Updated Monday, January 4, 2016 9:05 pm TWN
On the streets of Banani, one of Dhaka's busiest commercial areas plies a tiny cycle rickshaw that is different compared to the thousands of human powered three-wheelers that we see every day. Due to this difference, people, even in this busy area, often stop to have a look and experience a shock to see how this rickshaw is moving alongside rushing buses, trucks and speedy cars. The uniqueness of this cycle rickshaw lies within its driver, Mohammad Mostofa, who has only one leg to pull this 145-kilogram vehicle ahead, with passengers. Mostofa, an elderly man of 60 years, has been pulling it with only his right leg for more than two years, on the busy streets of Dhaka.
Saturday, January 2, 2016
As a child soldier with Nepal's Maoists, Mira Rai learned to fire guns, disarm opponents and race down trails, little imagining her guerrilla drills would help make her one of the world's top ultra runners.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
While an abundance of street food is readily available in Bangladesh throughout the year, there are some delectable munchies that only suit the chilly breezes of winter. Roaming the streets of Dhaka, you will come across numerous stalls that are only there for the season. Here are five street foods that you absolutely must-try this winter.
Monday, December 28, 2015
Sunday, December 27, 2015
Rescuers were searching through mud and rubble Saturday after a new landslide buried workers -- possibly dozens -- in a remote jade mining region in northern Myanmar, the second such incident in just over a month.
Saturday, December 26, 2015
A bomb exploded Friday at a mosque of the minority Ahmadi Muslim group in Bangladesh's northwestern town of Bagmara leaving the suspected suicide bomber dead and three other people injured, police said.
Friday, December 25, 2015
Bangladesh security forces early Thursday arrested seven suspected members of a banned Islamist group blamed for attacks on foreigners and minority groups in the country.
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
A Bangladesh court Monday ordered the arrest of 24 people and seizure of their assets after they failed to turn up to face murder charges over the collapse of a garment factory that killed more than 1,100 people.
Monday, December 21, 2015
From glitzy malls and high-rise flats to five-star hotels, a luxury building boom in Phnom Penh is transforming a capital once reduced to a ghost town into one of Asia's fastest growing cities.
A senior Afghan official on Sunday took the unusual step of using Facebook to implore the president to send help to his beleaguered province, saying that without assistance the area could fall to the Taliban.
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