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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...

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...

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...

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...

Bangladesh ex-PM Zia trapped between life and death: BNP

Jailed former prime minister Khaleda Zia is trapped between life and death as her health has massively deteriorated over the last week due to...

Bangladesh stops 84 Rohingyas from perilous sea journey

Bangladesh authorities prevented 84 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar from attempting a perilous boat journey to Malaysia, officials said Saturday. Police in Pekua said 67 Rohingya Muslims...

Bangladesh arrests three trafficking suspects

Bangladesh arrested three suspects in a human trafficking ring on Friday as part of the ongoing trafficker crackdown, police said. The arrests followed the deaths of...

Some 250,000 Rohingya refugees receive first ID cards: UN

The UN said Friday it has registered more than 250,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, providing many with their first ever identification cards and proof of...