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Saudi Arabia awards death sentence to woman for killing her Bangladeshi help

A criminal court in Saudi Arabia has handed death sentence to a Saudi woman for killing her Bangladeshi maid in a ruling rights groups say was a rare example of an employer being found guilty of abusing a migrant worker in the Middle East country. Ayesha al-Jizani was sentenced on Sunday to death by the […]

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Thousands of Rohingyas homeless after huge fire sweeps through refugee camps in Bangladesh

A huge fire swept through Rohingya refugee camps in southern Bangladesh early Thursday, the United Nations said, destroying homes belonging to thousands of people. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said more than 550 shelters, home to about 3,500 people were either totally or partially destroyed in the blaze, as well as 150 shops and a […]

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250 kilogram live bomb found buried near Dhaka international airport

A 250 kilogram live bomb was found buried at a construction site near the international airport in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Experts say the cylinder-like bomb was dropped during Bangladesh’s Liberation War against Pakistan in 1971. On Wednesday, construction workers detected the bomb during their excavation works for an extended terminal of Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport […]

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Hundreds of Rohingya refugees RELOCATED to remote island in the Bay of Bengal

Hundreds of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are being relocated to a controversial island facility in the Bay of Bengal amid fears that some could be coerced to move there and held indefinitely. A ship carrying 1642 refugees is traveling to Bhasan Char, an island about 40 kilometers off the coast near the city of Chittagong, […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi set to win general elections in Myanmar

Vote counting in Myanmar puts Aung San Suu Kyi’s party in a lead following Sunday’s general election. Elections for the upper and lower houses of the national, state and regional governments were held. A total of 1,171 seats are being contested, said the US-based Carter Center, under the first-past-the-post system. Voters can choose from more […]

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Fishes worth $1.41 million die due to lack of oxygen in Bangladesh

At least 617 metric ton of fish worth USD$ 1.41 million died in ponds and water bodies in Bangladesh’s Rajshahi due to lack of oxygen amid scorching heat. “Around 617 metric tons of fish died in the district after the weather suddenly turned bad on Tuesday. The sky was covered with thick clouds and there […]

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Pathao and Gokada founder, Fahim Saleh found dismembered in luxury New York apartment

The founder of Nigeria’s Gokada ride-hailing app was found decapitated and dismembered in a luxury New York apartment with a power saw plugged in nearby on late Tuesday. The police in a statement confirmed the death of Fahim Saleh and deemed it a homicide. Detectives found Saleh’s torso near a power saw and later discovered […]

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At least 1,000 Rohingyas stranded at sea as nations tighten borders

At least 1,000 Rohingya are stranded at sea as Southeast Asian countries tightened their borders to keep out the new coronavirus, Amnesty International said on Friday, urging action to ensure they were not buried in an “invisible graveyard” at sea. Rights groups believe at least two boats carrying Rohingya, members of a Muslim minority from […]

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Bangladesh coast guard rescues hundreds of Rohingyas who failed to reach Malaysia

At least 24 Rohingya died at sea after their boat failed to reach Malaysia, the coastguard in Bangladesh said on Thursday after rescuing 396 Rohingya people from the vessel which had been adrift for weeks after failing to reach Malaysia. “They were at sea for about two months and were starving,” an official from the […]

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Bangladesh executes military captain who assassinated father of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

Bangladesh executed a military captain less than a week after he was arrested after nearly 25 years on the run over the assassination of the country’s founding leader, a minister said Sunday. Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, father of current Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, was killed along with most of his family in a military coup on […]

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Bangladesh seals Rohingya camps to prevent coronavirus spread

Bangladesh has imposed a strict lockdown on a southern district, home to refugee camps housing more than a million Rohingya Muslims fleeing from Myanmar, to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Officials said no-one was allowed to enter or exit Cox’s Bazar district. No cases are confirmed in the camps, but aid agencies fear an outbreak […]

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SAARC leaders hold unprecedented conference to combat Novel Coronavirus

The SAARC nations — India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka — held a conference to discuss the “roadmap to fight the challenge of COVID-19, Novel Coronavirus”. The meet was chaired by India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He suggested for the creation of an emergency fund with “voluntary contributions” to counter the […]