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Stranded Rohingya refuse to return to Myanmar without guarantees

Cox's Bazar - Rohingya refugees living in no man's land refused Tuesday to return to Myanmar without guarantees of citizenship and security after Bangladesh and Myanmar officials met to discuss their repatriation.

Bangladesh hands list to Myanmar for Rohingya repatriation

Dhaka - Bangladesh Friday handed over a list of more than 8,000 Rohingya to Myanmar as it moves to kick-start their repatriation weeks after the process was halted due to lack of preparation.

Myanmar army chief honoured by Thailand despite Rohingya crisis

Bangkok - Myanmar's army chief received a royal decoration from Thailand on Friday, despite accusations his security forces have carried out ethnic cleansing against Rohingya Muslims in northern Rakhine state.

Dutch shipper slams 'toxic' court case

Rotterdam - A Dutch shipping group blamed for dumping vessels with harmful waste on Turkish and Indian beaches accused prosecutors Wednesday of waging a "populist" campaign against them, based on emotive environmental issues.

Dutch shipping bosses in court over 'toxic' ship dumping

Den Haag - Six Dutch shipping company bosses will appear before a Rotterdam court Wednesday accused of deliberately dumping old ships on the beaches of India and Turkey.

Myanmar still not safe for Rohingya to return: UN refugee chief

New York - Myanmar has failed to put in place conditions for the safe return of 688,000 Rohingya refugees who fled an army crackdown six months ago, the UN refugee chief said Monday.

Bulldozed Rohingya villages deepen fears Myanmar is erasing history

Aerial photos of Rakhine state have emerged that appear to show several bulldozed Rohingya settlements, renewing accusations Myanmar is wiping out the homes and history of the Muslim minority.

UN to take part in Rohingya repatriation: Bangladesh

Cox's Bazar - Bangladesh has signed a deal to involve the United Nations in the controversial process of returning Rohingya refugees to Myanmar, a minister said Monday.

UK's Johnson urges 'independent' probe of Rohingya crisis in Suu Kyi talks

Nay Pyi Taw - Britain's foreign minister Boris Johnson stopped off in Myanmar on Sunday to press Aung San Suu Kyi on the need for an independent probe into violence in Rakhine state, as the country faces mounting pressure to punish troops accused of atrocities again...

Bangladesh opposition names Zia's son acting head

Dhaka - Bangladesh's main opposition party named the exiled eldest son of Khaleda Zia as its acting head on Friday, a day after a court jailed its leader for corruption.

Reuters says Myanmar held journalists for probing Rohingya massacre

Two Reuters journalists detained for two months by Myanmar authorities were arrested over their investigation of a massacre of 10 Rohingya men, the news agency said in a report that detailed the grisly killings.

Clashes as Bangladesh court jails opposition leader Zia

Dhaka - A Bangladesh judge convicted opposition leader Khaleda Zia of corruption and sentenced her to five years in jail on Thursday as police clashed with thousands of her supporters outside the court.

Bangladesh deploys heavy security for key Zia verdict

Dhaka - Thousands of police and paramilitary guards patrolled the Bangladesh capital Thursday ahead of a key corruption verdict that could see opposition leader Khaleda Zia jailed for life.

Bangladesh to file US suit over central bank heist

Dhaka - Bangladesh's central bank will file a lawsuit in New York against a Philippine bank over the world's largest cyber heist, the finance minister said Wednesday.

Rohingya women find peace in 'widows' camp' barred to men

Cox's Bazar - It is known as "widows' camp" -- a sanctuary off limits to men inside Bangladesh's congested refugee settlements, where Rohingya women and children traumatised by violence find rare moments of peace.

Bangladeshi loses legs as mine explodes on Myanmar border

Dhaka - A Bangladeshi farmer lost both legs when he stepped on a landmine reportedly planted by Myanmar security forces in a buffer zone between the two countries, officials said Sunday.

Myanmar denies report of mass graves in Rakhine

Yangon - Myanmar on Saturday denied that there were five mass graves of Rohingya Muslims in a village in crisis-hit Rakhine state, saying that 19 "terrorists" had been killed and buried in the area.

