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Bangladesh declares its rivers ‘legal persons’

BANGLADESH'S high court has granted the country's rivers the rights and status of "living entities" in a bid to save them from encroachment, a...

Bangladesh ‘monitoring’ Sri Lanka before July cricket tour

Bangladesh cricket officials said on Wednesday (8) that they were monitoring security in Sri Lanka in the wake of last month's terror attacks and ahead of a...

42 foreigners killed in Easter blasts: Sri Lanka ministry

With the death of two more Chinese nationals, the number of foreigners who died in the massive Easter Sunday bombings on Monday rose to 42, including...

Bangladeshi schoolgirl burnt to death after reporting headmaster of sexual harassment

A teenage schoolgirl in Bangladesh was allegedly burnt to death by her madrasa (faith school) principal for reporting a sexual harassment case against him,...

Faked death goes viral after failed cricket bet

Bangladesh police have detained a man who faked his murder on social media -- using red fruit juice as imitation blood -- to avoid...
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...