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Bangladesh factories ordered shut to save key river

Bangladesh's high court has ordered the shutdown of 231 factories that have contributed to Dhaka's main river becoming one of the world's most polluted,...

War crimes, not genocide committed against Rohingya: Myanmar probe

A Myanmar-appointed panel concluded Monday that some soldiers likely committed war crimes against its Rohingya Muslim community but the military was not guilty of...

Asia steps up checks as China virus kills six, infects more than 300

Asian countries on Tuesday ramped up measures to block the spread of a new virus as the death toll in China rose to six...

Bangladesh court orders government to tackle rise in rapes

 Bangladesh's government will set up a commission to investigate a sharp rise in the number of rapes, the deputy attorney general said on Monday,...

Viral video reunites Bangladeshi with family after 48 years

An ailing Bangladeshi who went missing almost half a century ago has been reunited with his family after a video appeal on Facebook seeking...

Bangladesh sentences 10 Islamists to death for 2001 bombing

A Bangladeshi court sentenced 10 Islamic militants to death Monday for the bombing at communist party rally two decades ago that killed five people. In...

Myanmar govt-appointed panel finds no ‘genocide’ against Rohingya

A government-appointed panel established in Myanmar to probe allegations of abuses in Rakhine state in 2017 that drew global outrage said on Monday they...

CAA, NRC ‘internal matters’ of India: Bangladesh PM

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has termed as "internal matters" of India the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC),...

India’s ruling-party leader and Netaji’s nephew Chandra Bose wants Muslims included in CAA

An "atmosphere of fear" is being created by both the ruling and opposition parties over the new citizenship law, West Bengal BJP vice president...

China and Myanmar ‘stand together’ despite Rohingya backlash

China and Myanmar inked dozens of mammoth infrastructure and trade deals after a meeting Saturday between President Xi Jinping and fallen rights icon Aung...