Bangladesh

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Habib during  a protest outside the Myanmar embassy in Kuala Lumpur  against human rights abuses against the Rohingya and other ethnicities, in February 2009. Photograph: Sophie Ansel

Harrowing stories are difficult to tell, and more so when they take place in remote parts of the world. So what is the best way to tell them? In any h(...)

The Four Courts, Dublin. The Bangladeshi businessman, in his 30s, has lived here since 2013 and had built up a “successful” restaurant business that he operated using a temporary work permit.  Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

A failed asylum seeker was put in prison for more than a month, despite presenting himself for deportation three times on previous occasions, the High(...)

A High Court judge, in a significant ruling, has found the Minister for Justice wrongly applied regulations relating to the free movement of persons i(...)

Hussain Muhammad Ershad, who has died aged 89, dominated Bangladesh for most of the 1980s and early 1990s. Photograph: EPA

As dictators go, Hussain Muhammad Ershad was not an outright brute. Bangladesh, under his rule, was not a land of mass terror, imprisonment and execut(...)

Clodagh Kelly and Katie Harrington, aka 'Climate Queens', only buy second-hand clothing, or swap items with friends. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Around 100 billion items of clothing are delivered out of garment factories around the world every year. Collectively, the world’s population buys 400(...)

Thousands of Buddhists listen to Sitagu Sayadaw, one of Myanmar’s most revered Buddhist leaders, in Paleik in November 2017. Photograph: Minzayar Oo/The New York Times

The Buddhist abbot was sitting cross-legged in his monastery, fulminating against the evils of Islam, when the petrol bomb exploded within earshot. Bu(...)

Maruf Ahmed with his daughter, Joanna (2), on Gardiner Street.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Nearly 40 refugees could face homelessness later this month as the last direct provision centre in Dublin’s city centre closes its doors. Hatch Hall(...)

Activists protesting for  safe workplace for garments workers mark the sixth anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in April. Photograph: Mamunur Rashid/NurPhoto via Getty Images

“Fast fashion” retailer Primark, which trades in its home market as Penney’s, faced protests this week in Germany after a christian group alleged tha(...)

The Primark store at Alexanderplatz  in Berlin, Germany.  Photograph:  Athanasios Gioumpasis/Getty Images

Germany is marking the 50th birthday of fast-fashion giant Primark on Thursday with store pickets and a new report flagging what its authors call low-(...)

US senator John Kerry will deliver the keynote address at the Our Ocean Wealth Summit in Cork on Monday. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Ireland and other countries across the world are failing to play their part in adequately preventing the destruction of oceans, which is contributing (...)

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