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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.

World news related to Bangladesh – overview

Bangladesh: news

Helping child workers save their earnings

Friday, September 27th 2013, 16:47

The bank run by and for child workers in Bangladesh
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VIDEO: The 'bank' helping child workers

Friday, September 27th 2013, 16:25

A volunteer-run bank is helping working children in Bangladesh save their earnings for the first time.
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VIDEO: Bangladesh wage clashes continue

Friday, September 27th 2013, 1:32
related places: Dhaka

The demonstrations by workers from garment factories in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka have continued for a sixth day.
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Factory workers locked in on shifts

Monday, September 23rd 2013, 0:24

Workers making clothes for the supermarket Lidl in Bangladesh have been secretly filmed being forced to work 19-hour shifts.
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VIDEO: The human cost of cheap clothes

Monday, September 23rd 2013, 0:21

A BBC investigation has found factory workers in Bangladesh are working 19-hour shifts in dangerous conditions to make clothes for Western high streets.
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One killed in Bangladesh clashes

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 8:44

One person has been killed in clashes between police and protesters, during a strike over the death sentence handed to an Islamist leader.
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Bangladesh strike over war sentence

Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 11:21

Clashes break out in Bangladesh during a strike called by Islamists, a day after one of their leaders was sentenced to death for war crimes.
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Death penalty in Bangladesh war case

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 14:54

Bangladesh's Supreme Court rejects the appeal of an Islamist leader jailed for life in February for war crimes - and sentences him to death.
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Dhaka factory collapse missing 'not dead'

Monday, September 16th 2013, 23:23
related places: Dhaka

Dhaka factory collapse 'missing' not counted as dead
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No deal on Bangladesh garment fund

Friday, September 13th 2013, 3:14

International clothing makers fail to reach a deal on the creation of a compensation fund for victims of two Bangladeshi factory disasters.
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VIDEO: Bangladesh factory collapse talks begin

Friday, September 13th 2013, 1:37

International clothing manufacturers have failed to agree on the creation of a compensation fund for hundreds of victims of two Bangladeshi factory disasters.
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Firms to discuss Bangladesh damages

Wednesday, September 11th 2013, 1:40

Major clothing manufacturers are to meet to discuss compensation for workers injured and killed in industrial accidents in Bangladesh.
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Nobel laureate Yunus faces tax probe

Monday, September 9th 2013, 18:16

Bangladesh says it will take legal action against the microcredit pioneer Muhammad Yunus over allegations of tax irregularities.
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One killed in Dhaka strike clashes

Wednesday, August 14th 2013, 7:35
related places: Dhaka

One person is killed and at least 20 injured in clashes between Bangladeshi police and opposition activists, local media report.
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NY 'Fed bomb plotter' sentenced

Friday, August 9th 2013, 16:11
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

A Bangladeshi man is sentenced to 30 years in prison for plotting to bomb the US Federal Reserve Bank in New York.
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London woman murdered in Bangladesh

Friday, August 2nd 2013, 16:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A mother from London has been murdered in north-east Bangladesh, police in the country confirm.
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Bangladeshi Islamist to be executed

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 8:34
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A leading Islamist politician in Bangladesh is sentenced to death over war crimes committed during the 1971 war of independence with Pakistan.
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Trial that exposed Bangladesh scars

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 23:20

The trial that became a battle for identity of Bangladesh
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Bangladesh violence over war verdict

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 9:57

At least two people die as police clash with thousands of protesters in south-western Bangladesh one day after the conviction of an Islamist party leader for war crimes.
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Bangladesh top Islamist found guilty

Monday, July 15th 2013, 16:52

Bangladesh's war crimes court finds Islamist leader Ghulam Azam guilty of five charges, sparking protests from opponents and supporters.
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US retail in Bangladesh safety move

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 16:13
related countries: United States United States
related places: Gap

A group of 17 US retailers, including Wal-Mart and Gap, agree a five-year pact to improve conditions at Bangladesh clothing factories.
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Retailers to check Bangladesh units

Monday, July 8th 2013, 10:10

A group of 70 multinational retailers agree a plan for inspections of garment factories in Bangladesh in an attempt to improve safety standards.
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Bangladesh anger at US trade move

Friday, June 28th 2013, 6:36
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

Bangladesh expresses shock at a US decision to suspend trade privileges over concerns about dangerous working conditions and labour rights.
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US downgrades Bangladesh trade ties

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 22:10
related countries: United States United States

The US suspends longstanding trade privileges for Bangladesh until it improves workers' safety conditions in the clothing industry.
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Bangladesh reporter's killers jailed

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 17:22

A court in Bangladesh sentences nine people to life in prison for the 2005 murder of journalist Gautam Das.
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Bangladesh militants to be hanged

Thursday, June 20th 2013, 12:49
related places: Gazipur

A court in Bangladesh sentences 10 Islamist militants to death for assisting a suicide bombing in 2005 which killed eight people in Gazipur.
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Muslim leader denies war crimes

Wednesday, June 19th 2013, 3:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British Muslim leader indicted in Bangladesh for war crimes says he is willing to face a fair trial to clear his name.
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US announces Bangladesh safety grant

Friday, June 14th 2013, 6:10
related countries: United States United States

The US government says it will provide grant to help improve safety standards in Bangladesh garment factories.
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VIDEO: More Bangladesh factories 'unsafe'

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 6:21

Two months after the collapse of a factory in Bangladesh, new building inspections have revealed that six out of every 10 factories there are unsafe.
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Dhaka collapse survivor goes home

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 11:36

A Bangladeshi seamstress trapped in the rubble of a collapsed garment factory for 17 days is discharged from hospital and will begin a new job.
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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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