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China and Bangladesh reaffirm their ties as territorial and economic issues rise in the region

Jul. 10, 2024 10:29 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China and Bangladesh are reaffirming their ties during a visit by Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to Beijing on Wednesday as tensions rise in the region over territorial disputes and resources. China’s official Xinhua News Agency quoted Wang Huning, a...

Haiti's prime minister says Kenyan police are crucial to controlling gangs, early days are positive

Jul. 04, 2024 00:07 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Haitian Prime Minister Garry Conille told the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday that recently deployed Kenyan police will be crucial to helping control the country’s gangs and moving toward democratic elections — and he called feedback from their initial days in the...

Afghans celebrate their men's cricket team reaching first Twenty20 World Cup semifinals

Jun. 25, 2024 11:22 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghans in their thousands took to the streets to celebrate their men's national cricket team reaching the Twenty20 World Cup semifinals for the first time on Tuesday. Afghanistan beat Bangladesh by a nervy eight runs in St. Vincent in the Caribbean to...

Afghanistan stuns Australia to keep Twenty20 World Cup dream alive. India beat Bangladesh

Jun. 23, 2024 01:16 AM EDT

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent (AP) — Afghanistan kept its Twenty20 World Cup semifinal hopes alive by stunning previously unbeaten Australia by 21 runs in a thrilling encounter on Saturday. Despite a second successive hat-trick by Australian bowler Pat Cummins, Afghanistan posted 148-6...

India boosts defense ties with Bangladesh as it tries to become a counterweight to China

Jun. 22, 2024 07:00 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India and Bangladesh on Saturday moved to bolster their defense relationship and signed agreements for expanding cooperation in maritime security, ocean economy, space, and telecommunication sectors, as New Delhi tries to present itself as a regional power and a counterweight to...

Muslims in Asia celebrate Eid al-Adha with sacrifice festival and traditional feast

Jun. 17, 2024 22:26 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Muslims in Asia on Monday celebrated Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of Sacrifice, with food and prayers for people in Gaza suffering from the Israel-Hamas war. One of the biggest Islamic holidays, the occasion commemorates Prophet Ibrahim’s test of faith...

Bangladesh court indicts Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus and others on charges of embezzlement

Jun. 12, 2024 04:53 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A special judge’s court in Bangladesh indicted Wednesday Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus and 13 others on charges in an over $2 million embezzlement case. Yunus, 83, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006 for pioneering microcredit to help...

US-Bangladesh and England-Pakistan cricket matches washed out in blow to their T20 World Cup prep

May. 28, 2024 16:53 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Bad weather forced the abandonments of the T20 matches between United States and Bangladesh outside Dallas and England vs. Pakistan in Cardiff, Wales, on Tuesday, denting the four teams' preparations for the upcoming World Cup. The U.S-Bangladesh game was scheduled...

A tropical storm floods villages and cuts power to millions in parts of Bangladesh and India

May. 27, 2024 23:40 PM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The weakening tropical storm Remal flooded dozens of coastal villages and left nearly 30 million people without power Monday in southern Bangladesh and eastern India. At least 10 people died in Bangladesh. About 3.7 million people along the coast were...

Bangladesh evacuates hundreds of thousands as a severe cyclone approaches from the Bay of Bengal

May. 26, 2024 18:14 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Bangladesh evacuated nearly 800,000 people from vulnerable areas on Sunday as the country and neighboring India awaited the arrival of a severe cyclone that has formed over the Bay of Bengal. The storm is expected to cross Bangladesh and India’s West Bengal...