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BTRC to check for 'harmful offers' after HC order to halt night-time data packs over Blue Whale.

Bangladesh's telecoms regulators say it will implement a court order for shutting down night-time mobile internet packages over concerns for online suicide game Blue Whale after "identifying ones that cause harm".

- BDNews24 - BD

Maldivian model, medical student Raudha killed herself: CID  .

Raudha Athif, the Maldivian model who was found dead in her college dormitory room in Rajshahi, had died by suicide, says police's final investigation report. 

- BDNews24 - BD

Chief Justice Sinha's wife also leaves Dhaka.

Sushma Sinha, the wife of Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, has also left Dhaka for Australia. 

- BDNews24 - BD

Likely removal of Bangladesh chief justice risks wider confrontation between government and judiciary, and deteriorating relations with India.

Key Points The ruling Awami League party probably intends to force the chief justice's resignation by pressing corruption allegations against him, and intimidating the Supreme Court into ceasing its criticism of the government. The forced resignation has the potential to trigger a

- Jane’s - US

'Calculated' food shortages starving Rohingya out of Myanmar, rights group says.

A human rights organisation says the Myanmar army is deliberately starving Rohingya Muslims to force them to flee to Bangladesh, with more than half a million having already escaped across the border.

- ABC News - AU

Over 288 Rohingya Villages Set Ablaze Since August, HRW.

At least 288 Muslim villages have been partially or totally destroyed by fire in Myanmar's Rakhine since Aug. 25 Over half a million Rohingya fled to Bangladesh in just one month Security forces and Buddhist mobs are killing Rohingya and burning and looting their homes Around 3,000 Rohingya have been killed in the crackdown ...

- Albawaba - UK

Bangladeshis race to save Rohingya refugees in need.

Private donors raise money, food and clothing to fill yawning aid gap as Myanmar displacement into Bangladesh tops 582,000

- UN - INT

Up to 15,000 refugees stranded near Bangladesh-Myanmar border.

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Bangladesh, Myanmar Since Sunday night, an estimated 10,000-15,000 Rohingya refugees have entered Bangladesh through the Anjuman Para border crossing point in Ukhia district in the south-east.This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic – to ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Thousands of Rohingya refugees stranded near Bangladesh-Myanmar border - UN.

The United Nations refugee agency is concerned about the humanitarian condition of up to 15,000 Rohingya refugees who are stranded in paddy fields near the Bangladesh-Myanmar border.

- UN - INT

UN says over 582,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh.

The United Nations has said over 582,000 Rohingya refugees have fled their homes in Myanmar and arrived in Bangladesh since late August, warning that thousands more were stranded at the border.

- RTE - IE

Myanmar yet to finalise schedule for Bangladesh home minister's visit.

Myanmar was yet to finalise a schedule for Bangladesh's home minister, who was prepared to make a visit amid a worsening Rohingya crisis.

- BDNews24 - BD

President Abdul Hamid hopes EU will keep Myanmar under pressure on Rohingya issue

The European Union should continue to exert pressure on Myanmar so that it takes back the Rohingya refugees who have escaped to Bangladesh, says President Abdul Hamid.

- BDNews24 - BD

New Japan ambassador to Bangladesh presents credentials to president

Japan’s new Ambassador to Bangladesh Hiroyasu Izumi has presented his credentials to President Md Abdul Hamid.

- BDNews24 - BD

Court summons online portal editor for 'defaming singer Mila'

A Dhaka court has summoned the editor of an online news portal accused of defaming pop singer Tashbiha Binte Shahid Mila.

- BDNews24 - BD

New Spain Ambassador Salas meets Bangladesh FM in Dhaka

The newly appointed Spanish Ambassador to Bangladesh Álvaro de Salas has called on Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali and discussed bilateral issues.

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582,000 Rohingya have crossed into Bangladesh: UN

Some 582,000 Rohingya refugees have now fled Myanmar for Bangladesh since late August, the United Nations said on Tuesday, warning that thousands more were still stranded at the border. The UN said between 10,000 and 15,000 new refugees have arrived at the border in the last 48 hours alone.

- Times Of India - IN

Hockey: India take on South Korea in Asia Cup

Dhaka, Oct 17 India will look to continue their winning run as they face defending champions South Korea in their first match of the second round in the Asia Cup hockey championship here on Wednesday.After three successive wins in the pool stage, Sjoerd Marijne's wards are prepared to begin their four-game round-robin stage ...

- Sify - IN

UN says 582,000 Rohingya have now crossed into Bangladesh

Some 582,000 Rohingya refugees have now fled Myanmar for Bangladesh since late August, the United Nations said Tuesday, warning that thousands more were still stranded at the border.

