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Bangladesh, Nepal celebrate new years after pandemic pause

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — After a two-year break, thousands of people in Bangladesh and Nepal on Thursday celebrated their respective new years with colorful processions and musical soirees as the coro...

For climate migrants in Bangladesh, town offers new life

MONGLA, Bangladesh (AP) — The 29-year-old Monira Khatun was devastated after her husband abandoned her suddenly. She returned to her father only to face another blow: He died soon after, leaving her t...

Rohingya refugees welcome US calling repression genocide

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh on Monday welcomed the announcement by the United States that it considers the violent repression of their largely Muslim et...

After pandemic, war in Ukraine new threat to food security

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The crisis in Ukraine and Russia, one of the world's main sources of grain, fertilizers and energy, presents new challenges in securing food supplies on top of a prolonged pan...

Bangladesh sends hundreds more Rohingya refugees to island

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh on Thursday began relocating hundreds of Rohingya refugees to an island in the Bay of Bengal, despite ongoing concerns from rights groups over the conditions on the...

Bangladesh votes for rural councils amid fear of violence

DHAKA,Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh held village council elections Thursday that are certain to further consolidate the ruling party's power but have raised concerns about the state of democracy in the...

Bangladesh's ex-chief justice convicted of money laundering

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A court in Bangladesh’s capital on Tuesday sentenced a former chief justice to 11 years in jail for money laundering and breach of trust. The Special Judge’s...

Bangladesh ruling party set to win vote boycotted by rivals

SREENAGAR, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh's ruling party is set to win a series of local elections to choose representatives at the village level amid a boycott by the country’s largest opposition party...

6 Rohingya die in clashes between two groups in Bangladesh

DHAKA,Bangladesh (AP) — Two groups of Rohingya refugees clashed Friday in a camp in southern Bangladesh, leaving at least six refugees dead and 10 others injured, police said. The vi...

Hindus denounce violence amid attacks in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Protests continued Monday in Bangladesh’s capital to denounce a wave of violence against Hindus following an image posted on social media that was perceived as insulting to th...

Rights groups, US urge full probe of Rohingya leader's death

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Rights groups, the United Nations and the U.S. government have called for a full investigation into the killing of a key Rohingya leader who was shot to death in a refugee cam...

Rohingya refugee leader shot dead in Bangladesh camp

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — An international representative of ethnic Rohingya refugees was shot to death in a camp in Bangladesh by unknown gunmen late Wednesday, police said. Mohibull...

Bangladesh lifts lockdown to celebrate, exasperating experts

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Waiting among hundreds of fellow travelers to catch a ferry out of Bangladesh's capital, unemployed construction worker Mohammed Nijam knew he was risking catching the coronav...

Police arrest Bangladesh factory owners after fire kills 52

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Police in Bangladesh arrested eight people Saturday on murder charges in connection with a factory fire that killed at least 52 people, many of whom were trapped inside by an ...

52 dead in Bangladesh factory fire as workers locked inside

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A fire engulfed a food and beverage factory outside Bangladesh's capital, killing at least 52 people, many of whom were trapped inside by an illegally locked door, fire offici...