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Fashion brands sign new deal on Bangladesh garment workers’ safety

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Campaigners have hailed a new agreement designed to protect garment workers in Bangladesh, signed by the likes of H&M and Inditex, which owns Zara and Bershka. The accord replaces another agreement signed by more ...

Bangladesh police arrest factory owner after dozens die in fire

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Bangladesh police have arrested the owner of a factory where 52 people died in an inferno, as it emerged that children as young as 11 had been working there. Police said the owner of the food factory and four of his s...

Dozens die in Bangladesh factory fire – video

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A fire at a juice-making factory in Bangladesh has killed 52 people and injured 20. The fire started late on 8 July on the ground floor of the six-storey factory in Narayanganj, southeast of Dhaka, and firefighters we...

Bangladesh factory fire kills at least 52 persone

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A fire engulfed a food and drink factory in Bangladesh killing at least 52 persone, many of whom were trapped inside by an illegally locked door, according to fire officials. The blaze began on Thursday night at the fi...

Bangladesh troops to enforce lockdown as Covid death toll hits record high

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Bangladesh is preparing to enter its most severe lockdown yet, with people allowed to leave their homes only in an emergency and soldiers set to patrol the streets, as a deadly resurgence of Covid-19 infections sweeps...

Bangladesh soldiers set to patrol streets as national Covid lockdown looms

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Bangladesh authorities are preparing to enforce a sweeping national lockdown to combat a deadly resurgence of Covid-19 infections, with public transport networks closing and soldiers ready to patrol the streets. Thous...

Bangladesh clothing factory safety deal in danger, warn unions

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The future of a landmark deal to improve safety at clothing factories in Bangladesh is in doubt, unions have said, ahead of the eighth anniversary of the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in which more than 1,100 ga...

Covid: England adds Pakistan, Bangladesh, Kenya and Philippines to travel ‘red list

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The Philippines, Pakistan, Kenya, and Bangladesh are to be added to England’s “red list” of countries from which almost all travel is banned, ministers have announced. The additions, which come into effect next Friday...

Hundreds of people missing after fire in Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh – video

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Almeno 15 people have been killed and another 400 are missing after a fire tore through Balukhali camp near Cox’s Bazar late on Monday. Più di 17,000 shelters were destroyed, leaving 45,000 people displaced. Emer...

Bangladesh: ‘massivefire in Rohingya refugee camps forces 20,000 to flee

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Almeno 20,000 Rohingya have fled a huge blaze engulfing shanty homes at refugee camps in south-eastern Bangladesh, officials said on Monday, in the third fire to hit the settlements in four days. Quasi 1 million of...

Bangladesh shipbreakers win right to sue UK owners in landmark ruling

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British shipping companies that sell old vessels to be scrapped cheaply in dangerous, low-paid conditions in Bangladesh, India or Pakistan may now be sued in London for workers’ deaths or injuries. In the first ruling...