Rohingya Using Larger Boats to Flee Burma, Bangladesh

  BANGKOK — Activists in Southeast Asia say thousands of people are fleeing Bangladesh and Burma by sea, resuming a seasonal migration that has seen many head south in recent years. Nearly all are attempting to illegally enter Malaysia via Thailand.Monitors along the Burma-Bangladesh border estimate that 17,000 people have already left the area since August, […]

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Three dead, scores injured in Bangladeshi hartal violence

DHAKA, Oct. 27 (Xinhua) — At least three politicians were dead and scores including cops injured in stray incidents of violence in the early hours of Bangladesh’s opposition enforced countrywide 60-hour non-stop strike which began on Sunday morning, sources said. They said a leader of ex-Prime Minister Khaleda Zia’s Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) was killed […]

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Journalist attached to Bangladesh PM office gets death threat

DHAKA, Oct. 27 (nsnewswire) — The  son of Attorney General Mahbubey Alam has received a death threat after his daughter was similarly threatened a few days ago, bdnews24.com reported Sunday.  A general diary was filed with the Uttara (west) Police Station on Sunday in this connection. The Attorney General’s son, Sumon Mahbub, is bdnews24.com correspondent […]

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