A boat carrying 180 Rohingya refugees vanished. A frantic phone call helped untangle the mystery.
UN agencies face funding challenges in feeding Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, official saysMay 30, 2023 GMT
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh should not bear the burden of more than 1 million Rohingya refugees alone while U.N. agencies are facing challenges to feed them, a United Nations official said Monday.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Early warnings from weather agencies and better preparedness by local governments and aid agencies likely saved thousands of lives during a powerful cyclone that slammed into Bangladesh and Myanmar over the weekend.
Powerful cyclone floods homes, cuts communications in western Myanmar; at least 6 dead, 700 injuredMay 16, 2023 GMT
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Rescuers on Monday evacuated about 1,000 people trapped by seawater 3.6 meters (12 feet) deep along western Myanmar's coast after a powerful cyclone injured hundreds and cut off communications.
Thousands along Bangladesh, Myanmar coast told to seek shelter as powerful Cyclone Mocha approachesMay 13, 2023 GMT
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Volunteers in Bangladesh’s coastal districts were using loudspeakers to urge people to seek shelter on Saturday as the delta nation braced for an extremely severe cyclone, which is expected to slam ashore in Bangladesh and Myanmar in the next 24 hours.
Hundreds of thousands to be evacuated as Bangladesh and Myanmar brace for severe cycloneMay 12, 2023 GMT
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Authorities in Bangladesh and Myanmar prepared to evacuate hundreds of thousands of people Friday, warning them to stay away from coastal areas as a severe cyclone churned in the Bay of Bengal.
NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this weekApril 28, 2023 GMT
A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out.
‘Mangrove Man’ in India fights to salvage sinking shoresApril 18, 2023 GMT
VYPIN ISLAND, India (AP) — On the receding shorelines of low-lying Vypin Island off India’s western coast, T. P. Murukesan fixed his eyes on the white paint peeling off the damp walls of his raised home and recounted the most recent floods.
Bangladesh wins one-off test against Ireland by 7 wicketsApril 7, 2023 GMT
MIRPUR, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh wrapped up its one-off cricket test against Ireland with a seven-wicket win just after lunch on the fourth day Friday.
Bangladesh scored 369 and 138-3 while Ireland made 214 and 292.
Tucker ton fronts Ireland test fightback to lead BangladeshApril 6, 2023 GMT
MIRPUR, Bangladesh (AP) — Lorcan Tucker hit a flawless century on debut as Ireland fought back against Bangladesh to inject life into their one-off test on Thursday.
After falling to 51-5 on the third morning and facing an innings defeat against the much-vaunted spin attack of Bangladesh, the Irish dug in and grittily batted out the day to give themselves faint hope.
Mushfiqur century powers Bangladesh on Day 2 vs IrelandApril 5, 2023 GMT
MIRPUR, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh took control against Ireland with a strong performance Wednesday on Day 2 of the one-off cricket test, highlighted by Mushfiqur Rahim’s century.
The veteran batter hit 126 to lead Bangladesh to 369 all out despite offspinner Andy McBrine's career-best 6-118.
Fire races through clothing market in Bangladesh capitalApril 4, 2023 GMT
DHAKA,Bangladesh (AP) — Firefighters were working to get under control a massive fire that burned through a popular clothing market and spread to other small markets and buildings in Bangladesh’s capital Tuesday.
Stirling’s 77 helps Ireland avoid series sweep vs BangladeshMarch 31, 2023 GMT
CHATTOGRAM, Bangladesh (AP) — Captain Paul Stirling struck 77 runs off 41 balls as Ireland avoided a series sweep with a seven-wicket victory in the third Twenty20 cricket international against Bangladesh on Friday.
Bangladeshi journalist arrested under disputed digital lawMarch 29, 2023 GMT
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Police in Bangladesh arrested a journalist for an influential newspaper on Wednesday on charges of spreading false news under the contentious Digital Security Act, authorities said.
Bangladesh routs Ireland in 2nd T20, clinches seriesMarch 29, 2023 GMT
CHATTOGRAM, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh routed Ireland by 77 runs in their second T20 international to clinch the three-match series on Wednesday.
Opener Liton Das struck a 41 ball-83 and skipper Shakib Al Hasan took 5-22 in a game reduced to 17 overs because of rain delays.
Bangladesh beats Ireland in rain-shortened T20 openerMarch 27, 2023 GMT
CHATTOGRAM, Bangladesh (AP) — Rony Talukdar hit his maiden half-century to help Bangladesh secure a 22-run win against Ireland by DLS method on Monday in the opener of a three-match Twenty20 international series.
