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Bangladesh bans Islamist group accused of killing atheist bloggers

By Tue, May 26, 2015 12:48PM UTC 0 Comment

Bangladesh has banned a radical Islamist group accused of attacking and killing atheist bloggers and writers....

The Latest on Rohingya: Burma rescues over 200 boat people

By Sat, May 23, 2015 3:00PM UTC 0 Comment

Burma says its navy has rescued 208 migrants aboard two fishing trawlers off the western coast. According to the director of the president's office, Zaw Htay, the migrants are Bangladeshi men. They were found off the coast of Rakhine state, where most of the Rohingya minority Muslims have been fleeing persecution in the majority-Buddhist nation and thousands became stranded in the Andaman Sea....

HRW demands protection for Bangladesh workers

By Wed, Apr 22, 2015 2:27PM UTC 0 Comment

NEW DELHI (AP) — Human Rights Watch has criticized the Bangladeshi government for failing to protect workers, saying not enough is being done to eliminate assault, intimidation and other abuses still common in the garment industry....

Bangladesh tightens security ahead of expected execution

By Sun, Apr 12, 2015 12:45PM UTC 0 Comment

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Authorities in Bangladesh have heightened security in the capital and elsewhere ahead of the expected execution of an Islamist party official sentenced to death for crimes against humanity during the country's 1971 independence war against Pakistan....

Bus accident in Bangladesh kills 24, injures 22

By Thu, Apr 09, 2015 11:55AM UTC 0 Comment

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A police officer says an overnight bus packed with passengers veered off the road, hit trees and plunged into a ditch, killing at least 24 people and injuring 22 others in southwestern Bangladesh. The accident took place early Thursday in the Bhanga area of Faridpur district when the bus was travelling...