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Bangladeshi labourers:  while Bangladesh is one of the world’s poorest countries its  gross domestic product grew 6.1 per cent in 2014. Photograph:  Munir uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images

Bangladesh, one of the world’s poorest countries, is not necessarily a place you would think of when exploring future possibilities in south Asia. In (...)

 St Kilda, a beachside area in  Melbourne, Australia, which, for the fourth year in a row remains the most liveable location of  140 cities surveyed by the Economist Intelligence Unit.  Photograph:  Tourism Victoria

Dublin may struggle to make it into the top 50 most liveable cities on the planet, but it is apparently still a more desirable place to call home th(...)

It may be one of the most sought after places to live judging by property prices but in terms of liveability Dublin comes way down the list.According (...)

Locals and relatives gather at a beach after a ferry carrying at least 250 passengers capsized on the Padma River in Lauhajang, Bangladesh. Some 116 people are feared missing. Photograph: EPA.

Rescuers are struggling to locate a sunken ferry that was carrying hundreds of passengers when it capsized in a Bangladesh river.After the MV Pinak sa(...)

Homebound passengers on a ferry ahead of the Eid al-Fitr festival, in Sadarghat, Dhaka in Bangladesh on July 27th. Millions of city dwellers travel to their villages to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. Photograph: Abir Abdullah/EPA

A ferry with about 200 passengers aboard capsized today in the river Padma southwest of Dhaka and rescue teams took about half of them to safety, the(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny opens the Primark store in Berlin last week.

The Taoiseach’s decision to open Primark’s new store in Berlin last week was not an unqualified success. He managed to incur the wrath of many on soci(...)

The collapse of the Rana Plaza building outside Dhaka resulted in the death of 1,130 people, mostly garment workers. Photograph: Andrew Biraj/Reuters

Bangladesh’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has filed a case with local police accusing 17 people of breaching regulations over the construction of (...)

Relatives show pictures of garment workers believed to be trapped under the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza building last year. Clothes brands have been criticised for not doing enough to help families of victims. Photograph: Reuters

A call has been made for well known clothes brands to make “immediate and significant” payments to a fund set up to raise money for the victims(...)

Bangladesh’s prime minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed at a press conference in Dhaka, Bangladesh, yesterday. On Sunday, her ruling Awami League party won one of the most violent elections in the country’s history. Photograph: Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP

Bangladesh’s prime minister says new polls could be called in the troubled south Asian nation if the opposition ends the violent protests in which hun(...)

Bangladesh’s ruling Awami League won a violence-plagued parliamentary election whose outcome was never in doubt after a boycott by the main opposition(...)

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