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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.

Singapore says it deported 26 Bangladeshis for terror links

Singapore - Singapore disclosed Wednesday it arrested 27 Bangladeshi construction workers late last year for supporting "the armed jihad ideology of terrorist groups" and deported 26 of them.

British PM attacks isolation of Muslim women

London - British Prime Minister David Cameron Monday said more needs to be done to help Muslim women learn English to tackle discrimination and gender segregation in their communities.

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.

Strong quake kills five in northeast India

Guwahati - At least five people were killed in northeast India when a 6.7-magnitude quake struck early on Monday, the government said."Five people are confirmed dead and 33 have been injured," Anurag Gupta of the National Disaster Management Authority told AFP.

Strong 6.7 quake hits near India-Myanmar border: USGS

Guwahati - A strong 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck northeast India near the country's borders with Myanmar and Bangladesh early Monday, sending people fleeing into the streets with dozens injured in the panic.

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.

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.

Bangladeshi farmer named national rat-killing champion

Dhaka - Bangladesh has crowned a new national champion rat killer after his team eradicated more than 160,000 rodents in the past 12 months, officials said Thursday.

Bangladesh police step up hunt for fugitive cricketer

Dhaka - Bangladesh police stepped up their hunt Monday for national cricketer Shahadat Hossain who went into hiding over claims he and his wife beat their 11-year-old maid, an officer said.

Thailand bombing suspect travelled to Bangladesh: Police

Dhaka - A key suspect wanted over the bombing of a Bangkok shrine that left 20 people dead flew to Dhaka a day before the blast before travelling on to China, Bangladesh police said Thursday.

Bangladesh arrests militant chief over blogger murders: police

Dhaka - Bangladesh's elite security force Thursday arrested the head of a banned hardline Islamist group over the murder of two atheist bloggers that sparked an international outcry, a spokesman said.

Conservative Bangladesh launches first lesbian comic strip

Dhaka - Bangladesh's first comic strip featuring a young lesbian discovering her sexuality has been launched in the capital to raise awareness of the plight of gays in the conservative Muslim-majority nation.

Fears stalk Bangladesh bloggers after killing spree

Dhaka - Nervous, pale and sleep deprived, Bangladesh blogger Shammi Haque describes living in constant fear after four of her colleagues were hacked to death this year by suspected Islamists.

Families seek justice on 'lawless' Bangladesh-India border

Chhota Angutia - As thousands of Bangladeshis and Indians celebrated the end of one of the world's most intractable border disputes, Fatema Khatun was quietly hopeful of finally seeing justice.
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Rescuers recover dead bodies through the night at the site where a ferry capsized and sank during ba...
Rescuers recover dead bodies through the night at the site where a ferry capsized and sank during bad weather on the Meghna river, in the Munshiganj district, some 50 km south of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, on May 16, 2014
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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
Ranadipam Basu
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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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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A fire fighter extinguishes fire at a Bangladesh textile factory.
A fire fighter extinguishes fire at a Bangladesh textile factory.
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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 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
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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A group of hijras in a protest in Pakistan
A group of hijras in a protest in Pakistan
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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
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Rajiv Ashrafi
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Mangrove swamp, partly underwater image showing the root system. Presumably in Bangladesh.
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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.
Derek Blackadder
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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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
Munir Uz Zaman, AFP
Where s the humanity in Dhaka  Bangladesh. Does it exist here ? Never.
Where's the humanity in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Does it exist here ? Never.
Taslima Akhter
The aftermath of a garment factory fire in Bangladesh.
The aftermath of a garment factory fire in Bangladesh.
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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.
Human Rights Watch
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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