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Welcome wears thin for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Cox's Bazar - When hundreds of thousands of Rohingya fled Myanmar into Bangladesh two years ago, local communities were mostly welcoming.Today that welcome has worn thin, and resentment, anger and fear are creeping in.

Welcome wears thin for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Cox's Bazar - When hundreds of thousands of Rohingya fled Myanmar into Bangladesh two years ago, local communities were mostly welcoming.Today that welcome has worn thin, and resentment, anger and fear are creeping in.

Bangladesh ready to repatriate 3,500 Rohingya refugees to Myanmar

Cox's Bazar - Some 3,500 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh have been cleared to return home to Myanmar beginning this week, a top official said Monday, nearly two years after a military crackdown sparked their exodus.

Bangladesh eyes new Rohingya repatriation attempt next week

Dhaka - Bangladesh and Myanmar are considering a fresh attempt next week to repatriate a few of the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who fled a military crackdown two years ago, Dhaka officials said Friday.

Separated Bangladeshi twins stable: doctors

Dhaka - Conjoined Bangladeshi twins who were separated last week are in a stable condition, the team of Hungarian and Bangladeshi doctors who carried out the marathon operation said Saturday.

Born in the USA, 'Boss' the bull fetches record price in Bangladesh

Dhaka - "Boss", a Brahman bull born in the USA but raised in Bangladesh, has been sold for a record price as the country prepares to sacrifice over 10 million animals to celebrate the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha next week, officials said Thursday.

'We are scared': Deadly dengue outbreak overwhelms Bangladesh

Dhaka - Five-year-old Mohammad Ahnaf lies in a makeshift bed in the balcony of a major hospital in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka, fighting for his life as dengue fever ravages his little body.

Hungarian doctors separate Bangladeshi twins joined at head

Dhaka - Bangladeshi twins who were joined at the head were recovering Friday after Hungarian surgeons performed a marathon 30-hour operation to separate their skulls and brains.

Bangladesh 'extremely worried' over low male tiger population

Dhaka - A lower-than-expected population of male Bengal tigers in the world's largest mangrove forest has sparked fears about the long-term viability of the endangered species in Bangladesh, officials said Tuesday.

Myanmar delegation holds repatriation talks with Rohingya in Bangladesh

Cox's Bazar - A top-level Myanmar government delegation began repatriation talks with Rohingya leaders in a Bangladesh refugee camp on Saturday, an official said, with many of the Muslim minority fearing for their safety if they return home.

Bangladesh flood death toll surpasses 100

Dhaka - The death toll from monsoon storms in Bangladesh rose above 100 Friday with flood levels still rising in many parts of the country, officials said.

Monsoon toll tops 650 as rains unleash flood fury in South Asia

New Delhi - Severe floods and lightning have claimed the lives of more than 650 people across India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan, officials said Monday as the annual monsoon took its toll on the rainfed region.

Fears of worsening floods as monsoon rains pound South Asia

New Delhi - Children have been swept away by floodwaters and others killed in landslides caused by heavy monsoon rains across south Asia as the death toll passed 250 Wednesday, with authorities bracing for worse weather in some regions.

Monsoon rains wreak flood havoc across South Asia

New Delhi - Survivors scrambled for higher ground as torrential monsoon rains swept away homes and triggered landslides across South Asia Tuesday, with millions of people affected and at least 180 dead, officials said.

Fourteen killed in building collapse as monsoon batters South Asia

New Delhi - Fourteen people were killed when a building collapsed in northern India following heavy monsoon rains which have left more than 130 dead across South Asia, officials said Monday.

Deaths from torrential monsoon rains in South Asia reach 85

The death toll from floods and landslides caused by two weeks of torrential monsoons in South Asia has reached 85, officials and news sources reported on Sunday.

Former Bangladesh military dictator Ershad dies at 89

Dhaka - Former Bangladesh military dictator Hussain Muhammad Ershad died Sunday aged 89, after weeks in a Dhaka hospital, officials said.

One killed, thousands displaced in Rohingya camp landslides

Dhaka - Monsoon-triggered landslides in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh have killed one person and left more than 4,500 homeless, aid officials said Sunday.

ICC prosecutor seeks full Myanmar atrocities probe

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court's prosecutor wants to open a full investigation into Myanmar's alleged crimes against Rohingya Muslims, including killings and forced deportations, the court said Wednesday.

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.
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