Stories of the victims of the New Zealand mosque attack

World 03/16/19, 18:24

An attack on a New Zealand mosque took the lives of 50 worshippers Friday and left dozens more wounded when a white supremacist opened fire and live-streamed the shootings. Here are the stories of some of those killed and wounded.THE DEADHUSNA AHMEDA message card is placed at a collection of ...

NZ mulls security for sports teams after mosque shooting

Sports 03/15/19, 17:52

On a normal test match morning Hagley Oval in Christchurch would have been a hive of activity.Mowers would be sweeping the broad, green outfield, ground staff making the last, finicky touches to the test match pitch, players going through warmups, reporters and others huddling and discussing prospects for the day.But ...

Foreigners among those targeted in New Zealand mosque attack

World 03/15/19, 12:37

Initial reports indicate that several of those killed or wounded in the shooting rampage at two New Zealand mosques were from the Middle East or South Asia.The attack by an immigrant-hating white nationalist killed at least 49 people as they gathered for Friday prayers.Bangladesh's honorary consul in Auckland, Shafiqur Rahman ...

Father of UK teen who joined IS says don’t scrap citizenship

Europe 03/06/19, 03:02

The father of a British teenager who ran away to join the Islamic State group in Syria said his daughter's citizenship should not be revoked and that she should return to the U.K. and be punished if it was determined she had committed a crime. Shamima Begum fled east London with ...

Hijacking foiled on Bangladesh-Dubai flight, suspect killed

World 02/24/19, 10:54

A flight bound for Dubai from Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka, made an emergency landing Sunday in Chittagong, Bangladesh, after a man attempted to hijack the plane, officials said. The suspect, a Bangladeshi, asked to speak to the country’s prime minister before dying from injuries in an exchange of gunfire with military commandos, ...

Investigators inspect scene of deadly Bangladesh fire

World 02/21/19, 23:51

An investigative team has visited the scene of a devastating fire in the oldest part of Bangladesh's capital that killed at least 67 people.The team of civil engineering experts, members of Dhaka's fire department and government agency staffers inspected burned buildings Friday to determine what caused Wednesday's late-night blaze. The ...

Fire guts oldest part of Bangladeshi capital, killing dozens

World 02/21/19, 11:26

In the day since a devastating fire erupted in the oldest part of Bangladesh's capital, Awal Hossain has been searching for his younger brother.Hossain stood outside the Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Thursday evening along with others holding pictures of family members missing after the blaze. Others brought relatives out ...

Deadly fire strikes oldest part of Bangladesh capital

World 02/21/19, 07:04

A fire in Bangladesh killed at least 81 people and gutted a section of Chawkbazar, a section of Dhaka that dates to the Mughal era 400 years ago, in a stark reminder of the lapses in public safety that continue in the South Asian country despite its rapid economic development.The ...

Update: Fire in Bangladesh’s capital kills at least 69

World 02/20/19, 22:03

The Latest on a fire in Bangladesh's capital (all times local):8:45 a.m.Officials say the fire that burned through buildings in an old part of Bangladesh's capital has killed at least 69 people.The fire in Dhaka was mostly under control early Thursday after more than nine hours of frantic efforts by ...

Jolie urges Myanmar to end violence against Rohingya Muslims

Entertainment 02/05/19, 10:33

Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has urged Myanmar to show a genuine commitment to ending violence and displacement in its Rakhine state, where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled to neighboring Bangladesh for safety.Jolie, a special envoy for the U.N. human rights agency, made the comments Tuesday as she ...

Third of Himalayan glaciers can no longer be saved: study

World 02/05/19, 02:22

One-third of Himalayan glaciers will melt by the end of the century due to climate change, threatening water sources for 1.9 billion people, even if current efforts to reduce climate change succeed, an assessment warns.If global efforts to curb climate change fail, the impact could be far worse: a loss ...

Bangladesh sues Manila-based bank in NY over heist

New York 02/01/19, 00:19

Bangladesh's central bank has filed a lawsuit in a New York court against a Philippine bank over the heist of $81 million from its account with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in 2016.Abu Hena Mohd. Rajee Hassan, head of Bangladesh Bank's Finance Intelligence Unit, told The Associated Press ...

Thousands sacked over garment industry protest in Bangladesh

Business 01/31/19, 06:10

An activist says more than 5,000 garment workers demanding wage hikes have been laid off while hundreds of them are facing police charges in the world's second-largest garment export industry.Kalpona Akter of the Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity said Thursday the firings came after thousands of workers took to the ...

UN envoy: No prospect Rohingya refugees can go home soon

World 01/25/19, 15:51

A U.N. human rights envoy said Friday that hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees won't be able to return to Myanmar soon because of threats to their safety in the Buddhist-majority nation.Myanmar has been criticized by global rights groups and many nations for state-sponsored violence against ethnic minorities.Yanghee Lee, ...

Bangladesh PM Hasina seeks people’s support at victory rally

World 01/19/19, 07:38

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who won a third straight term with an overwhelming majority in last month's election, sought the people's support at a victory rally Saturday amid international calls for an investigation into alleged irregularities during the polls.The opposition is demanding a new election, saying the Dec. 30 ...

Bangladesh police, garment workers clash in protests

Business 01/09/19, 04:06

Bangladesh police fired tear gas and swung batons as thousands of garment workers demonstrated for better wages for a fourth day Wednesday, shutting down factories on the outskirts of the capital.The Daily Star newspaper said one protester was fatally shot and three dozen others were injured in clashes with police.Police ...

Global support lets Bangladesh PM withstand election worries

World 01/04/19, 01:07

Congratulatory messages are flowing to Bangladesh's Prime Minister-elect Sheikh Hasina, ensuring she will withstand the reverberating calls to investigate serious allegations of widespread irregularities in Sunday's election that was dominated by her coalition.Hasina is all set to form the government for a third consecutive time, and on Thursday the country's ...

Critics: Bangladesh vote opens door for an aggressive Hasina

World 01/02/19, 01:39

While Sheikh Hasina is set to begin her third consecutive term as Bangladesh's prime minister following a landslide election victory, critics say having such an overwhelming majority in parliament could create space for her to become even more authoritarian.The Hasina-led coalition won 288 seats in the 300-seat parliament in Sunday's ...

Election official says Bangladesh’s ruling alliance won vote

World 12/30/18, 20:57

An election official says Bangladesh's ruling alliance led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has won Sunday's election with 288 seats giving it enough to form the government.Election Commission Secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed finished delivering the results of the voting early Monday.Ahmed said the ruling Awami League-led alliance won 288 seats ...

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