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Bangladesh factory fire kills 8; collapse toll at 892

Eight people were killed when a fire swept through a clothing factory in Bangladesh, police and an industry association official said on Thursday, as the death toll from the collapse of another factory building two weeks ago climbed to 892.

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Bangladesh disaster victims to get compensation

Two Western retailers have promised to compensate families of garment workers killed while making their clothes in a Bangladesh factory building that collapsed last week in the country's worst industrial accident. The pledge f

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Bangladesh toll nears 400; little hope left

Rescue officials in Bangladesh said on Monday they were unlikely to find more survivors in the rubble of a factory building that collapsed last week burying hundreds of garment workers in the country's worst industrial accident.

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Bangladesh building toll rises to 325, 2 arrested

Two factory bosses were arrested in Bangladesh on Saturday, 72 hours after the deadly collapse of a building where low-cost garments were made for Western brands, as the death toll rose to 325 and angry workers protested on the streets of the ca

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Bangladesh building collapse toll rises to 160

The death toll from a building collapse in Bangladesh has risen to 160 and could climb higher, police said on Thursday, with people trapped under the rubble of a complex that housed garment factories supplying retailers in Europe and North Ameri

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Factory collapse kills 25 in Bangladesh

An eight-storey block housing garment factories and a shopping centre collapsed on the outskirts of the Bangladeshi capital on Wednesday, killing at least 25 people and injuring more than 500, the Ntv television news channel reported.

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14 killed as ferry sinks in Bangladesh

At least 14 people died and five were still missing after a ferry carrying 50 people collided with a sand barge and sank on Bangladesh's giant Meghna River on Friday, officials said. "Rescuers found 12 dead bodies inside

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Saudi Airlines Cargo to expand Dhaka route

Saudi Airlines Cargo has announced that it will introduce a third weekly freighter from Dhaka to Riyadh commencing April 14. This additional B747 flight will be routed DAC – RUH – BRU (Dhaka – Riyadh – Brussels) and beyond and is expe

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Bangladesh army says foils coup attempt

The Bangladesh army has foiled a coup planned against the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, a military spokesman said on Thursday.      Bangladesh has a history of coups with army generals running the im

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Bangladesh signs diesel, jet deal with Kuwait

Bangladesh has renewed a term oil products supply deal with Kuwait for diesel and jet, the chairman of its state oil company said on Wednesday. Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) will import 1.2 million tonnes of oil products annually

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