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Latest Bangladesh Items
Just before the global financial crisis struck in 2008, Bangladeshi Nobel Peace Prize laureate Muhammad Yunus came to the U.S. to do just about the last thing any mainstream economist would have advised _ he set up a bank for the poor.
The illegal sex trade gets most of the headlines about the underground business of human bondage, but the forced-labor racket is a largely untold story of modern slavery in Southeast Asia.
Education authorities thought the ban on student cellphones in class would be enough to prevent disruptions.
Bangladesh's High Court has delayed its ruling on the legality of a government order dismissing Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus as head of the microfinance bank he founded, an official said Sunday.
Nearly 50 Bangladeshi migrant workers evacuated by sea from Libya to the Greek island of Crete jumped ship during the night, Greek authorities said Sunday, apparently to avoid being sent back to Bangladesh. Three died, 11 remained missing, and many others were hospitalized.
Bangladesh's government ordered Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus from his post as head of his microfinance bank Wednesday — a humiliating blow for an activist whose revolutionary idea of giving out small loans lifted many out of poverty. But the Grameen Bank said he remained in charge and that it would fight the decision.
Bangladesh suspended trading at its main stock exchange Monday after a market plunge ignited protests by thousands of investors and security officials struck some with batons to disperse them.
Dozens of people were killed Tuesday after a devastating blaze raced through a Dhaka garment factory that supplies such major multinational companies as Gap and JCPenney.