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4 May 2019 | 9:40 PM

Cyclone hits Bangladesh after battering India, mass evacuations save lives

DHAKA/BHUBANESWAR, India (Reuters) - The strongest cyclone to hit India in five years killed at least 12 people in eastern Odisha state before swinging north-eastwards into Bangladesh on Saturday where five more people died and more than a million were moved to safety.

24 Apr 2019 | 8:17 AM

In Rohingya camps, a political awakening faces a backlash

KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh (Reuters) - It was after Mohib Ullah scored his first political victories that the death threats began in earnest. On a recent morning, the Rohingya refugee leaned back on a plastic chair in the Bangladesh camp where he lives, and translated the latest warning, sent over the WhatsApp messaging app.

16 Apr 2019 | 7:21 PM

Uncapped Jayed, recalled Mosaddek in Bangladesh World Cup squad

DHAKA (Reuters) - Rookie swing bowler Abu Jayed earned a spot in Bangladesh's World Cup squad on Tuesday while batsman Mosaddek Hossain also made the cut for the showpiece tournament in England and Wales.

31 Mar 2019 | 7:17 PM

Bangladesh police arrest building owners over latest deadly fire

DHAKA (Reuters) - Two of the owners of a high-rise commercial building that caught fire last week, killing 26 people in a blaze made worse by the lack of appropriate fire exits, have been arrested, Bangladesh police said on Sunday.

29 Mar 2019 | 5:41 PM

Bangladesh high-rise hit by deadly blaze lacked proper fire exits, official says

DHAKA (Reuters) - A high-rise commercial building in the Bangladeshi capital where a blaze this week killed at least 25 people lacked proper fire exits, government officials said, prompting a senior minister to describe the incident as "murder".

18 Mar 2019 | 2:14 PM

Rohingya 'lost generation' struggle to study in Bangladesh camps

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Sixteen-year-old Kefayat Ullah walked to his school in southern Bangladesh in late January, as he had done most days for the previous six years, to find that - despite being one of the top students in his class - he had been expelled.

25 Feb 2019 | 3:29 PM

Would-be Bangladeshi plane hijacker had toy gun - police

DHAKA (Reuters) - A Bangladeshi passenger on a Dubai-bound flight who threatened to blow up the plane and tried to force his way into the cockpit was carrying a toy gun and no explosives, police said on Monday.

21 Feb 2019 | 5:21 PM

At least 70 killed in major Bangladesh blaze, toll likely to rise

DHAKA (Reuters) - As many as 70 people died in a major fire that engulfed several buildings in a centuries-old neighbourhood of the Bangladesh capital, a fire official said on Thursday, warning the toll could climb as fire fighters scour the rubble.

28 Jan 2019 | 3:05 PM

Pilot had 'emotional breakdown' before deadly crash, Nepal probe panel says

KATHMANDU/DHAKA (Reuters) - The captain of a Bangladeshi aeroplane "seemed to have an emotional breakdown" before a deadly crash last March, Nepali investigators said in a final report on the Himalayan nation's worst aviation disaster in 26 years.

22 Jan 2019 | 4:20 PM

Exclusive: Some in Bangladesh election observer group say they now regret involvement

DHAKA (Reuters) - A top official at an observer group that monitored Bangladesh's election, as well as one of its foreign volunteers, have said they regret participating in the process, casting doubt on the credibility of a vote won overwhelmingly by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's ruling alliance.