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At least seven killed in Rohingya refugee camp attack in Bangladesh’s Cox Bazar

At least seven people were killed in an attack at a Rohingya camp in Bangladesh’s Cox Bazar on Friday, police said. A gang armed with guns and knives attacked a religious school before dawn in Cox Bazar’s Ukhiya area and killed three teachers, two volunteers and a student, police superintendent Shihab Kaiser Khan said. “A […]

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Mohibullah: Rohingya leader assassinated in Bangladesh refugee camp

A prominent Rohingya leader has been shot dead in a refugee camp in southern Bangladesh. Mohibullah, who was in his late 40s, led one of the largest of several community groups to emerge since more than 730,000 mostly Muslim Rohingya fled Myanmar amid a brutal military crackdown in August 2017. He was talking to other […]

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Bangladesh: Six militants awarded death for brutal killing of two gay right activists

Six militants were sentenced to death on Tuesday by a court in Bangladesh for the brutal killing of two gay rights campaigners five years ago. Xulhaz Mannan, 35, the editor of Bangladesh’s first magazine for gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) people, and actor Mahbub Rabbi Tonoy, 25, were hacked to death in Mannan’s apartment […]

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Boat packed with passengers capsizes after colliding with cargo ship in Bangladesh; At least 21 dead, dozens missing

At least 21 people have died and dozens remain unaccounted for after a boat packed with passengers and a sand-laden cargo ship collided in a lake in eastern Bangladesh. The boat was reportedly carrying some 60 passengers when the incident occurred on Friday on a lake in the town of Bijoynagar, local official Hayat-ud-Doula Khan said. […]

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Lightning strike kills at least 17 members of a wedding party in Bangladesh

At least 17 members of a wedding party died in Bangladesh after being struck by lightning, officials said. Fourteen other people, including the groom, were injured. The bride was not with the wedding party. The party was disembarking from a boat at the riverside town of Shibganj, about 150 miles north of Dhaka while heading […]

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Turkey: Bus carrying migrants crashes, tumbles into ditch and catches fire. 12 dead, 26 injured.

A bus carrying illegal migrants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan crashed in eastern Turkey, killing at least 12 people and injuring 26 others, according to local authorities. The crash occurred on Sunday morning in Van province’s Muradiye district near the Turkish border with Iran, where the vehicle caught fire after tumbling into a ditch, Reuters […]

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Bangladesh factory owner arrested, charged with murder after 52 die in blaze

Bangladesh police arrested the owner of the factory where at least 52 people died in a fire late Thursday. Abul Hashem, the owner of Hashem Foods, and four of his sons were among eight people detained on Saturday. Police say they all face murder charges. Authorities said many of those who died were trapped inside […]

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Bangladesh: Factory fire kills at least 52 people, injured 30 others

A factory fire in Bangladesh killed 52 people and injured 30 others, officials said. The blaze broke out on Thursday night at Hashem Food and Beverage factory in Rupganj, an industrial town near the capital Dhaka. AP reported the fire took hold because of chemicals and plastics stored inside the building. The number of dead […]

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World’s Smallest Cow? Dwarf cow becomes celebrity in Bangladesh

A dwarf cow received a celebrity status in Bangladesh after visitors flock to the farm where she is in Bangladesh. The 23-month-old Bhutanese cow (or Bhutti) named Rani stands 51 cm high and weighs just 28kg. Despite the national lockdown over 15,000 people have visited the Rani at her farm in Charigram, near the capital […]

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Covid-19 Impact: Turbulence faced by Bangladesh garment industry

Bangladesh has a very vibrant garment industry. It is the 2nd largest garment exporter worldwide. This industry was valued at $34 billion in 2019, but when the pandemic hit, it shrunk to $27.95 billion in 2020. The garment industry also accounts for nearly 80% of its total export earnings. It contributes to roughly 11% of […]

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Bangladesh to monitor TikTok after traffickers use the app to lure girls

Bangladesh has begun surveillance on people using the TikTok video-sharing platform after security forces busted a trafficking gang that lured girls into the sex trade in neighbouring India using the app, an official said. “A large number of TikTok users suspected of being involved in criminal activities are under close watch,” ANM Imran Khan, spokesman […]

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Cyclone Yaas: Powerful tropical storm hits eastern India, southern Bangladesh

A powerful cyclone with wind speeds upto 80kmph tore into eastern India, with reports suggesting it has killed several people. Cyclone Yaas, which intensified into a “very severe cyclonic storm”, hit the states of West Bengal and Orissa on Wednesday, as well as lashing southern Bangladesh. This is the second cyclone to hit the country […]