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Press freedom activists in Bangladesh

Press freedom under threat across south Asia

By Drew McLachlan Journalists and other media workers in Bangladesh are enjoying “maximum freedom” to cover the news despite a recent international report finding otherwise,...

Bangladesh upholds death sentence for those responsible for 2004 attack on British envoy

Bangladesh’s Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of banned Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami's former leader and two of his accomplices for a grenade attack in 2004 on Britain's...

Bangladesh rebukes Myanmar for ‘unprovoked aggression’

Bangladesh on Wednesday (8) rebuked Myanmar for opening fire on a boat in the Naf river that marks their border and killing one fisherman,...

Bangladesh calls for support with Rohingya relocation plan

Bangladeshi authorities urged the international community on Sunday (5) to back a controversial plan to relocate tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar...

Bangladesh firm on Rohingya relocation plan, wants Myanmar to take them back

Bangladesh is determined to relocate Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar to a Bay of Bengal island that critics say is unlivable, a Bangladeshi...

UN: Rohingya Muslims killed in possible ethnic cleansing

Myanmar’s military crackdown on Rohingya Muslims has likely killed hundreds of people, with children slaughtered and women gang-raped in a campaign that may amount...

Bangladesh starlet apologises after ‘atheist’ comments

A Bangladeshi actress has been forced to apologise after remarks construed as admitting atheism. Safa Kabir, an actress and model who has appeared in top...

Plastic from burlap? Bangladesh invents a green throw-away bag

As countries around the world try to cut down on throw-away plastic shopping bags, Bangladesh is hoping to cash in on an alternative: plastic-like bags made...

Six killed in Bangladesh textile factory blaze

Fire tore through a textile factory in central Bangladesh killing at least six people, officials said Wednesday. The fire brigade took 12 hours to control the blaze...

Bangladesh Unions Say ‘Downgraded’ Garment Workers Miss Expected Pay Hike

Bangladesh's union leaders said on Tuesday (15) that some garment factories were assigning long-standing workers lower salary grades than they deserved to reduce the...