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    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 violence broke out in Cox’s Bazar district when one side opened fire, killing four people at the scene, said Shihab Kaiser Khan, commander of the Armed...
    Share this:MALTA — Rest: Migrants rested on the deck of Sea Watch-3 rescue ship in the Maltese SAR zone, on Tuesday. Between Oct. 17-18, Sea Watch-3 rescued 412 migrants from seven different boats in distress and is currently asking for a safe port to disembark them.Photos: Valeria Mongelli/AP   UNITED KINGDOM — Greeting: Britain’s...
    BANGLADESH entered this year's T20 World Cup hoping for a breakthrough campaign. But they may yet fail even to qualify for the Super 12. 1Bangladesh kept their Super 12 hopes alive with victory over OmanCredit: AFP The Tigers started their World Cup with a shock defeat to Scotland, which has left them with work to...
    LOWER EAST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) -- A funeral was held Tuesday night for a Grubhub delivery worker who was stabbed to death in Manhattan Saturday.Mourners came to the Bangladesh Muslim Center in Brooklyn to help lay 51-year-old Miah Sala to rest.Sala was working to send money to his wife and two children in Bangladesh.EMBED More...
    Muslim mob attacks across Bangladesh have killed at least six people, including four Hindus, after sparking last Friday in response to an image posted to social media allegedly depicting the desecration of Islam’s holy book, the Quran, during a recent Hindu festival, the Press Trust of India (PTI) reported Tuesday. Hundreds of Muslims in Bangladesh participated...
    Getty Oman's Bilal Khan bowls during the ICC mens Twenty20 World Cup cricket match between Oman and Papua New Guinea at the Oman Cricket Academy Ground in Muscat on October 17, 2021. (Photo by Haitham AL-SHUKAIRI / AFP) (Photo by HAITHAM AL-SHUKAIRI/AFP via Getty Images) Bangladesh have everything to play for when they...
    AL AMERAT, Oman (AP) — Scotland won the toss and elected to bat against Papua New Guinea in the T20 World Cup in Oman on Tuesday. Scotland upset Bangladesh in their opening Group B match on Sunday and has brought in fast bowler Alasdair Evans for Safyaan Sharif, who was wicketless in the first...
    Getty Scotland's Chris Greaves (R) celebrates after taking the wicket of Bangladesh's Mushfiqur Rahim (not pictured) during the ICC mens Twenty20 World Cup cricket match between Bangladesh and Scotland at the Oman Cricket Academy Ground in Muscat on October 17, 2021. (Photo by Haitham AL-SHUKAIRI / AFP) (Photo by HAITHAM AL-SHUKAIRI/AFP via Getty Images)...
    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 the country’s Muslim majority. New attacks took place Sunday night in a northern village, where unidentified people burned up to 26 homes of Hindus...
    Getty Bangladesh's cricketers pose with the series' trophy at the end of the fifth and final Twenty20 international cricket match between Bangladesh and New Zealand at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on September 10, 2021. (Photo by Munir Uz zaman / AFP) (Photo by MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP via Getty Images) Scotland...
    THE T20 World Cup is underway in the Middle East. Initially scheduled for India, the tournament has been moved to the United Arab Emirates and Oman due to Covid concerns in the sub-continent. 1Bangladesh will be looking to avoid an upset against ScotlandCredit: AFP Bangladesh will be favourites to make it through to the Super...
    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Protests erupted for a second day in Bangladesh’s capital on Saturday, amid a wave of violence against local Hindus following a viral social media image perceived as insulting to the country’s Muslim majority. Some 10,000 protesters — many of them carrying banners of Islamist political parties — took to the streets...
    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Thousands of protesters in Bangladesh’s capital Friday clashed with police, as security forces used tear gas and batons against demonstrators angry over what they perceived as an image insulting Islam that had gone viral over social media. Police said that the street protests began after the main Friday prayers at the...
    LONDON (AP) — As coronavirus vaccines trickle into some of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, data suggest some women are consistently missing out, in another illustration of how the doses are being unevenly distributed around the world. Experts fear women in Africa may be the least vaccinated population globally,...
    DHAKA,Bangladesh (AP) — The United Nations and the government of Bangladesh on Saturday signed a memorandum of understanding to work together in aiding protection and management of Rohingya refugees on an island in the Bay of Bengal where thousands of them have been relocated from crammed camps near the border with Myanmar, the U.N. said...
