After thousands of garment workers in Bangladesh staged week-long protests, garment factory owners agreed to raise workers' pay to 95 USD per month, but protesters say it's not enough while owners point to global brands to share the costs.
The Rohingya may be pushed even farther from home: banished to a remote island off the coast of Bangladesh. There are nearly 1 million Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. Officials there are planning to relocate many of them to this tiny island as soon as next year.
Around 2,200 refugees slated to return to Myanmar on Nov. 15 protested the move, saying none agreed to return if their demands for justice, citizenship and the ability to go back to their original villages and lands were not met.
Although the refugees cannot work legally, some find jobs on fishing boats or help push them out to sea. The vessels are similar to the craft that carried thousands of Rohingya across the waters to Bangladesh.
The World's Mary Kay Magistad introduces us to modern dance choreographer Akram Khan. He grew up in London, but his parents kept him in touch with his Bangladeshi roots. His latest piece examines the meaning of home in a globalized world.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with The World's book critic Christopher Merrill about a novel set in East Pakistan, the part of Pakistan that declared its independence in 1971 as the new nation of Bangladesh.
Microloans have helped some of the poorest people in the developing world become entrepreneurs. They, too, are part of the global financial web that is now in crisis. The World's Lisa Mullins speaks with Alex Counts of the Grameen Foundation.
This week, the prime minister of Bangladesh re-wrote the government's dress code in hopes of easing the country's energy shortage. She ordered male government employees to stop wearing jackets and ties.
Corrections are part of the news business. But a couple of newspapers in Bangladesh are apologizing for making a BIG mistake this week. Here's a quick summary. They printed a story; the problem wasï¿½ the story came from satirical news website, The Onion.
Some of the countries most at risk from climate change are low-lying nations. And chief among them is the South Asian country of Bangladesh. Bangladesh is experimenting with floods to prevent floods. Daniel Grossman has our story on PRI's The World.