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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(...)

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(...)

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