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Rights experts slam mass arrests as Bangladesh hunts killers

Dhaka - Human rights experts on Friday slammed a wave of mass arrests by Bangladeshi police carrying out a crackdown on Islamist militants, with one saying the country "seems to have turned into a jail".

Bangladesh arrests Islamist militant over publisher attack

Dhaka - An Islamist militant suspected of attacking a publisher last year has been arrested, Bangladesh police said Thursday, in what they described as an important breakthrough in their investigations into a spate of horrific attacks.

Hindu lecturer wounded in latest Bangladesh attack

Dhaka - A Hindu college lecturer was seriously wounded after being hacked by three men in Bangladesh Wednesday, police said, in an attack that resembles a recent spate of brutal assaults on religious minorities.

Bangladesh arrests in anti-militant drive top 8,000

Dhaka - Bangladesh police said Monday they have arrested more than 8,000 people in a nationwide crackdown launched after a wave of murders targeting minorities and secular activists.

Bangladesh makes 2,000 more arrests in anti-militant crackdown

Dhaka - Bangladesh police have arrested an additional 2,000 suspected criminals including Islamist militants in an ongoing crackdown on extremists following a spate of gruesome murders, an officer said Sunday.

3,000 arrested in Bangladesh as PM vows to catch killers

Dhaka - Bangladesh police have arrested more than 3,000 people in a sweeping nationwide crackdown following a spate of gruesome murders, they said Saturday, as the prime minister vowed to catch "each and every killer".

Hindu monastery worker hacked to death in Bangladesh

Dhaka - A 62-year-old Hindu monastery worker was hacked to death in Bangladesh on Friday, police said, the latest in a series of such attacks on religious minorities in the mainly Muslim country.

Crackdown on Bangladesh Islamists as Hindu priest murdered

Dhaka - Bangladesh police on Tuesday launched a deadly crackdown on Islamist militants as a 70-year-old Hindu priest became the latest victim in a series of gruesome killings by suspected jihadists.

Crackdown on Bangladesh Islamists as Hindu priest murdered

Dhaka - Bangladesh police on Tuesday launched a deadly crackdown on Islamist militants as a 70-year-old Hindu priest became the latest victim in a series of gruesome killings by suspected jihadists.

Crackdown on Bangladesh Islamists as Hindu priest murdered

Dhaka - Bangladesh police on Tuesday launched a deadly crackdown on Islamist militants as a 70-year-old Hindu priest became the latest victim in a series of gruesome killings by suspected jihadists.

Christian hacked to death in latest Bangladesh attack

Dhaka - A Christian was hacked to death after Sunday prayers near a church in northwest Bangladesh in an attack -- the latest in a series on religious minorities -- claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group.

Sufis live in fear after Bangladeshi machete slaughter

Dhaka - Each time he hears of the latest deadly machete attack, Ashraful Islam can't help but think of his father's gruesome murder and fear his fellow Sufi Muslims will never be safe again in Bangladesh."The killings are not declining, they're getting worse.

23 dead, 500,000 flee as Cyclone Roanu hits Bangladesh

Chittagong - Cyclone Roanu battered the coast of southern Bangladesh on Saturday, forcing half a million people to flee their homes and leaving 23 people dead in floods and rain-triggered landslides.

Foreign aid reaches flooded Sri Lankan capital, 71 dead

Colombo - Foreign aid began arriving in Sri Lanka Saturday, bringing help to half a million people forced out of their homes by rains and landslides that have killed at least 71 in a week of extreme weather wreaking havoc in South Asia.

Turkey's Erdogan blasts Europe's silence on Bangladesh leader's execution

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday lashed out at Europe's silence over the execution of a veteran Islamist leader in Bangladesh, accusing the West of "double standards.

Suspected militant arrested over Bangladesh gay activist murders

Dhaka - Bangladesh police have arrested a suspected Islamic militant over the hacking to death of two gay rights activists, part of a spate of murders of intellectuals, writers and religious minorities, officers said Sunday.

Elderly Buddhist monk hacked to death in Bangladesh

Dhaka - An elderly Buddhist monk was found hacked to death Saturday in Bangladesh, police said, the latest in a spate of murders of religious minorities and secular activists in the Muslim-majority nation.