- Zee News - IN

Video shows thousands of Rohingyas still fleeing Myanmar

Spokesman for UN refugee agency says estimated 10,000 to 15,000 have fled in two days, raising overall number of refugees in Bangladesh to 582,000

- CBS NEWS - US

Arrested Myanmar photographers allowed to leave Bangladesh

A lawyer says two Myanmar photojournalists who were arrested in Bangladesh last month while covering the massive influx of Rohingya Muslims from their country have been allowed to leave Bangladesh.

- FOX News - US

Myanmar journalists fly home as Bangladesh drops charges

DHAKA - Bangladesh allowed two journalists from Myanmar detained while reporting about fleeing Rohingya Muslims to fly home on Tuesday and was dropping charges against them, their lawyer said.

- Reuters - US

UN urges Bangladesh to move Rohingya refugees stranded at border

The UN refugee agency urged Bangladesh on Tuesday to speed up vetting of up to 15,000 Rohingya refugees "stranded" near the border after crossing into the country from Myanmar and move them further inland to safer and better conditions.

- BDNews24 - BD

Final results out for 36th BCS examination

The final results of 36th examinations to enter the Bangladesh Civil Service have been published on Tuesday.

- BDNews24 - BD

Myanmar journalists fly home as Bangladesh drops charges

DHAKA, Oct 17 — Bangladesh allowed two journalists from Myanmar detained while reporting about fleeing Rohingya Muslims to fly home today and was dropping charges against them, their lawyer said. Minzayar Oo and Hkun Lat were picked up from...

- The Malay Mail - MY

UPDATE 1-Myanmar journalists fly home as Bangladesh drops charges

By Ruma Paul DHAKA, Oct 17 - Bangladesh allowed two journalistsfrom Myanmar detained while reporting about fleeing RohingyaMuslims to fly home on Tuesday and was dropping charges againstthem, their lawyer said. Minzayar Oo and Hkun Lat were picked up from the Cox Bazar'sregion in early September because they were working ...

- Sify - IN

European dream becomes nightmare mirage for Bangladeshi

- Al Jazeera - QA

UN: 582,000 Rohingya have crossed into B'desh

Some 582,000 Rohingya refugees have now fled Myanmar for Bangladesh since late August, the United Nations said on Tuesday, warning that thousands more were still stranded at the border. The UN said between 10,000 and 15,000 new refugees have arrived at the border in the last 48 hours alone.

- Times Of India - IN

U.N. urges Bangladesh to move Rohingya refugees stranded at border

GENEVA - The U.N. refugee agency urged Bangladesh on Tuesday to speed up vetting of up to 15,000 Rohingya refugees "stranded" near the border after crossing into the country from Myanmar and move them further inland to safer and better conditions.

- Reuters - US

582,000 Rohingya to Bangladesh from Myanmar since August 25: UN

Some 582,000 Rohingya refugees have fled their homes in Myanmar and arrived in Bangladesh since late August, the United Nations said Tuesday, warning that thousands more were stranded at the border.The UN said 582,000 members of the Rohingya community had crossed into Bangladesh since August 25, marking a jump of 45,000 ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Myanmar journalists head home as Bangladesh drops charges

By Ruma Paul DHAKA, Oct 17 - Bangladesh allowed two journalistsfrom Myanmar detained while reporting about fleeing RohingyaMuslims to fly home on Tuesday and was dropping charges againstthem, their lawyer said. Minzayar Oo and Hkun Lat were picked up from the Cox Bazar'sregion in early September because they were working ...

- Sify - IN

582,000 Rohingya to Bangladesh from Myanmar since August 25, says UN

GENEVA, Oct 17 — Some 582,000 Rohingya refugees have fled their homes in Myanmar and arrived in Bangladesh since late August, the United Nations said today, warning that thousands more were stranded at the border. The UN said 582,000 members...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Reuters Video: Dramatic drone footage shows Rohingya refugees entering Bangladesh

Drone footage shows vast numbers of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar entering Bangladesh, arriving by boat and walking through flooded fields. — Reuters

- The Malay Mail - MY

BAE Systems blames North Korea's Lazarus hackers for cyberattack on Taiwanese bank

BAE Systems, the defence and security firm, said on Monday that it believed the North Korean Lazarus hacking group was likely to have been responsible for a recent cyber heist in Taiwan, the latest in a string of hacks targeting the global Swift messaging system. “The likely culprit is Lazarus,” BAE ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Elevated expressway: 9 percent progress in six years

Construction on the elevated expressway in Dhaka has progressed 9 percent since the contracts were signed and the foundation laid in 2011.

