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The President of the Nigerian Union South Africa (NUSA), Adetola Olubajo, on Friday said that victims of the recent xenophobic attacks in that country deserved to be compensated.

Why many Nigerians won’t leave South Africa despite xenophobia

Two months after taking up the teaching job, what would seem like the first sign of xenophobia reared its head. The South African authorities came up with a law barring all foreigners from their education sector. “I had no option but to resort to buying and selling.”

Migrant dies after police car chase in Croatia

A migrant died after a van smuggling her and 11 others through Croatia crashed into a river during a police chase early on Sunday.
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Two Japanese held with 12kg of gold in pant pockets in Dhaka

Customs officials at Bangladesh’s main airport in Dhaka said on Thursday they seized gold bars weighing about 12 kg from two Japanese nationals from Malaysia.
A Bangladeshi man known as the “Tree Man” because of bark-like growths on his hand and body said he wanted his hands amputated to relieve him of unbearable pain.

Bangladeshi man with tree hands begs doctor for amputation

A Bangladeshi man known as the “Tree Man” because of bark-like growths on his hand and body said he wanted his hands amputated to relieve him of unbearable pain.
At least 23 teenage Rohingya girls have been rescued after being brought from refugee camps to the capital, Dhaka, to be sent to Malaysia by air, Bangladesh police said on Sunday.

Rohingya girls rescued from traffickers in Bangladesh

At least 23 teenage Rohingya girls have been rescued after being brought from refugee camps to the capital, Dhaka, to be sent to Malaysia by air, Bangladesh police said on Sunday.
A damaged water tank after Cyclone Fani hit Puri in the eastern state of Odisha [Reuters]

At least nine dead as monster Cyclone Fani enters Bangladesh

Cyclone Fani, one of the biggest to hit the Indian subcontinent in years, has barrelled into Bangladesh after leaving a trail of deadly destruction in India.
Four people have been killed as an attack on a police station in Saudi Arabia's central Riyadh province was foiled, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television said on Sunday, citing sources.

Reports: Four killed in ‘foiled’ attack on Saudi police station

Four people have been killed as an attack on a police station in Saudi Arabia's central Riyadh province was foiled, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television said on Sunday, citing sources.
Indian rupee crashes to all time low of 69 against US dollar | AFP

India cancels poll in southern area over ‘vote buying’

Indian election authorities have cancelled voting in a southern region of the country after seizing more than 110 million rupees ($1.5 million) they believe was meant to influence the outcome, officials said Wednesday.
The woman from Bangladesh did not realise she had twins in a second uterus. Jonas Gratzer-Getty Images

Woman with two wombs gives birth twice, nearly a month apart

A 20-year-old Bangladeshi woman has given birth to twins, 26 days after giving birth to her first child.

Man hanged for Saudi diplomat’s murder

A Bangladeshi man was hanged in a jail outside Dhaka over the murder of a Saudi diplomat in 2012, an official said Monday.
Shamima Begum flew to Syria to join Islamic State in February 2015. Laura Lean-AFP-Getty Images

Minister: Shamima Begum is British, has no claim to Bangladesh

Shamima Begum, a British teenager who who ran away from home to live in ISIL's so-called caliphate, will not be allowed to enter Bangladesh, the South Asian country's state minister for foreign affairs has told Al Jazeera.
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Police kill two suspected kidnappers in shootout

Malaysian Police on Tuesday shot dead two suspected kidnappers believed to be part of a kidnapping gang targeting foreigners.
UN Special Envoy for Myanmar Christine Schraner Burgener (2nd-R) arrives at the airport in Sittwe, capital of Rakhine state the home of persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority on January 22, 2019. – (Photo by – - AFP)

UN expert visits Bangladesh Rohingya ‘relocation’ island

A UN Special Rapporteur on human rights visited on Thursday an island off Bangladesh where Dhaka aims to move Rohingya refugees despite worries it will be vulnerable to extreme weather.
Bangladeshi garment workers shout slogans during a demonstration to demand higher wages in Dhaka on January 10, 2019.The readymade garment (RMG) workers staged the demonstration for the fifth consecutive day in Dhaka. Munir UZ ZAMAN - AFP

Bangladesh garment workers clash with police as strikes roll on

Thousands of Bangladeshi garment workers churning out clothes for top global brands walked off the job Sunday and clashed with police as protests over low wages entered a second week.
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Two alleged Rohingya drug dealers found dead in Bangladesh

Bangladesh police on Saturday found the bullet-ridden bodies of two alleged Rohingya drug dealers in a southeastern coastal town notorious for its connection with the Myanmar meth trade.
Bangladeshi voters wait in line outside a polling station while security police officials watch over in Dhaka on December 30, 2018. – Bangladesh headed to the polls on December 30 following a weeks-long campaign that was dominated by deadly violence and allegations of a crackdown on thousands of opposition activists. (Photo by Munir UZ ZAMAN / AFP)

12 killed in Bangladesh election day violence

At least 12 people were killed in election-day clashes in Bangladesh Sunday, after a bloody campaign overshadowed by a crackdown on the opposition by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who is expected to win a historic but controversial fourth term.
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Bangladesh opposition demands chief election official quit

Bangladesh's main opposition alliance has demanded the resignation of the chief election commissioner, accusing him of bias as violence worsens ahead of Sunday's elections.

Masked youth attack Bangladeshi journalists covering election campaign

Masked youth attacked a group of Bangladeshi reporters with hockey sticks and batons, injuring about 10 of them, as they rested at a hotel after covering an election rally, the journalists said on Tuesday.

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Institute: Ranches will address farmers-herders conflicts, insecurity

The Institute of Corporate Administration (ICA) on Monday advocated for the creation of ranches in states to permanently address farmers/herders conflicts and drive agricultural development in the country.

Fire engulfs Unity Bank’s head office in Lagos

The head office of Unity Bank on Victoria Island, Lagos State has been gutted by fire.
The Controller of the Nasarawa State Command of the Nigeria Correctional Service, Emmanuel Okoro, on Thursday refuted reports by a section of the media which claimed there was a jail break at the Keffi Old Prison.

Man jailed for robbing policeman

An Oredo Magistrate Court has sentenced an 18-year old boy, Chetamu Ominyi, to five months imprisonment for assaulting and stealing the cell phone of a policeman, Sergeant Danguma Abdul.
The Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Ibrahim Tanko Muhammed has explained that Nigeria’s Judicial arm of government headed by him has been infested with corrupt elements.

CJN skirts around Justice Onnoghen crisis in new legal year speech

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, on Monday, made only a veiled reference to his predecessor, Justice Walter Onnoghen, whose career, came to an abrupt end under controversial circumstances earlier this year.
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Gold hits more than one-week high on Gulf tensions

Gold rose to its highest in more than a week on Monday, supported by Middle East tensions and uncertainty over U.S.-China trade talks, while palladium hits an all-time high.