After 24 surgeries, Bangladesh 'tree man' relapses

Dhaka - A year ago Abul Bajandar, a Bangladeshi rickshaw-puller dubbed "tree-man" for the bark-like growths that once covered his body, appeared to have made a full recovery from the rare condition that has afflicted him for a decade.

Traumatised Rohingya children fear return to Myanmar

Cox's Bazar - The disturbing drawings of homes engulfed in flames, and stickmen hanging from trees that are produced by Rohingya children in Bangladesh's overcrowded refugee camps are slowly giving way to the flowers and sunny days that psychologists expect from hea...

Myanmar says it terminated position of US diplomat Richardson

Myanmar on Thursday said it made the decision to dump US diplomat Bill Richardson from an advisory panel on the Rohingya crisis, accusing the veteran politician of a "personal attack" on Aung San Suu Kyi in his stinging resignation letter.

Myanmar pillories US diplomat for 'personal attack' on Suu Kyi

US diplomat Bill Richardson was accused Thursday of a "personal attack" on Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi after an excoriating take down of the former darling of the global rights community as he resigned from a panel on the Rohingya crisis.

US diplomat resigns from Suu Kyi panel on Rohingya crisis

US diplomat Bill Richardson resigned early Thursday from an Aung San Suu Kyi-appointed panel set up to ease communal tensions in Myanmar's Rakhine State and hit out at the Nobel Laureate for an "absence of moral leadership" over the crisis.

Myanmar blames Bangladesh for delayed Rohingya return

Yangon - Myanmar blamed Bangladesh on Tuesday for delays to the start of a huge repatriation programme for Rohingya refugees, as the UN warned of the dangers of rushing their return to strife-torn Rakhine state.

Village burns in Myanmar's Rakhine state: Bangladesh official

Cox's Bazar - Bangladesh officials said Tuesday a huge fire burned and gunshots were heard in a village across the border in Myanmar's conflict-scarred Rakhine state, where authorities want to return Rohingya refugees.

Myanmar blames Bangladesh for delayed Rohingya return

Myanmar blamed Bangladesh on Tuesday for delays to a huge repatriation programme for Rohingya refugees, as the deadline passed for starting the return of the Muslim minority to strife-torn Rakhine state.

Second Rohingya 'leader' killed in Bangladesh refugee camp

Cox's Bazar - Attackers on Monday killed a Rohingya representative in a Bangladesh refugee camp, the second such death in three days as tensions mount over the planned repatriation of some 750,000 refugees to Myanmar.

Bangladesh delays Rohingya refugee return

Cox's Bazar - The repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled violence in Myanmar will not begin as planned, Bangladesh said Monday, with authorities admitting "a lot of preparation" was still needed.

Rohingya repatriation won't begin Tuesday as planned: Bangladesh

Cox's Bazar - The repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar due to begin Tuesday will be delayed, a Bangladesh official said, citing the huge task of preparing transit centres and approving lists of returnees.

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh protest repatriation move

Dhaka - Hundreds of Rohingya refugees staged protests in Bangladesh Friday against plans to send them back to Myanmar, where a military crackdown last year sparked a mass exodus.

Bangladesh says it's hosting over a million Rohingya

Cox's Bazar - Bangladesh has counted more than a million Rohingya refugees living in camps near the border with Myanmar, higher than previous estimates, the head of its registration project said Wednesday as preparations for their return got under way.
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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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An aerial view of the Adelaide, Australia, city center is seen, looking southeast.
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A group of hijras in a protest in Pakistan
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Where's the humanity in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Does it exist here ? Never.
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Mirpur cricket ground in Bangladesh
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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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City Apps can be customized for several types of uses, including classrooms, water filtration systems, medical clinics, or homes.
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Child marriage in Bangladesh is wiping out a whole generation of young women.
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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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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.
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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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A fire fighter extinguishes fire at a Bangladesh textile factory.
A fire fighter extinguishes fire at a Bangladesh textile factory.
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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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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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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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