    Saturday, October 9, 2021. 8:03 p.m. Pre-competition CHENNAI: Bengal head coach Zack Taylor has seen Aaron Rodgers play a lot. According to his estimates, Taylor has seen more Rodgers movies in the NFL than in any other quarter. That includes his current quarterback, Joe Burrow. One of Taylor’s first jobs was listing...
    THE T20 World Cup is on its way as England look to go one better than 2016, when they were beaten by the West Indies in the final. Back then, Carlos Brathwaite hit four 6s in a heartbreaking over for bowler Ben Stokes. 9West Indies are looking to defend the title they won in 2016Credit:...
    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Police in Bangladesh said Friday they arrested a suspect in the killing of a key Rohingya leader, who was a prominent voice for the repatriation of the refugees to Myanmar. Mohibullah, who was known by one name, had been an international advocate for Rohingya rights, including traveling to the White...
    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Rights groups 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 camp in Bangladesh. Mohibullah, who was known by one name, was shot by unknown attackers late Wednesday at the Kutupalong refugee camp at...
    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Unidentified miscreants opened fire on a prominent leader of the Rohingya refugees, leaving him dead in a camp in Bangladesh, a police official said Wednesday. Naimul Haque, an commander of the Armed Police Battalion in Cox’s Bazar, said in a statement that the gun attack on Mohibullah took place at...
    THE T20 World Cup is finally here after a one-year delay. Once a frequent fixture on the cricket calendar, the tournament has not been played since 2016. 2West Indies are the current T20 world championsCredit: AP:Associated Press In that competition, Carlos Brathwaite's four 6's off Ben Stokes' final over was enough West Indies the...
    The Latest: Bangladesh schools open, most staff vaccinated Bangladesh schools reopen after 18-month Covid shutdown
    The Latest: Bangladesh schools open, most staff vaccinated Bangladesh schools reopen after 18-month Covid shutdown © Astrofame Pisces You could be dreaming big about some financial successes. You could be excited about some recent turns in the stock market. Maybe you will wonder if your ship has come in. Your focus on increasing your...
    Dhaka, BangladeshSix members of an Islamist militant group 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...
    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A Bangladesh anti-terrorism tribunal on Tuesday sentenced six Islamist militants to death in the brutal slayings of two men, including a prominent gay rights activist, five years ago, lawyers said. In April 2016, assailants hacked to death Xulhaz Mannan, an editor of Bangladesh’s first gay rights magazine who had worked for...
    DHAKA,Bangladesh (AP) — A passenger boat carrying more than 100 people sank after a collision Friday in a large pond in Bangladesh, and officials said 21 people were dead and about 50 missing. The sinking occurred in the Bijoynagar area in Brahmanbaria district in the evening, local police official Imranul Islam said by phone....
    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh is suffering through its deadliest surge of the pandemic, but you wouldn’t know it looking at its factories, markets and malls. The South Asian nation home to 165 million people has done away with most virus restrictions, allowing businesses to reopen to enthusiastic crowds following weeks of strict measures put...
    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh on Wednesday disputed a Human Rights Watch investigation into disappearances of government critics and others as built on questionable, uncorroborated allegations that security forces were involved. The government has long denied allegations of forced disappearances, and its latest denial followed a report the rights group released Monday that identified 86...
    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A global human rights group urged the United Nations on Monday to lead an independent investigation into the alleged disappearances of government critics and others at the hands of security forces in Bangladesh, an allegation the country’s government has long denied. New York-based Human Rights Watch listed 86 alleged victims,...
    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — More than two dozen Rohingya refugees were missing and feared drowned after a boat carrying them capsized in the Bay of Bengal, the United Nations and Bangladeshi police said Sunday. The refugees were apparently trying to flee a remote Bangladeshi island. Several thousand Rohingya have been relocated to the island after...
    Rohingya people are seen at Jamtoli camp in Ukhia, Coxs Bazar, Bangladesh on August 23, 2020 Rehman Asad/Barcroft Media via Getty Images Bangladesh will begin vaccinating the close to 890,000 Rohingya refugees living in Cox's Bazar.  48,000 of those aged above 55 are estimated to be vaccinated between Tuesday and Thursday.  The vaccinations...
