In our news wrap Thursday, about 10 million people in Bangladesh lack electricity in the aftermath of a powerful cyclone. The storm, which also hit coastal India, packed winds of up to 118 miles per hour when it made landfall.
Wide swathes of the coasts of India and Bangladesh were flooded and millions of people remained without power Thursday, after the most powerful cyclone to hit the region in more than decade left dozens dead and a trail of destruction.
By Sheikh Saaliq, Julhas Alam, Associated Press
A tropical cyclone is blasting India and Bangladesh, killing at least 14 people and destroying homes by the hundred. The storm surged out of the Bay of Bengal Wednesday into a densely populated area that has been beset by the…
By Judy Woodruff, Layla Quran
The cyclone could have devastating consequences for India’s fight against the coronavirus by impacting supply lines and crippling relief measures.
By Associated Press
In our news wrap Tuesday, officials in India and Bangladesh began evacuating millions of people in advance of a powerful tropical cyclone. Packing heavy rain and winds over 100 miles per hour, it's expected to make landfall Wednesday. Also, former…
By Fred de Sam Lazaro
Bangladesh is about the size of Iowa, but it has 50 times as many people. That extremely high population density makes containing coronavirus a huge challenge -- as does the recent influx of a million refugees from neighboring Myanmar. Special…
By Julhas Alam, Associated Press
Authorities have reported the first coronavirus case in the crowded camps for Rohingya refugees in southern Bangladesh. More than 1 million refugees from Myanmar are sheltered in the camps.
By Mike Corder, Associated Press
The decision by an international court gives fresh hope to victims that those responsible for brutal crimes against the Rohingya will be brought to justice.
By Sheikh Saaliq, Associated Press
A total of 31.1 million people were included on the list, leaving out 1.9 million, according to a statement from the Assam government.
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