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UN chief hears of 'unimaginable' atrocities as he visits Rohingya camps

Cox's Bazar - UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said he heard "unimaginable" accounts of atrocities during a visit Monday to Bangladesh's refugee camps and called for Myanmar to be held responsible for "crimes" against the Rohingya.

UN chief hears of 'unimaginable' atrocities as he visits Rohingya camps

Cox's Bazar - UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said he heard "unimaginable" accounts of atrocities during a visit Monday to vast camps in Bangladesh that are home to a million Rohingya refugees who fled violence in Myanmar.

Myanmar not safe for Rohingya returnees: Red Cross chief

Cox's Bazar - The head of the Red Cross on Sunday said it was not safe to return Rohingya refugees to their homes in Myanmar, where he described whole villages abandoned and destroyed.

Myanmar transit camps sit empty as Rohingya fear return

Cox's Bazar - The transit camp in Myanmar's Rakhine state stands ready to welcome back 150 Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh every day.

Myanmar forces shoot, injure Rohingya boy: community leaders

Cox's Bazar - Myanmar border guards shot and injured a Rohingya boy playing in a strip of a no-man's land near the Bangladesh border on Thursday, community leaders said.

Top Bangladeshi Islamist extremist killed: police

Dhaka - Bangladeshi police said that a top Islamist extremist in police custody was killed on Thursday, in the latest in a string of what activists suspect are extra-judicial killings.

Rohingya refugees mark first Eid since Myanmar crackdown

Cox's Bazar - As Muslims around the world celebrated Eid with feasting and gift-giving, Rohingya refugees in squalid Bangladesh camps marked the festival Saturday with a peaceful demonstration demanding justice and dignified repatriation.

Landslides kill 12 as monsoon batters Rohingya refugees

Dhaka - Landslides triggered by monsoon rains killed at least 12 people Tuesday in Bangladesh near camps housing one million Rohingya refugees, officials said.

Landslide kills Rohingya boy as monsoon hits refugee camps

Dhaka - A landslide triggered by heavy rain killed a three-year-old Rohingya refugee in Bangladesh, police said Monday, the first casualty of the monsoon as wild storms wreak havoc in the crowded camps.

Bangladesh defends drug war as murder claims surface

Cox's Bazar - Bangladesh says Akramul Haque was a meth kingpin who died after opening fire at police, one of 130 accused dealers killed in murky late-night shootouts in an increasingly bloody war on drugs.

'Our families would be killed': Rohingya brace for monsoon

Cox's Bazar - Marooned on a dusty slope in the world's largest refugee camp, Osiur Rahman looked to the hill where a Rohingya girl was buried in a landslide just days earlier and contemplated his chances should the earth give way beneath his feet.

One family, four countries — the dispossession of the Rohingya

Cox's Bazar - It takes a few moments to sift through the years of chaos and dislocation before Rohingya refugee Robi Alam settles on the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, August 2012, as the last time he saw his seven brothers together in Myanmar.

Death toll in Bangladesh 'anti-drugs' crackdown rises above 50

Dhaka - Shootouts across Bangladesh left nine alleged drug dealers dead Thursday, police said, as authorities stepped up a crackdown that now has claimed at least 52 lives in 10 days and drawn criticism from rights groups.

World Cup fever causes sleepless nights for Bangladesh flagmakers

Chhota Angutia - Flagmakers in Bangladesh are doing a roaring trade weeks ahead of the World Cup, but no-one is interested in the home nation's colours -- the money is all on pennants for Lionel Messi's Argentina and Neymar's Brazil.

Nine months on, the search for Rohingya babies born of rape

Cox's Bazar - Aid workers are scouring the world's largest refugee camp for pregnant Rohingya rape victims, with a rush of births anticipated nine months after Myanmar forces unleashed "a frenzy of sexual violence" against women and girls from the Muslim minority.

Bangladesh opposition leader Zia granted bail

Dhaka - Bangladesh's 72-year-old opposition leader Khaleda Zia was granted bail on corruption charges Wednesday after her lawyers argued her health was at risk, paving the way for her to be released from jail.

Lightning strikes kill dozens across Bangladesh

Dhaka - Dozens of Bangladeshis were killed in lightning strikes as pre-monsoon thunderstorms wreaked havoc across the South Asian country, an official said Thursday.

Meth trade forges unlikely link between Rohingya and Myanmar soldiers

Cox's Bazar - Huge quantities of meth are seeding unrest inside Bangladesh's refugee camps, as jobless Rohingya turn drug runners for a criminal chain that stretches back to Myanmar -- and the soldiers who drove them out.

UN team to visit Myanmar's Rakhine next week: official

Cox's Bazar - A United Nations Security Council delegation which wants to see first-hand the impact of the Rohingya refugee crisis will arrive in Myanmar on Monday and visit Rakhine state, a senior government official said.

Bangladesh factory disaster survivors demand justice five years on

Savar - Hundreds of Bangladeshis staged protests and tearful tributes Tuesday on the fifth anniversary of one of the world's worst industrial disasters, when the Rana Plaza textile factory complex collapsed and killed at least 1,130 people.
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