A schoolgirl was burned to death in Bangladesh on the orders of her head teacher after she reported him for sexually harassing her, police said Friday.
Police in Bangladesh said Sunday they had arrested the owners of an office tower in Dhaka that caught fire earlier this week, killing 26 people and renewing the country's debate over lax safety standards.
A fire at a kitchen market in Dhaka destroyed almost 150 makeshift stores on Saturday, two days after another blaze in the Bangladeshi capital killed 25 people.
Desperate workers leaped to their deaths as a huge fire tore through a Dhaka office block Thursday, killing at least 19 people and trapping others in the latest major inferno to hit the Bangladesh capital.
A young Bangladeshi architect has earned fame after his digital drawing of footballer Lionel Messi was matched in real life six years later.
Thousands of students demonstrated in Dhaka on Wednesday to demand improved road safety after a university student was run over by a bus, in a city that only recently saw protests against poor road safety.
A joint high-profile delegation from Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) and Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) visited Bangladesh to review humanitarian operations and opened newly-built shelters for Rohingya refugees.
Friends and relatives of the victims caught up in a huge blaze that ripped through Bangladesh's capital were anxiously awaiting word on the fate of their loved ones late Thursday.
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.