NEW YORK (AP) — About 1,500 factories in Bangladesh are on track to be inspected by the end of August as part of a safety pact signed by more than 150 clothing brands and 20 countries, according to organizers of the pact. In a conference call Monday, organizers said 10 pilot inspections were performed last...
In August 2012 the Bangladeshi government placed a ban on charities providing aid to the Rohingya. The reason was that Bangladesh feared the aid would create a pull factor for more refugees to come across from western Burma and settle in the country....
NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s foundation is donating $10 million to a program aimed at preventing the drowning of Bangladeshi children who may be improperly supervised while their parents are at work. Bloomberg Philanthropies, the charity of the billionaire businessman and former mayor, is partnering with the World Health...
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — An Islamist prisoner who had been freed by gunmen was killed hours later in a gunfight between his accomplices and Bangladesh security officials, a police official said Monday. Rakibul Hasan and two other convicted militants escaped on Sunday when dozens of gunmen exploded bombs and opened fire on the van transporting...
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — 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. The army’s public relations wing said the accident occurred at Ghatail in Tangail district. It said 11 of the injured were flown...
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