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 (...)

 St Kilda, a beachside area in  Melbourne, Australia, which, for the fourth year in a row remains the most liveable location of  140 cities surveyed by the Economist Intelligence Unit.  Photograph:  Tourism Victoria

Dublin may struggle to make it into the top 50 most liveable cities on the planet, but it is apparently still a more desirable place to call home th(...)

It may be one of the most sought after places to live judging by property prices but in terms of liveability Dublin comes way down the list.According (...)

Locals and relatives gather at a beach after a ferry carrying at least 250 passengers capsized on the Padma River in Lauhajang, Bangladesh. Some 116 people are feared missing. Photograph: EPA.

Rescuers are struggling to locate a sunken ferry that was carrying hundreds of passengers when it capsized in a Bangladesh river.After the MV Pinak sa(...)