- BDNews24 - BD

Dhaka named 7th most dangerous megacity for women

The Thomson Reuters Foundation has found that Dhaka is the seventh most dangerous megacity in the world for women.

- BDNews24 - BD

Tajuddin Medical College closed after clashes between students, staff

Gazipur’s Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmad Medical College Hospital has been closed indefinitely following a clash between students and staff.

- BDNews24 - BD

Myanmar journalists head home as Bangladesh drops charges

Bangladesh allowed two journalists from Myanmar detained while reporting about fleeing Rohingya Muslims to fly home on Tuesday and was dropping charges against them, their lawyer said.

- BDNews24 - BD

Mediterranean refugee agency arrives to assist Rohingya in Bangladesh

AS THE desperate plight of the Rohingya - who are fleeing genocide in Myanmar - continues to make international headlines, there have been an increasing number of aid organisations offering their support. This now includes Migrant Offshore Aid Station or MOAS, the European rescue operation which was initially established to ...

- Asian Correspondent - HK

Frylinck named in South Africa squad for Bangladesh T20Is

Proteas will face visitors in two-match series starting from October 26 in Bloemfontein The post Frylinck named in South Africa squad for Bangladesh T20Is appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Raw: Drone video shows Rohingya fleeing Myanmar

United Nations drone video shows scores of Rohingya refugees fleeing from Myanmar to Bangladesh. The UN says 500,000 Rohingya have crossed the border in just five weeks. They're fleeing a military crackdown that the UN calls ethnic cleansing.         

- USA TODAY - US

582,000 Rohingya to Bangladesh from Myanmar: UN

Some 582,000 Rohingya refugees have fled their homes in Myanmar and arrived in Bangladesh since late August, the United Nations said Tuesday, warning that thousands more were stranded at the border.

- The Daily Star - LB

Bangladeshis race to save Rohingya refugees in need

Private donors raise money, food and clothing to fill yawning aid gap as Myanmar displacement into Bangladesh tops 537,000.

- UN - INT

Kenya pays factory workers twice as rival Bangladesh

Report warns that high wages could spook investors, leading to exit from market

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Lakshmi Mittal donates $25 m to Harvard University's South Asia Institute

Steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal has donated $25 million to the prestigious Harvard University with an aim to increase engagement with South Asian countries, including India.The donation will establish an endowed fund for the South Asia Institute at the university.The institute spearheads Harvards engagement with South Asian ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

World’s biggest refugee camps ranked: Bangladesh prepares to host 800,000 Rohingya as crisis deepens

Bangladesh has announced plans to build a refugee camp that could accommodate around 800,000 Rohingya Muslims pouring over the border from Myanmar. The camp would be the largest in the world and has raised concerns about the risks of concentrating vulnerable people, such as the spread of disease. Around 550,000 Rohingya ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Raw: Drone Video Shows Rohingya Fleeing Myanmar

United Nations drone video shows scores of Rohingya refugees fleeing from Myanmar to Bangladesh. The UN says 500,000 Rohingya have crossed the border in just five weeks. They're fleeing a military crackdown that the UN calls ethnic cleansing.         

- USA TODAY - US

Lazarus: North Korean hackers suspected to have stolen millions in Taiwan bank cyberheist

Security experts say the attack was reminiscent of the infamous $81m Bangladesh Bank cyberheist, with similar malware and hacking tools used.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Busan: Director Chowdhury Sets 'Rickshaw Girl' for March Shoot

Bangladeshi filmmaker Amitabh Reza Chowdhury will go into production on Bengali-language film Rickshaw Girl' in March. Chowdhury is part of the Bangladeshi contingent attending the Busan Platform program. The film is based on Mitali Perkins' bestselling 2007 young adult novel that was chosen by the New York Public Library ...

- Variety - US

Thousands more Rohingya Muslims cross border into Bangladesh

Thousands more Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar and crossed into Bangladesh where more than half a million others are already living in squalid and overcrowded camps to escape large-scale violence.

- FOX News - US

Cybersecurity Firm: North Korea Likely Behind Taiwan SWIFT Cyber Heist

Cybersecurity firm BAE Systems Plc said on Monday it believes the North Korean Lazarus hacking group is likely responsible for a recent cyber heist in Taiwan, the latest in a string of hacks targeting the global SWIFT messaging system. "The likely culprit is Lazarus," BAE cyber-intelligence chief Adrian Nish told Reuters by ...

- Voice of America - US

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