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‘Broken dreams’ – Bangladesh’s returning migrants struggle at home

Like many poor Bangladeshis, Komol Shohlagar thought moving overseas for work would change his life. It did - but not in the way he...

Shut out from Bangladesh schools, Rohingyas turn to madrassas

Half a million refugee Rohingya children are shut out of local schools in Bangladesh, leaving many in religious madrassas where critics say educational standards are...

Bangladeshi’s diary spotlights Singapore migrant struggles

Toiling for long hours for meagre salaries and living in crowded dormitories, migrant construction workers have helped build modern-day Singapore but remain all but...

In climate change-hit Bangladesh, hospital boats keep healthcare afloat

Living on a secluded island in northern Bangladesh, several hours from the nearest hospital, Abdul Jalil believed he was destined to die blind. That changed earlier...

Stay or go? As weather gets wilder, states urged to prepare for displacement

Warned that Typhoon Haiyan would slam into the coastal part of the Philippine town of Dulag in November 2013, Leah C. Caminong's family rented...

Meet Bhutan’s prime minister who happens to be a Bangladesh-trained doctor

It's Saturday in Bhutan and Lotay Tshering has just completed urinary bladder repair surgery on a patient at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral...

In exile in Bangladesh, a bittersweet revival of Rohingya culture

Chain-smoking singer Gudar Mia, who recently turned 80 in a refugee camp in Bangladesh, lit another cigarette, closed his eyes, and crooned the opening words...

Bangladeshi street kids bowled over by cricket World Cup chance

On a dusty football pitch in Bangladesh that doubles as grazing for cattle and a laundry for local residents, teenage cricketer Sania Mirza hits the last...

In Rohingya camps, a political awakening faces a backlash

It was after Mohib Ullah scored his first political victories that the death threats began in earnest. On a recent morning, the Rohingya refugee...

Lives forever changed by Christchurch shootings

On a small farm on the outskirts of Christchurch in New Zealand, Omar Nabi digs a small hole and sharpens a knife as he...