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Bangladesh

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  • Death toll from Bangladesh building collapse above 800

    The death toll from a building collapse in Bangladesh surpassed 800 Wednesday, as salvage workers continued to pull bodies from the rubble two weeks after the disaster. Many bodies were so badly decomposed that DNA samples were collected to identify...
  • Bangladesh Islamic party disqualified from election; protests erupt

    NEW DELHI -- Authorities were bracing for more political violence in Bangladesh after a court ruling Thursday that effectively banned the country’s main Islamic party, Jamaat-e-Islami, from running in a general election expected by early 2014....
  • Owner of collapsed building in Bangladesh is arrested

    NEW DELHI, India –- The owner of a collapsed building in Bangladesh was arrested Sunday near the Indian borderĀ as the death toll rose to at least 370 in the nation’s worst garment industry disaster. With more than 800 people still missing...
  • In Bangladesh, search for bodies from factory collapse ends

    NEW DELHI, India — The Bangladesh army announced Monday it would end its search for bodies in the rubble of a garment factory complex that collapsed nearly three weeks ago in a suburb of the capital, Dhaka. Saying they believe they have found...
  • Report: Life in prison sought for suspects in Bangladesh collapse

    A government inquiry in Bangladesh will recommend life in prison for nine people arrested in connection with the deadly collapse of a garment factory complex just outside the capital, Dhaka, according to a report Tuesday by the Reuters news agency. At...
  • Rights group: Myanmar policy discriminates against Muslims

    NEW DELHI -- A watchdog group Tuesday called on Myanmar’s government to immediately revoke a population-control policy that blocks members of the minority Rohingya Muslim community from having more than two children, measures it said are...
  • Boat capsizes off Myanmar; dozens missing and feared dead

    NEW DELHI – A boat carrying approximately 100 Rohingya Muslims capsized late Monday off the coast of Myanmar with many of its occupants feared dead, UN officials said, as the region braced for a cyclone expected to slam low-lying areas inhabited...
  • American Apparel's Dov Charney on the Bangladesh factory collapse

    Say there’s a concert scheduled at a major Los Angeles venue, but that managers smell gas in the air before the show goes on. Chances are that they will cancel the event and take a loss out of an abundance of caution, said Dov Charney, chief...
  • Sharon and Jack Osbourne honored at 'Race to Erase M.S.' gala

    Sharon and Jack Osbourne honored at 'Race to Erase M.S.' gala
    Sir Elton John and Taio Cruz entertained at the star-studded 20th anniversary "Race to Erase M.S." gala fundraiser Friday night in Los Angeles. Kelly Osbourne presented the charity's Medal of Hope to her mother, Sharon, and brother Jack. Charity founder...
  • With Bangladesh, is the consumer partially at fault?

     
    By Jessica Reynolds Quick: How many of you can name which country each item of clothing you're currently wearing came from? I'll assume it's no one. Most of us probably couldn't even say which brand each piece belongs to without......
  • In Theory: What's our responsibility toward sweatshops?

    More than a thousand workers were killed in Bangladesh when a building used as a garment factory collapsed. It's alleged that a factory in China making products for Apple has nets installed to stop people leaping to their deaths after 18 suicides there....