In Bangladesh, ‘Floating Farms’ Overcome Monsoon Rains

DHAKA, Nov. 22 (NsNewsWire) — During the monsoon rains in northwest Bangladesh, swollen rivers can flood villages for months at a time. For the rural poor who rely on agriculture, there is no way to make money. But now some people are building small floating farms, where they grow vegetables and raise animals, right on […]

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Bangladesh: MSF responds to an upsurge in malaria cases

Dhaka/Amsterdam – In the last three months the international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has treated nearly 1,700 people affected by malaria in remote areas of southeast Bangladesh. In August, MSF launched an emergency intervention in Bandarban district in the Chittagong Hill Tracts – an area where malaria is endemic – to support the […]

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Bangladesh’s besieged Islamist party fights for life

By Shafiqul Alam, AFP: Bangladesh’s largest Islamist party faces an existential crisis after a series of body blows, including the sentencing to death of its leaders and abandonment by its main secular ally, say analysts. Bangladesh sentences another top Islamist to death Associated Press Jailed Bangladesh ex-Islamist leader dies Associated Press Ghulam Azam: Bangladeshi war […]

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Bangladeshi migrants eke out a living in Rome

Rome, Italy – “Tourists in groups never buy anything.” Ignoring the large group of American tourists sauntering back towards his stall, Faisal pulls out a photo of a boy from his wallet. “This is Sifat, my son. I send him to an English school and he’s at the top of his class,” the 30-year-old migrant […]

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Tough road ahead for Obama after Republicans seize Senate

(Reuters) – Republicans rode a wave of voter discontent to seize control of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, dealing a punishing blow to President Barack Obama that will limit his legislative agenda and may force him to make a course correction for his last two years in office. The Republican rout was wide and deep […]

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Bangladesh is opening its doors to tourists

IT’S one of the world’s most populated countries yet travellers are only just starting to discover Bangladesh. If you’re looking for somewhere completely different, a place you’re not likely to run into tourists and a really good kebab, then put Bangladesh on your itinerary. “Bangladesh is about to be discovered. It’s a great time for […]

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HK business leaders: Occupy Movement damages economy, social order

HONG KONG, Oct. 25 (Xinhua) — Several Hong Kong business leaders have criticized the month-long Occupy Central Movement, saying the illegal movement has disrupted Hong Kong’s social order and would cause long-term damage to the business environment of the Asian financial center. Cheng Kar-shun, chairman of the New World Development and a Standing Committee member […]

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