Bangladesh beats Ireland by 10 wickets and takes ODI seriesMarch 23, 2023 GMT
SYLHET, Bangladesh (AP) — Fast bowler Hasan Mahmud claimed his maiden five-for as Bangladesh defeated Ireland by 10 wickets and took the one-day international series 2-0 on Thursday.
Bangladesh won the first match by 183 runs for its largest ODI victory and the second match was washed out.
Mushfiqur hits fastest Bangladesh ton before ODI washed outMarch 20, 2023 GMT
SYLHET, Bangladesh (AP) — Mushfiqur Rahim hit the fastest century by a Bangladeshi batter before rain forced the second one-day international against Ireland to be called off on Monday.
Mushfiqur reached his ninth century off 60 balls, eclipsing Shakib Al Hasan’s mark of 63 balls set against Zimbabwe in 2009.
Ireland send Bangladesh in to bat in second ODIMarch 20, 2023 GMT
SYLHET, Bangladesh (AP) — Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie won the toss and sent Bangladesh in to bat in the second one-day International on Monday.
Ireland handed a debut to left-arm spinner Matthew Humphreys, who replaced legspinner Gareth Delany in its only change from the previous game, which they lost by 183 runs.
Bangladesh routs Ireland for record victory in 1st ODIMarch 18, 2023 GMT
SYLHET, Bangladesh (AP) — Shakib Al Hasan’s splendid allround effort helped Bangladesh seal its largest-ever victory when it beat Ireland by 183 runs in the three-match one-day international series opener on Saturday.
Bangladesh looking to rotate against Ireland in ODI seriesMarch 17, 2023 GMT
SYLHET, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh coach Chandika Hathurusingha is keen to rotate as many players as he can in the three-match ODI series against Ireland as he wants to create a bigger player pool for the World Cup later this year.
Bangladesh whitewash world champion England in T20 seriesMarch 14, 2023 GMT
MIRPUR, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh whitewashed world champion England in their Twenty20 series by winning the third game by 16 runs on Tuesday.
Opener Liton Das hit a career-best 73 and Najmul Hossain Shanto 47 not out for Bangladesh to put up 158-2 on a slow Mirpur pitch.
Bangladesh secures T20 series with win over EnglandMarch 12, 2023 GMT
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh wrapped up the three-match T20 series against England with a game to spare as Mehidy Hasan claimed a career-best 4-12 and added a crucial 20-run knock to secure a four-wicket victory over the tourists on Sunday.
Bangladesh beats England for first time in T20sMarch 9, 2023 GMT
CHATTOGRAM, Bangladesh (AP) — Najmul Hossain's 30-ball 51 led Bangladesh's first defeat of world champion England by six wickets with two overs to spare in their Twenty20 on Thursday.
Najmul batted from the fourth over to the 13th, and captain Shakib Al Hasan completed the victory with the winning boundary through deep backward point in an unbeaten 34 off 24.
Bangladesh building explosion kills at least 17; scores hurtMarch 7, 2023 GMT
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — An explosion in a seven-story commercial building in Bangladesh's capital on Tuesday killed at least 17 people and injured dozens, officials said.
The explosion occurred in Gulistan area, a busy commercial area of Dhaka, fire department official Rashed bin Khaled said by phone.
Shakib leads Bangladesh past England to avoid ODI sweepMarch 6, 2023 GMT
CHATTOGRAM, Bangladesh (AP) — Shakib Al Hasan put on an outstanding performance as Bangladesh beat England by 50 runs on Monday to avoid a three-match sweep in their one-day international series.
All-rounder Shakib followed his 71 ball-75 with 4-35, becoming the first Bangladeshi bowler to take 300 wickets, to lead the hosts to victory in the series finale.
Fire at Rohingya camp in Bangladesh leaves refugees homelessMarch 6, 2023 GMT
COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — A massive fire at a crammed camp for Rohingya Muslims in southern Bangladesh left thousands of the refugees homeless Sunday, a fire official and the United Nations said.
England wins ODI series with 132-run victory vs BangladeshMarch 3, 2023 GMT
MIRPUR, Bangladesh (AP) — Opener Jason Roy smashed his 12th ODI century on Friday as England won its three-match series against Bangladesh with a 132-run victory in the second one-day cricket international.
England bowler Rashid gives evidence in cricket racism caseMarch 2, 2023 GMT
LONDON (AP) — England cricketer Adil Rashid broke from his national team duties during a limited-overs tour of Bangladesh to give evidence at a hearing examining racism allegations which have shamed storied county team Yorkshire and involve the country’s former captain, Michael Vaughan.
