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Bangladesh tiger population rises after poaching crackdown

The number of wild tigers in Bangladesh's Sundarbans area has increased for the first time in 15 years after a major crackdown against poachers in...

India decides: Counting the world’s largest ballot

India's enormous election took six weeks to hold, but organisers have alloted just one day to count all the ballots cast by some of...

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...

Patchy progress on electricity access casts shadow on global goal

People are gaining access to electricity at a faster pace as governments ramp up efforts in India, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Kenya - but the prospects...

Protests as Bangladesh slaps two-month ban on shallow-water fishing

Bangladesh has banned fishing in the Bay of Bengal for the next two months in an effort to replenish stocks, a minister said Tuesday, triggering...

Bangladesh garment unions say new factory oversight deal risks worker safety

The end of an international arrangement aimed at ensuring the wellbeing of Bangladeshi garment workers is likely to undermine safety by making factory owners responsible...

Bangladesh government blocks news website in fresh blow to media

Bangladesh authorities have blocked access to a popular news portal in what critics on Tuesday condemned as the latest blow to freedom of expression in...

DRC must unite in Ebola fight amid ‘high’ risk of spread: WHO chief

The World Health Organization chief on Monday urged different political factions in the Democratic Republic of Congo to unite in the battle against Ebola,...

US fires arrow into Huawei’s Achilles heel

The Trump administration's move to block US technology sales to Huawei shoots an arrow deep into the Chinese tech giant's Achilles heel -- its...

Bangladesh factory safety monitors get court extension

Global clothing brands including H&M, Primark and Tesco won a Bangladesh Supreme Court case Sunday, allowing international factory safety monitors to operate in the country...