Bangladeshi girl seeks help for rare excess hair condition

Dhaka - The family of a 12-year-old Bangladeshi girl who suffers from a rare condition that causes thick hair to cover her face and body have spoken out as they seek to fund surgery to give their daughter a chance at a normal life.

Attackers kill guard at Bangladesh Rohingya refugee camp

Dhaka - A group of armed attackers stormed a security post at a camp for Rohingya refugees in southern Bangladesh near the Myanmar border on Friday, killing the post commander and looting weapons, police said.

Bangladesh opposition chief charged over arson attacks

Dhaka - Police on Wednesday charged Bangladesh's main opposition chief, Khaleda Zia, with masterminding arson attacks during deadly anti-government protests last year, a day after the execution of one of her key political allies.

Clashes in Bangladesh after Islamist leader's hanging

Dhaka - Clashes erupted in Bangladesh Wednesday after the execution of a top Islamist leader, heightening tension in a country reeling from a string of killings of secular and liberal activists.

Clashes in Bangladesh after Islamist leader's hanging

Dhaka - Clashes erupted in Bangladesh Wednesday after the execution of a top Islamist leader, heightening tension in a country reeling from a string of killings of secular and liberal activists.

Clashes in Bangladesh after Islamist leader's hanging

Dhaka - Clashes erupted in Bangladesh Wednesday after the execution of a top Islamist leader, heightening tension in a country reeling from a string of killings of secular and liberal activists.

Bangladesh executes top Islamist leader for war crimes: minister

Dhaka - Bangladesh on Tuesday executed the leader of the country's largest Islamist party for war crimes, officials said, a move set to exacerbate tensions in the volatile Muslim-majority nation.

Security boosted as Bangladesh prepares to hang top Islamist

Dhaka - Bangladesh police Tuesday stepped up security at the capital Dhaka's main prison where the authorities are expected to hang the leader of the country's largest Islamist party for war crimes.

Bangladesh Sufi Muslim killed in suspected Islamist attack

Dhaka - A Sufi Muslim leader has been found hacked to death in Bangladesh in a suspected Islamist killing, police said Saturday, two weeks after the Islamic State group claimed the murder of a liberal professor in the same northwestern district.

Bangladesh Islamist leader set to hang for war crimes

Dhaka - The leader of Bangladesh's top Islamist party Jamaat-e-Islami is set to hang within days after the Supreme Court on Thursday upheld his death sentence for war crimes.

New Bangladesh hit-list threatens teachers, politicians

Dhaka - Bangladesh police were Tuesday investigating a new hit-list that includes the head of a university, journalists and ruling party officials, after a series of gruesome killings.

Singapore detains 8 Bangladeshis for alleged IS-related terror plot

Singapore - Singapore said Tuesday it had arrested eight Bangladeshi men who allegedly plotted to carry out terror attacks and assassinations in their home country to establish an Islamic state.

Singapore detains Bangladeshis for alleged IS-related terror plot

Singapore - The Singapore government said Tuesday it had arrested eight Bangladeshi men who allegedly plotted to carry out terror attacks, including assassinations, in their home country to establish an Islamic state.
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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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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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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 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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A 3-day long media workshop  organized by global environment forum Third Pole in Kathmandu  Nepal fr...
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
The aftermath of a garment factory fire in Bangladesh.
The aftermath of a garment factory fire in Bangladesh.
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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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Bangladesh sex workers become social outcasts  shunned by the same families who often sell them to a...
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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Mindless use of endosulfan to catch fish has endangered marine and human life alike in Manu river in...
Mindless use of endosulfan to catch fish has endangered marine and human life alike in Manu river in north east India
Mirpur cricket ground in Bangladesh
Mirpur cricket ground in Bangladesh
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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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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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A fire fighter extinguishes fire at a Bangladesh textile factory.
A fire fighter extinguishes fire at a Bangladesh textile factory.
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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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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
An aerial view of the Adelaide  Australia  city center is seen  looking southeast.
An aerial view of the Adelaide, Australia, city center is seen, looking southeast.
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Garment workers take to the streets in Bangladesh.
Garment workers take to the streets in Bangladesh.
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Mangrove swamp, partly underwater image showing the root system. Presumably in Bangladesh.
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