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A man cooks a meal in his makeshift restaurant on the island of Bhasan Char in the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh. Photo: Reuters

Will Rohingya refugees find a new home on a muddy floating island?

Bangladesh is racing to turn an uninhabited and muddy Bay of Bengal island into home for 100,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled a military crackdown in Myanmar, amid conflicting signals from top Bangladeshi officials about whether the refugees would end up being stranded there.