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- Mortar shell explosion kills 5 Bangladesh soldiers Updated: Feb-12-14 9:05 am
- US: Bangladesh must do more to regain trade perk Updated: Feb-11-14 2:38 pm
- Lawyer: Owners not liable for Bangladesh fire Updated: Feb-10-14 7:46 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh - Inspections of Bangladesh garment factories under a new safety initiative have found cracked support beams, extra floors apparently built without a permit and exposed electrical cables chewed by rats.
NEW YORK - About 1,500 factories in Bangladesh are on track to be inspected by the end of August as part of a five-year safety pact signed by more than 150 clothing brands and 20 countries, according to organizers of the agreement.
SINGAPORE - Bapari Jakir's employers wanted to see him off the job, but the welder was heavily in debt and didn't want to go back to Bangladesh. So, he says, they encouraged him to leave - by hiring a company whose thugs held him captive in a room, holding a knife to his throat.
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DHAKA, Bangladesh - A mortar shell exploded accidentally Wednesday during firing practice at a military training base in Bangladesh, killing five military and border guard personnel and injuring 14 others, officials said.
WASHINGTON - Bangladesh needs to do much more on improving labor standards to win back duty-free trade benefits suspended after the global textile industry's worst disaster, U.S. officials said Tuesday.
DHAKA, Bangladesh - The owner of a Bangladesh garment factory where more than 100 workers died in a fire is not liable for the disaster, and other workers could lose their jobs if he is convicted, his attorney said Monday.