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At least 37 people have died and a further 72 have been injured following a fire that swept through a river ferry in southern Bangladesh. Photograph: AP Photo

At least 39 people have died and a further 72 have been injured following a fire that swept through a river ferry in southern Bangladesh on Friday, of(...)

The fire at the Hashem Foods factory in Rupgonj, Bangladesh. Photograph: Monirul Alam/EPA

At least 52 people were killed and 20 injured after a massive fire raged through a juice-making factory in Bangladesh, officials said on Friday, the (...)

People ride a rickshaw van during the first day of lockdown in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Monday. Photograph: Monirul Alam/EPA

Thousands of migrant workers are fleeing Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka to escape an imminent lockdown and a surge in Covid-19 cases linked to the Delta v(...)

The capsized ferry  in the Shitalakkhya river in Narayanganj, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photograph:  EPA/Monirul Alam

Rescuers have recovered 25 bodies from a river outside Bangladesh’s capital after a ferry collided with another vessel and capsized. The ferry sank o(...)

Rohingya refugees  at the site of Monday’s fire at a   camp in Balukhali, southern Bangladesh. Photograph: Shafiqur Rahman/AP

At least 15 people have been killed in a massive fire that ripped through a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh, while at least 400 remain missing, th(...)

Wayne Hurst of Hurst Heating and Plumbing Supplies in Castlebar, with some of the wood-burning stoves which have been selling well following the bituminous coal ban. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

Six months after the burning of smoky coal was banned by the State in Castlebar, the Mayo town is showing slight, but encouraging signs of an improvem(...)

People enjoy a warm day at the beach in Melilla, Spain, on the day the autonomous region starts phase two of the government’s plan to gradually ease the lockdown measures. Photograph: F G Guerrero/EPA

Spain has reported no deaths in a 24-hour period from Covid-19 for the first time since March. Emergency health response chief Fernando Simon said th(...)

Author and journalist Christina Lamb. Photograph: David Levenson/ Getty Images

In Rwanda six years ago, I watched a grown man wail and realised I knew little about the horrors humans inflict on each other. He was a prominent memb(...)

A body is transported at Dhaka Medical College Hospital following a deadly fire at a plastic factory in Dhaka on December 12th. Photograph: Rehman Asad/ AFP via Getty Images

At least 10 people have died in a fire at a factory outside Bangladesh’s capital, the second such blaze in the area in less than a week. The fire bro(...)

Dubai stands testament to what can be done through sheer force of will and extraordinary urban vision. File photograph: Tom Dulat/Getty Images

Dubai is not for everyone. The glittering metropolis, which erupts out of the desert, captures much that is good and bad about humanity in a few squar(...)

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