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World Cup fever causes sleepless nights for Bangladesh flagmakers

Chhota Angutia - Flagmakers in Bangladesh are doing a roaring trade weeks ahead of the World Cup, but no-one is interested in the home nation's colours -- the money is all on pennants for Lionel Messi's Argentina and Neymar's Brazil.

Nine months on, the search for Rohingya babies born of rape

Cox's Bazar - Aid workers are scouring the world's largest refugee camp for pregnant Rohingya rape victims, with a rush of births anticipated nine months after Myanmar forces unleashed "a frenzy of sexual violence" against women and girls from the Muslim minority.

Bangladesh opposition leader Zia granted bail

Dhaka - Bangladesh's 72-year-old opposition leader Khaleda Zia was granted bail on corruption charges Wednesday after her lawyers argued her health was at risk, paving the way for her to be released from jail.

Lightning strikes kill dozens across Bangladesh

Dhaka - Dozens of Bangladeshis were killed in lightning strikes as pre-monsoon thunderstorms wreaked havoc across the South Asian country, an official said Thursday.

Meth trade forges unlikely link between Rohingya and Myanmar soldiers

Cox's Bazar - Huge quantities of meth are seeding unrest inside Bangladesh's refugee camps, as jobless Rohingya turn drug runners for a criminal chain that stretches back to Myanmar -- and the soldiers who drove them out.

Myanmar urged to hold 'proper' probe into alleged atrocities against the Rohingya

Nay Pyi Taw - Myanmar must hold a "proper investigation" into alleged atrocities against the Rohingya, a UN Security Council envoy said Tuesday, after the highest-level diplomatic visit to an area from which 700,000 members of the Muslim minority have been driven ou...

Myanmar urged to hold "proper" probe into alleged atrocities against the Rohingya

Nay Pyi Taw - Myanmar must hold a "proper investigation" into alleged atrocities against the Muslim Rohingya, a UN Security Council envoy said Tuesday at the end of the highest-level diplomatic visit to the conflict area.

UN Security Council meet Myanmar's Suu Kyi over Rohingya

Nay Pyi Taw - Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi received a UN Security Council delegation Monday in the highest-level diplomatic visit since the start of the Rohingya crisis, which will include a brief tour of violence-hit Rakhine state.

Rights group calls for UN Rohingya resolution ahead of Myanmar visit

Yangon - Human Rights Watch called Friday for Myanmar's Rohingya crisis to be referred to the International Criminal Court, days before a UN Security Council delegation is due to arrive in the country.

UN council visits Myanmar as it eyes action on Rohingya crisis

New York - The UN Security Council will pay a visit to Bangladesh and Myanmar beginning Saturday as it weighs next steps to address one of the world's worst refugee crises, stemming from the forced exodus of Muslim Rohingya.

UN team to visit Myanmar's Rakhine next week: official

Cox's Bazar - A United Nations Security Council delegation which wants to see first-hand the impact of the Rohingya refugee crisis will arrive in Myanmar on Monday and visit Rakhine state, a senior government official said.

Bangladesh factory disaster survivors demand justice five years on

Savar - Hundreds of Bangladeshis staged protests and tearful tributes Tuesday on the fifth anniversary of one of the world's worst industrial disasters, when the Rana Plaza textile factory complex collapsed and killed at least 1,130 people.

Fashion giants in rights drive after Bangladesh factory tragedy

Paris - Five years on from the industrial disaster that killed over 1,130 clothing factory workers in Bangladesh, high street fashion giants have invested millions in developing more socially responsible practices.

Five years of agony: Bangladesh factory disaster survivors await justice

Savar - The pain of waiting 10 hours with her leg crushed by bodies under the rubble of the Rana Plaza factory was hell for Nilufer Begum. But the five-year wait for justice has been just as agonising.

Dozens of Rohingya come ashore in Indonesia

Banda Aceh - About 80 Rohingya in a wooden boat arrived in Indonesia Friday, officials said, the latest batch of the vulnerable minority to come ashore in the world's biggest Muslim majority nation.

