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Bangladesh Fire

Bangladesh Factory Collapse Victims Demand Aid, Answers

AP | JULHAS ALAM | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact

SAVAR, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh has begun compiling details about the victims of the 2013 Rana Plaza factory collapse as part of a global compen...

Bangladesh Factory Owners Charged In Deadly Fire

AP | JULHAS ALAM | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Police charged the owners of a Bangladeshi garment factory and 11 employees with culpable homicide Sunday for alleged negli...

Bangladesh Garment Factory Fire Kills At Least 10

AP | Posted 12.08.2013 | Business

DHAKA, Bangladesh — DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A fire Tuesday night at a garment factory outside Bangladesh's capital has killed at least 10 peo...

WATCH: The Hidden Cost Of Bangladesh's Garment Industry

Posted 09.17.2013 | World

Retailers, labor unions and government organizations started talks in Geneva last week to discuss compensation for the victims of two recent factory a...

5 Reasons American Companies Refused To Sign Bangladesh Safety Accord

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 07.11.2013 | Business

Earlier this week Walmart, Gap and 15 other North American clothing companies were roundly criticized by labor groups after the retailers signed on to...

Number Of Sick Bangladesh Factory Workers Continues To Grow

AP | Posted 06.17.2013 | Business

DHAKA, Bangladesh -- Several hundred garment workers were sickened at their factory outside Bangladesh's capital on Sunday, apparently after drinking ...

Petition Asks Consumers To Pay 10 Cents Extra To Protect Workers

Posted 06.03.2013 | Impact

By Sally Greenberg, TakePart Over this past weekend, the death toll from the April 24, 2013, collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building in Savar, ...

Volunteers Lead Rescue Effort After Bangladesh Factory Fire

AP | CHRIS BLAKE | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact

SAVAR, Bangladesh -- The heat in the rubble was sweltering. It closed in on his body like the darkness around him, making it hard to breathe. Working ...

Fire Breaks Out In Collapsed Bangladesh Building's Remains

AP | JULHAS ALAM and CHRIS BLAKE | Posted 06.28.2013 | Business

SAVAR, Bangladesh -- The fugitive owner of an illegally constructed building that collapsed and killed at least 377 people was captured by commandos a...

Bangladesh Orders Arrest Of Collapsed Factory's Owners

Reuters | Ruma Paul and Serajul Quadir | Posted 04.26.2013 | Business

* Seventy-two people rescued on Friday * Hundreds unaccounted for; death toll hits 304 * Official says building did not have correct permits ...

Retailers Rejected Factory Safety Plan

AP | KAY JOHNSON and JULHAS ALAM | Posted 06.26.2013 | Business

DHAKA, Bangladesh -- As Bangladesh reels from the deaths of hundreds of garment workers in a building collapse, the refusal of global retailers to pay...

Dozens Dead In Bangladesh Building Collapse

AP | JULHAS ALAM | Posted 06.23.2013 | World

SAVAR, Bangladesh — Workers trapped in the wreckage of a collapsed factory building in Bangladesh cried out for help Thursday, as rescuers strug...

Dave Jamieson

Factory Fire Survivor Demands Compensation From Walmart

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.12.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Sumi Abedin hasn't worked a day since Nov. 24 of last year. That was when her workplace, Tazreen Fashions in Bangladesh, went up in flam...

Moral Outrage for Bangladesh

Irteza Binte-Farid | Posted 02.02.2013 | World
Irteza Binte-Farid

In a modern, civilized society of the 21st century, how is it possible for at least 112 people to burn to death in a factory because there were no fire exits and doors were blocked?

'Nobody Told Me That There Was No Emergency Exit'

AP | JULHAS ALAM | Posted 01.29.2013 | Business

DHAKA, Bangladesh — The owner of a Bangladesh clothing factory where a fire killed 112 people says he was never informed the facility was requir...

Major American Companies Connected To Deadly Blaze Revealed

AP | JULHAS ALAM | Posted 01.28.2013 | Business

DHAKA, Bangladesh — The garment factory in Bangladesh where 112 people were killed in a fire had been making clothes for Wal-Mart, Disney, Sears...

Fox Business Contributor: Factory Fire Victims Appreciated Those Jobs

Posted 11.27.2012 | Business

The workers who died in Bangladesh’s worst-ever factory fire were thankful to be toiling away making garments, according to Fox Business host Charle...

HORROR: Factory Fire Kills More Than 100

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2013 | World

By Anis Ahmed and Ruma Paul DHAKA, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Fire swept through a garment factory on the outskirts of Bangladesh's capital ki...

Bangladesh Fire Kills 116, Injures Over 100

AP | FARID HOSSAIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DHAKA, Bangladesh — An electrical explosion plunged a neighborhood of Bangladesh's capital in darkness and ignited a shop of flammable chemicals...

World In Photos, June 29, 2009

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Here is the HuffPost's selection of photos of today's news and events from every corner of the globe. Check back Monday through Friday for this HuffPo...