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News: Bangladesh

We have started to collect the most important news related to Bangladesh in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Bangladesh: news

Bangladesh factory workers fall sick

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 20:53

Hundreds of Bangladeshi garment factory workers capital fall ill after drinking suspected contaminated water in their workplace, officials say.
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UK's £18m aid for Bangladesh workers

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 1:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Dhaka

The UK is to donate £18m to help train Bangladeshi garment workers, following the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Dhaka that killed more than 1,100.
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Ashraful sorry for 'wrong-doings'

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 13:01

Mohammad Ashraful sorry for "wrong-doings" as investigation into allegations of corruption in Bangladesh takes place.
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Dhaka collapse probe uncovers abuses

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 11:28

A Bangladesh government report into the collapse of a multi-storey factory building, which killed more than 1,100, uncovers a series of violations.
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VIDEO: Relief as Asia storm loses power

Friday, May 17th 2013, 12:12
related countries: Burma Burma

There has been relief after a tropical storm weakened as it moved into Bangladesh and Burma, reducing the destruction caused.
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Bangladesh garment factories re-open

Friday, May 17th 2013, 10:01
related places: Dhaka

Factories in Dhaka's Ashulia industrial area reopen after three days of protests following last month's building collapse in which hundreds died.
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Bangladesh rides out weakened storm

Friday, May 17th 2013, 5:59
related countries: Burma Burma

A tropical storm that officials had feared would cause widespread devastation in Bangladesh and Burma lost power quickly as it moved inland.
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Brazil unmasks 'trafficking gang'

Friday, May 17th 2013, 0:16
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazilian police say they have identified a gang specialising in trafficking Bangladeshi nationals into South America's biggest economy.
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Tropical storm batters Bangladesh

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 13:26

A tropical storm crashes into coastal areas of Bangladesh, killing at least 12 people, and forcing up to one million to flee.
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VIDEO: Inside building site cyclone shelter

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 12:04
related places: Chittagong, Cox's Bazar

As hundreds of thousands of people pack into evacuation shelters, Bangladeshi authorities have raised the danger level to seven out of 10 in low-lying areas around Chittagong and Cox's Bazar
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VIDEO: Burma braces for Cyclone Mahasen

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 0:22
related countries: Burma Burma

Cyclone Mahasen is bearing down on the Bay of Bengal, with thousands of people ordered to evacuate low-lying areas in Bangladesh and Burma.
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VIDEO: Can Bangladesh deal bring change?

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 20:00

Some retailers have signed a new safety accord to raise standards in Bangladesh, but others, such as Wal-Mart and Gap, have yet to do so.
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Walmart to bypass Bangladesh accord

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 11:20

Walmart, the world's largest retailer, will conduct its own safety inspections at its Bangladesh factories following a deadly building collapse.
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Bangladesh prayers for collapse dead

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 13:24
related places: Dhaka

Thousands of mourners in Bangladesh hold prayers for more than 1,100 people who died when a garment factory building collapsed near Dhaka last month.
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VIDEO: Rana Plaza relatives still hoping

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 12:14
related places: Dhaka

The BBC's Sanjoy Majumder reports from the site of the Rana Plaza in Dhaka where people still searching for relatives are being kept back by a wire fence.
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Pressure tells on Bangladesh retailers and government

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 11:52
related places: Dhaka

Dhaka collapse puts spotlight on government and industry
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Retailers in Bangladesh safety pact

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 10:59

Retailers in Europe, including Hennes & Mauritz and Inditex which owns Zara, say they will sign an accord to improve safety conditions in factories in Bangladesh.
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Dhaka unrest forces factory closures

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 4:28
related places: Dhaka

Many garment factories in Bangladesh close as worker unrest sparked by the deadly collapse of a textile factory complex spreads.
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Bangladesh war suspect seeks bail

Monday, May 13th 2013, 11:39

A senior member of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, AKM Yusuf, is seeking bail after being arrested on Sunday, officials say.
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VIDEO: Dhaka survivor: 'I didn't think I'd live'

Sunday, May 12th 2013, 18:14

A woman who survived Bangladesh's worst ever industrial disaster speaks to the BBC about being found alive after 17 days under rubble.
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Bangladesh minimum wage to rise

Sunday, May 12th 2013, 17:15

Bangladesh plans to raise the minimum wage for garment workers amid pressure to improve working conditions after last month's deadly factory collapse.
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Woman pulled alive from Dhaka rubble

Friday, May 10th 2013, 20:38
related places: Dhaka

A woman is pulled alive from the ruins of a building that collapsed 17 days ago in Bangladesh, as the army says the death toll has risen above 1,000.
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VIDEO: Woman pulled alive from Dhaka rubble

Friday, May 10th 2013, 18:59
related places: Dhaka

A woman has been pulled alive from the rubble of a clothing factory in a suburb of the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, 17 days after it collapsed.
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Dhaka collapse toll passes 1,000

Friday, May 10th 2013, 8:06

The death toll from Bangladesh's worst industrial accident passes 1,000, as recovery teams continue to find more bodies in the wreckage.
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VIDEO: Dhaka collapse toll passes 1,000

Friday, May 10th 2013, 8:01

The death toll from Bangladesh's worst industrial accident has passed 1,000 as recovery teams continue to find more bodies in the wreckage.
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Court condemns Bangladesh Islamist

Thursday, May 9th 2013, 12:53

Muhammad Kamaruzzaman, a prominent leader of Bangladesh's Jamaat-e-Islami party, is sentenced to death by the country's war crimes tribunal.
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Dhaka's collapse death toll tops 900

Thursday, May 9th 2013, 8:45

At least 912 people are now known to have died in April's collapse of a building in Bangladesh, as a fire overnight kills eight people at a garment factory.
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Deadly fire in Bangladesh factory

Thursday, May 9th 2013, 5:44
related places: Dhaka

A fire in a garment factory in the Bangladesh capital kills at least eight people, as the death toll from a building collapse passes 900.
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Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur to quit

Wednesday, May 8th 2013, 20:22
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Mushfiqur Rahim says he will stand down as Bangladesh captain after this weekend's Twenty20 internationals against Zimbabwe.
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Bangladesh collapse toll tops 800

Wednesday, May 8th 2013, 13:53

More than 800 people have been confirmed dead after the collapse of a factory building in Bangladesh two weeks ago, officials say.
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Bangladesh collapse toll passes 700

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 8:14
related places: Dhaka

The death toll from the collapse of an eight-storey factory building near the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, has passed 700, officials say.
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Bangladesh protest clashes kill 27

Monday, May 6th 2013, 19:48
related places: Dhaka

At least 27 people are reported killed and dozens injured as police in Bangladesh clash with Islamist protesters.
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