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Climate change is having extremely negative effects on smaller countries, including Bangladesh.1 The increase in average temperatures is causing the sea levels to rise and increase the salinity of the water that citizens use for agricultural purposes.2 A recent UN study suggests that the government of Bangladesh is in need of $5 billion dollars in order to properly adapt their country to the effects of climate change.3

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1http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/29/world/asia/facing-rising-seas-bangladesh-confronts-the-consequences-of-climate-change.html
2 ibid
3http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/mar/10/climate-change-talks-bangladesh-donors
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Bangladesh News

ESPNcricinfo.com 
What this tournament has illustrated is Bangladesh's over-reliance upon Tamim, Mushfiqur, Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah with the bat. While all of them have averaged over 40 - Tamim and Mahmudullah have both averaged in excess of 60 - their seven ... See more..
cricket.com.au 
Bangladesh selectors will have a pool of 29 players to choose from for the upcoming Test series against Australia after a huge preliminary squad was named on ... See more..
cricket.com.au 
If Australia's batsmen are looking for a game plan to employ in Bangladesh, look no further. See more..
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New York Times 
A United Nations economist was arrested on Tuesday on charges that he brought a household worker from Bangladesh to New York, where he underpaid and overworked her and also took steps to cover up his scheme. The economist, Hamidur Rashid, ... See more..
Economic Times 
"Hindu women are especially vulnerable and face kidnappings and forced conversions in countries such as Bangladesh and Pakistan. In several countries where Hindus are minorities, non-state actors advance a discriminatory and exclusivist agenda, often ... See more..
Human Rights Watch 
During a recent visit to Bangladesh to revisit my years there as a student, a colleague suggested I meet Sultana Kamal, much admired for decades of work on justice as a human rights defender. But Kamal was not making many public appearances, because ... See more..
cricket.com.au 
Australia's squad for the two-Test tour of Bangladesh – which currently features 13 players but selectors are expected to add a fast-bowler following the Australia A tour of South Africa next month – will depart for Dhaka on August 18. The two ... See more..
Queens Chronicle 
You don't have to go to Bangladesh for an authentic taste of the South Asian country's cuisine. Just head over to one of the great eateries specializing in the food in Queens. The ultraspicy beef curry at Sagar on Hillside Avenue in Jamaica Hills is a ... See more..
The Daily Star 
Bangladesh is among the top 10 worst countries in the world for workers as they are exposed to autocratic regimes and unfair labour practices due to ... See more..
Daily Mail 
CHENNAI, India, June 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Along the India-Bangladesh border that runs through India's eastern state of West Bengal, human traffickers are buying land, building homes and enrolling on voter lists to create cover for their ... See more..
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Geography

Southern Asia, bordering the Bay of Bengal, between Burma and India
Area

Total 143,998 sq km
Land 130,168 sq km
Water 13,830 sq km

Climate

tropical; mild winter (October to March); hot, humid summer (March to June); humid, warm rainy monsoon (June to October)
Natural Resources

natural gas, arable land, timber, coal ;
Natural Hazards

droughts; cyclones; much of the country routinely inundated during the summer monsoon season
Current Environmental Issues

many people are landless and forced to live on and cultivate flood-prone land; waterborne diseases prevalent in surface water; water pollution, especially of fishing areas, results from the use of commercial pesticides; ground water contaminated by naturally occurring arsenic; intermittent water shortages because of falling water tables in the northern and central parts of the country; soil degradation and erosion; deforestation; severe overpopulation

Demographics

Nationality
Bangladeshi
Population
163,654,860 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

In real terms Bangladesh's economy has grown 5.8% per year since 1996 despite political instability, poor infrastructure, corruption, insufficient power supplies, and slow implementation of economic reforms. Bangladesh remains a poor, overpopulated, and inefficiently-governed nation. Although more than half of GDP is generated through the service sector, 45% of Bangladeshis are employed in the agriculture sector with rice as the single-most-important product. Bangladesh's growth was resilient during the 2008-09 global financial crisis and recession. Garment exports, totaling $12.3 billion in FY09 and remittances from overseas Bangladeshis, totaling $11 billion in FY10, accounted for almost 12% of GDP. ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$311 billion (2012 est.); $293.3 billion (2011 est.); $275.4 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

25.9% of GDP (2012 est.); 25% of GDP (2011 est.); 26.7% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

rice, jute, tea, wheat, sugarcane, potatoes, tobacco, pulses, oilseeds, spices, fruit; beef, milk, poultry
Industries

jute, cotton, garments, paper, leather, fertilizer, iron and steel, cement, petroleum products, tobacco, drugs and pharmaceuticals, ceramics, tea, salt, sugar, edible oils, soap and detergent, fabricated metal products, electricity and natural gas