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Bangladesh 'Tree Man' wants hands amputated to relieve pain

Dhaka - A Bangladeshi known as the "Tree Man" because of bark-like growths on his body said Monday he wanted his hands amputated to relieve him of unbearable pain.

Bangladesh officer held for failing to probe teenager's harassment claims

Dhaka - A senior Bangladesh police officer has been arrested for failing to properly investigate allegations made by a teenage girl, who was later burned to death, that she had been sexually harassed by a teacher, officials said.

Bangladesh PM attacks Myanmar over Rohingya deadlock

Dhaka - Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has slammed Myanmar for delays in the repatriation of Rohingya refugees who fled violence in the neighbouring country.

Bangladesh madrasas told to appoint women mentors after murder

Dhaka - Bangladesh has ordered state-funded Islamic seminaries to appoint female mentors to prevent violence against women and children, an official said Thursday, after at least 16 people were charged with the horrific murder of a teenage student.

Desperate Rohingya caught on cross-border narcotics runs: police

Dhaka - Growing numbers of outcast Rohingya refugees are risking their lives by crossing the closed Myanmar-Bangladesh border with narcotics pills packed into their stomachs, police said Tuesday.

'Results' needed from Myanmar over Rohingya return: UNHCR head

Myanmar must "show results" to convince Rohingya refugees to return, the UN’s High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said Friday at the end of his first visit to Myanmar since the crackdown against Rohingya Muslims in 2017.

Protests as Bangladesh slaps two-month ban on shallow-water fishing

Dhaka - Bangladesh has banned fishing in the Bay of Bengal for the next two months in an effort to replenish stocks, a minister said Tuesday, triggering protests by hundreds of fishermen.

Bangladesh government blocks news website in fresh blow to media

Dhaka - Bangladesh authorities have blocked access to a popular news portal in what critics on Tuesday condemned as the latest blow to freedom of expression in the South Asian nation.Poriborton.

Some 250,000 Rohingya refugees receive first ID cards: UN

Geneva - The UN said Friday it has registered more than 250,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, providing many with their first ever identification cards and proof of their right to return to Myanmar in the future.

UN experts urge 'financial isolation' of Myanmar military

Geneva - Myanmar's military commanders should be financially "isolated" and brought to trial to face charges of war crimes and genocide against the Rohingya minority, UN investigators said Tuesday.

Bangladesh arrests suspected IS militant back from Syria

Dhaka - Bangladesh's counter-terrorism police have arrested a suspected Islamic State member who returned to the country after fighting for the militant group in Syria, police said Wednesday.

Praise for India's response to devastating cyclone

New Delhi - UN and other experts Saturday praised India for its early warning systems and rapid evacuation of more than 1 million people, which they said helped minimise loss of life from a deadly cyclone that battered its eastern coast.

What is a storm surge and why is it so dangerous?

Delhi - Severe cyclone Fani, which blasted ashore Friday in India, is expected to pack a frequently underestimated yet lethal threat: storm surge.

Six years after Bangladesh factory disaster, rights groups issue 'grim' warning

Dhaka - Six years after one of the world's most devastating factory disasters led to international safety monitoring in Bangladesh, campaigners are warning of "grim consequences" if such oversight is abandoned.

Bangladeshis protest after sexually assaulted girl burned to death

Dhaka - Demonstrations were held across the Bangladesh capital Saturday for the tenth consecutive day after a teenager who accused a head teacher of sexually harassing her was burned to death.

Bangladesh girl burned to death on teacher's order: police

Dhaka - A schoolgirl was burned to death in Bangladesh on the orders of her head teacher after she reported him for sexually harassing her, police said Friday.

Hundreds of Bangladeshi "extremists" to surrender: police

Dhaka - Hundreds of Bangladeshi left-wing "extremists" will lay down their arms Tuesday in what police say is the largest surrender of its kind in decades in the South Asian nation.

First Rohingya woman shot dead in Bangladesh drugs clampdown

Dhaka - Bangladesh security forces have shot dead a Rohingya woman in a border town known as a gateway for smuggling meth pills from neighbouring Myanmar, officials said Sunday.

Bangladesh arrests owners of blaze-hit Dhaka tower

Dhaka - Police in Bangladesh said Sunday they had arrested the owners of an office tower in Dhaka that caught fire earlier this week, killing 26 people and renewing the country's debate over lax safety standards.

Bangladesh tower inferno death toll rises to 25

Dhaka - The death toll from a terrifying blaze that ripped through a Bangladesh tower rose on Friday to 25, as authorities vowed tough action to improve lax safety standards.

Bangladesh firefighters comb blaze-hit skyscraper

Dhaka - Firefighters were combing through the charred shell of a Bangladesh skyscraper Friday where at least 19 people died in a high-rise blaze, with many having jumped to their deaths.

Workers jump to their deaths as Dhaka office block fire kills 19

Dhaka - Desperate workers leaped to their deaths as a huge fire tore through a Dhaka office block Thursday, killing at least 19 people and trapping others in the latest major inferno to hit the Bangladesh capital.

Bangladesh to move Rohingya to island next month: minister

Dhaka - Bangladesh said Wednesday it would start relocating tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from overcrowded camps to a remote island vulnerable to extreme weather, despite the plan attracting considerable controversy.

Individuals responsible for Rohingya atrocities will face justice: ICC

Dhaka - The people responsible for the atrocities that forced hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to flee from Myanmar's Rakhine state will be held to account, an International Criminal Court official said on Monday.

UN urges Bangladesh not to close door to Myanmar refugees

New York - The United Nations on Friday stressed that refugees fleeing conflict should be granted safe haven after Bangladesh declared that it would no longer take in Myanmar's Rohingya.

Dozens of Rohingya found in Malaysia after perilous sea journey

Kuala Lumpur - Thirty-four Rohingya were found on a beach in Malaysia Friday, police said, the first of the Muslim minority group thought to have arrived in the country by sea for almost a year.

Father of IS teen says Britain must take her back

Dhaka - The father of London teenager Shamima Begum, who married an Islamic State group militant in Syria, insisted in an interview with AFP on Monday that Britain must take her back before deciding any punishment.

Would-be Bangladesh hijacker was carrying fake gun: official

Dhaka - A would-be hijacker shot and killed by Bangladesh commandos was carrying a fake gun and told negotiators he wanted to commandeer a Dubai-bound flight because he had troubles with his wife, officials said Monday.

Hidden chemical 'bomb' found in devastation of Dhaka fire

Dhaka - Mass funerals were held Friday for victims of a devastating fire in Dhaka -- fuelled by illegally stored chemicals -- that killed nearly 70 people, as investigators revealed that an even bigger disaster was narrowly avoided.

Dhaka fire kills 70 as explosions rain fire on the streets

Dhaka - Fire and explosions that ripped through apartment buildings packed with illegal chemical stores killed at least 70 people in the Bangladeshi capital which was left stunned by its latest disaster.
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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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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 fire fighter extinguishes fire at a Bangladesh textile factory.
A fire fighter extinguishes fire at a Bangladesh textile factory.
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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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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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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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Mangrove swamp, partly underwater image showing the root system. Presumably 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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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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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
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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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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Mirpur cricket ground in Bangladesh
Mirpur cricket ground in Bangladesh
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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
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
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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City Apps can be customized for several types of uses  including classrooms  water filtration system...
City Apps can be customized for several types of uses, including classrooms, water filtration systems, medical clinics, or homes.
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