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India files charges in nun rape case

Kolkata - Indian prosecutors said Tuesday they have formally charged eight men over the rape of an elderly Catholic nun that shocked the country earlier this year.

Bangladesh's unbanked poor hail 'revolutionary' service

Dhaka - For Rehana Akhter, rebuilding her life after losing her leg in Bangladesh's worst industrial disaster is an uphill battle, but her struggle is eased slightly by digital technology.

Bangladesh court upholds death sentence of top Islamist

Dhaka - Bangladesh's highest court Tuesday upheld the death sentence against a top Islamist leader for war crimes during the country's battle for independence, prompting his opposition party to call a general strike in protest.

Bangladesh child marriage must stop: Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch (HRW) is reporting that Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has not kept a pledge made last year to put an end to child marriages.

Migrants returned to Bangladesh and an uncertain future

Cox's Bazar - Some 150 migrants found adrift in a boat off Myanmar's coast were transferred under armed guard to neighbouring Bangladesh Monday, returning them to a life of grinding poverty many tried to flee months ago.

Myanmar to start transferring migrants to Bangladesh

About 150 migrants found adrift in a boat off Myanmar's coast were set Monday for transfer to neighbouring Bangladesh, an immigration official said, returning them to homes many tried to flee months ago.

India, Bangladesh seal 'historic' border pact as Modi visits

Dhaka - Bangladesh and India on Saturday sealed a historic land pact to swap territories, which will finally allow tens of thousands of people living in border enclaves to choose their nationality after decades of stateless limbo.

Migrants trapped in tussle between Myanmar and Bangladesh

- Unwanted by Bangladesh and unwelcome in Myanmar, hundreds of stick-thin migrants found adrift at sea as a transnational trafficking route collapsed are now living in tents on a frontier scrubland.

Bangladesh charges Rana Plaza owner and 40 others with murder

Dhaka - Bangladeshi police on Monday charged 41 people including the owner of the Rana Plaza factory complex with murder after the building collapsed killing more than 1,100 people in 2013.

First garment factories declared safe in Bangladesh

Dhaka - Two garment factories in Bangladesh on Thursday became the first to be declared safe under a scheme set up to prevent a repeat of one of the world's worst industrial disasters.

Militants kill Bangladeshi UN peacekeeper in Mali's capital

Bamako - Militants opened fire on two Bangladeshi peacekeepers in Mali's Bamako on Monday, killing one, the second attack within days in the capital of what is considered the most dangerous UN mission in the world.

Mass graves and human-trafficking camps found in Malaysia

Malaysian authorities have found mass graves thought to contain the bodies of Bangladeshi and Rohingya migrants near suspected human-trafficking camps. The camps are in the far north of Malaysia near its border with Thailand.

Barred from Gulf, Bangladeshis risk lives to head south

Cox's Bazar - Denied their traditional route out of poverty in the Gulf and often urged on by relatives, growing numbers of young Bangladeshis are joining the waves of Rohingya trying to reach Southeast Asia on horror boat journeys.

Op-Ed: Did Sweden deny Ananta Bijoy Das's fundamental human rights?

Ananta Bijoy Das was murdered last week for his work as a secular activist and blogger. Sadly, his death may have been prevented if Sweden had granted him a visa to speak on human rights at a conference.

Bangladesh police urge ban on Islamist group after killings

Dhaka - Bangladesh police said Tuesday they have asked the government to ban an Islamist militant group they suspect of involvement in the murders of atheist bloggers.

Bangladeshi, 14, kidnapped, forced into Asian migrant boat

Langsa - Snatched by people traffickers in his native Bangladesh and forced onto a migrant boat, 14-year-old Absaruddin endured a weeks-long nightmare in which he almost starved to death, saw his relatives killed and was forced to jump overboard after being att...

Sweden slammed for denying visa to murdered blogger

Stockholm - A free speech group launched a blistering attack on Sweden on Wednesday after it denied a travel visa to a secular Bangladeshi blogger who was then hacked to death by suspected Islamists.

Bangladesh detains ship with 116 Malaysia-bound migrants

Dhaka - Bangladesh discovered 116 nationals, some sick from a lack of food, adrift in a fishing trawler in the Bay of Bengal on Tuesday after being abandoned by smugglers en route to Malaysia, officials said.

Third secular blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh

Dhaka - A masked gang wielding machetes hacked a secular blogger to death Tuesday in northeastern Bangladesh in the third such deadly attack by suspected Islamists since February.

Bangladeshi employee has miscarriage in factory toilet: police

Dhaka - An employee at one of Bangladesh's largest footwear factories suffered a miscarriage in a workplace toilet after she was allegedly refused medical leave, police said Sunday.

Almost 500 Rohingya rescued off Indonesia: officials

Banda Aceh - Rescuers on Sunday brought ashore 469 migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh after their wooden boat arrived off Aceh in northwest Indonesia, an official said.

Thai police find graves at second migrant jungle camp

Bangkok - Investigators in southern Thailand have discovered five graves at a second remote jungle camp believed to contain the remains of migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh, police said Tuesday.

Thai people smuggling crackdown creates fresh dangers

The two boys in the back of the Thai police pickup truck were terrified.

Three Thai officials, Myanmar man held over migrant deaths

Bangkok - Three local Thai officials and a Myanmar national have been arrested on suspicion of human trafficking after the remains of 26 migrants were found in a mass grave in southern Thailand, police said Monday.

Thai forensics exhume remains of 26 migrants at mass grave

Amphoe Hankha - The remains of 26 migrants thought to be from Myanmar or Bangladesh have been exhumed from a mass grave after Thai police ended their search Saturday, as details emerged of the maltreatment endured at the remote people smugglers' camp.

Mass 'migrant prison camp' grave found in Thailand

Bangkok - Authorities in Thailand uncovered a mass grave in an abandoned jungle camp Friday believed to contain the remains of migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh, a grisly find in a region notorious for people-smuggling routes.

'Missing' victims add to Bangladesh factory collapse agony

Dhaka - Holding a photograph of her son in one hand and a bone in another, Mehera stands silently surrounded by rubble at the site which once housed Bangladesh's ill-fated Rana Plaza factory complex.

Bangladesh tightens security after hanging of Islamist

Dhaka - Bangladesh tightened security nationwide Sunday after a senior Islamist was hanged for war crimes during the 1971 independence conflict, a move that triggered anger among his opposition supporters but celebrations elsewhere.

Bangladesh hangs Islamist leader for 1971 war massacre

Dhaka - Bangladesh authorities hanged a top Islamist leader for overseeing a massacre during the nation's 1971 independence war against Pakistan, with hundreds of people in the capital Dhaka celebrating the death of a "war butcher".

Bangladesh to hang top Islamist for 1971 massacre

Dhaka - Bangladesh is set to hang a top Islamist leader Saturday for overseeing a massacre during the nation's 1971 independence war, officials said, after he refused to seek clemency from the president.
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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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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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A group of hijras in a protest in Pakistan
A group of hijras in a protest in Pakistan
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An aerial view of the Adelaide, Australia, city center is seen, looking southeast.
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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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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
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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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Mangrove swamp, partly underwater image showing the root system. Presumably in Bangladesh.
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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 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
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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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
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 fire fighter extinguishes fire at a Bangladesh textile factory.
A fire fighter extinguishes fire at a Bangladesh textile factory.
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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
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Garment workers take to the streets in Bangladesh.
Garment workers take to the streets in Bangladesh.
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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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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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