The strongest cyclone to hit India in five years killed at least twelve people in eastern Odisha state, before swinging north-eastwards into Bangladesh on Saturday where four more people died although more than a million had been evacuated.
Protesters gathered in Bangladesh's Dhaka to demand justice for an 19-year-old woman who died after being set on fire for refusing to drop sexual harassment charges against her school principal.
Search operations went on late into the day as some of the trapped waved frantically from the windows and roof of the building in the upscale Banani area of the city, while others tried to jump to safety.
The fire at the FR Tower, located on a busy avenue in Dhaka's Banani commercial district, was the latest in a city where building regulations and safety norms are often flouted.
Britain's Home Secretary Sajid Javid slammed for his order to revoke the citizenship of runaway Daesh teen Shamima Begum, whose son died in a crammed Syrian refugee camp.
Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight to Dubai makes emergency landing at Chittagong after a passenger behaves suspiciously and appears to be wanting to hijack the plane, airline officials say.
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.
Election official says Bangladesh's ruling alliance led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina won Sunday's violence-marred election with 288 seats, enabling it to form a government. The opposition has rejected the result and called for a new vote.
While opposition parties have cried foul over transparency concerns, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, seeking a third straight term and a record fourth in all, shrugs off the complaints.
Rohingya refugees demand Dhaka recognise their ethnicity as 'Rohingya' and that officials and aid agencies stop sharing their family information with Myanmar fearing reprisals.
Khaleda Zia, a rival to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, is already behind bars after being handed a five-year term in February on separate embezzlement charges. The terms will run concurrently, meaning she will spend an extra two years in jail.
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.
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