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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

Daily Mail 
April 27 (Reuters) - Pakistan has called off their scheduled cricket tour of Bangladesh this year, the country's board chairman Shaharyar Khan has said. Bangladesh last toured Pakistan in 2007-08. Pakistan has since travelled to Bangladesh in 2011 and ... See more..
PRI 
Annual seizures of meth in the country have gone up 80000 percent — yes, eighty thousand percent — in nine years. See more..
The Straits Times 
DHAKA (AFP) - Bangladesh has approved a project to build hundreds of mosques with almost US$1 billion (S$1.39 billion) from Saudi Arabia, an official said ... See more..
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dailytelegraph.com.au (blog) 
We could use the Bangladesh PM's moral clarity in NSW, where householders are looking at paying some $400 more each year for power thanks at least in part to doubling down on renewable energy. “NSW is headed down the same path as South Australia ... See more..
Economic Times 
NEW DELHI: India is likely to go slow on the implementation of the Bangladesh-Bhutan-India-Nepal Motor Vehicles Agreement (BBIN-MVA), keeping in mind the sentiments of close partner Bhutan where a section of the political establishment is opposing the ... See more..
India Today 
Bangladesh's Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) claimed to have detained a key member of banned terror outfit Jammat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh's (JMB) 'Sarwar-Tamim' faction. Mushfiqur Rahman alias Mushfiq alias Jeni was detained from the Uttara area of ... See more..
Aljazeera.com 
Kochukhali, Bangladesh - When Khadija Rahman, then a newly married 14-year-old, moved to the Satkhira district on Bangladesh's southwest coast, she didn't realise just how much the scarcity of drinking water in the region would affect her. Now, 10 ... See more..
Herald Sun 
Choity returns to Bangladesh as happy little girl after lifesaving surgeries. GRANT McARTHUR, HEALTH EDITOR, Herald Sun. April 27, 2017 4:09pm. Subscriber only. A BANGLADESHI girl born with three legs and conditions never seen before is set to return ... See more..
Times of India 
KOLKATA: Just before the border-tale of Kaushik Ganguly's 'Bishorjon' starring Joya Ahsan could cast its charm in Bengal, Kolkata renewed its love for cinema across the border with a Bangladesh Film Festival. Held at the Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre ... See more..
The Peninsula Qatar 
Now his work is undergoing something of a renaissance as Bangladesh slides from the moderate Islam worshipped for generations to a more conservative interpretation of the scriptures. "Girls write me love letters with ink dipped in their own blood. 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