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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.

Myanmar faces barrage of criticism over Rohingya crisis

Myanmar's leadership was fending off a barrage of criticism on Friday over the Rohingya crisis, which a UN rights official said was destroying hope for the country's first elected government in a generation.

Myanmar faces barrage of criticism over Rohingya crisis

Myanmar's leadership was fending off a barrage of criticism on Friday over the Rohingya crisis, which a UN rights official said was destroying hope for the country's first elected government in a generation.

Myanmar faces barrage of criticism over Rohingya crisis

Myanmar's leadership was fending off a barrage of criticism on Friday over the Rohingya crisis, which a UN rights official said was destroying hope for the country's first elected government in a generation.

26 to hang for Bangladesh abductions and murders

Dhaka - A Bangladesh court Monday sentenced 26 people to death after hearing how a politician from the ruling Awami League hired members of the country's elite security unit to assassinate political rivals.

26 to hang for Bangladesh abductions and murders

Dhaka - A Bangladesh court Monday sentenced 26 people to death after hearing how a politician from the ruling Awami League hired members of the country's elite security unit to assassinate political rivals.

26 to hang for Bangladesh abductions and murders

Dhaka - A Bangladesh court Monday sentenced 26 people to death after hearing how a politician from the ruling Awami League hired members of the country's elite security unit to assassinate political rivals.

UN rights envoy to probe Myanmar Rohingya violence

The United Nations on Friday said its human rights envoy for Myanmar will probe escalating violence in the country, including a military crackdown on Rohingya Muslims, when she visits next week.

'Mastermind' of Bangladesh cafe siege killed: police

Dhaka - An Islamist extremist accused of being one of the masterminds of last year's deadly siege at a Bangladeshi cafe was shot dead during a pre-dawn raid Friday in Dhaka, police said.

'Mastermind' of Bangladesh cafe siege killed: police

Dhaka - An Islamist extremist accused of being one of the masterminds of last year's deadly siege at a Bangladeshi cafe was shot dead during a pre-dawn raid Friday in Dhaka, police said.

'Mastermind' of Bangladesh cafe siege killed: police

Dhaka - An Islamist extremist accused of being one of the masterminds of last year's deadly siege at a Bangladeshi cafe was shot dead during a pre-dawn raid Friday in Dhaka, police said.

Myanmar commission plays down abuse against Rohingya

A commission probing violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state on Wednesday denied security forces have carried out a genocidal campaign against the Rohingya, days after a video emerged showing police beating civilians from the Muslim minority.

Myanmar detains police over Rohingya abuse video

Yangon - Myanmar's government on Monday said it has detained several police officers over a video apparently showing Rohingya civilians being beaten, a rare admission that authorities may have carried out abuses against the Muslim minority.

50,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar: government

Dhaka - Some 50,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar, the foreign ministry in Dhaka said Thursday, seeking shelter from a bloody crackdown by the army.

Bangladesh police arrest TV reporter over labour unrest

Dhaka - A local television journalist in Bangladesh has been arrested for inciting unrest in one of the country's biggest garment manufacturing zones, police said Saturday.

Bangladesh police arrest TV reporter over labour unrest

Dhaka - A local television journalist in Bangladesh has been arrested for inciting unrest in one of the country's biggest garment manufacturing zones, police said Saturday.

Bangladesh police arrest TV reporter over labour unrest

Dhaka - A local television journalist in Bangladesh has been arrested for inciting unrest in one of the country's biggest garment manufacturing zones, police said Saturday.
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A Bangladeshi police official walks around the Tazreen factory, after the November 2012 fire.
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A fire fighter extinguishes fire at a Bangladesh textile factory.
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