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Bangladesh: Country in South Asia
Bangladesh, officially the People's Republic of Bangladesh, is a country in South Asia. While the country is the 92nd-largest in land area, spanning 147,570 square kilometres (56,980 sq mi), it is the world's 8th-most populous with nearly 163 million people, making it one of the most densely populated countries in the world. Bangladesh shares land borders with India to the west, north, and east, Myanmar to the southeast, and the Bay of Bengal to the south. Dhaka, the capital and largest city, is the nation's economic, political and cultural hub. Chittagong, the largest sea port, is the second largest city. The dominant geographic feature is the Ganges delta, which empties into the Bay of Bengal the combined waters of several river systems, including the Brahmaputra and the Ganges, with numerous criss-crossing rivers and inland waterways. Highlands with evergreen forests cover the northeastern and southeastern regions. The seacoast features the longest natural sea beach and most of the world's largest mangrove forest. The country's biodiversity includes a vast array of plants and wildlife, including the endangered Bengal tiger, the national animal.

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Dead-end: Rohingya in Malaysia warn against fleeing from Bangladesh

Before he flew to Thailand on a fake Bangladeshi passport and then crossed into Malaysia, Mohammed Imran was one of the most influential Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. He headed an 18,000-strong camp..
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At least seven killed in gas explosion in Bangladesh

At least seven people were killed and eight injured on Sunday after a gas pipeline exploded in the Bangladeshi port city of Chittagong, a police official said.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Bangladesh


Hundreds killed in Bangladesh drug crackdown: Amnesty [Video]Hundreds killed in Bangladesh drug crackdown: Amnesty

Amnesty International says Bangladesh authorities allegedly responsible for extrajudicial killings.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:52Published

ICC To Investigate How Myanmar Drove Out Nearly 1m Rohingya Muslims [Video]ICC To Investigate How Myanmar Drove Out Nearly 1m Rohingya Muslims

International Criminal Court prosecutors are to investigate Myanmar's alleged crimes against humanity. The reclusive country's Rohingya minority were systematically driven across the border to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

Stymied but switched on: Bangladesh's online workforce [Video]Stymied but switched on: Bangladesh's online workforce

Bangladesh is now the second-largest supplier of online labour in the world, according to the Oxford Internet Institute.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:13Published

Bangladesh imposes more restrictions on Rohingya refugees [Video]Bangladesh imposes more restrictions on Rohingya refugees

Following failed repatriation attempts and the murder of a local politician, Bangladesh authorities are cracking down on Rohingya refugees.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:28Published

Bangladesh forces kill more than a dozen Rohingya refugees [Video]Bangladesh forces kill more than a dozen Rohingya refugees

Claims victims were involved in murder of politician have been disputed as safe haven turns dangerous.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:33Published

Algae filter papers make dirty water drinkable [Video]Algae filter papers make dirty water drinkable

Scientists have found a way to make clean drinking water using algae. The pores are small enough to collect bacteria and viruses from dirty water. Matt Larotonda reports

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:41Published

Why are clothing brands shifting production to Bangladesh? [Video]Why are clothing brands shifting production to Bangladesh?

The trade war between the US and China has led fashion brands to shift production areas.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:37Published

China-US trade war causes steel prices to soar in Bangladesh [Video]China-US trade war causes steel prices to soar in Bangladesh

President Trump's tariffs are costing poorer countries as well as his own and China.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:58Published

Watch: Motorbike ride sharing gets Dhaka traffic moving [Video]Watch: Motorbike ride sharing gets Dhaka traffic moving

The Bangladeshi capital is one of the most congested cities in the world, and it can take more than an hour to drive 6 kilometres – close to walking speed

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:20Published

 

Bangladesh coast guard rescues 122 Rohingya from sinking boat

Bangladesh coast guard rescued 122 Rohingya Muslim refugees from the Bay of Bengal on Thursday as the boat they had boarded to illegally flee to Malaysia started sinking due to a mechanical problem, a..
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War crimes court OKs probe into deportation of Myanmar's Rohingya

The International Criminal Court said on Thursday it had approved a prosecution request to investigate crimes against humanity against Myanmar's Rohingya minority who were systematically driven across..
Reuters - Published

ICC approves investigation into deportation of Myanmar's Rohingya

The International Criminal Court said on Thursday it had approved a request from ICC prosecutors to investigate crimes against humanity against Myanmar's Rohingya minority who were systematically..
Reuters - Published

Head-on collision of Bangladesh trains kills 16, injures 40

Rescuers in Bangladesh were struggling on Tuesday to pull passengers from mangled wreckage after a head-on collision of two trains killed at least 16 people and injured more than 40, officials said.
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Bangladesh train collision kills 15, toll could rise

Rescuers in Bangladesh were battling on Tuesday to pull passengers from mangled wreckage after a head-on collision of two trains killed at least 15 people and injured more than 40, officials said.
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Head-on train collision in Bangladesh kills at least 14

Two trains crashed head-on in eastern Bangladesh early on Tuesday, killing at least 14 people and injuring more than 40, officials said.
Reuters - Published

