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Fire guts ancient part of Bangladesh's capital, killing 81

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A devastating fire raced through densely packed buildings in a centuries-old district in Bangladesh's capital, killing at least 81 people, officials and witnesses said Thursday.


Bangladesh’s leader visits injured in deadly Dhaka fire

Bangladesh's prime minister on Saturday visited some of the people injured in a devastating fire in the capital, while investigators said they had found a huge stock of flammable materials stashed in the basement of the five-story building where the blaze began.


Eleven Rohingya Arrested for Beating German Journalists, Bangladeshi Aides

DHAKA—At least 11 Rohingya people were arrested on Friday for allegedly beating three German television journalists and their local fixer at noon on Thursday while they were making a documentary at the Lambashia Camp in Kutupalong, in the Ukhiya sub-district of Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.


Bangladesh’s Leather Industry is Facing a ‘Health and Safety Crisis’

Workers in Bangladesh’s export-oriented leather industry in Savar are facing a “health and safety crisis” due to unsafe working conditions, a new study suggested last month. Sixty-one percent of tannery workers suffer from health problems stemming from the absence of safety precautions and equipment


Police investigating negligence in deadly Bangladesh fire

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh police said Friday that they were seeking up to a dozen suspects in connection with a fire in the oldest part of the capital and could charge them with negligence over the blaze that killed at least 67 people.


Deadly Bangladesh fire shows lapses in development

DHAKA, Bangladesh — A fire in Bangladesh that killed at least 67 people in the oldest part of the capital shows the lapses in public safety that still plague the South Asian country despite its rapid economic growth.


Sabbir’s ton goes in vain as Bangladesh suffer clean sweep

Sabbir Rahman hit his first international century on Wednesday at Dunedin but Bangladesh failed to avoid a clean sweep against the hosts New Zealand. The Tigers suffered a big loss of 88 runs after losing first two matches by eight wickets each, and subsequently, they lost the series 3-0, reports th


Deadly fire strikes oldest part of Bangladesh capital

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) - A fire in Bangladesh killed at least 81 people and gutted a section of Chawkbazar, a section of Dhaka that dates to the Mughal era 400 years ago, in a stark reminder of the lapses in public safety that continue in the South Asian country despite its rapid economic developmen


Digital Map of Bangladesh’s RMG Factories Sets Milestone for Transparency

An interactive platform that plots every export-oriented ready-made garment (RMG) factory in Bangladesh’s Dhaka district will establish a new standard for ethics and transparency in the apparel industry, its creators say. By compiling baseline information such as factory names, postal addresses, GPS


IS teen will not be allowed into Bangladesh

The British Nationality Act 1981 provides the Home Secretary with the power to strip people of citizenship if it is "conducive to the public good". Now 19, Begum said she was "shocked" at the decision by Britain to revoke her citizenship, a move announced in a letter to her family in Britain, accord


Bangladesh officials point fingers in many directions on cause of deadly fire

Investigators on Friday were still trying to determine what sparked an explosive fire in a densely packed historic section of the Bangladeshi capital that killed 67 people and injured as many as 41.


Death toll from Bangladesh fire climbs to at least 70

At least 70 people have been killed in a building fire in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka, and emergency officials say that number could rise further. Rough cut (no reporter narration).


The Latest: Death toll in Bangladesh fire lowered to 67

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) - The Latest on a fire in Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka (all times local):. Officials in Bangladesh say the death toll from a fire in Dhaka is lower than they previously reported.


Nearly One Year After His Release From a Bangladeshi Jail, Photographer and Activist Shahidul Alam Will Get His First US Retrospective

Shahidul Alam, the Bangladeshi photographer, writer, and activist who was jailed last year for speaking out against the ruling party of his home country, is getting his first ever US retrospective this fall.


Bangladesh: H&M statement on garment worker protests & mass dismissals

The garment workers’ frustrations clearly highlight the need for strengthened industrial relations in the country... However, even though we understand and fully sympathize with the garment workers’ frustrations, we cannot encourage vandalism and violence as a means to an end. We strongly encourage


Centuries-Old Part of Bangladesh's Capital Burns

At least 81 perish after flames tore through dense Dhaka street. (Newser) – A centuries-old section of Bangladesh's capital was struck by a fire that started Wednesday night, leaving at least 81 dead and an entire street gutted. Per the New York Times, fire officials believe the blaze in the Chawkba


Black Caps spinner Astle back for Bangladesh Tests

Spinner Todd Astle will resume his stop-start Test career against Bangladesh after beating Ajaz Patel for a spot in New Zealand's 13-man squad to face Bangladesh next week, selectors said Friday.


Bangladesh prime minister sees injured in deadly Dhaka fire

DHAKA, Bangladesh – Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has visited some of the injured in a devastating fire in the capital while investigators have found a huge stock of flammable materials stashed in the basement of the five-story building where the blaze began.


Authorities say fire in old part of Bangladesh’s capital is mostly under control, death toll rises to at least 69

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Authorities say fire in old part of Bangladesh’s capital is mostly under control, death toll rises to at least 69. Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


AP Photos: Historic Bangladesh district razed by deadly fire

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Charred buildings and vehicles are all that remain of sections of a centuries-old shopping district in Bangladesh’s capital, where a late-night fire raced through narrow alleys packed with residences, shops, restaurants and warehouses and killed dozens of people.