Bangladeshi relatives surround the bodies of some of those killed in a stampede at a charity distribution event in Mymensingh. Photograph: Strdel/AFP/Getty Images

At least 22 people have been killed in a stampede during a charity handout during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, police in Bangladesh said. Police (...)

File photograph of cranes  operated  by Bangladeshi Army personnel  pictured at the scene in April 2013 where an  eight-storey building in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka collapsed. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Police in Bangladesh on Monday filed the first formal murder charges against the owner of a building that collapsed in 2013, killing more than 1,130 (...)

Protesters demonstrate against the killing of blogger Ananta Bijoy Das in Bangladesh. Mr Das was hacked to death by masked assailants in the third such killing in the country in less than three months. Photograph:  EPA/STR

A blogger has been hacked to death by machete-wielding attackers in Bangladesh, the third killing of a critic of religious extremism in the Muslim-maj(...)

Bangladesh police officials speak to reporters after secular blogger Washikur Rahman was hacked to death on a Dhaka street. Photograph: Suvra Kanti Das/AFP/Getty Images

A blogger has been hacked to death by machete-wielding assailants in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka, the second attack in five weeks on a critic of reli(...)

 Soldiers and sailors in the port town of Mongla helped emergency services search through the rubble and pull out more than 40 survivors. Photograph: Stronger/EPA

At least five people were killed and another 100 feared trapped after a cement factory collapsed in Bangladesh on Thursday, police said.Soldiers and s(...)

People gather on the spot where Bangladeshi blogger Avijit Roy was killed in  Dhaka, Bangladesh,  on Thursday evening. Roy, a prominent Bangladeshi-US blogger, was attacked with his wife by machete-wielding assailants while walking in the streets. Photograph: Abir Abdullah/EPA

A prominent Bangladeshi-American blogger known for speaking out against religious extremism has been hacked to death as he walked through Bangladesh’s(...)

Bangladesh relatives  mourn the death of ferry accident victims at Manikganj, west of Dhaka, Bangladesh on February 22nd, 2015. Photograph: AFP PHOTO/STRSTR/AFP/Getty Images

A ferry carrying up to 140 passengers capsized in central Bangladesh after being hit by a cargo vessel, killing at least 48 people.A rescue operation (...)

Bangladeshi residents who suffered burn injuries look on at a hospital after a petrol bomb attack on a bus in Gaibandha, some 285 km from Dhaka. Photograph: Quddis Alam/AFP/Getty Images

Attackers in Bangladesh have thrown crude fire bombs at a packed bus and a moving truck in two separate incidents, killing at least nine people and in(...)

Attackers have thrown petrol bombs on a packed passenger bus in Dhaka, leaving at least seven people dead and 16 others injured. Photograph: Abir Abdullah/EPA

Attackers have thrown petrol bombs on a packed passenger bus in Dhaka, leaving at least seven people dead and 16 others injured.The attack, by an unid(...)

Bangladeshi labourers:  while Bangladesh is one of the world’s poorest countries its  gross domestic product grew 6.1 per cent in 2014. Photograph:  Munir uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images

Bangladesh, one of the world’s poorest countries, is not necessarily a place you would think of when exploring future possibilities in south Asia. In (...)