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'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.

Blasts kill three as Bangladesh commandos storm extremist hideout

Dhaka - At least three people were killed and 30 wounded Saturday in two explosions in Bangladesh's northeastern city of Sylhet where army commandos stormed an Islamist extremist hideout, police and hospital staff said.

Blasts kill three as Bangladesh commandos storm extremist hideout

Dhaka - At least three people were killed and 30 wounded Saturday in two explosions in Bangladesh's northeastern city of Sylhet where army commandos stormed an Islamist extremist hideout, police and hospital staff said.

Blasts kill three as Bangladesh commandos storm extremist hideout

Dhaka - At least three people were killed and 30 wounded Saturday in two explosions in Bangladesh's northeastern city of Sylhet where army commandos stormed an Islamist extremist hideout, police and hospital staff said.

IS claims Bangladesh bombing, police kill militant

Dacca - The Islamic State Group claimed responsibility Saturday for a suicide bomb attack on a Bangladesh security forces camp, while police in Dhaka shot dead a suspected militant in a separate incident.

IS claims Bangladesh bombing, police kill militant

Dacca - The Islamic State Group claimed responsibility Saturday for a suicide bomb attack on a Bangladesh security forces camp, while police in Dhaka shot dead a suspected militant in a separate incident.

IS claims Bangladesh bombing, police kill militant

Dacca - The Islamic State Group claimed responsibility Saturday for a suicide bomb attack on a Bangladesh security forces camp, while police in Dhaka shot dead a suspected militant in a separate incident.

Myanmar must allow Rohingya to leave camps: Annan commission

Yangon - Myanmar should close bleak camps where tens of thousands of displaced Rohingya Muslims have been trapped for nearly five years, a commission led by former UN chief Kofi Annan said Thursday.

Myanmar must allow Rohingya to leave camps: Annan commission

Yangon - Myanmar should close bleak camps where tens of thousands of displaced Rohingya Muslims have been trapped for nearly five years, a commission led by former UN chief Kofi Annan said Thursday.

Myanmar must allow Rohingya to leave camps: Annan commission

Yangon - Myanmar should close bleak camps where tens of thousands of displaced Rohingya Muslims have been trapped for nearly five years, a commission led by former UN chief Kofi Annan said Thursday.

Thousands of Rohingya refugees return to Myanmar over island plan

Dhaka - Thousands of Rohingya who took refuge in Bangladesh after fleeing violence in Myanmar have returned home because of a Bangladeshi plan to house them on an uninhabited flood-prone island, community leaders said Wednesday.

Bangladesh arrests cafe attackers' 'spiritual leader'

Dhaka - Bangladesh police said Friday they had arrested the "spiritual leader" of a banned Islamist outfit alleged to have carried out a series of deadly attacks in the country.

Myanmar swats away 'biased' UN abuse claims

Nay Pyi Taw - A close aide to Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday dismissed mounting international pressure over alleged abuses of Rohingya Muslims as "biased and unfair", despite UN evidence of murder, rape and torture by security forces.

Bangladesh child marriage law sparks criticism

Dhaka - A controversial child marriage law in Bangladesh which allows children as young as 14 to be married off by their parents was criticised by rights groups Tuesday.

Bangladesh child marriage law sparks criticism

Dhaka - A controversial child marriage law in Bangladesh which allows children as young as 14 to be married off by their parents was criticised by rights groups Tuesday.

Bangladesh child marriage law sparks criticism

Dhaka - A controversial child marriage law in Bangladesh which allows children as young as 14 to be married off by their parents was criticised by rights groups Tuesday.

Hundreds of Rohingya 'return home' from Bangladesh

Dhaka - Hundreds of Rohingya who fled to Bangladesh to escape persecution in Myanmar have returned home, community leaders said Sunday, adding that most had gone back temporarily to fetch relatives.

Myanmar army ends operations in north Rakhine: govt

Yangon - Myanmar's army has halted "clearance operations" in northern Rakhine, a senior official said Wednesday, ending a four-month crackdown by security forces the UN has warned may amount to crimes against humanity.

Myanmar army ends operations in north Rakhine: govt

Yangon - Myanmar's army has halted "clearance operations" in northern Rakhine, a senior official said Wednesday, ending a four-month crackdown by security forces the UN has warned may amount to crimes against humanity.

Myanmar army ends operations in north Rakhine: govt

Yangon - Myanmar's army has halted "clearance operations" in northern Rakhine, a senior official said Wednesday, ending a four-month crackdown by security forces the UN has warned may amount to crimes against humanity.

Malaysian aid ship for Rohingya arrives in Bangladesh

Chittagong - A Malaysian ship carrying aid for thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled a bloody army crackdown in Myanmar docked in Bangladesh's Chittagong port Tuesday days after it met nationalist protesters in Yangon.

Malaysian aid ship for Rohingya arrives in Bangladesh

Chittagong - A Malaysian ship carrying aid for thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled a bloody army crackdown in Myanmar docked in Bangladesh's Chittagong port Tuesday days after it met nationalist protesters in Yangon.

Malaysian aid ship for Rohingya arrives in Bangladesh

Chittagong - A Malaysian ship carrying aid for thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled a bloody army crackdown in Myanmar docked in Bangladesh's Chittagong port Tuesday days after it met nationalist protesters in Yangon.

