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Vietnam prices plunge to near 12-year low as demand dries up

Vietnam’s 5 percent broken rice prices RI-VNBKN5-P1 fell to $325 per tonne, their lowest since November 2007, versus last week’s $325-$330 range.

Indian cyclone death toll rises, anger grows

The death toll from a major cyclone that hit eastern India and Bangladesh in early May rose to 77 on Monday as anger grew over millions of people still without power and water.

Bangladesh girl burned to death on teacher's order: police

A schoolgirl was burned to death in Bangladesh on the orders of her head teacher after she reported him for sexually harassing her, police said Friday.
April 19, 2019 | 02:17 pm GMT+7

Bangladesh naval ship arrives in HCMC for friendly visit

The Bangladesh Navy’s guided missile corvette BNS Prottoy arrived in Ho Chi Minh City on Monday for a four-day friendly visit.
April 09, 2019 | 12:56 pm GMT+7

Bangladesh building fire kills at least 70, toll could climb

The death toll from a fire in a centuries-old area of the Bangladesh capital, Dhaka, jumped dramatically to 70 on Thursday, a fire official said.
February 21, 2019 | 04:35 pm GMT+7

Tackling drug resistance on Asian farms with apps and a dictionary

Training is being provided in Vietnam and its Asian neighbors to reduce devastating impact from drug resistance.
August 22, 2018 | 12:12 pm GMT+7

Vietnam prices surge, India dip as Bangladesh production recovers

Vietnam's prices of 5 percent broken rice climbed to the highest since January 2012, despite an ongoing mini harvest.
June 08, 2018 | 09:10 am GMT+7

Daily violence, sex abuse in Walmart's Asian suppliers: charities

Asia accounts for a major part of global apparel exports, with Vietnam among the main players.
May 26, 2018 | 08:13 am GMT+7

World Cup fever causes sleepless nights for Bangladesh flagmakers

Garment workers in Bangladesh still often face long hours, dangerous working environments and low pay.
May 23, 2018 | 03:27 pm GMT+7

49 dead in Nepal's worst plane crash in decades

There were 71 people on board the U.S.-Bangla Airlines plane from Dhaka when it crashed just east of the runway and skidded into a nearby football field.
March 12, 2018 | 09:43 pm GMT+7

Bangladesh welcomes Vietnamese president with 21-gun salute

President Tran Dai Quang is on a five-day visit to boost ties in South Asia.
March 05, 2018 | 10:21 am GMT+7

Explosion rocks New York's Port Authority, bomber wounds self and three victims

The suspect was taken to a hospital after suffering burns from the explosive device.
December 12, 2017 | 09:00 am GMT+7

'Who is the pope?' ask Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

'I think I've seen him in the news but what does he do? Is he important?'
November 30, 2017 | 03:59 pm GMT+7

Bangladesh says agreed with Myanmar for UNHCR to assist Rohingya's return

The two governments have signed a pact agreeing that the return of the Rohingya to Myanmar should start in two months.
November 25, 2017 | 09:42 pm GMT+7

Myanmar, Bangladesh to ink Rohingya return deal amid concern over army's role

Rights groups have accused the military in mostly Buddhist Myanmar of carrying out mass rape and other atrocities.
November 23, 2017 | 02:19 pm GMT+7
 
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