World Cup fever stokes bitter rivalries in Bangladesh, despite the fact it doesn’t have a team | THE TELEGRAPH

DESPITE the fact that its team has never qualified for the World Cup, football fans in Bangladesh are adopting other country's teams as their own, stoking bitter rivalries. Last week, rival supporters of Argentina’s Lionel Messi and Brazil’s Neymar fought with machetes in the town of Bandar.  One man and his son were critically wounded … Continue reading World Cup fever stokes bitter rivalries in Bangladesh, despite the fact it doesn’t have a team | THE TELEGRAPH

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Bangladesh accused of using drugs war to hide political assassinations | THE TELEGRAPH

WHEN Habibur Rahman last month joined scores gunned down by Bangladesh’s elite paramilitary anti-crime taskforce, officers told a vivid tale of how he had met his end. The alleged drug dealer had been killed in a gunfight with officers, they said, after he and his associates were cornered in their hideout and fired on police first... … Continue reading Bangladesh accused of using drugs war to hide political assassinations | THE TELEGRAPH

How Bangladesh took on a global killer with the world’s only diarrhoeal disease hospital | THE TELEGRAPH

IN Dhaka, Bangladesh, two-month-old Sammiya flops lifelessly in her mother’s arms, her eyes glazed over. She is suffering from diarrhoea. This may not sound life-threatening – for most of us (in the West) diarrhoea is unpleasant, it might ruin a holiday or mean a few days off work at worst – but for many people across the … Continue reading How Bangladesh took on a global killer with the world’s only diarrhoeal disease hospital | THE TELEGRAPH