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Human sacrifice bridge rumours spark Bangladesh lynchings

Human sacrifice bridge rumours spark Bangladesh lynchings

Eight people have been killed in vigilante lynchings in Bangladesh sparked by rumours on social media of children being kidnapped and sacrificed as offerings for the construction of a mega-bridge

More than 60 killed, hundreds of thousands displaced by flooding in Bangladesh

More than 60 killed, hundreds of thousands displaced by flooding in Bangladesh

Severe flooding has killed at least 61 people, displaced nearly 800,000 and inundated thousands of homes across a third of Bangladesh, government officials said on Tuesday, after two weeks of heavy monsoon rains.

Nine killed after train hits wedding party minibus in Bangladesh

Nine killed after train hits wedding party minibus in Bangladesh

At least nine people were killed when a speeding train hit a minibus carrying a wedding party at a railway level crossing in western Bangladesh on Monday evening, police said.

Over 100 killed, millions displaced from floods in India, Nepal and Bangladesh

Over 100 killed, millions displaced from floods in India, Nepal and Bangladesh

Floods have forced more than four million people from their homes across India, Nepal and Bangladesh and killed more than 100 people as torrential rains in the initial days of monsoons wreaked havoc.

Dozens clash with police at gas price protest in Bangladesh capital

Dozens clash with police at gas price protest in Bangladesh capital

Dozens of people protesting against the Bangladeshi government's sudden decision to hike gas prices by a third clashed on Sunday with police outside the energy ministry in Dhaka, protest leaders and police said.

Thunderstorm, flooding, landslides kill 16 in Bangladesh

Thunderstorm, flooding, landslides kill 16 in Bangladesh

Lightning, rain-triggered flooding and landslides have killed at least 16 people in Bangladesh as parts of the South Asian country were deluged by heavy monsoon rain, officials said on Saturday.

One killed, thousands displaced in Rohingya camp landslides

One killed, thousands displaced in Rohingya camp landslides

Monsoon-triggered landslides in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh have killed one person and left more than 4,500 homeless, aid officials said Sunday.

Myanmar to send envoys to Rohingya camps in Bangladesh

Myanmar to send envoys to Rohingya camps in Bangladesh

Myanmar is sending a high-level delegation soon to camps in Bangladesh to explain to hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims how they can return home, Myanmar's UN ambassador said Monday.

Bangladesh doctor says he was moved after criticising cricket captain

Bangladesh doctor says he was moved after criticising cricket captain

A top Bangladesh paediatric doctor said Sunday he had been transferred to a remote rural clinic after criticising the country's cricket captain on social media.

Bangladesh officer held for failing to probe teenager's harassment claims

Bangladesh officer held for failing to probe teenager's harassment claims

A senior Bangladesh police officer has been arrested for failing to properly investigate allegations made by a teenage girl, who was later burned to death, that she had been sexually harassed by a teacher, officials said.

Bangladesh charges 16 people for burning schoolgirl to death

Bangladesh charges 16 people for burning schoolgirl to death

Police have charged 16 people over the murder of a teenage girl who was set on fire at an religious seminary in eastern Bangladesh last month after accusing the headmaster of sexual assault, police said on Wednesday.

Eleven injured as plane slides off Myanmar runway

Eleven injured as plane slides off Myanmar runway

Eleven people were injured as a plane slid off a runway while landing at Yangon airport in Myanmar Wednesday, police said, as a freak storm hit the city.