Bangladesh sentences 19 to death in political rally attack

World 10/09/18, 23:21

A Bangladeshi court sentenced 19 people to death and the son of the opposition leader to life imprisonment on Wednesday over a deadly 2004 attack at a political rally held by current Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.The grenade attack killed two dozen people and wounded about 300 others. Hasina narrowly escaped, ...

From squalid refugee camp, Rohingya teen plans for higher ed

World 10/09/18, 21:52

Rahima Akter is a 19-year-old refugee who dreams of becoming the most educated Rohingya woman in the world.In this Aug. 22, 2018, photo, Rahima Akter, left, teaches her siblings inside the family hut in Kutupalong refugee camp, in Bangladesh. Rahima is a 19-year-old refugee who dreams of becoming the most ...

India wins toss, bowls 1st against Bangladesh in Asia Cup

Asia & Pacific 09/28/18, 07:34

Rohit Sharma won the toss for India and elected to bowl first against Bangladesh on Friday in the Asia Cup final.Defending champion India will be looking to secure continental bragging rights for the seventh time, while Bangladesh has made it to the Asia Cup final for the third time in ...

Journalists slam pending Bangladesh digital security law

World 09/28/18, 01:56

Journalists and human rights groups are demanding major amendments to a bill recently passed in Bangladesh's Parliament, saying it will further choke constitutionally protected freedom of speech.A powerful body of editors of leading newspapers and TV stations has officially protested the bill, called the Digital Security Act, and plans to ...

Bangladesh point finger at Myanmar for Rohingya ‘genocide’

U.S. 09/27/18, 21:13

Bangladeshi President Sheikh Hasina on Thursday accused Myanmar of failing to honor a verbal commitment to take back Rohingya Muslims who have fled a crackdown she described as tantamount to genocide.Hasina's remarks at the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations came as the U.N. Human Rights Council ...

Dhawan: India won’t take Bangladesh lightly in final

Asia & Pacific 09/27/18, 13:23

India vice-captain Shikhar Dhawan said the six-time champion would not take surprise package Bangladesh lightly in Friday's Asia Cup final.An under-strength Bangladesh side fought like tigers to beat Pakistan on Wednesday in a Super Four match that was essentially a semi-final.Pakistan, chasing 240 to win in Abu Dhabi, was restricted ...

US: Myanmar military led ‘extreme’ violence against Rohingya

Asia & Pacific 09/24/18, 18:49

A U.S. government investigation has found that Myanmar's military targeted Rohingya civilians indiscriminately and often with "extreme brutality" in a coordinated campaign to drive the minority Muslims out of the country.The hard-hitting State Department report released Monday is based on a survey this spring of more than 1,000 refugees among ...

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