Bangladesh

Dozens die in Bangladesh ferry accident: Officials

Vessel hit by another ferry in capital Dhaka, close to the country's largest river port, killing at least 30 people.

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Bangladesh economy: Tens of thousands of people left jobless

Like other countries, the pandemic in Bangladesh has robbed tens of thousands of workers of their jobs and income.

Asia

COVID-19 spreads in cramped Rohingya refugee camp

The UN refugee agency has been constructing isolation shelters and quarantine facilities but infections continue to rise.

Bangladesh

Coronavirus fuels bicycle sales in congested Bangladesh cities

Commuters hitting streets again after months-long lockdown opt for bikes to maintain social distancing and beat traffic.

Coronavirus fuels bicycle sales in congested Bangladesh cities

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Rolling back rights: Coronavirus eroding labour laws, says union

Workers' rights violations hit seven-year high following widespread retrenchments, says international labour group.

Rolling back rights: Coronavirus eroding labour laws, says union

Rohingya

Traffickers want payments for Rohingya stranded at sea for months

Several hundred Rohingya stranded since February after countries sealed borders to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Traffickers want payments for Rohingya stranded at sea for months

Asia

Palestinians mourn death of a Bangladeshi war hero

During the 1967 Six-Day War, Saiful Azam became the only fighter pilot to have downed four Israeli aircraft.

Palestinians mourn death of a Bangladeshi war hero

Bangladesh

Bangladesh lecturer charged over coronavirus Facebook post

Sirajum Munira, 28, was arrested on Saturday and accused of mocking a former health minister who died of coronavirus.

Bangladesh lecturer charged over coronavirus Facebook post

Malaysia

Unwanted: Bangladesh, Malaysia reject rescued Rohingya refugees

Bangladesh rejects Malaysia's suggestion to take back nearly 300 Rohingya refugees who were found drifting at sea.

Unwanted: Bangladesh, Malaysia reject rescued Rohingya refugees

Rohingya

'Desperate journeys': Rohingya children recall ordeal at sea

Testimonies reveal harrowing details of life on ships, as Malaysia detains more than 200 Rohingya found off Langkawi.

'Desperate journeys': Rohingya children recall ordeal at sea

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More than a third of fish stocks are being overfished, FAO warns

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization also warned that the problem is particularly acute in developing countries.

More than a third of fish stocks are being overfished, FAO warns

Rohingya

First Rohingya refugee dies from coronavirus in Bangladesh

Aid workers warn of a humanitarian disaster if the outbreak is not checked in the world's largest cluster of camps.

First Rohingya refugee dies from coronavirus in Bangladesh

India

People face 'bleak' future as Sundarbans devastated by cyclone

Pandemic hampers relief efforts in India and Bangladesh after Cyclone Amphan leaves wreckage at UNSECO heritage site.

People face 'bleak' future as Sundarbans devastated by cyclone

Asia

Can Bangladesh deal with mountains of COVID-19 medical waste?

Experts say more resources and public awareness are urgently needed in Bangladesh to ensure discarded medical waste does not make the coronavirus pandemic worse.

Bangladesh

Bangladeshis killed in Libya were abducted, tortured: Minister

Thirty migrants, 24 of them Bangladeshis, were killed on Wednesday while crossing the Libyan desert in search of work.

Bangladeshis killed in Libya were abducted, tortured: Minister