World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday April 21, 2014
Most survivors of the Bangladesh factory collapse that killed 1,138 garment workers are still too traumatised or injured to work 12 months after the tragedy, a survey released Monday said.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday July 25, 2013
Bangladeshi police have arrested the mayor of the town where a garment factory block collapsed killing 1,129 people, for his role in approving the shoddy structure, an officer said today.
World News | Jim Yardley, The New York Times | Sunday June 30, 2013
Inside Courtroom 21, the two judges peered down from high wooden chairs as lawyers in formal black robes presented their motions. Activists and victims watched from the back. And a few steps away, a portly man with a thick black beard remained silent...
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday June 26, 2013
Bangladesh authorities on Wednesday shut down an eight-storey factory complex after cracks appeared in a wall, triggering panic among thousands of garment workers who feared the building would collapse, police and officials said.
World News | Associated Press | Monday June 10, 2013
Bangladesh has suspended seven inspectors it accuses of negligence for renewing the licenses of the five garment factories in a building that collapsed in April, killing more than 1,100 people.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday June 9, 2013
Bangladesh on Sunday suspended seven safety inspectors after they rubber-stamped operating licences for factories that later collapsed in the nation's worst industrial disaster, the labour secretary said.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday June 1, 2013
US retailers have tapped two former senators to lead a plan to improve safety in Bangladesh after a massive factory collapse, but activists on Friday called the effort a public relations stunt.
World News | Jim Yardley, The New York Times | Friday May 31, 2013
Inside a small government laboratory here, there are about 300 test tubes, each labelled with masking tape and containing an extracted tooth or a shard of bone. Day and night, dozens of these tubes rest on metal trays that vibrate with a motorized mo...
World News | Reuters | Monday May 27, 2013
International garment buyers, particularly those in the United States, have a crucial role to play in ensuring the safety of Bangladesh's garment workers, a senior government official said on Monday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday May 22, 2013
Mamun was hailed a hero for pulling survivors from the ruins of Bangladesh's Rana Plaza factory complex but now he struggles to sleep, haunted by the memory of sawing off a young woman's hand.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday May 21, 2013
A committee investigating a deadly collapse of a building housing garment factories in Bangladesh will recommend that nine people detained in connection with the disaster be sentenced to life in prison, the panel's chief said on Tuesday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday May 20, 2013
Bangladeshi police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at thousands of garment workers Monday as they demanded a wage hike at a protest in a manufacturing hub outside the capital Dhaka.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday May 17, 2013
Hundreds of garment factories in a Bangladesh manufacturing hub reopened Friday, days after they were closed down due to unrest sparked by the country's worst industrial tragedy, employers said.
World News | Reuters | Thursday May 16, 2013
Bangladesh will reopen more than 300 garment factories on Friday, ending a three-day forced closure due to worker protests over pay and working conditions after a building collapse killed more than 1,100 people.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday May 15, 2013
Wal-Mart Stores Inc stepped up Bangladesh factory inspections while US and European retailers pursued separate accords to try to prevent another disaster in a garment industry where more than 1,200 workers have died in the past six months.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday May 14, 2013
Bangladesh plans to take over the site of the collapsed nine-storey building which killed 1,127 people and convert it into a rehabilitation centre for the victims, a minister said on Tuesday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday May 13, 2013
Bangladesh's army announced today that it was wrapping up its search for bodies following last month's collapse of a garment factory complex, saying that it now believed a total of 1,127 people were killed.
World News | Associated Press | Monday May 13, 2013
Bangladesh's government plans to raise the minimum wage for garment workers after the deaths of more than 1,100 people in the collapse of a factory building focused attention on the textile industry's dismal pay and hazardous working conditions.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday May 12, 2013
The death toll from the collapse of a garment factory complex in Bangladesh rose to 1,125 on Sunday after 15 more bodies were found in the rubble overnight, 19 days after the disaster struck.
World News | Reuters | Saturday May 11, 2013
As hope faded of finding any more survivors of Bangladesh's factory collapse, Reshma Begum's family cherished one modest prayer: that hers would be the next body to be excavated from the rubble so they could at least give her a decent burial.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday May 11, 2013
Bangladeshi doctors treating a "miracle" survivor pulled from ruins of a collapsed building after 17 days said Saturday she was doing "great" and had been reunited with her family.
World News | Julfikar Ali Manik and Jim Yardley, The New York Times | Friday May 10, 2013
In a startling development, a woman trapped for 17 days beneath the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza building was discovered alive Friday and then rushed to a nearby military hospital after rescuers pulled her free.
World News | Associated Press | Friday May 10, 2013
The death toll from a garment factory building that collapsed more than two weeks ago outside the Bangladeshi capital soared past 1,000 on Friday, while the list of the dead from a fresh fire at a sweater manufacturer showed the entanglement of the i...
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday May 8, 2013
The death toll from Bangladesh's worst industrial disaster exceeded 800 on Wednesday as rescuers pulled out dozens more bodies from the rubble of a nine-storey building that collapsed outside Dhaka last month.