Malan century leads England to ODI win over BangladeshMarch 1, 2023 GMT
MIRPUR, Bangladesh (AP) — Dawid Malan's century helped England overcome Bangladesh’s much-vaunted spin attack to secure a three-wicket win in the opening game of the three-match series of one-day internationals on Wednesday.
Rights lawyers seek ICC probe into Turkey allegationsMarch 1, 2023 GMT
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Human rights lawyers have called on the International Criminal Court to open an investigation into alleged crimes they say were committed by Turkish authorities against thousands of opponents of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Argentina wants Ukraine war to end, says foreign ministerMarch 1, 2023 GMT
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Argentina’s Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero said Tuesday that Russia's invasion of Ukraine must stop and has not only destabilized peace but also impacted prices in his country.
Bangladesh keen to measure itself against England in ODIsFebruary 28, 2023 GMT
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh is keen to see how far it lags behind England — if at all — in one-day international cricket.
Their three-match series starts here on Wednesday, eight months out from the Cricket World Cup in India, where England will defend the title.
England 1st to get 200 at T20 World Cup, SA last into semisFebruary 21, 2023 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — England made history as the first team to get 200 at the Women's T20 World Cup on Tuesday, helped by a blistering 81 not out off 40 balls from Nat Sciver-Brunt.
Her onslaught in England's final group game against Pakistan, combined with 59 off 33 from opener Danni Wyatt and 47 off 31 from Amy Jones, set up a score of 213-5 at Newlands in Cape Town.
West Indies and New Zealand get 1st wins at T20 World CupFebruary 17, 2023 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — West Indies ended a 15-match losing run in Twenty20 internationals when captain Hayley Matthews launched a four over backward point to clinch a thriller against Ireland with one ball to spare at the Women's World Cup on Friday.
Boat carrying 71 Rohingya refugees lands in IndonesiaFebruary 16, 2023 GMT
ACEH BESAR, Indonesia (AP) — A boat carrying 71 weak and hungry Rohingya Muslims fleeing from refugee camps in Bangladesh landed Thursday in Indonesia’s northernmost province of Aceh, local officials said.
Australia cruises past Bangladesh at Women’s T20 World CupFebruary 14, 2023 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Australia legspinner Georgia Wareham made the most of her first international match in more than a year, taking 3-20 as the defending champions eased to victory over Bangladesh by eight wickets at the Women's T20 World Cup on Tuesday.
Malaysian leader wants tougher ASEAN pressure on MyanmarFebruary 10, 2023 GMT
BANGKOK (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim on Friday issued a strong call for fellow members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to take new measures to pressure the government of military-ruled Myanmar to end what he called “atrocities” against its own people.
UN expert: Deaths of Bangladeshi migrants should be probedJanuary 31, 2023 GMT
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The countries where Bangladeshi migrant workers are employed, including former World Cup host Qatar, should thoroughly investigate all cases of deaths and human rights violations, a United Nations expert said Tuesday.
India takes up economic woes of poor nations in virtual meetJanuary 12, 2023 GMT
NEW DELHI (AP) — India convened a virtual summit of more than 100 developing countries Thursday to evolve a uniform strategy for a redress of their economic woes from the developed world with "the world in a state of crisis."
Over 150 Rohingya refugees reach ashore in IndonesiaJanuary 8, 2023 GMT
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — More than 100 weak and hungry Rohingya Muslim refugees were among the latest group to reach ashore in Indonesia on Sunday after a long and dangerous journey aboard a wooden boat.
Bangladesh opens first metro service to ease Dhaka trafficDecember 28, 2022 GMT
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh launched its first metro rail service, mostly funded by Japan, in the densely populated capital on Wednesday amid enthusiasm that the South Asian country’s development bonanza would continue with both domestic and overseas funds.
England cricket team to tour Bangladesh in MarchDecember 27, 2022 GMT
LONDON (AP) — England’s rearranged tour of Bangladesh will go ahead in March 2023 with three one-day internationals and three Twenty20 games.
The matches were originally due to be played in September and October 2021, but were postponed because of pressures related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
India beats Bangladesh by 3 wickets to sweep 2-test seriesDecember 25, 2022 GMT
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Ravichandran Ashwin and Shreyas Iyer held their collective nerve to help India clinch a three-wicket victory against Bangladesh in the second cricket test on Sunday.
They shared 71 runs with a mix of caution and aggression in an extremely turning wicket after Bangladesh closed in on a historical victory, reducing India to 74-7.
Bangladesh chasing stunning test victory with India on 45-4December 24, 2022 GMT
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Off-spinner Mehidy Hasan claimed 3-12 on day three to boost Bangladesh's chances of a stunning series-levelling win by reducing India to 45-4 as the touring team chased a victory target of 145 in the second cricket test on Saturday.
