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Top UN official says mass migration 'unavoidable reality'

Dhaka - Mass cross-border migration is an "unavoidable reality" and it is "impossible to stop" the flow of refugees in need of sanctuary, the United Nations' top official in charge of migration said during a visit to Bangladesh.

Bangladesh upholds death sentence for top Islamist leader

Dhaka - Bangladesh's highest court on Wednesday upheld the death sentence for the leader of the country's largest Islamist party for crimes during its 1971 independence struggle, paving the way for his execution within months.

Two Bangladeshi students sentenced to death over blogger murder

Dhaka - A Bangladesh court sentenced two students to death on Thursday for the 2013 murder of a secular blogger, delivering the first convictions over a series of brutal killings that have rocked the Muslim-majority nation.

Two dead in Bangladesh militant hideout blast: Police

Dhaka - Two suspected followers of a banned Bangladeshi Islamist outfit were killed Monday in an explosion outside the capital Dhaka as security forces raided a third extremist hideout in four days.

Bangladeshis take plunge in world's biggest swim lesson

Dhaka - After her eldest son Amanto became one of the 50 children to drown on an average day in Bangladesh, Jahanara Anwar was determined that his younger brother join the world's biggest swimming lesson.

Bangladesh orders mass arrests over 2013 factory disaster

Dhaka - A Bangladesh court Monday ordered the arrest of 24 people and seizure of their assets after they failed to turn up to face murder charges over the collapse of a garment factory that killed more than 1,100 people.

Trump call to 'ban Muslims' sparks anger in Asia

Dhaka - Religious leaders in Asia on Thursday condemned Donald Trump's inflammatory comments on Muslims, warning that the US presidential hopeful was helping the Islamic State group's cause and diminishing America's global stature.

IS claims deadly attack on Shiite mosque in Bangladesh

Dhaka - The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Friday for a deadly attack on worshippers at a Shiite mosque in northern Bangladesh, as fears grow of a rise in sectarian violence in the mainly Muslim country.

Bangladesh hangs opposition leaders for war crimes

Dhaka - Bangladesh Sunday hanged two top opposition leaders for war crimes during the independence conflict with Pakistan and strengthened security nationwide over fears the executions could spark fresh unrest.

Bangladesh to hang opposition leaders in hours

Dhaka - Two top Bangladeshi opposition leaders will be hanged later Saturday night for their roles in the 1971 independence war after the country's president rejected their last-ditch clemency pleas to avoid execution.

Bangladesh court upholds opposition leaders' death sentences

Dhaka - Bangladesh's highest court Wednesday upheld the death sentences of two opposition leaders convicted for atrocities during the 1971 independence war against Pakistan, sparking fears of violence by their supporters.

Italian priest wounded in Bangladesh shooting

Dhaka - Unidentified gunmen shot and wounded an Italian priest in northern Bangladesh on Wednesday, just weeks after two foreigners were killed in similar attacks blamed on hardline Islamists, police said.

Conjoined twins die in Bangladesh

Dhaka - Conjoined twin girls have died in Bangladesh less than a week after they were born, the hospital treating them said Monday.

Six sentenced to death for brutal Bangladesh child murders

Dhaka - A Bangladesh court Sunday handed four men the death sentence over the brutal killing of a 13-year-old boy that provoked national outrage after video footage of the attack went viral, a lawyer said.

Bangladesh publishers burn books to protest latest killing

Dhaka - Angry publishers burnt books and closed their businesses in Bangladesh Monday, in the third day of protests over the latest gruesome attacks on secular writers and publishers by suspected hardline Islamists.

Bangladesh teachers, students rally against latest killing

Dhaka - Protesters rallied in Bangladesh Sunday against the latest gruesome attacks on secular writers and publishers, accusing the government of failing to halt rising deadly violence blamed on hardline Islamists.

Secular publisher murdered, 3 badly wounded in new Bangladesh attacks

Dhaka - The publisher of an atheist writer killed earlier this year by suspected Islamists was hacked to death in Bangladesh Saturday, hours after two secular bloggers and another publisher were also attacked.

Four held in Bangladesh over Italian aid worker murder

Dhaka - Bangladesh made its first arrests over an Italian aid worker's murder as authorities insisted Monday the killing was a plot by government opponents to trigger anarchy and not the work of the Islamic State group.

Bangladesh police arrest opposition activists after shrine bombing

Dhaka - Bangladesh police arrested a string of opposition officials on Sunday, a day after the bombing of the country's main Shiite shrine killed one person and left nearly 80 wounded.

One killed, 80 wounded in attack on Bangladesh Shiite shrine

Dhaka - At least one person was killed and nearly 80 wounded Saturday in a bomb attack on the main Shiite shrine in the Bangladeshi capital as thousands gathered for the annual Ashura procession, police said.
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