Dozens Die as Another Factory Fire Strikes Bangladesh

The blaze, at a seven-story building where fruit drinks, packing materials and plastic products were made, burned for nearly 24 hours.

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Fears for Bangladesh Garment Workers as Safety Agreement Nears an End

The Rana Plaza collapse led to the agreement, which improved factory safety for workers. Despite a last-minute extension, its legacy may be in jeopardy.

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Bangladesh Collision Between Cargo Ship and Ferry Leaves 27 Dead

The country has a grim history of deadly disasters on its heavily trafficked rivers.

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Bangladesh Mosque Blast, Likely Due to Gas Leak, Kills at Least 14

Dozens of worshipers were severely burned in the blast on Friday night just outside Dhaka.

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A Quarter of Bangladesh Is Flooded. Millions Have Lost Everything.

The country’s latest calamity illustrates a striking inequity of our time: The people least responsible for climate change are among those most hurt by its consequences.

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