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Bangladesh child labourers toil 64 hours a week: survey

Dhaka - Bangladeshi child labourers who live in slums work for an average of 64 hours a week, many of them in textile factories making clothes for top world brands, a major study said Wednesday.

21,000 Rohingya flee to Bangladesh from Myanmar: IOM

Dhaka - Around 21,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh in recent weeks to escape violence in neighbouring Myanmar, an official of the International Organisation for Migration said on Tuesday.

Dozens of Rohingya missing as boat sinks near Bangladesh

Dhaka - Dozens are missing and feared drowned after a boat packed with Rohingya fleeing violence in Myanmar and trying to reach Bangladesh sank in a border river Monday, reports and a Bangladeshi fisherman said.

Bangladesh honours humble rail hero after daring rescue

Dhaka - A humble rail worker who shot to fame for pulling a suicidal man off train tracks was honoured by Bangladesh authorities Sunday, as footage of his heroism went viral.

At least 10,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh: UN

Dhaka - At least 10,000 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh in recent weeks after fleeing violence in neighbouring Myanmar, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

Death of a baby as unwanted Rohingya hunt for a home

Cox's Bazar - Alam's short life ended on Saturday in a dark, tattered tent in Bangladesh, the Rohingya child's skeletal body succumbing to illness contracted while fleeing Myanmar where his stateless people are under attack.He was six-months-old.

Myanmar crisis sparks Muslim protests in Asian capitals

Dhaka - Angry Muslim protesters took to the streets from Jakarta to Dhaka on Friday to denounce Myanmar over allegations of indiscriminate killing and rape in a military crackdown on the country's Rohingya Muslim minority.

Bangladesh says Uber 'illegal', days after launch

Dhaka - Bangladesh said Friday the Uber ride-sharing service was operating "illegally", just days after it launched in the capital.

Myanmar pursuing 'ethnic cleansing' of Rohingya: UN official

Cox's Bazar - Myanmar is engaged in "ethnic cleansing" of Rohingya Muslims, a UN official has said, as reports emerged Friday of troops shooting at villagers as they tried to flee.

Thousands of Rohingya migrants flee Myanmar violence

Cox's Bazar - Horrifying stories of gang rape, torture and murder are emerging from among the thousands of desperate Rohingya migrants who have pushed into Bangladesh in the past few days to escape unfolding chaos in Myanmar.

Hundreds of Rohingya cross into Bangladesh, fleeing unrest

Dhaka - Hundreds of Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh after fleeing violence in neighbouring Myanmar, community leaders said Tuesday, many with horrific tales of troops killing and burning villages.

Bangladesh arrests five linked to deadly cafe siege

Dhaka - Five people linked to the Islamist extremist group behind July's Dhaka cafe siege that left 22 hostages, most of them foreigners, dead have been arrested, Bangladesh police said Thursday.

Satellite images show Myanmar Rohingya villages torched

Cox's Bazar - Hundreds of buildings in Rohingya villages in western Myanmar have been torched, according to new satellite images released on Sunday as fresh fighting flared in the strife-torn region.

Bangladesh says head of group blamed for cafe siege dead

Dhaka - The head of a Bangladeshi Islamist group accused of staging a deadly siege at a cafe and the killing of several foreigners died while trying to evade arrest earlier this month, security officials said Friday.

UNESCO urges Bangladesh to scrap Sundarbans plant

Dhaka - The United Nations has urged Bangladesh to halt construction of a huge coal-fired power plant near the Sundarbans, warning of a serious threat to the delicate ecosystem of the world's largest mangrove forest.

Bangladesh hangs Islamist extremist leader over 2005 blast

Dhaka - Prison authorities in Bangladesh's southern city of Khulna on Sunday executed a senior Islamist extremist whose banned group has been linked to the murder of foreign hostages, police said.

Three attackers killed in Myanmar as violence persists

Cox's Bazar - Three police officers were attacked with machetes in restive northwestern Myanmar on Saturday by assailants who were shot dead, the military has said, amid lethal violence that authorities have blamed on homegrown Islamist insurgents.

'We were family': Myanmar attacks shatter rare ethnic harmony

Cox's Bazar - For Moe Moe, an attack by armed men on her village in northwestern Myanmar not only left six police dead but also shattered a rare vestige of Buddhist-Muslim harmony in the tense region.

Bangladesh, China firms ink multi-billion deals as Xi ends tour

Dhaka - Bangladeshi and Chinese firms have signed $13.6 billion in trade and investment deals on the sidelines of President Xi Jinping's brief tour to the South Asian nation, a trade group official said Saturday.

Terrified residents flee northern Myanmar as crackdown widens

Cox's Bazar - Terrified residents were fleeing northern Myanmar on Friday, thousands leaving on foot and others airlifted out by helicopter, as troops hunted through torched villages for those behind attacks on police that have raised fears Rakhine state could again...
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