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Rohingya who moved to island in Bangladesh are learning job skills, says Japanese charity chief

Apr. 09, 2024 02:25 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Japan's Nippon Foundation will spend $2 million to help move tens of thousands more Rohingya refugees to a remote island in Bangladesh and provide them with skills training, the charity's chairman said. Speaking to The Associated Press on Sunday after a...

Flo Milli's new album proves the 'Never Lose Me' rising artist's dreams of greatness are coming true

Mar. 28, 2024 16:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Flo Milli always felt different from her peers growing up, believing she was destined for greatness. For her, the writing was always on the walls — and in the stalls. “In high school, I used to have a lot of girls that used to hate on me. And as a child, I...

Weeping, weak and soaked, dozens of Rohingya refugees rescued after night on hull of capsized boat

Mar. 21, 2024 07:56 AM EDT

MEULABOH, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian search and rescue ship on Thursday located a capsized wooden boat that had been carrying dozens of Rohingya Muslim refugees, and began pulling survivors who had been standing on its hull to safety. An AP photographer aboard the rescue ship...

Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus is granted bail in a Bangladesh graft case

Mar. 03, 2024 08:07 AM EST

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A court in Bangladesh on Sunday granted bail to Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus in a $2.3 million embezzlement case. Yunus, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006 for pioneering the use of microcredit to help impoverished people, was sentenced to six...

Bangladeshi leader says a shopping mall that caught fire had no emergency exits. Death toll climbs

Mar. 01, 2024 09:34 AM EST

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A six-story shopping mall that caught fire in the Bangladeshi capital had no fire exits, the country's prime minister said Friday, as the death toll climbed to at least 46 and rescuers searched for more victims. The fire started late Thursday in a...

Fire at shopping mall in Bangladesh's capital kills at least 43 people

Feb. 29, 2024 23:36 PM EST

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A fire at a six-story shopping mall in the Bangladeshi capital overnight killed at least 43 people and injured dozens of others, with several people escaping to the building's roof, officials said Friday. The fire started late Thursday at a restaurant on...

Bangladesh health minister says at least 43 people killed in a fire at a six-story commercial complex in Dhaka

Feb. 29, 2024 16:10 PM EST
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh health minister says at least 43 people killed in a fire at a six-story commercial complex in Dhaka.

340 Myanmar troops flee into Bangladesh during fighting with armed ethnic group

Feb. 08, 2024 10:08 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — About 340 members of Myanmar's Border Guard Police and soldiers have fled into Bangladesh during fighting with an ethnic minority army, Bangladesh's foreign minister said Thursday. Hasan Mahmud said 340 security personnel had entered Bangladesh by Wednesday. He...

For the first time, Myanmar forces flee into Bangladesh during fighting with an ethnic armed group

Feb. 05, 2024 13:57 PM EST

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — More than 100 members of Myanmar’s Border Guard Police have fled their posts and taken shelter in Bangladesh to escape fighting between Myanmar security forces and an ethnic minority army, an official with Bangladesh's border agency said Monday. It is the...

Out of options, Rohingya are fleeing Myanmar and Bangladesh by boat despite soaring death toll

Feb. 01, 2024 23:15 PM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Across a treacherous stretch of water, the Rohingya came by the thousands, then died by the hundreds. And though they know the dangers of fleeing by boat, many among this persecuted people say they will not stop — because the world has left them with no other choice. ...