Bangladesh trails India by 80 runs in 2nd testDecember 23, 2022 GMT
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer almost hit centuries as India finished the second day of the second test against Bangladesh with an 80-run lead.
Pant (93) missed his sixth test century by seven runs while Iyer continued his rich vein of form with 87.
UN urges rescue of refugees adrift in Andaman SeaDecember 23, 2022 GMT
BANGKOK (AP) — The United Nations and other groups urged countries in southern Asia on Friday to rescue as many as 190 people believed to be Rohingya refugees aboard a small boat that has been adrift for several weeks in the Andaman Sea.
Yadav and Ashwin share 8 wickets as Bangladesh out for 227December 22, 2022 GMT
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Fast bowler Umesh Yadav and offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin shared eight wickets to put India on top against Bangladesh on day one of the second cricket test on Thursday.
Another pacer, Jaydev Unadkat, took the other two wickets in his first test in 12 years.
India wins 1st test against Bangladesh by 188 runsDecember 18, 2022 GMT
CHATTOGRAM, Bangladesh (AP) — Wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav took a career-best match-haul of 8-113 as India secured a 188-run victory against Bangladesh in the first test to go up 1-0 in the two-match series.
Bangladesh 272-6 in 1st test, needs 241 more to beat IndiaDecember 17, 2022 GMT
CHATTOGRAM, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh opener Zakir Hasan hit a century on his test debut before India reduced the hosts to 272-6 at stumps to take control on the fourth day of the first test.
Captain Shakib Al Hasan was 40 not out Saturday with Mehidy Hasan on 9.
India in command with Bangladesh chasing 513 targetDecember 16, 2022 GMT
CHATTOGRAM, Bangladesh (AP) — Opener Shubhman Gill and Cheteshwar Pujara hit centuries as India moved into a favorable position to win the first cricket test after setting Bangladesh an improbable target of 513 on Friday.
Bangladesh in trouble at 133-8 after India’s 404 on day 2December 15, 2022 GMT
CHATTOGRAM, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh was in deep trouble at 133-8 after India racked up 404 on day two Thursday of the first cricket test.
Bangladesh was behind by 271 runs and at risk of being forced to follow on.
India recovers to reach 278-6 on Day 1 vs. BangladeshDecember 14, 2022 GMT
CHATTOGRAM, Bangladesh (AP) — Cheteshwar Pujara and Shreyas Iyer hit half-centuries as India recovered from 48-3 to reach 278-6 on day one of the opening test against Bangladesh on Wednesday.
Iyer was batting on 82 at stumps to help keep India’s hope alive of taking control of the test.
Messi fans overjoyed in south Asia after Argentina semi winDecember 14, 2022 GMT
NEW DELHI (AP) — Soccer fan Gazi Jahidul Haque was struggling to hide his concern before the Argentina and Croatia World Cup semifinal at Qatar’s Lusail Stadium.
Haque was watching the game in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.
Bangladesh looking for consistency in first test vs. IndiaDecember 13, 2022 GMT
CHATTOGRAM, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh will have to find some consistency over five days in order to secure an elusive test victory against India when they take on their sub-continent rival for the opening game of a two-match series on Wednesday.
Record-breaking Kishan leads India to win over BangladeshDecember 10, 2022 GMT
CHATTOGRAM, Bangladesh (AP) — Opener Ishan Kishan became the first batter to convert a maiden ODI century into a double ton as India avoided a clean sweep with an emphatic 227-run victory over Bangladesh in the third and final match on Saturday.
Bangladesh opposition rallies to demand PM quit before pollsDecember 10, 2022 GMT
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Tens of thousands of opposition supporters rallied in Bangladesh’s capital on Saturday to demand the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina resign and install a caretaker before next general elections expected to be held in early 2024.
Zakir earns maiden squad callup by Bangladesh for India testDecember 8, 2022 GMT
CHATTOGRAM, Bangladesh (AP) — Left-handed batter Zakir Hasan earned a maiden callup to the Bangladesh squad for the first test against India next week.
Zakir hit 173 runs for Bangladesh A in the first four-day game against visiting India A last week in Cox’s Bazar, helping the side draw from a huge deficit.
Mehidy leads Bangladesh to series-clinching win over IndiaDecember 7, 2022 GMT
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Mehidy Hasan hit his maiden century as Bangladesh recovered from 69-6 to beat India by five runs in the second ODI and seal the three-match series on Wednesday.
Mehidy helped Bangladesh to an unlikely victory in the first match by staring down a 51-run deficit with one wicket at hand.