This is the second time Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have been attacked by wild elephants in the area. Earlier two Rohingya — an elderly person and a child — were killed by elephants as they were sleeping in a makeshift shelter.
More than 60 Rohingya refugees are feared dead after a boat carrying them from Myanmar capsized, leaving distraught relatives to hold burials on Friday in squalid Bangladesh camps which the Red Cross says are tipping into a health crisis.
Officials in Bangladesh say growing numbers of Rohingya are trying to cross the Naf river that divides the two countries in rickety boats that are ill-equipped for the rough waters as they become increasingly desperate to escape.
The Rohingya people of Myanmar have faced discrimination and violence for years. But a recent surge in violence has sent thousands toward the border with Bangladesh, where they've largely been blocked.
With more nationalities living together than any other place on earth, New York City is the world's melting pot. But what's melting inside all those pots? Imagine if you could visit some of the home cooks from around the world and learn the secret to Indian Tikka Masala or Greek Tiropita. The League of Kitchens aims to do just that.
Thursday marks the first anniversary of the collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse in Bangladesh. More than a thousand workers lost their lives. We sent The World's Jason Margolis down to Boston's premiere shopping area to find out if consumers here have changed their clothes-buying habits because of the disaster in Bangladesh.
A new study from the United Nations out last month revealed startling attitudes toward sex and sexual violence in six countries across the Asia Pacific region. In one example, the study revealed that 25 percent of the men studied in Cambodia admitted to having committed rape.
Along India's remote northern border, a writer finds that country borders — and even nationality — make little difference to people day by day. Yet the India-Pakistan partition is still very much a powerful memory.
Bangladeshis today are honoring the memory of those killed one year ago in the deadly factory collapse at Rana Plaza. Building owner Sohel Rana and several factory owners are in jail awaiting trial. Zafar Sobhan, the editor of the Dhaka Tribune explains why prosecution of the men would be a big step forward for the weak Bangladeshi justice system.
The beach at Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh runs uninterrupted for 75 miles along the Bay of Bengal, enough to make it the world’s longest, according to the government’s tourism board. Bangladesh is hoping to boost tourism there, but locals worry that development is being hampered by hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar.