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Firefighters stand guard at the high-rise block where a fire killed at least 25. Photograph: Monirul Alam/EPA

Criminal charges are to be filed against the owner of a building in Dhaka where a fire killed at least 25 people and which had four illegally construc(...)

People  being rescued after a fire broke out at a multi-storey commercial building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on  Thursday. Photograph: Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters

At least 19 people were killed and 70 injured in a fire in a 22-storey building in the Banani commercial district of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on (...)

Security personnel stand guard near a Dubai-bound Bangladesh Biman aeroplane on the tarmac of the Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A Bangladesh flight bound for Dubai made an emergency landing on Sunday in Chittagong after a man attempted to hijack the plane, officials said. The (...)

Shamima Begum (19) in a Syrian refugee camp reading a copy of the UK home office letter stripping her of British citizenship. Photograph: ITV News/PA Wire

It was, former US chief justice Earl Warren remarked, “a form of punishment more primitive than torture”. For Voltaire, it was not only irrational but(...)

Firefighters try to douse a devastating fire  in Dhaka, Bangladesh,  which  raced through at least five buildings and killed scores. Photograph: AP

A devastating fire that raced through densely packed buildings in a centuries-old shopping district in Bangladesh’s capital has killed at least 81 peo(...)

 Bangladeshi prime minister Sheikh Hasina flashes the victory symbol after casting her vote at a polling station in Dhaka. Photograph: STR/EPA

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s alliance won Bangladesh’s election with a thumping majority, the country’s Election Commission said on Monday, giving h(...)

Bangladeshi prime minister Sheikh Hasina (right) flashes the victory symbol after casting her vote, as her daughter Saima Wazed Hossain (left) and her sister Sheikh Rehana (centre) look on at a polling station in Dhaka on December 30th Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The leader of Bangladesh’s opposition alliance has described Sunday’s general election as “farcical”, saying any outcome would be rejected and demandi(...)

Vienna has dislodged Melbourne for the first time at the top of the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index. Photograph: iStock

Vienna has dislodged Melbourne for the first time at the top of the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index, strengthening the Austrian(...)

Ding chairman Mark Roden: “We need to get really big in one vertical.” Photograph: Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Irish mobile top-up provider Ding is considering a plan to raise €40 million in growth equity within the next two years to fund expansion beyond its c(...)

 A Rohingya refugee carrying a child looks at the full moon at Balukhali refugee camp near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, late last year. File photograph: Susana Vera/Reuters

Myanmar on Saturday repatriated what it said was the first Rohingya family from nearly 700,000 refugees who had fled to Bangladesh, after months of f(...)

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