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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

VIDEO: Bangladesh garment factory 'inferno'

Friday, November 29th 2013, 22:23
related places: Dhaka

Arson is being blamed for a huge fire that took place at a garment factory near Dhaka, police say.
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Arson blamed for big Bangladesh fire

Friday, November 29th 2013, 9:46

Arson is being blamed for a huge fire at a garment factory in Bangladesh which makes clothes for Western brands, fire and police authorities say.
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Bangladesh protests 'leave 15 dead'

Thursday, November 28th 2013, 11:49

At least 15 people across Bangladesh are killed in protests following Monday's announcement that polls will be held on 5 January, officials say.
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Violence over Bangladesh poll date

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 8:22

Bangladeshi opposition activists block roads, rip up railway tracks and clash with police as protests erupt against elections called for January.
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Dhaka urged to reform garment sector

Tuesday, November 19th 2013, 6:03

Bangladesh must reform its garment industry, plagued by deadly incidents, to maintain economic growth, the UN's International Labour Organization says.
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UN slams Bangladesh death sentences

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 16:43

UN rights chief Navi Pillay says trials that passed down death sentences to 152 Bangladeshi soldiers over a 2009 mutiny failed to meet basic standards.
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VIDEO: Bangladesh to execute 152 soldiers

Tuesday, November 5th 2013, 23:45

A court in Bangladesh has sentenced at least 152 soldiers to death over a bloody border guard mutiny in 2009.
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Bangladesh to execute 152 soldiers

Tuesday, November 5th 2013, 17:20

A court in Bangladesh sentences at least 152 soldiers to death over a border guard mutiny in which dozens were killed in 2009.
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Bangladesh eyes 77% garment wage rise

Tuesday, November 5th 2013, 1:32

Bangladesh's wage board has proposed raising the minimum salary for garment industry workers by 77% to 5,300 takas ($68; £42) a month.
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VIDEO: Bangladesh war crime trial 'corrupt'

Monday, November 4th 2013, 23:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A UK based Bangladeshi Muslim community leader, convicted of war crimes in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence, has described his trial as "corrupt".
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VIDEO: Two guilty of Bangladesh war crimes

Sunday, November 3rd 2013, 21:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

A UK Muslim leader and a US citizen are sentenced to death in absentia over crimes committed during Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence.
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Pair guilty of Bangladesh war crimes

Sunday, November 3rd 2013, 7:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

A tribunal in Bangladesh sentences a UK Muslim leader and a US citizen to death over war crimes committed during the 1971 independence war.
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The Bangladesh poor selling organs to pay debts

Monday, October 28th 2013, 0:38

The Bangladeshi villagers selling organs to pay microcredit debts
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Bangladesh strike marred by deaths

Sunday, October 27th 2013, 10:34

At least three people are killed in clashes, as Bangladesh's opposition begins a three-day strike calling for the government to quit.
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'Little help' for Bangladesh victims

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 8:34

Six months after a major clothing factory collapse in Bangladesh, 94% of the victims are still awaiting compensation, a charity says.
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Primark extends Bangladesh payments

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 6:20

Discount clothes chain Primark says it will extend compensation for victims and their families affected by the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh.
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VIDEO: 'I have nightmares I am trapped'

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 22:29

A woman who was pulled alive from the rubble of a clothing factory which collapsed in Bangladesh is calling for compensation for the families of those who died.
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Safety cash for Bangladesh workers

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 10:52

Bangladesh and the International Labour Organisation agree to launch a $24m (£15m) initiative to improve the conditions of garment workers.
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Bangladesh get World T20 extension

Saturday, October 19th 2013, 14:39

Bangladesh are given until 30 November to complete work on stadiums for next year's ICC World Twenty20.
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Bangladesh PM proposes poll cabinet

Friday, October 18th 2013, 20:44

Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina proposes forming a cross-party interim cabinet to supervise the general election due early next year.
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VIDEO: Clean-up after Bangladesh blaze

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 3:33

A number of major clothing manufacturers have issued statements expressing regret at the deaths of several workers in a Bangladesh factory fire.
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Bangladesh ex-minister sentenced

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 9:12

A special war crimes tribunal in Bangladesh sentences ex-minister Abdul Alim to life in jail.
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VIDEO: Deadly fire at Bangladesh factory

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 8:14
related places: Dhaka

At least nine people are killed when a fire swept through a clothing factory near the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka.
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Deadly fire at Bangladesh factory

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 1:27
related places: Dhaka, Gazipur

At least nine people are killed and dozens injured in a fire at clothing factory in Gazipur, near Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka, officials say.
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VIDEO: Deadly fire at Bangladesh factory

Tuesday, October 8th 2013, 21:58
related places: Dhaka

Nine people are killed when a fire swept through a clothing factory near the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka.
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Bangladesh nuclear site work begins

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 15:27
related places: Dhaka

Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina inaugurates the first of two new nuclear power plants north of Dhaka and insists that they will be safe.
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VIDEO: Bangladesh MP sentenced to death

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 21:06
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

An MP for Bangladesh's main opposition party has been sentenced to death by a war crimes court for charges including murder and genocide during the 1971 war of independence with Pakistan.
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Bangladesh MP sentenced to death

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 17:13

An MP for Bangladesh's main opposition party is sentenced to death for charges including murder and genocide during the 1971 war of independence.
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Bangladesh war crimes verdict due

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 6:22

A special war crimes tribunal in Bangladesh is due to issue its verdict for a leader of the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP).
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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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