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Bangladesh High Court grants bail to imprisoned cartoonist

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh’s High Court granted bail Wednesday to a cartoonist who has been held for 10 months of pre-trial detention under a controversial digital security law that critics s...

300 activists rally in Bangladesh to denounce prison death

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — About 300 student activists rallied in Bangladesh’s capital on Monday to denounce the death in prison of a writer and commentator who was arrested last year on charges of viol...

Bangladeshis protest prison death of commentator

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Protesters blocked a busy intersection in Bangladesh’s capital Friday to protest the death in prison of a writer and commentator who was arrested on charges of violating the s...

UN: Boat with Rohingya refugees adrift without food, water

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A group of Rohingya refugees is adrift in a boat in the Andaman Sea without food or water, the United Nations said Wednesday, as their families worried that many may have alre...

Bangladesh sentences 5 to death for killing blogger

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A special tribunal in Bangladesh’s capital on Tuesday sentenced five members of a banned militant outfit to death and a sixth man to life in prison for the 2015 killing of a p...

Bangladesh sends more Rohingya refugees to new island

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh authorities sent a fourth group of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar to a newly developed island in the Bay of Bengal on Monday despite calls by human rights groups fo...

8 sentenced to death in Bangladesh for killing publisher

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A special tribunal in Bangladesh’s capital on Wednesday sentenced to death eight Islamic militants for the 2015 killing of a publisher of books on secularism and atheism. ...

Bangladesh sends 3rd group of Rohingya refugees to island

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Authorities in Bangladesh sent a third group of Rohingya refugees to a newly developed island in the Bay of Bengal on Friday despite calls by human rights groups for a halt to...

Bangladeshi drugmaker acquiring country's Sanofi subsidiary

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A leading Bangladeshi drugmaker is acquiring a majority stake in French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi’s subsidiary in Bangladesh at a base price of more than $48 million, an off...

Families marry off daughters to ease finances amid COVID-19

KOIDU, Sierra Leone (AP) — The man first caught a glimpse of Marie Kamara as she ran with her friends past his house near the village primary school. Soon after, he proposed to the fifth-grader. ...

Families marry off daughters to ease finances amid COVID-19

KOIDU, Sierra Leone (AP) — The man first caught a glimpse of Marie Kamara as she ran with her friends past his house near the village primary school. Soon after, he proposed to the fifth-grader. ...

Bangladesh moves ahead with Rohingya refugee relocation

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Authorities in Bangladesh on Friday started sending a first group of more than 1,500 Rohingya refugees to an isolated island despite calls by human rights groups for a halt to...

Bangladesh begins relocating Rohingya refugees to island

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Authorities in Bangladesh have begun relocating thousands of Rohingya refugees to an isolated island despite calls by human rights groups for a halt to the process, officials ...

Tens of thousands in Bangladesh protest against France

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Tens of thousands of Muslims marched in the streets of Bangladesh's capital on Monday in the country's largest protest yet against the French president's support of secular la...

Tens of thousands protest in Bangladesh over French cartoons

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Tens of thousands of Muslims marched in Bangladesh’s capital on Friday to protest the French president's support of secular laws allowing caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad, ...