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Textile workers' deaths 'avoidable'

Friday, April 26th 2013, 0:30

Counting the cost of Bangladesh's reliance on its textile industry
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VIDEO: Human cost of cheap Western clothes

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 23:22

Andrew North in Bangladesh reports for BBC Newsnight on the human cost of cheap clothing and, using concealed cameras, reveals some factories are using child labour.
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VIDEO: Are shoppers concerned about Bangladesh?

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 18:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Dhaka, London

Shoppers in London were asked if they knew where the clothes they were wearing were manufactured and if they were aware of the Dhaka building collapse.
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Dozens found in Dhaka factory ruins

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 16:54
related places: Dhaka

Dozens of people are found alive in a building on the outskirts of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, a day after it collapsed killing at least 250 people.
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Frantic search for Dhaka survivors

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 14:24
related places: Dhaka

Bangladeshi rescuers desperately search for survivors after a building housing garment factories collapsed in Dhaka, killing more than 200 people.
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At least 87 dead in Dhaka collapse

Wednesday, April 24th 2013, 20:53
related places: Dhaka

An eight-storey building housing garment factories collapses outside the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, killing at least 87 people and injuring hundreds.
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Bangladesh opposition editor held

Thursday, April 11th 2013, 14:42

Bangladesh pro-opposition newspaper editor Mahmudur Rahman has been arrested on several charges including sedition, police say.
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Bangladesh PM rejects blasphemy law

Monday, April 8th 2013, 1:56

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina rejects Islamist demands for a new anti-blasphemy law against those who defame Islam.
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VIDEO: Bangladesh PM rejects blasphemy laws

Sunday, April 7th 2013, 23:03

Speaking exclusively to the BBC, the Bangladeshi Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina, has rejected a demand by the country's Islamists to enact a new anti-blasphemy law to punish those who defame Islam. and Prophet Mohammad.
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VIDEO: Bangladesh Islamists target bloggers

Saturday, April 6th 2013, 14:58
related places: Dhaka

Islamist groups in Bangladesh have held a rally in the capital, Dhaka, calling for tough curbs on bloggers who insult the Islamic religion.
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Bangladesh Islamists target bloggers

Saturday, April 6th 2013, 11:27
related places: Dhaka

One person is killed during clashes at an Islamist rally in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka to call for tough curbs on bloggers who insult Islam.
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Bangladesh bloggers arrests protest

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 14:33

Eight popular Bangladeshi bloggers black out their websites as part of a 24-hour protest over the arrests of four online writers.
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Pirates 'kill Bangladesh fishermen'

Monday, April 1st 2013, 17:00

Pirates off Bangladesh are thought to have drowned at least 16 fishermen after tying up their hands and feet and throwing them into the Bay of Bengal.
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In pictures: Dhaka's declining horse and carriage tradition

Sunday, March 31st 2013, 3:00
related places: Dhaka

Dhaka's horse-drawn carriages trot towards oblivion
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VIDEO: Fears of violence at Dhaka strike

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 6:59
related places: Dhaka

The opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party has declared a two-day country-wide general strike in protest at the continued detention of its leaders and activists.
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VIDEO: Deadly tornado strikes Bangladesh

Sunday, March 24th 2013, 4:01

At least 21 people have been killed and 200 hundred injured after a powerful tornado tore through eastern Bangladesh on Friday, disaster officials say.
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Bangladesh President Rahman dies

Wednesday, March 20th 2013, 11:57
related places: Dhaka

The president of Bangladesh, Zillur Rahman, has died after a long illness, a spokesman for the prime minister's office in Dhaka announces.
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Umpire Shah banned for 10 years

Monday, March 18th 2013, 17:07

Umpire Nadir Shah is banned for 10 years by the Bangladesh Cricket Board on charges of corruption.
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Bangladesh minorities 'terrorised' after mob violence

Saturday, March 9th 2013, 2:52

Bangladesh's Hindu and Buddhist minorities living in fear
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Bangladesh clashes: Your reaction

Sunday, March 3rd 2013, 17:08

People caught up in clashes in Bangladesh recount feelings
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VIDEO: Bangladesh violence deaths soar

Sunday, March 3rd 2013, 15:42

At least 16 people have died in clashes in Bangladesh at the start of a strike called over a death sentence given to an Islamist party leader.
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Bangladesh violence deaths soar

Sunday, March 3rd 2013, 15:07

At least 16 people die in continuing violence in Bangladesh as a strike called over a death sentence given to an Islamist party leader starts.
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VIDEO: Bangladesh witness on violent clashes

Saturday, March 2nd 2013, 16:40

A witness at a rally in Bangladesh says police opened fire and used tear gas on the thousands of protesters gathered protesting against the death sentence on an Islamist party leader.
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VIDEO: Three die in Bangladesh clashes

Saturday, March 2nd 2013, 13:22

At least three people have been killed in the latest violence in Bangladesh, which started when a war crimes court sentenced to death a senior Islamist politician.
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More killed in Bangladesh violence

Saturday, March 2nd 2013, 11:28

Three people are killed after demonstrators protesting against the death sentence of an Islamist party leader clash with police for a third day.
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VIDEO: Riots continue in Bangladesh

Friday, March 1st 2013, 13:01

The BBC's Anbarasan Ethirajan reports on violence in Bangladesh following the sentencing to death of an Islamist party leader, Delwar Hossain Sayeedi.
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Fresh violence erupts in Bangladesh

Friday, March 1st 2013, 8:13

Fresh violence erupts in northern Bangladesh a day after a senior Islamist party leader was sentenced to death by a special war crimes tribunal.
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Deadly clashes over Bangladesh trial

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 18:45

At least 30 people die in Bangladesh in clashes sparked by a death sentence handed down to a senior Islamist leader for war crimes.
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Bangladesh Islamist sentenced to die

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 16:40

Senior Islamist leader Delwar Hossain Sayeedi is sentenced to death for crimes committed during Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence.
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VIDEO: Bloodshed at Bangladesh protests

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 21:42

At least four people have died in Bangladesh in clashes between police and Islamist protesters who took to the streets accusing bloggers of blasphemy.
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Clashes over Bangladesh bloggers

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 16:47

At least four people die in Bangladesh as police clash with Islamists protesting against bloggers they accuse of blasphemy.
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Bangladesh protests spark law change

Sunday, February 17th 2013, 16:43

Bangladesh alters a law to allow the state to appeal against the life sentence of an Islamist party leader, after protesters called for his execution.
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Three killed in Bangladesh clashes

Friday, February 15th 2013, 17:39
related places: Cox's Bazar

Three people die in the Bangladeshi city of Cox's Bazar amid protests over a tribunal investigating war crimes during the 1971 independence war.
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VIDEO: Dhaka: Mass protests over war crimes

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 20:08

Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets in Bangladesh in protest over sentences handed out in relation to alleged war crimes during the 1971 war of independence.
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Bus crash 'kills 16' in Bangladesh

Monday, February 11th 2013, 6:43
related places: Dhaka

A bus carrying pilgrims has fallen off a bridge south of the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, killing at least 16 people, officials say.
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