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Bangladeshi blogger Oyasiqur Rahman Babu is hacked to death

Bangladeshi blogger Oyasiqur Rahman Babu is hacked to death

Bangladeshi blogger Oyasiqur Rahman Babu has been hacked to death today at about 9:45am at the Tejgaon Indsutrial area. Two Madrasa students have been detained...
10 people died in a stampede, Bangladesh

10 Pilgrims Die In Stampede, Bangladesh

At least 10 devotees died during the ‘Astami snan’, the Hindu holy bath in the Old Brahmaputra River, at Langalbandh, Narayanganj.
Petrol bomb attack Bangladesh

4 die on Petrol Bomb Attack, Bangladesh

Ten people, including eight workers, suffered burn injuries in a petrol bomb attack on a sand-laden truck at Moghirdhal. As the truck reached Moghirdhal around 8:00pm, miscreants hurled petrol bomb at it on Magura-Jessore highway in Sadar upazila on Saturday night

Przemek: a Roma Thai boxer tackling understanding between communities

Przemek Kierpacz and his family are Polish Roma who have been living in the UK for a number of years. Przemek is an advocate for Roma Support Group, a NGO promoting an understanding of Roma culture in the UK...
Statue of Asclepius, Centrale Montemartini, Hall of the Machines
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Centrale Montemartini, one of a kind Museum

WORLD CULTURES AND HERITAGE - On October 31, 1997 the exhibition "Le macchine e gli dei" opens. During the broadening works of the "I Musei Capitolini", an important part of its collection was transferred...

Text and photos by Riccardo Budini
Rescuers in the Zasyadko Coal mine, Ukraine

30 miners feared dead after Zasyadko coal mine gas blast

Dozens of miners are trapped underground and 30 feared dead after a suspected gas blast at a coal mine in a rebel-held region of east Ukraine, with rescuers saying the chance of finding many survivors was slim.

Protests in Bangladesh after Avijit Roy assassination

Many people gathered in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on February 27th 2015, to protest against the assassination of the US-Bengali blogger Avijit Roy, murdered on Thursday evening.

Ukraine troops pull back heavy weapons in the east

Ukraine troops are pulling back heavy artillery from the front lines in the east of the country, following the Feb 12 cease-fire agreement brokered in Minsk.
Fasnacht Carnival of Basel
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Fasnacht Carnival of Basel

Every year the City of Basel is consumed by a festival called Fasnacht with its origins dating back as far as the 14th Century. It is Switzerland's largest festival and it lasts exactly seventy­two hours. Residents refer to it...

Text and photos by Nick Kozak
capsized ferry in Bangladesh

At least 50 die as ferry capsizes in Padma River, Bangladesh

A ferry on its way to Daulatdia was hit by a cargo vessel. Rescuers have pulled at least 50 bodies out of the Padma, most of them are children and women...
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Celebrations for the International Mother Language Day in Bangladesh

International Mother Language Day is a celebration of linguistic and cultural diversity, and multilingualism, held every year on 21 February worldwide

Text and photos by Suvra Kanti Das
Barricades built under the Maidan independence monument in the last three months are now burning under the repressive assault of the police. Kiev, Ukraine
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Deadly crackdown in Kiev - The heavenly hundred anniversary

The violent and dramatic crackdown that followed three months of anti-government occupation of Maidan square resulted in a brutal bloodshed. Both violent and peaceful...

Text and photos by Mstyslav Chernov