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Bangladesh Death Toll

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Arianna Huffington | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week showed how celebration can often go hand-in-hand with desolation. In Bangladesh, a woman was rescued from the rubble of the collapsed garment factory, having been buried alive for 17 days -- even as the death toll passed 1,000. In Cleveland, Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were freed after years in captivity, touching off celebrations that were tempered by revelations of the horror of their prolonged abuse. With the raising of its spire, 1 World Trade Center became the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, nearly a dozen years after the devastating losses of 9/11. And though a lowered deficit is good news, any celebration should be tempered by the fact that fiscal belt-tightening has come with a high price: disastrous unemployment rates. As The New York Times put it: "Consensus about the result is clear: Immediate deficit reduction is a drag on full economic recovery." Consensus, that is, everywhere but in Washington.

Woman Rescued From Bangladesh Factory Rubble After 17 Days

AP | Posted 07.10.2013 | Business

DHAKA, Bangladesh — A seamstress buried in the wreckage of a collapsed garment factory building for 17 days was rescued Friday, a miraculous moment ...

DEATH TOLL PASSES 800

AP | By JULHAS ALAM | Posted 07.08.2013 | Business

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The death toll from the collapse of a building housing five garment factories has climbed to nearly 900, officials said Thu...

DEATH TOLL STILL RISING

AP | JULHAS ALAM | Posted 07.07.2013 | Business

DHAKA, Bangladesh — The death toll from the collapse of a building housing five garment factories has climbed to nearly 900, officials said Thur...

Landslides, Floods Cause Disaster In Bangladesh

AP | FARID HOSSAIN | Posted 08.27.2012 | World

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Landslides and floods caused by heavy monsoon rains killed at least 91 people in southern Bangladesh and many more were miss...

Bangladesh Finds More Mass Graves, Death Toll Rises

AP | PARVEEN AHMED | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Bangladesh's military said 72 officers were still missing Saturday after a two-day mutiny by border guards in which at least...

Bangladesh Mutiny: Troops Find Mass Graves, Raising Death Toll To Over 50

AP | JULHAS ALAM | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Firefighters searching the headquarters compound of Bangladesh's border guards on Friday uncovered the grisly results of the...