They're ringing in the new year in Bangladesh, not once, but twice this year. Or more accurately, they're ALMOST ringing in the New Year twice. The government moved the clocks forward in June to save electricity. A look back.
New immigration policies are making it increasingly more difficult for British restaurants to bring in trained curry chefs from India and Pakistan. To many, curry is the national dish of the United Kingdom.
For almost 70 years, thousands of people have been stranded along the India-Bangladesh border. They live in hundreds of tiny little enclaves; some wrapped in enclaves within enclaves. Now the madness has ended, and the border straightened. But what happens to the people?
Dozens of people have been killed in a month of violent clashes between Rohingya Muslims and Burmese Buddhists. Thousands more have fled their homes, seeking refuge in nearby towns and neighboring countries.
In recent years, horrible disasters in Bangladesh's garment industry have left hundreds of garment workers dead or injured. Since then, both international clothing labels and the Bangladeshi government have promised reforms. But some of the workers have also responded by joining unions. And female workers are taking more of a leadership role in that struggle.