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SPOTLIGHT: Treading water | struggling for a glass of water

Funding cuts leave Caritas Bangladesh in a decade-long struggle to find a lasting solution to severe drinking water shortages

Caritas Asia reelects president for a second four-year term

Benedict Alo D’Rozario of Bangladesh was first elected into the post in 2019, making him the first lay person to fill the role

Tears, protests 10 years since Bangladesh factory tragedy

The Rana Plaza tragedy on April 24, 2013 was one of the world's worst industrial disaster

Bangladeshis pray for rain as temperatures soar

The poor, low-lying South Asian nation of 170 million people is at the forefront of climate change with frequent deadly floods

Bangladeshi Muslim cleric among four held for stoning woman over affair

Decades ago, village councils in rural Bangladesh commonly used sharia to punish Muslim women accused of adultery

Huge fire destroys clothes market in Bangladeshi capital

Distraught shop owners told reporters the blaze had left them destitute ahead of Eid, the Muslim festival marking the end of Ramadan

Rohingya sceptical of Myanmar refugee return offer

The Rohingya are widely viewed in Myanmar as interlopers from Bangladesh, despite roots in the country stretching back centuries

Global figures urge end to ‘harassment’ of Bangladesh Nobel laureate

Yunus, 82, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006, has seen his reputation at home tarnished by a labor dispute with Hasina

In crowded camps, Rohingya refugees embrace family planning

Roughly two-thirds of Rohingya couples are now using some form of birth control -- up from virtually none five years ago

24 dead, million seek shelter as Cyclone Sitrang hits Bangladesh

Around 10 million people were without power in districts along the coast on Tuesday

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