yasien kneeled before the people smugglers and begged for his pregnant wife's life, the Rohingya migrant's dreams of a better life evaporated, his ship stranded hundreds of miles from its destination in Malaysia.

Barred from Gulf, Bangladeshis risk lives to head south

Cox's Bazar - Denied their traditional route out of poverty in the Gulf and often urged on by relatives, growing numbers of young Bangladeshis are joining the waves of Rohingya trying to reach Southeast Asia on horror boat journeys.

Malaysia orders boatpeople search as Myanmar hosts envoy talks

Cox's Bazar - Malaysia ordered search and rescue missions Thursday for thousands of boatpeople stranded at sea, as Myanmar hosted talks with US and Southeast Asian envoys on the migrant exodus from its shores.

Op-Ed: Did Sweden deny Ananta Bijoy Das's fundamental human rights?

Ananta Bijoy Das was murdered last week for his work as a secular activist and blogger. Sadly, his death may have been prevented if Sweden had granted him a visa to speak on human rights at a conference.

Bangladesh police urge ban on Islamist group after killings

Dhaka - Bangladesh police said Tuesday they have asked the government to ban an Islamist militant group they suspect of involvement in the murders of atheist bloggers.
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