A dozen dead, fishermen missing after cyclone Bulbul lashes Bangladesh and India

At least 13 people were killed in Bangladesh and India after cyclone Bulbul lashed coastal areas this weekend, though prompt evacuations saved many lives and the worst was over, officials said on..
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Cyclone Bulbul lashes Bangladesh, killing fisherman and homemaker

Cyclone Bulbul lashed Bangladesh overnight, killing two people, injuring scores and damaging homes but prompt evacuations saved many lives and the worst was over, officials said on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Brazil police arrest man said to be one of world's most prolific human traffickers

Brazilian federal police said they have arrested Saifullah Al-Mamun, born in Bangladesh and considered by authorities one of the world's most prolific human traffickers.
Reuters - Published

Itchy eyes, sore throat but Bangladesh OK with Delhi air

Delhi's air pollution has left several Bangladesh players with sore throats and itchy eyes but coach Russell Domingo dismissed any health concerns and said they were focused on giving a good account of..
Reuters - Published

Bangladesh sentences 16 to death for killing teenager in harassment case

The principal of a religious school in Bangladesh was among 16 people sentenced to death on Thursday for the murder of a teenage girl who refused to withdraw a complaint of sexual harassment against..
Reuters - Published

Ashik was flipping burgers when he arrived from Bangladesh. Now, he’s worth $148 million

Technology entrepreneurs feature heavily in this year's Australian Financial Review Young Rich List, with many from humble beginnings.
SBS - Published

Four killed in Bangladesh over Facebook post

At least four people were killed and about 50 injured on Sunday in clashes with police in Bangladesh over a Facebook post that offended Muslims, officials said.
Reuters - Published

Bangladesh to move Rohingya to flood-prone island next month

Bangladesh will start relocating Rohingya Muslims to a flood-prone island off its coast next month as several thousand refugees have agreed to move, a government official said on Sunday.
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Bangladesh border forces kill Indian guard in rare clash

Bangladeshi border forces shot and killed an Indian border guard on Thursday when a altercation erupted over an Indian fisherman the Bangladeshis had detained, in a rare clash between the two sides.
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Protests flare in Bangladesh over killing of university student

Hundreds of students protested across Bangladesh on Wednesday calling for political groups to be banned from campuses days after a student was killed, allegedly by activists from Prime Minister Sheikh..
Reuters - Published

Bangladesh bans heartburn drug ranitidine over cancer fears

Bangladesh's drug regulatory authority on Sunday issued a ban on sales of popular heartburn drug ranitidine while it investigates a potential cancer-causing substance in the drug.
Reuters - Published

Two Rohingya killed in gun battle with Bangladesh border guards

Two Rohingya refugees were killed in a gun battle with Bangladeshi border guards as they tried to cross into Bangladesh from Myanmar on Friday, officials said.
Reuters - Published

Motorbike ride-sharing a panacea for Dhaka traffic chaos

Ride-sharing motorbike services are surging in popularity in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka, where nightmare traffic often means that walking is faster than traveling by car or bus.
Reuters - Published

Rohingya in Bangladesh face tide of hostility as welcome turns to fear

When more than 730,000 Rohingya fled into Bangladesh from Myanmar in 2017, Bangladeshi journalist Sharif Azad was sympathetic to the plight of his fellow Muslims, survivors of a military-led crackdown..
Reuters - Published

Bangladesh blocks internet services in Rohingya refugee camps

Bangladesh's telecom regulatory authority on Tuesday ordered mobile phone operators to partially block high-speed data services to areas where Rohingya refugees are living in sprawling camps, citing..
Reuters - Published

Tens of thousands of Rohingya mark 'Genocide Day' amid tensions in Bangladesh camps

At least 100,000 Rohingya refugees rallied in camps in Bangladesh on Sunday, marking two years since the start of a brutal military crackdown in Myanmar that forced more than 730,000 to flee across the..
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'We are hostages': Two years on, Rohingya still in Myanmar trapped by new war

When Myanmar officials toured refugee camps in Bangladesh last month, inviting Rohingya Muslims who fled the country to return, they brought with them pamphlets adorned with cartoons showing..
Reuters - Published

Two years on, a look at the Rohingya crisis

This month marks the second anniversary of the fleeing of more than 730,000 Rohingya from Myanmar's northwest Rakhine State to Bangladesh after a military-led crackdown in response to an attack by..
Reuters - Published

'People were hiding': Bangladesh bid to repatriate Rohingya stalls as refugees refuse

An attempt to begin repatriating thousands of Rohingya Muslims living in camps in Bangladesh stalled on Thursday after nearly 300 refugee families refused to go back to Myanmar, almost a year after a..
Reuters - Published

U.N. agency, Bangladesh begin survey of Rohingya over return to Myanmar

The United Nations' refugee agency and Bangladesh authorities on Tuesday started to consult more than 3,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar to determine if any want to return home, officials said, as a..
Reuters - Published

