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Bangladesh faces further flood crisis in monsoon-hit South Asia

Dhaka - Deadly flooding will persist in Bangladesh for the next 10 days, officials warned Tuesday, as South Asia battles torrential monsoon rains which have already pounded the region for weeks.

Bangladesh arrests hospital owner over fake virus results

Dhaka - A Bangladesh hospital owner accused of issuing thousands of fake negative coronavirus test results to patients at his two clinics was arrested Wednesday while trying to flee to India in a burqa, police said.

Third of Bangladesh underwater as monsoon drenches region

Sunamganj - Almost four million people have been hit by monsoon floods in South Asia, officials said Tuesday, with a third of Bangladesh already underwater from some of the heaviest rains in a decade.

Race to rescue turtles entangled in plastic on Bangladesh beach

Cox's Bazar - At least 20 turtles were dead and dozens more were rescued Sunday after being entangled in plastic waste washed ashore on one of the world's longest beaches in Bangladesh, officials and conservationists said.

Bangladeshi coronavirus sufferers shun hospitals

Dhaka - Thousands of beds for coronavirus patients in Bangladesh are lying empty despite the country struggling with a rising caseload as people are too scared to enter hospitals, officials and sufferers say.

At least 32 die in Bangladesh ferry accident

Dhaka - At least 32 people died after a ferry capsized and sank Monday in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka following a collision, said rescuers, who found one man alive in a "miracle" hours later.A dozen people were initially listed as missing.

Rohingya refugees running scared from coronvirus tests

Cox's Bazar - Rohingya refugees infected with coronavirus are fleeing quarantine in their Bangladesh camps because they fear being transferred to an isolated island in the Bay of Bengal, community leaders said Thursday.

Floods and tears in Bangladesh a week after cyclone

Khulna - Rezaul Islam wades through waist-high water, a sack of rice on his head salvaged from what remains of his home, a week after a cyclone savaged Bangladesh and eastern India.

22 killed as 'super cyclone' ravages Bangladesh, India

Khulna - At least 22 people died as the fiercest cyclone to hit parts of Bangladesh and eastern India this century sent trees flying and flattened houses, with millions crammed into shelters despite the risk of coronavirus.

'Super cyclone' to slam India, Bangladesh

Khulna - The Bay of Bengal's fiercest cyclone this century was bearing down on millions of people in eastern India and Bangladesh on Wednesday, with forecasts of a potentially devastating and deadly storm surge.

Move Rohingya on Bangladesh island to refugee camps: UN chief

Dhaka - Hundreds of Rohingya rescued by Bangladesh and sent to a flood-prone island after being stranded at sea for weeks should be moved to existing refugee camps, the UN secretary general has said.

Fears grow as pandemic reaches Rohingya camps

Cox's Bazar - Emergency teams raced Friday to prevent a coronavirus "nightmare" in the world's largest refugee settlement after the first reported cases in the giant shanties housing nearly one million Rohingya.

Race to prevent coronavirus 'nightmare' in Rohingya camps

Cox's Bazar - Emergency teams raced Friday to prevent a coronavirus "nightmare" in the world's largest refugee settlement after the first confirmed cases in a sprawling city of shacks housing nearly a million Rohingya.

First coronavirus case found in Bangladesh refugee camps

Cox's Bazar - A Rohingya has become the first person to test positive for coronavirus from the vast refugee camps in Bangladesh that house almost a million people, officials said Thursday.

Bangladesh builds mega field hospital as virus outbreak worsens

Dhaka - Bangladesh has prepared a huge field hospital in three weeks to treat coronavirus patients in an attempt to fight the intensifying outbreak in the country.

End of an era: Bangladesh's last Armenian dies

Dhaka - Michael Joseph Martin, Bangladesh's last Armenian, has died aged 89, bringing an end to the more than 300-year presence of the once thriving and powerful minority Christian community.

Bangladesh police charge 11 for spreading virus 'rumours'

Dhaka - A Bangladeshi cartoonist was among 11 people charged Wednesday for "spreading rumours" on social media about the coronavirus outbreak in the country, where experts say official figures likely understate the scale of the health crisis.

Op-Ed: The other disaster — By 2070, big areas ‘unliveable’ due to heat

Sydney - Meanwhile, climate change just keeps rolling along. A new international study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences indicates that billions of people could be displaced by unbearable heat.

Bangladesh to turn back new Rohingya refugee boats: minister

Dhaka - Bangladesh will not accept two boats carrying hundreds of reportedly starving Rohingya refugees, the country's foreign minister said Thursday as calls grew to rescue the Muslim outcasts.

Tens of thousands defy Bangladesh lockdown for imam's funeral

Dhaka - Tens of thousands of people defied a nationwide coronavirus lockdown in Bangladesh on Saturday to attend the funeral of a top Islamic preacher, even as authorities battle a surge in virus cases.
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