Bangladeshi leader visits Japan to talk economy, partnership

Asia & Pacific 05/28/19, 23:28

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is wooing Japan for aid, trade and investment in a visit that highlights cordial relations with the administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Hasina, who is beginning a third consecutive five-year term, arrived late Tuesday and is set to meet Abe and hold a joint news ...

India thrash Bangladesh, Windies outhit NZ in last warmups

Sports 05/28/19, 16:58

India thrashed Bangladesh by 95 runs and the West Indies outgunned New Zealand by 91 runs in the last Cricket World Cup warmups on Tuesday.The tournament starts on Thursday, when England and South Africa meet at the Oval.India put up 359-7 and bowled out Bangladesh for 264 in Cardiff.India's MS ...

Rain stops warmups days before Cricket World Cup opens

Sports 05/26/19, 10:59

Two Cricket World Cup warmup matches were washed out Sunday with just days to go before the tournament starts in host country England.South Africa impressed in the brief — and interrupted — time they had at the crease, reaching 95-0 in 12.4 overs against West Indies at the County Ground ...

Out of India, Asia’s 4 other prospects at Cricket World Cup

Sports 05/23/19, 20:16

While India is Asia's obvious contender for the World Cup title, there are four other nations from the continent which could pose problems for highly-ranked teams.Among them, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are former World Cup winners. Bangladesh and Afghanistan are relatively new to the scene. Bangladesh has improved with ...

India’s ruling party takes election battle to West Bengal

Asia & Pacific 05/17/19, 05:35

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken his ruling party's fight to the state of West Bengal, where it hopes to retain a majority in staggered general elections concluding this week by diluting the strength of a formidable opponent, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.The battle pitting the Bharatiya Janata Party's divisive ...

India assesses damage as Cyclone Fani moves to Bangladesh

Asia & Pacific 05/04/19, 02:53

Indian officials are trying to find out if there are any casualties from Cyclone Fani, after one of the biggest storms to hit the eastern coast in decades tore through the state of Odhisha, causing heavy damage to infrastructure.Randeep Kumar of the National Disaster Response Force says roads are blocked ...

PHOTOS: Workers of the world, uniting on May Day 2019

World 05/01/19, 13:10

Recognizing the contributions and struggles of laborers on May 1 has roots in late 19th-century Chicago, but there was a timeless quality to some International Workers' Day observances held around the world Wednesday. The labor unions behind the first May Day considered an 8-hour work day a cause worth striking for ...

South Asian security experts downplay Islamic State threat

Asia & Pacific 05/01/19, 07:51

Indian and Bangladeshi officials and security experts largely dismissed a fresh threat of violence from an Islamic State-aligned media group, insisting that safety measures and surveillance are adequate to keep militants from carrying out a Sri Lanka-style attack elsewhere in South Asia. Al-Mursalat Media released a poster on Tuesday featuring a ...

UN aid chief: No progress so Rohingya can return to Myanmar

Asia & Pacific 04/29/19, 21:41

The U.N. humanitarian chief said Monday there has been "no progress" in dealing with the reasons why more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims fled to Bangladesh from western Myanmar's Rakhine state.Mark Lowcock, who just returned from a visit to Bangladesh, said Myanmar has failed "to put in place confidence-building measures that ...

Woman’s brutal killing in Bangladesh triggers protests

Asia & Pacific 04/19/19, 19:36

Dozens of protesters took to the streets in Bangladesh's capital to demand justice for an 18-year-old woman who died after being set on fire for refusing to drop sexual harassment charges against her Islamic school's principal. Nusrat Jahan Rafi told her family she was lured to the roof of her rural ...

Vineeta Deepak to lead ‘s coverage of South Asia region

Asia & Pacific 04/17/19, 20:08

The Associated Press on Wednesday named Vineeta Deepak, an experienced video journalist and bedrock member of its Indian staff, as its South Asia news director to lead coverage of a region stretching from the heights of the Himalayas to the tropics of the Indian Ocean.From her base in the Indian ...

UN: Climate disasters imperil Bangladesh kids’ lives, future

Asia & Pacific 04/04/19, 20:32

The lives and futures of more than 19 million Bangladeshi children are at risk from the colossal impact of devastating floods, cyclones and other environmental disasters linked to climate change, according to a report by the United Nations children's agency released Friday.The UNICEF report said the estimate includes hundreds of ...

Bangladesh building fire exposes safety vulnerabilities

Asia & Pacific 03/29/19, 08:36

Authorities in Bangladesh imposed tougher safety rules after more than 1,100 people died when a garment factory complex collapsed near Dhaka in 2013. But continuing corruption and lax enforcement have resulted in many more deaths from safety lapses since the Rana Plaza disaster, including a fire Thursday at an illegally ...

Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Asia & Pacific 03/29/19, 01:48

Thailand's recent general elections, its first since a 2014 military coup, set off jubilation among party loyalists and efforts by various party leaders to build a governing coalition even though the official results aren't required until May.In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, a fire in an office ...

Fire in Bangladesh high-rise fully controlled after 19 died

Asia & Pacific 03/28/19, 21:48

Bangladesh fire officials say a fire in a high-rise office building in the capital has been brought under full control with the death toll remaining at 19.The fire burned for several hours Thursday and injured about 70 people, many of them now being treated in hospital burn units.Fire service duty ...

At least 19 killed by Bangladesh high-rise building blaze

World 03/28/19, 15:05

A fire swept through a high-rise office building in Bangladesh's capital on Thursday, killing at least 19 people and injuring about 70 others, officials said. The blaze trapped many people inside the building, with some shouting for help from windows on the building's upper floors and from the roof. At least ...

Stories of the victims of the New Zealand mosque attack

Asia & Pacific 03/18/19, 01:31

Fifty people were killed in a terror attack at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday. Some information on the victims who were lost:HUSNA AHMEDFarid Ahmed refuses to turn his back on his adopted home, despite losing his 45-year-old wife, Husna Ahmed, in the Al Noor mosque attack. They ...

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