About 3,000 homeless as fire consumes Bangladesh slum

About 3,000 people in Bangladesh were left homeless after a massive fire consumed several hundred shanties in a slum on the northern outskirts of the capital city of Dhaka, government officials said on..
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: Myanmar, Bangladesh agree to start Rohingya repatriation next week

Myanmar and Bangladesh will start a fresh attempt next week to repatriate thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state, officials said on Thursday, nearly a year after a..
Reuters - Published

Bangladesh must investigate rife torture: U.N. rights body

A U.N. human rights body called on Bangladeshi authorities on Friday to investigate credible allegations that police and security forces routinely torture detainees and to prosecute any perpetrators.
Reuters - Published

'They are cleansing our people': Melbourne Rohingya refugee shares life story of oppression

Habiburahman fled oppression and torture in his homeland and is now safe in Australia. But his thoughts remain with the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya facing deadlock in Bangladesh's refugee camps.
SBS - Published

Rights group accuses Bangladesh of torture; government says report baseless

Bangladesh's law enforcement agencies have used systematic torture on detainees to stifle dissent, an international human rights group said on Monday in a report that the government dismissed as..
Reuters - Published

Rohingya tell Myanmar they refuse to return without recognition

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh refuse to return to Myanmar unless they are recognized as an ethnic group in their home country, leaders told visiting Myanmar officials on Sunday as fresh repatriation..
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Onion prices surge in Bangladesh on floods, lower Indian supply

Onion prices in Bangladesh have doubled over the past two weeks after floods ravaged the crop and as imports from top supplier India became expensive after New Delhi withdrew incentives for overseas..
Reuters - Published

Satellite images show Myanmar's 'minimal preparations' for Rohingya return: think-tank

Myanmar has made “minimal” preparations for the return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees sheltering in neighboring Bangladesh, according to an Australian think-tank, despite the..
Reuters - Published

More than 60 killed, hundreds of thousands displaced by flooding in Bangladesh

Severe flooding has killed at least 61 people, displaced nearly 800,000 and inundated thousands of homes across a third of Bangladesh, government officials said on Tuesday, after two weeks of heavy..
Reuters - Published

Death toll from India, Nepal, Bangladesh floods jumps to over 300

The death toll from severe flooding in parts of India, Nepal and Bangladesh rose to more than 300 on Monday, even as heavy rains are starting to ebb and water levels started to recede in some of the..
Reuters - Published

India says illegal immigrants from Bangladesh becoming citizens

India said on Friday thousands of illegal immigrants from neighboring Muslim-majority Bangladesh had produced false documents to become citizens in the far-eastern Indian state of Assam.
Reuters - Published

Bangladesh floods worsen after breach, death toll nears 100 in India

One of Bangladesh's main rivers breached an embankment, flooding a northern district and forcing thousands from their homes, an official said on Thursday, as the toll from monsoon rains in neighboring..
Reuters - Published

Over 100 killed, millions displaced from floods in India, Nepal and Bangladesh

Floods have forced more than four million people from their homes across India, Nepal and Bangladesh and killed more than 100 people as torrential rains in the initial days of monsoons wreaked havoc.
Reuters - Published

Dozens clash with police at gas price protest in Bangladesh capital

Dozens of people protesting against the Bangladeshi government's sudden decision to hike gas prices by a third clashed on Sunday with police outside the energy ministry in Dhaka, protest leaders and..
Reuters - Published

Bangladesh's Ershad, opposition leader and former army ruler, dies at 90

The former military ruler of Bangladesh, Hussain Muhammad Ershad, died on Sunday aged 90, following age-related health complications, an aide said.
Reuters - Published

Bangladesh sentences nine to death for 1994 attack on PM Hasina

A Bangladesh court on Wednesday sentenced nine members of the main opposition party to death and handed life terms to another 25 for attempting to kill Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina 25 years ago, a..
Reuters - Published

ICC prosecutor seeks Bangladesh and Myanmar investigation

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Wednesday moved closer to opening a full investigation into alleged crimes against the Rohingya people who were driven from Myanmar to Bangladesh.
Reuters - Published

ICC prosecutor asks to open an investigation on Bangladesh, Myanmar

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court took the next step toward opening a full investigation into alleged crimes against the Rohingya people who were driven from Myanmar to Bangladesh, a..
Reuters - Published

Bangladesh police kill three suspected Rohingya traffickers; rescue 15 refugees

Bangladesh police killed three people suspected of trying to smuggle 15 Rohingya Muslim refugees to Malaysia in a clash on Tuesday near the South Asian nation's main refugee camp, an official said, the..
Reuters - Published

Bangladesh train derails over bridge; five people killed

A passenger train carrying at least 2,000 people derailed as it was crossing a bridge in Bangladesh on Monday killing five people and injuring more than 100, officials said.
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Bangladesh train derailment over canal kills five, injures 100 - police

A passenger train derailed in Bangladesh on Monday, killing at least five people and injuring more than 100, and there could be more casualties inside two carriages that fell into a canal, a police..
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