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Bangladesh jails key opposition lawmaker for graft

A Bangladeshi court sentenced a senior opposition figure to five years in jail Tuesday for evading taxes on the sale of a car he...

Daesh bride Shamima Begum ‘says she is a rape victim’

A London schoolgirl who travelled to Syria to join Daesh (Islamic State) now wants to return home to argue she was a victim of...

Social media app TikTok removes Islamic State propaganda videos

Social media app TikTok has taken down accounts that were posting propaganda videos for the Islamic State group, a company employee said Tuesday, in...

Japanese swim coach quits Bangladesh over punishment of juniors

The Japanese head coach of Bangladesh's national swimming federation has quit after alleging that junior swimmers were forced to do punishment exercises in the blazing...

Apology accepted, Hong Kong’s Muslims lament water cannon staining mosque

Municipal workers scrubbed away noxious blue dye from the steps of Hong Kong's biggest mosque on Monday, while Muslim worshippers expressed frustration over police...

Thousands protest against Bangladesh police after deadly shootings

Thousands protested against police across Bangladesh on Monday, a day after at least four people died when officers fired on a crowd in one of the...

Bangladesh MP ‘hired lookalikes’ for uni exams

A Bangladeshi lawmaker has been expelled from university after allegedly hiring as many as eight lookalikes to take exams in her place, officials said...

Four killed as police fire on Bangladesh protesters

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday called for calm after at least four people were killed when police fired on thousands of Bangladeshi Muslims...

Orange is the new grey for Bangladesh beards

From shades of startling red to hues of vivid tangerine, brightly coloured beards have become a fashion statement on the streets of Bangladesh capital Dhaka. Facial hair...

Rohingya refugees agree move to Bangladesh island: official

Thousands of Rohingya living in Bangladesh refugee camps have agreed to move to an island in the Bay of Bengal, officials said Sunday, despite fears the...