Bangladesh - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Bangladesh Study: Migrant workers exploited en route to Arab Gulf DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — South Asian migrants working in the multi-billion dollar construction industry in Arab Gulf countries are shouldering the costs of their own recruitment fees while companies and their clients are reaping the benefits from inexpensive labor, according to a study released Tuesday. The research by New York University's Ster... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 07:28:00 GMT 2017-04-11T07:28:00Z Bangladesh High Court upholds death for 2 in blogger killing NEW DELHI (AP) — Bangladesh's High Court on Sunday confirmed the death penalty for two people tied to a banned Islamist militant group for the killing of an atheist blogger critical of radical Islam. The court also upheld jail sentences for six others after appeals were filed challenging the verdicts handed down by a trial court in 2015. ... Sun, 02 Apr 2017 12:27:00 GMT 2017-04-02T12:27:00Z First lady helps present courage awards to 13 women WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump helped present State Department awards Wednesday to 13 women from around the globe who were recognized for demonstrating courage and leadership in the face of adversity, a group she praised as "true heroes." The first lady, on her first visit to a Cabinet department, joined Thomas Shannon, undersecretary of state for politi... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 20:55:00 GMT 2017-03-29T20:55:00Z Bangladesh army kills 4 insurgents, ending 4-day standoff NEW DELHI (AP) — The Bangladesh army said on Monday it has killed all four militants believed to have seized a building in an eastern city four days ago with a large cache of ammunition. Army spokesman Brig. Gen. Mohammad Fakhrul Ahsan said two bodies were found in the building in addition to six people, including two policemen, who were killed in explosions near the buildin... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:21:00 GMT 2017-03-27T16:21:00Z Report: Climate outlook improves as fewer coal plants built BEIJING (AP) — Led by cutbacks in China and India, construction of new coal-fired power plants is falling worldwide, improving chances climate goals can be met despite earlier pessimism, three environmental groups said Wednesday. A joint report by the groups CoalSwarm, the Sierra Club and Greenpeace follows a warning this week by two international agencie... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 02:41:00 GMT 2017-03-22T02:41:00Z South Sudan plane crashes, all 49 passengers, crew survive JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — A passenger plane crash-landed and burned in Wau, northwestern South Sudan on Monday, but all 49 passengers and crew survived, an airport official. The plane was landing but then crashed, said Wau's Acting Airport Manager Stephen Youngule. "The plane touched down and then jumped up again. The pilot couldn't cont... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:15:00 GMT 2017-03-20T20:15:00Z Politics, migration dominate visual art fair in India NEW DELHI (AP) — It's no surprise that satirical portraits of Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un are the centerpiece of the India Art Fair, the annual feast of visual arts where politics took center stage this year, including groundbreaking projects on migration and rapidly changing urban landscapes in South Asia. Titled "Peace Owners," the work... Sun, 05 Feb 2017 06:42:00 GMT 2017-02-05T06:42:00Z Myanmar Muslims hope UN envoy's visit will bring change KYEE KAN PYIN, Myanmar (AP) — Muslim villagers in western Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state said Sunday that they hope positive change will result from a U.N. envoy's visit to the region, where soldiers are accused of widespread abuses against minority Muslims, including murder, rape and the burning of thousands of homes. U.N. Special Rapporteur on Human R... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 12:18:00 GMT 2017-01-15T12:18:00Z US warns about travel to Bangladesh WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is warning about travel to Bangladesh and tightening restrictions on family members accompanying U.S. government officials posted in the South Asian country. The State Department says that "terrorist groups" there pose a continuing threat. It announced Thursday that only employed adult family members of U.S. government personnel can remain... Thu, 05 Jan 2017 15:57:00 GMT 2017-01-05T15:57:00Z AP Explains: What's behind persecution of Myanmar's Rohingya BANGKOK (AP) — Abdul Razak Ali Artan, the Somali-born student accused of carrying out a car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University this week, reportedly protested on his Facebook page about the killing of minority Muslims in Myanmar. Muslim Rohingya face discrimination and violence from the Buddhist majority in the country, also called Burma. Their plight generally goes u... Thu, 01 Dec 2016 05:38:00 GMT 2016-12-01T05:38:00Z Thousands in Asia protest persecution of Myanmar's Rohingya DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Thousands of Bangladeshis marched in the capital's streets Friday to protest the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, one of several similar rallies in the region. Chanting "Stop killing Rohingya Muslims," they marched in Dhaka as violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state escalated, forcing thousands to leave their homes. ... Fri, 25 Nov 2016 13:15:00 GMT 2016-11-25T13:15:00Z