Rohingya refugees play football at a refugee camp in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh. File photo: CNS/Reuters
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Coronavirus fear runs high in Rohingya refugee camps

DHAKA (UCAN): Afzal Rahman and his family have been passing fearful days and nights since…

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A fishing boat on the Naf River, which connects with the Bay of Bengal area of Cox’s Bazar on the Bangladeshi coast. Photo: UCAN/Stephan Uttom
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Boat tragedy sparks fresh Rohingya trafficking alarm

DHAKA (UCAN): The capsizing of a boat in the Bay of Bengal that killed 15…

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Health workers battle virus fears in Bangladesh

DHAKA (UCAN): Catholic health workers in Bangladesh have joined state authorities in battling increasing public…

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A mother carries her child during a village gathering in Habiganj district of Bangladesh. Photo: UCAN/Stephan Uttom
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Bangladesh court seeks to ban gender detection of unborn

DHAKA (UCAN): Catholics have welcomed a Bangladesh High Court ruling seeking an end to what…

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Proposal for extrajudicial killing of rapists dismissed by Church

DHAKA (UCAN): Several members of both the ruling and opposition parties in Bangladesh demanded in…

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