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Bangladesh: Bangladesh - Country in South Asia
Bangladesh pronounced or [ˈbaŋladeʃ] (listen); literally meaning The country of Bengal; and officially called the People's Republic of Bangladesh, is a country in South Asia. It is the world's 8th-most populous country with nearly 163 million people, and is the 92nd-largest country in land area, spanning 147,570 square kilometres (56,980 sq mi), 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. It is narrowly separated from Nepal and Bhutan by India's Siliguri Corridor in the north and from China by the Indian state of Sikkim in the northeast. 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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Dozens of Rohingya refugees missing, 15 confirmed dead after boat capsizes

Dozens of Rohingya refugees were missing and 15 confirmed dead on Tuesday after a ship carrying about 130 people capsized in the Bay of Bengal while trying to reach Malaysia, a Bangladesh coast guard..
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At least 15 Rohingya die in boat capsize, dozens missing

At least 15 Rohingya Muslim refugees died and many more were missing on Tuesday, after a ship carrying about 130 people capsized in the Bay of Bengal while trying to reach Malaysia, a Bangladesh coast..
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Rohingya refugees die after boat capsizes off Bangladesh [Video]Rohingya refugees die after boat capsizes off Bangladesh

Seventy people rescued after overcrowded boat heading for Malaysia sank in Bay of Bengal, officials say.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:20Published

Bangladeshis in India fear deportation, spike in border smuggling [Video]Bangladeshis in India fear deportation, spike in border smuggling

Bangladeshis living in India say a 'growing climate of hostility' is forcing them to return to their homeland.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:39Published

Bangladesh: One in five people live below poverty line [Video]Bangladesh: One in five people live below poverty line

How some people are surviving on less than $5 a day in Bangladesh.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:13Published

'Justice served': Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh hail ICJ ruling [Video]'Justice served': Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh hail ICJ ruling

UN top court's order asking Myanmar to prevent further genocide of mainly Muslim Rohingya cheered at Cox's Bazar camps.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:11Published

India captain Kohli no fan of four-day test concept [Video]India captain Kohli no fan of four-day test concept

Virat Kohli speaks out against the prospect of test matches being reduced to four days from five.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:55Published

Rohingya crisis: Bleak prospects for refugees in Bangladesh camps [Video]Rohingya crisis: Bleak prospects for refugees in Bangladesh camps

After fleeing a 2017 Myanmar forces crackdown, conditions and future for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh remain dismal.

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'Now they can chase their dreams': Bangladesh allows Rohingya children to study

Rohingya refugees reacted with surprise and joy on Wednesday to the news that Bangladesh would provide formal education to their children, two and a half years after they were forced to flee Myanmar.
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India, Bangladesh eye evacuating citizens from China coronavirus epicenter

India and Bangladesh said on Tuesday they are working on evacuating their citizens from China's Wuhan, the epicenter of a new coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 100 people.
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Bangladesh shuts down telecoms along India border citing security concerns

Muslim-majority Bangladesh has ordered telecom operators to shut down services along the border with India, citing security concerns over Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new citizenship law which..
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Bangladesh telecom operators shut down services along India border

Bangladesh's telecom regulator has ordered operators to shut down services along the border with India citing security reasons, authorities said in a statement.
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Fifty dead as cold wave sweeps through Bangladesh

At least 50 people have died in Bangladesh as cold weather continues to sweep across the country, officials said.
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Cold snap kills 50 in Bangladesh

At least 50 people have died in Bangladesh as cold weather continues to sweep across the country, heath officials said.
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Seven dead as migrants' boat sinks in Turkey's Lake Van

Seven people died and 64 were rescued when a boat carrying migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan sank on Thursday in eastern Turkey's Lake Van, the governor's office in Bitlis province..
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Fire at Bangladesh factory kills 10 people

At least 10 people were killed on Sunday when a fire swept through a fan factory near Bangladesh's capital, police said, the second such accident in less than a week.
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What does India's new citizenship law mean?

A new Indian law that grants citizenship to persecuted Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians who fled Muslim-majority Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan prior to 2015 has led to..
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Explainer: What does passage of India's controversial citizenship bill mean?

India's parliament on Wednesday passed a contentious bill that will allow citizenship for persecuted Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians who fled Muslim-majority Pakistan, Bangladesh..
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Human Rights Watch says Rohingya child refugees being denied education

Bangladesh is blocking hundreds of thousands of Rohingya children from accessing meaningful education, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday, urging authorities to lift restrictions on schooling in..
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Bangladesh sentences seven to death for 2016 cafe attack

A Bangladesh court on Wednesday handed death sentences to seven members of an Islamist militant group for plotting an attack on a cafe in 2016 that killed 22 people, mostly foreigners, in the south..
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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.
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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..
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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..
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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..
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AP Top Stories October 24 A

Here's the latest for Thursday October 24th: House Republicans disrupt closed-door impeachment session; Bangladesh plans to relocate thousands of Rohingya refugees; Florida state senate upholds..
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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..
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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.
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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..
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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'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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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.
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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..
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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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