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Tahrir Square in Dhaka

Haider Khan | Posted 04.22.2013 | World
Haider Khan

Something extraordinary has happened in the last few days in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Young men and women, from all walks of life, are occupying a major square. Like the young people in Tahrir Square, they are part of a global movement for winning and deepening democracy.

Shopping After A Factory Fire

Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI | Posted 02.12.2013 | Religion
Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI

The commitment of consumers and stakeholders to a more deliberate and sustained demand for safe working conditions and wage levels can at a very minimum send a clear message of solidarity to factory workers and communities everywhere.

Landslides, Floods Cause Disaster In Bangladesh

AP | FARID HOSSAIN | Posted 08.27.2012 | World

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Landslides and floods caused by heavy monsoon rains killed at least 91 people in southern Bangladesh and many more were miss...

Bangladesh To Vaccinate Stray Dogs To Check Rabies

AP | Posted 11.29.2011 | Green

DHAKA, Bangladesh -- Bangladesh plans to vaccinate stray dogs instead of culling them in a bid to prevent rabies that annually kills some 2,000 people...

Bangladesh Probes Banished Woman's Suicide

AP | Posted 10.16.2011 | World

DHAKA, Bangladesh -- Bangladesh's High Court launched an inquiry Tuesday into the deaths of a woman and two of her children who jumped under a train a...

Back to Bangladesh -- Day 5

Christy Turlington Burns | Posted 08.24.2011 | Impact
Christy Turlington Burns

Acid violence is a form of vengeance for other types of social conflicts like disputes over land. In most cases the women, young and adolescent girls and girl children are the victims.

PHOTOS: The World's Largest Megacities

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

This week GlobalPost published an interesting series on the challenges posed by the world's rapid urbanization, focusing in particular on Dhaka, Bangl...

A Look At The World's Fastest Growing Megacity

GlobalPost | Erik German and Solana Pyne | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The future is here, and it smells like burning trash. As the evening call to prayer echoes across Dhaka's teeming slums, a bluish haze rises in the mu...

Bangladesh Landslides Kill At Least 47, Bury Homes

AP | TOFAYEL AHMED | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh — Powerful landslides triggered by heavy rains killed at least 49 people in southeastern Bangladesh on Tuesday, striking...

Bangladesh Fire Kills 116, Injures Over 100

AP | FARID HOSSAIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DHAKA, Bangladesh — An electrical explosion plunged a neighborhood of Bangladesh's capital in darkness and ignited a shop of flammable chemicals...

"Fleeing Catastrophe, Stuck in the Slums of Bangladesh," by William Wheeler and Anna-Katarina Gravgaard, TIME Video

Pulitzer Center. | Pulitzer Center | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Fleeing natural disasters that destroyed their villages, many Bangladeshis have moved to Dhaka's slums, where disease is on the rise. ...

Ecopreneur: From the Boardroom to Bangladesh

Kristin Boekhoff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristin Boekhoff

What made me give up a six figure job at the top of the corporate ladder, donate everything I owned to charity, and move to a developing country that few people can locate on a map?

Bangladesh: Mall Fire Kills 7, Injures 50 (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Jessica Gusman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UPDATE:A helicopter plucked survivors from the roof of Bangladesh's biggest shopping mall Friday as a fire raced through the upper levels of the high-...

Bangladesh Troops Revolt, Leading General Allegedly Killed

The Guardian | Randeep Ramesh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Soldiers in the Bangladesh capital, Dhaka, have revolted against senior officers apparently over rations and pay, with television reports claiming the...

Bangladesh Holds First Election In 7 Years

AP | JULHAS ALAM | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Former Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's political alliance won a landslide victory in elections aimed at restoring democracy t...