Bangladesh

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You're welcome to visit the longest beach in the world — unless you're a refugee

The beach at Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh runs uninterrupted for 75 miles along the Bay of Bengal, enough to make it the world’s longest, according to the government’s tourism board. Bangladesh is hoping to boost tourism there, but locals worry that development is being hampered by hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar.

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In Bangladesh, will a legal system 'full of holes' prosecute those responsible for the Rana Plaza factory collapse?

Bangladeshis today are honoring the memory of those killed one year ago in the deadly factory collapse at Rana Plaza. Building owner Sohel Rana and several factory owners are in jail awaiting trial. Zafar Sobhan, the editor of the Dhaka Tribune explains why prosecution of the men would be a big step forward for the weak Bangladeshi justice system.

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Most Bangladeshi garment workers are women, but their union leaders weren't. Until now.

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.