A major new storm is brewing in Bay of Bengal off India’s east coast as cyclones in the densely populated region become both more frequent and stronger due to climate change causing warmer sea temperatures.
Bangladesh's authorities said it is only moving refugees who are willing to go but many families say they are taken against their will.
Since the Sheikh Hasina-led Awami League won the national elections with a whopping majority, an uneasy calm prevails in the country as people fear reprisals for speaking out against the government.
Suspected Indian militants shoot dead Bengali-speaking Hindu men, police say, as tension grows in the northeastern state over a controversial citizenship test to identify illegal immigrants from neighbouring Bangladesh.
Increasingly hostile to dissent, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's government wants to halt anti-government momentum ahead of elections later this year. It could backfire.
Prime Minister Binali Yildirim laid a floral wreath at the National Martyrs' Memorial and inaugurated a cancer unit at Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital constructed by the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA).
Pope Francis visits an orphanage and home for those with disabilities run by Mother Teresa's order in Dhaka on the last leg of his visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh.
A Bangladesh deputy consul general was arrested in New York for allegedly forcing the household help to work 18 hours a day without pay for four years. Dhaka has raised questions about the timing of the allegations.
The UN human rights office says Myanmar's security forces subjected Rohingya Muslims to mass killings, gang rapes and the burning of entire villages.
Gunmen launched an assault on a cafe packed with customers in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka late on Friday.
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