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Drug 'godfathers' surrender to Bangladesh police

Drug 'godfathers' surrender to Bangladesh police

Some 102 Bangladeshi meth dealers have surrendered to authorities at a pre-scheduled ceremony in a coastal town, officials said Saturday, as a Philippines-style anti-narcotics crackdown sows fear among kingpins.

UN seeks $920 million aid for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

UN seeks $920 million aid for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

The United Nations on Friday called for $920 million in aid for around a million Rohingya taking shelter in Bangladesh after bloodshed in Buddhist-majority Myanmar.

Bangladesh makes record drugs seizure amid crackdown

Bangladesh makes record drugs seizure amid crackdown

Bangladesh seized a record 53 million methamphetamine pills in 2018 -- up 33 percent in a year -- amid a deadly nationwide crackdown on the trade, officials said Sunday.

Thirty Rohingya refugees rescued from traffickers in Bangladesh

Thirty Rohingya refugees rescued from traffickers in Bangladesh

Thirty Rohingya refugees were rescued from being trafficked to Malaysia in two separate incidents on Thursday night and Friday morning in the city of Cox's Bazar, officials said on Friday.

Angelina Jolie visits Rohingya camps in Bangladesh ahead of funding appeal

Angelina Jolie visits Rohingya camps in Bangladesh ahead of funding appeal

Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie on Monday visited the world's largest refugee settlement, home to nearly one million Rohingya Muslims, in a bid to put their plight back in the headlines ahead of a United Nations $920 million funding appeal.

Bangladesh to sue Philippine bank over $81m cyber heist

Bangladesh to sue Philippine bank over $81m cyber heist

Bangladesh will Wednesday file a lawsuit in New York against a Philippine bank over its involvement in one of the biggest-ever cyber heists, the country's central bank governor said.

Pilot had "emotional breakdown" before deadly crash, Nepal probe panel says

Pilot had "emotional breakdown" before deadly crash, Nepal probe panel says

The captain of a Bangladeshi aeroplane "seemed to have an emotional breakdown" before a deadly crash last March, Nepali investigators said in a final report on the Himalayan nation's worst aviation disaster in 26 years.

Bangladesh 'Tree Man' returns to hospital as condition worsens

Bangladesh 'Tree Man' returns to hospital as condition worsens

A Bangladeshi father dubbed ‘Tree Man’ for the bark-like growths on his body returned to hospital on Sunday after his condition worsened, he told AFP.

Hundreds sacked after Bangladesh garment strikes

Hundreds sacked after Bangladesh garment strikes

Bangladesh factories making clothes for Western brands have sacked hundreds of workers after more than a week of strikes and clashes over wages, police and trade unions said Wednesday.

Bangladesh garment workers stage protests, say pay rise insufficient

Bangladesh garment workers stage protests, say pay rise insufficient

Several thousand garment workers took to the streets in Bangladesh on Monday, rejecting a pay hike in the crucial export industry as insufficient, police and union leaders said.

Bangladesh revises wages after garment worker protest

Bangladesh revises wages after garment worker protest

Authorities in Bangladesh have announced revised wages in the garment sector after thousands of workers rallied to demand the implementation of a pay scale approved last year, officials said on Sunday.

Hasina sworn in as Bangladesh PM after 'tainted' polls

Hasina sworn in as Bangladesh PM after 'tainted' polls

Sheikh Hasina was sworn in as Bangladesh's prime minister for a record fourth term Monday after a crushing election victory marred by deadly violence and claims of widespread rigging.