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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(...)

A carriage passes by the St Stephen’s cathedral in Vienna, Austria. Photograph: Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty

Vienna has held off Melbourne to retain the top spot on the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index for 2019, further strengthening its(...)

A resident rests in a temporary shelter in a slum in Dhaka on Sunday, after a fire broke out late on Friday in Mirpur town. There were no fatalities. Photograph: Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images

About 3,000 people in Bangladesh were left homeless after a massive fire consumed several hundred shanties in a slum on the northern outskirts of the (...)

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(...)

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