Fears for Rohingya as first rains flood Bangladesh camps

Dhaka - The first rains of the year have flooded parts of the crowded Rohingya camps in Bangladesh, aid workers said Thursday, wreaking havoc and raising fears for nearly one million refugees ahead of the monsoon.

Flawed return deal offers no way back for Rohingya refugees

Cox's Bazar - Bungling, distortion and diplomatic doublespeak have hollowed out the deal to repatriate Rohingya from Bangladesh to Myanmar, with refugees refusing to return to a homeland that remains perilously insecure.

Scepticism as Myanmar announces repatriation of first Rohingya family

Yangon - Myanmar's government said it has repatriated the first family of Rohingya refugees, among 700,000 who fled a brutal crackdown, but the move was slammed by rights groups as a publicity stunt which ignored warnings over the security of returnees.

Despite UN warnings, Myanmar vows early Rohingya return

Dhaka - Rohingya refugees will be allowed to return to Myanmar "as soon as possible", a minister said, despite a stillborn repatriation process and UN warnings that the safety of returnees could not be guaranteed.

Bangladesh students suspend protests, demand release of detainees

Dhaka - Bangladesh student leaders on Thursday demanded the release of detained demonstrators as they agreed to end days of violent protests against government job quotas.

Tens of thousands rally as Bangladesh job protests spread

Dhaka - Tens of thousands of university students marched in cities across Bangladesh on Wednesday in one of the biggest protests faced by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in her decade in power.

ICC prosecutor seeks to open Rohingya deportations probe

Den Haag - The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court has asked judges to rule whether she can open a probe into the mass deportations of the Rohingya people from Myanmar.

Thousands rally in Bangladesh after 100 injured in student protest

Dhaka - Thousands of students across Bangladesh staged protests and sit-ins Monday after clashes at the country's top university left at least 100 people injured.

Conditions in Myanmar 'not conducive' to Rohingya return: UN

Yangon - Conditions in Myanmar's crisis-hit northern Rakhine state are "not conducive" to bringing back Rohingya who fled to Bangladesh, a senior UN official said, despite Myanmar's insistence that it is ready for returnees.

Smiles and slapstick as Rohingya refugees learn to corral elephants

Chhota Angutia - A trumpet fills the air as two "elephants" charge, scattering Rohingya refugee actors at a training session in a camp which cuts deep into Bangladeshi forest once reserved for the protected species.

Stranded Rohingya rescued by Indonesian fishermen

Banda Aceh - Five Rohingya stranded at sea for almost three weeks have been rescued by Indonesian fishermen but several others died during the harrowing ordeal, officials said Friday, with the UN refugee agency saying it was "alarmed" at the deaths.

Fear and isolation for Myanmar's remaining Rohingya

Akyab - By the twisted standards of Myanmar's Rakhine state, Abdullah is one of its more fortunate Rohingya residents.The 34-year-old is alive, his village is intact and he is able to make a living -- albeit a meagre one -- in his homeland as a farmer.

Myanmar minister to visit Rohingya camps in Bangladesh

Dhaka - A Myanmar minister will tour camps for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, an official said Wednesday, the first such visit since Myanmar's army drove nearly 700,000 members of the Muslim minority over the border.

Canada should take in Rohingya refugees: special envoy

Ottawa - Canada should take in Rohingya refugees and press other nations to do the same, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's special envoy to Myanmar said Tuesday.

Bangladesh college suspends professor for 'defaming' PM's father

Dhaka - Bangladesh's most prestigious university has suspended a professor for writing a column critical of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's father, as the ruling party cracks down on dissent in a tense election year.
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Where's the humanity in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Does it exist here ? Never.
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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 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.
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A Bangladeshi police official walks around the Tazreen factory, after the November 2012 fire.
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NOTHING NEW: Workers protesting against a fire in a factory that killed over 70 people. Photo taken 2005.
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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 north east India
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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 of posting if this structure is one of the temples destroyed by "offended" Muslims.
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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 fire fighter extinguishes fire at a Bangladesh textile factory.
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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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