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Kuwait will finance four-year university scholarships for a hundred girls from the Rohingya refugee community in Bangladesh,

Bangladesh has ordered an eight-day closure of all offices and public transport as Covid-19 cases rise.

Search for survivors of Bangladesh ferry disaster called off

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Search for survivors of Bangladesh ferry disaster called off

Authorities have called off the search for survivors of a disastrous ferry accident in Bangladesh.

US climate envoy Kerry to visit UAE, India, Bangladesh

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US climate envoy Kerry to visit UAE, India, Bangladesh

US climate envoy John Kerry will travel to the UAE, India and Bangladesh ahead of next month's climate summit hosted by Washington.

Five shot dead in violent Bangladesh demos against Modi

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Five shot dead in violent Bangladesh demos against Modi

Five supporters of the hardline Islamist Hefazat-e-Islam group were shot dead in Bangladesh after taking part in anti-Modi protests.

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15 dead in Rohingya camp blaze in Bangladesh: UN

The fire has caused 'catastrophic' damage to the camp in Cox's Bazar and displaced tens of thousands.

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Anger brews over prison death of Bangladesh writer

Hundreds of people in Bangladesh took part Saturday in a second day of demonstrations sparked by the death of a writer at a high security ...

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Clashes in Bangladesh capital after writer dies in jail

Clashes erupted in Bangladesh's capital after writer and government critic Mushtaq Ahmed died in jail.

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In pictures: Photographs depict the Rohingya mental health crisis

A powerful photo essay by Saiful Huq Omi documents an overwhelming mental health crisis among the displaced population of Rohingya refugees in ...

New UK coronavirus variant found in Bangladesh, Israel

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New UK coronavirus variant found in Bangladesh, Israel

Both Bangladesh and Israel this week announced that the new coronavirus variant from the UK has hit their countries.

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Bangladesh ships 1,600 Rohingya to controversial island

Bangladesh wants to move 100,000 of the Rohingya refugees to Bhashan Char, a low-lying silt island that critics say is prone to flooding.

Bangladesh opens first Islamic school for transgender Muslims

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Bangladesh opens first Islamic school for transgender Muslims

Bangladesh has opened its first Islamic school for transgender Muslims, in a new win for LGBTQ+ members of the Islamic community.

50,000 take part in anti-France rally in Bangladesh

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50,000 take part in anti-France rally in Bangladesh

This marks the biggest anti-France demonstration yet in Bangladesh.

Anti-France protests draw thousands in Asia, Middle East

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Anti-France protests draw thousands in Asia, Middle East

Muslims in South Asia vented their fury at French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday while smaller anti-France protests also took place in the ...

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Man lynched for alleged desecration of Koran in Bangladesh

Hundreds of people in the Bangladeshi town of Burimari have beaten a man to death after he allegedly stepped on a Koran in a mosque, police have said.

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Tens of thousands stage anti-France rally in Bangladesh

Thousands of protesters in Bangladesh took to the streets demanding a boycott of French products amid increasing tensions between President ...

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Hindu jailed in Bangladesh for insulting Islam's Prophet Mohammed

The man was sentenced to seven years in prison for the 'obscene, derogatory and objectionable comments'.

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Bangladesh mosque gas explosion toll rises to 24

Burnt worshippers reportedly threw themselves into an open sewer next to the mosque to escape the flames.

12 killed in Bangladesh mosque gas explosion

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12 killed in Bangladesh mosque gas explosion

Over a dozen worshippers were killed in a gas explosion at a mosque, with many more injured.

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Virus fears force animal sellers online for Muslim festival

Faced with deserted markets, Muslim livestock breeders and traders across South Asia have turned to websites, apps and social media to showcase ...

Dozens dead after two ferries collide in Bangladesh

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Dozens dead after two ferries collide in Bangladesh

Twenty-three people died after a boat capsized in Dhaka during an accident.

China reports 57 coronavirus cases as Beijing cluster grows

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China reports 57 coronavirus cases as Beijing cluster grows

Dozens of new coronavirus cases were reported in China on Sunday.

Scores arrested in Bangladesh over Libya migrant massacre

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Scores arrested in Bangladesh over Libya migrant massacre

Twenty-two suspected human traffickers have been arrested in Bangladesh, suspected of links to the deaths of 30 migrants in Libya.

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