Number of Bangladeshis killed by Indian border forces on rise

Over the past 20 years, more than 1,000 people have been killed, according to Human Rights Watch.


    At least 15 Bangladeshis were shot dead by the Indian border forces in January - one of the worst months in decades.

    That is despite India's promise to stop using live ammunition.

    As Al Jazeera's Bernard Smith reports, the border between the two nations is often unmarked, making it dangerously easy to cross by mistake.


    FGM: The last cutting season

    FGM: The last cutting season

    Maasai women are spearheading an alternative rite of passage that excludes female genital mutilation.

    'No girl is safe': The mothers ironing their daughters' breasts

    Victims of breast ironing: It felt like 'fire'

    Cameroonian girls are enduring a painful daily procedure with long lasting physical and psychological consequences.

    Could mega-dams kill the mighty River Nile?

    Could mega-dams kill the mighty River Nile?

    For Ethiopia, a new dam holds the promise of much-needed electricity; for Egypt, the fear of a devastating water crisis.