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Six years after Bangladesh factory disaster, rights groups issue 'grim' warning

Dhaka - Six years after one of the world's most devastating factory disasters led to international safety monitoring in Bangladesh, campaigners are warning of "grim consequences" if such oversight is abandoned.

Bangladeshis protest after sexually assaulted girl burned to death

Dhaka - Demonstrations were held across the Bangladesh capital Saturday for the tenth consecutive day after a teenager who accused a head teacher of sexually harassing her was burned to death.

Bangladesh girl burned to death on teacher's order: police

Dhaka - A schoolgirl was burned to death in Bangladesh on the orders of her head teacher after she reported him for sexually harassing her, police said Friday.

Hundreds of Bangladeshi "extremists" to surrender: police

Dhaka - Hundreds of Bangladeshi left-wing "extremists" will lay down their arms Tuesday in what police say is the largest surrender of its kind in decades in the South Asian nation.

First Rohingya woman shot dead in Bangladesh drugs clampdown

Dhaka - Bangladesh security forces have shot dead a Rohingya woman in a border town known as a gateway for smuggling meth pills from neighbouring Myanmar, officials said Sunday.

Bangladesh arrests owners of blaze-hit Dhaka tower

Dhaka - Police in Bangladesh said Sunday they had arrested the owners of an office tower in Dhaka that caught fire earlier this week, killing 26 people and renewing the country's debate over lax safety standards.

Bangladesh tower inferno death toll rises to 25

Dhaka - The death toll from a terrifying blaze that ripped through a Bangladesh tower rose on Friday to 25, as authorities vowed tough action to improve lax safety standards.

Bangladesh firefighters comb blaze-hit skyscraper

Dhaka - Firefighters were combing through the charred shell of a Bangladesh skyscraper Friday where at least 19 people died in a high-rise blaze, with many having jumped to their deaths.

Workers jump to their deaths as Dhaka office block fire kills 19

Dhaka - Desperate workers leaped to their deaths as a huge fire tore through a Dhaka office block Thursday, killing at least 19 people and trapping others in the latest major inferno to hit the Bangladesh capital.

Bangladesh to move Rohingya to island next month: minister

Dhaka - Bangladesh said Wednesday it would start relocating tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from overcrowded camps to a remote island vulnerable to extreme weather, despite the plan attracting considerable controversy.

Individuals responsible for Rohingya atrocities will face justice: ICC

Dhaka - The people responsible for the atrocities that forced hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to flee from Myanmar's Rakhine state will be held to account, an International Criminal Court official said on Monday.

Father of IS teen says Britain must take her back

Dhaka - The father of London teenager Shamima Begum, who married an Islamic State group militant in Syria, insisted in an interview with AFP on Monday that Britain must take her back before deciding any punishment.

Would-be Bangladesh hijacker was carrying fake gun: official

Dhaka - A would-be hijacker shot and killed by Bangladesh commandos was carrying a fake gun and told negotiators he wanted to commandeer a Dubai-bound flight because he had troubles with his wife, officials said Monday.

Hidden chemical 'bomb' found in devastation of Dhaka fire

Dhaka - Mass funerals were held Friday for victims of a devastating fire in Dhaka -- fuelled by illegally stored chemicals -- that killed nearly 70 people, as investigators revealed that an even bigger disaster was narrowly avoided.

Dhaka fire kills 70 as explosions rain fire on the streets

Dhaka - Fire and explosions that ripped through apartment buildings packed with illegal chemical stores killed at least 70 people in the Bangladeshi capital which was left stunned by its latest disaster.

Fire kills 69 in Bangladesh capital: official

Dhaka - At least 69 people have died in a huge blaze that tore through apartment buildings also used as chemical warehouses in an old part of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, fire officials said Thursday.

Bangladesh shuts 20,000 websites in anti-porn 'war'

Dhaka - Bangladesh authorities have blocked almost 20,000 websites as part of an anti-pornography "war", a minister said Tuesday.

Six charged over 2015 murder of Bangladesh blogger

Dhaka - Six people have been charged with the gruesome murder four years ago of a controversial atheist blogger, Bangladesh police said Monday.

Jolie demands Myanmar 'commitment' to end anti-Rohingya violence

Cox's Bazar - Angelina Jolie said Tuesday that Myanmar must "show genuine commitment" to end violence that has driven hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims into neighbouring Bangladesh.

UN expert urges caution on Bangladesh's Rohingya island 'relocation' plan

Dhaka - Bangladesh must not "rush to relocate refugees" from the Rohingya Muslim minority, a top UN rights official said Friday, amid plans to move the community to an island vulnerable to extreme monsoon weather.
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