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Nobel laureate Yunus cancels meet in Bangladesh

Dhaka - Nobel peace prize winner Muhammad Yunus Thursday cancelled an international conference of social business entrepreneurs outside the Bangladeshi capital after it failed to get police security.

Baby sold by drug-addict father in Bangladesh returns to mother

Chittagong - A Bangladeshi woman whose daughter was sold off by her drug-addicted husband described her joy Thursday at being reunited with the infant.

Laboratory tests link deaths in Bangladesh to pesticides

Analytical testing has linked a rise in sudden deaths of children in Bangladesh to chemicals sprayed onto local fruit trees. One of the potent insecticides used is banned in 80 other countries.

Three killed in Rakhine explosion: Myanmar police

Cox's Bazar - Three people, including two teenage boys, were killed by an explosion in Myanmar's restive Rakhine state on Saturday, a police officer said.

Prominent Bangladesh government critic disappears

Dhaka - One of Bangladesh's most prominent government critics went missing on Monday after calling his wife to tell her he feared he would be killed, police said.

Bangladesh marks first anniversary of deadly cafe siege

Dhaka - Hundreds of people gathered Saturday at the site of one of the worst Islamist attacks in Bangladesh's history to mark the first anniversary of the deadly attack on an upscale Dhaka cafe.

Bangladesh attack cafe thrives a year on, but fears persist

Dhaka - As the chatter of customers and the smell of warm bread fill the Holey Artisan Bakery it is easy to forget the scenes of horror that unfolded at the upscale Dhaka cafe. But a year on the impact of the deadly siege is still being felt.

Desperate Rohingya seek new escape routes from Bangladesh

Dhaka - In squalid camps in Bangladesh, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who have fled violence and persecution in neighbouring Myanmar dream of a better life abroad -- and rely on increasingly high-tech trafficking networks to get them there.

Fresh landslides hit Bangladesh, kill four in their homes

Dhaka - Fresh landslides killed four people and sent hundreds fleeing in Bangladesh on Sunday, police said, just days after the worst mudslides on record left more than 150 dead amid a heavy monsoon.

Bangladesh steps up search for landslide victims

Chittagong - Emergency workers in Bangladesh on Thursday stepped up the search for victims of the country's worst ever landslides, with mounting claims that the disaster was made worse by unchecked development.

Rescuers battle to reach victims of deadly Bangladesh landslides

Chittagong - Rescue workers battled Wednesday to reach victims of landslides, described as the worst in Bangladesh's history, as the death toll from the disaster rose to 152.

Heavy rain, landslides kill at least 92 in Bangladesh

Chittagong - Heavy monsoon rains and landslides have killed at least 92 people in southeast Bangladesh, burying many in their homes as they slept, authorities said Tuesday.

Bangladesh cricketer admits to second wife

Dhaka - A top Bangladeshi cricketer is embroiled in a scandal after revealing he had secretly married a woman who filed a case against him for posting intimate photos of her on social media -- even though he already had a wife.

Refugees face 'acute crisis' in cyclone-hit Bangladesh

Cox's Bazar - Aid workers warned Wednesday of an "acute crisis" in Bangladesh after a cyclone destroyed thousands of homes and devastated camps housing Rohingya refugees, leaving many without food or shelter.

Five dead as cyclone batters Bangladesh

Dhaka - Cyclone Mora battered Bangladesh on Tuesday, killing five people, damaging thousands of homes and ripping through a camp housing thousands of Rohingya refugees who had fled violence in Myanmar.

Nearly 300,000 evacuated as cyclone approaches Bangladesh

Dhaka - Bangladesh has evacuated nearly 300,000 people as Cyclone Mora barrelled towards its southeastern coast at speeds of more than 85 kilometres (53 miles) per hour, officials said Monday.

Bangladesh police raid opposition leader's office

Dhaka - Bangladesh police swooped on the offices of the country's main opposition leader hunting "anti-state documents" on Saturday, sparking angry protests by hundreds of party supporters.

Islamic romance novels set hearts aflutter in Bangladesh

Dhaka - Kasem bin Abubakar was told nobody would buy his chaste romance novels about devout young Muslims finding love within the strict moral confines of Bangladeshi society.

Bangladesh hangs three Islamist extremists for UK envoy attack

Keranipara - Bangladesh hanged three Islamist extremists including the leader of a banned militant outfit on Wednesday, after they were sentenced to death over a 2004 grenade attack on the British ambassador.

'Scared' father of Bangladesh 'tree girl' ends treatment

Dhaka - A young Bangladeshi girl diagnosed with a rare condition known as "tree man syndrome" has left hospital, her father told AFP Monday, saying he feared she would never be cured.
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