Myanmar to execute Rohingya man for raid on police post

Yangon - Myanmar authorities have sentenced a Rohingya man to death for leading raids on police border posts that sparked a deadly military crackdown in the north of Rakhine state, police said on Monday.

Myanmar cops in Rohingya abuse video 'didn't intend to harm'

Yangon - Three police officers have been sentenced to two months detention over a video showing them abusing Rohingya civilians, security sources told AFP Wednesday, saying those involved had "no intention" to cause harm.

Myanmar cops in Rohingya abuse video 'didn't intend to harm'

Yangon - Three police officers have been sentenced to two months detention over a video showing them abusing Rohingya civilians, security sources told AFP Wednesday, saying those involved had "no intention" to cause harm.

Myanmar cops in Rohingya abuse video 'didn't intend to harm'

Yangon - Three police officers have been sentenced to two months detention over a video showing them abusing Rohingya civilians, security sources told AFP Wednesday, saying those involved had "no intention" to cause harm.

Bangladesh pushes on with Rohingya island plan

Dhaka - Bangladesh authorities are to push ahead with a controversial plan to relocate tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees who arrived from Myanmar to a remote island, according to a government website.

Bangladesh plants million trees to cut lightning toll

Dhaka - Bangladesh has begun planting one million palm trees nationwide to help prevent hundreds of people being killed by lightning strikes every year, a top official said Tuesday.

Myanmar asks for 'time and space' to solve Rohingya crisis

Singapore - Myanmar's deputy defence chief on Monday urged the world to give his government "time and space" to solve a crisis involving the Rohingya Muslim minority amid concerns jihadists could exploit the situation.
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Garment workers take to the streets in Bangladesh.
Garment workers take to the streets in Bangladesh.
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A group of hijras in a protest in Pakistan
A group of hijras in a protest in Pakistan
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Child marriage in Bangladesh is wiping out a whole generation of young women.
Child marriage in Bangladesh is wiping out a whole generation of young women.
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Mindless use of endosulfan to catch fish has endangered marine and human life alike in Manu river in north east India
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A 3-day long media workshop, organized by global environment forum Third Pole in Kathmandu, Nepal from 13-16 October brought together, for the first time, journalists from China, India and Bangladesh to deliberate upon the effects of climate change in Brahmaputra/Yurlung Zangbo river basin
Bangladeshi relatives mourn the victims of a ferry that sank in the river Meghna in Munshiganj distr...
Bangladeshi relatives mourn the victims of a ferry that sank in the river Meghna in Munshiganj district, some 50 kilometres (30 miles) south of Dhaka, on May 16, 2014
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Mirpur cricket ground in Bangladesh
Mirpur cricket ground in Bangladesh
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Mangrove swamp, partly underwater image showing the root system. Presumably in Bangladesh.
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Bangladesh sex workers become social outcasts, shunned by the same families who often sell them to a madam for less then a few hundred dollars.
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A Bangladeshi police official walks around the Tazreen factory  after the November 2012 fire.
A Bangladeshi police official walks around the Tazreen factory, after the November 2012 fire.
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Moheshkhali Buddhist Monastery. Cox s Bazar  Bangladesh prior to Muslim attacks. It is not clear as ...
Moheshkhali Buddhist Monastery. Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh prior to Muslim attacks. It is not clear as of posting if this structure is one of the temples destroyed by "offended" Muslims.
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The garment industry in Bangladesh is women-driven. Most can t even manage the calorie intake requir...
The garment industry in Bangladesh is women-driven. Most can't even manage the calorie intake required to work in such factories with the pittance they are given as wages.
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Thousands of marchers rallied in Bangladesh  with many of the world s animals a feature attraction b...
Thousands of marchers rallied in Bangladesh, with many of the world's animals a feature attraction bringing attention to the plight of many species.
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NOTHING NEW: Workers protesting against a fire in a factory that killed over 70 people. Photo taken ...
NOTHING NEW: Workers protesting against a fire in a factory that killed over 70 people. Photo taken 2005.
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A woman belonging to Manipuri community is seen working with improvised machine  known as Charka. Th...
A woman belonging to Manipuri community is seen working with improvised machine, known as Charka. This device is an integral part of hand loom. Threads are being collected using charka and put into hand loom to weave cloths with exotic ethnic and traditional design. The photo was clicked in a village near Agartala, Tripura. Important to note that Tripura, a tiny North Eastern State of India and surrounded from three sides by Bangladesh, is a heaven for unique ethnic cultures of 19 ancient tribes
Heavy downpours break the heat in Bangladesh  but also bring deadly thunderstorms.
Heavy downpours break the heat in Bangladesh, but also bring deadly thunderstorms.
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The aftermath of a garment factory fire in Bangladesh.
The aftermath of a garment factory fire in Bangladesh.
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A fire fighter extinguishes fire at a Bangladesh textile factory.
A fire fighter extinguishes fire at a Bangladesh textile factory.
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Where s the humanity in Dhaka  Bangladesh. Does it exist here ? Never.
Where's the humanity in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Does it exist here ? Never.
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