    DHAKA,Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh’s government and aid agencies started vaccinating Rohingya refugees Tuesday as a virus surge raises health risks in the sprawling, cramped camps where more than 1 million people who fled Myanmar are sheltering. The highly transmissible delta variant is driving an infection surge across Bangladesh, with around 20,000 infections and 200 deaths...
    (CNN)Here's a look at Myanmar, a country in southeast Asia formerly known as Burma.About Myanmar(from the CIA World Factbook)Area: 676,578 sq km (slightly smaller than Texas) Population: 57,069,099 (July 2021 est.) Median age: 29.2 yearsRead MoreCapital: NaypyidawEthnic Groups: Burman 68%, Shan 9%, Karen 7%, Rakhine 4%, Chinese 3%, Indian 2%, Mon 2%, other 5%Religion: Buddhist...
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    AT LEAST 17 wedding guests were killed after being struck by lightning on their way to the nuptials. Fourteen others - including the groom - were injured after the group was caught in a thunderstorm as they headed to the bride's house on a boat in the riverside town of Shibganj, Bangladesh. 1The...
    Police and relatives escort the body of a victim of the fatal lightning strikes that killed 16 on Wednesday. AFP via Getty Image Tragedy struck a wedding party in Bangladesh when lightning killed at least 16 people. The groom was among those hurt. Lightning strikes kill hundreds of people in Bangladesh every year,...
    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Lightning killed at least 16 people who were traveling to a wedding party in western Bangladesh and injured several others, including the groom, an official said.. Local government official Sakib Al-Rabby said the bride was not with the group when the incident occurred Wednesday in Shibganj in Chapainawabganj district. Al-Rabby said...
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    DHAKA, BANGLADESH - Days of heavy rainfall have pelted Rohingya refugee camps in southern Bangladesh, destroying dwellings and sending thousands of people to live with extended family or in communal shelters. Just in the 24 hours to Wednesday alone, more than 30 centimeters of rain fell on the camps in Cox’s Bazar district hosting more...
    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — At least five Rohingya refugees died in a landslide triggered by heavy rains in a camp in southern Bangladesh, where more than 1 million refugees from neighboring Myanmar have been sheltered, an official said Tuesday. Shamsud Douza, additional commissioner for refugees, relief and repatriation, said a child was also swept...
    "We may not actually avoid a catastrophic situation," said Be-Nazir Ahmed, a public health expert and former chief of the government's Health Directorate, to the Associated Press. The nation of 163 million people, with 90% of them Muslim, announced that its lockdown would be lifted for eight days in order to celebrate...
    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 coronavirus, but he felt it was even riskier to stay in Dhaka with another lockdown looming. “I have to pay rent every month even though I...
    Firefighters work at the site of a fire that broke out in a juice factory and killed 52 people on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Mohammad Ponir Hossain/REUTERS A factory fire in Bangladesh on Thursday claimed the lives of 52 workers, including as many as 16 children. The owner of the factory and...
    By The Associated Press DHAKA, Bangladesh — Authorities in Bangladesh say the country has registered the highest number of COVID-19 casualties and positive cases in a single day. The news comes amid concern that the coronavirus pandemic could worsen over the next seven days. The government’s Directorate General of Health Services said that 230 people...
    Dhaka, Bangladesh (CNN)The owner of a factory where at least 52 people died in a blaze in Bangladesh has been arrested along with seven other people."Among the 8, one of them is the owner of the factory and his staff," Zaidul Alam, the Police Superintendent of Narayanganj district in Bangladesh told CNN.At least 52 people...
    AT LEAST 50 people have died after a blaze broke out at a food and drink factory in Bangladesh - with the victims understood to mostly be children.  The fire began on Thursday night at the Hashem Food and Beverage factory in Rupgani, 15 miles outside of the capital Dhaka.  6The devastating blaze broke out...
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    By Salman Saeed, Sophie Jeong and Amy Woodyatt | CNN At least 52 people were killed when a massive fire ripped through a juice factory in Bangladesh, officials said Friday. The fire started Thursday afternoon on the ground floor of a six-story Hashem Foods Ltd. factory in Rupganj, east of the capital Dhaka, Debashis Bardhan,...
    U.S. President Joe Biden speaks before signing an executive order in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Friday, July 9, 2021.Alex Edelman | CNP | Bloomberg | Getty Images President Joe Biden on Friday revealed the names of four new nominees to serve as U.S. ambassadors to nations including...