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#Bangladesh

# bangladesh - Saturday 2 July, 2016

20 hostages killed in Bangladesh, many "brutally hacked to death"
# Hostage Situation
# Hostage Situation

20 hostages killed in Bangladesh, many "brutally hacked to death"

Jul 2nd 2016, 8:56 AM 36,080 Views 163 Comments

Around 20 people of different nationalities are being held hostage.

# bangladesh - Saturday 14 May, 2016

Elderly Buddhist monk hacked to death in Bangladesh
# Growing Violence
# Growing Violence

Elderly Buddhist monk hacked to death in Bangladesh

May 14th 2016, 3:30 PM 20,737 Views 105 Comments

It’s the latest in a spate of murders of religious minorities and secular activists.

# bangladesh - Thursday 7 April, 2016

Anti-Islamist blogger "hacked with a machete" before being shot dead
# Bangladesh
# Bangladesh

Anti-Islamist blogger "hacked with a machete" before being shot dead

Apr 7th 2016, 10:33 AM 19,840 Views 87 Comments

The killing of Nazimuddin Samad is the sixth such murder of a secular activist in Bangladesh in the last 15 months.

# bangladesh - Tuesday 29 March, 2016

Death sentence for woman who killed boyfriend and cut out his heart
# Bangladesh
# Bangladesh

Death sentence for woman who killed boyfriend and cut out his heart

Mar 29th 2016, 10:38 AM 19,960 Views 26 Comments

She had discovered he kept footage of him having sex with her and other women on his laptop.

# bangladesh - Sunday 8 November, 2015

Death sentence for men who filmed themselves beating boy (13) to death
# Bangladesh
# Bangladesh

Death sentence for men who filmed themselves beating boy (13) to death

Nov 8th 2015, 2:52 PM 39,672 Views 49 Comments

Four people have been sentenced to death for their part in the brutal assault.

# bangladesh - Saturday 17 October, 2015

These heartbreaking images show what it's like to live and work in one of the most polluted cities on earth
# Bangladesh
# Bangladesh

These heartbreaking images show what it's like to live and work in one of the most polluted cities on earth

Oct 17th 2015, 11:00 AM 17,242 Views 11 Comments

Take a look around Hazaribagh in Dhaka.

# bangladesh - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

Protests planned after 13-year-old boy beaten to death by mob
# Bangladesh
# Bangladesh

Protests planned after 13-year-old boy beaten to death by mob

Jul 14th 2015, 8:59 AM 19,411 Views 19 Comments

Five people have been arrested over the murder of the boy.

# bangladesh - Monday 13 July, 2015

Fury as 'merciless' fatal beating of teenager is posted online
# Bangladesh
# Bangladesh

Fury as 'merciless' fatal beating of teenager is posted online

Jul 13th 2015, 9:17 PM 25,797 Views 14 Comments

The boy was tied to a stake and beaten to death.

# bangladesh - Monday 1 June, 2015

Factory owners charged with murder over collapse that killed 1,100
# Bangladesh
# Bangladesh

Factory owners charged with murder over collapse that killed 1,100

Jun 1st 2015, 1:28 PM 13,976 Views 35 Comments

Some 41 people are facing the death penalty over the 2013 Rana Plaza disaster.

# bangladesh - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

'Between 100 and 200' killed in carnage aboard abandoned migrant boat
# Axes And Knives
# Axes And Knives

'Between 100 and 200' killed in carnage aboard abandoned migrant boat

May 19th 2015, 8:16 AM 17,674 Views 37 Comments

“From the upper deck they were spraying hot water, pepper water at us, anyone who went up was hacked at with a cleaver.”

# bangladesh - Thursday 23 April, 2015

Benetton on Dublin's Stephen's Green is being occupied this evening...
# Stephen's Green
# Stephen's Green

Benetton on Dublin's Stephen's Green is being occupied this evening...

Apr 23rd 2015, 6:57 PM 32,717 Views 36 Comments

By people protesting the clothing giant’s failure to pay reparations for the 2013 Rana Plaza building disaster in Bangladesh.

# bangladesh - Monday 30 March, 2015

Second blogger 'brutally hacked to death' in Bangladesh
# Freedom Of Speech
# Freedom Of Speech

Second blogger 'brutally hacked to death' in Bangladesh

Mar 30th 2015, 8:36 PM 18,473 Views 26 Comments

He had criticised fundamentalist Islamic views.

# bangladesh - Monday 9 March, 2015

Dubliner Eoin Morgan 'gutted' as England crash out of Cricket World Cup
# Pool A
From The42
# Pool A

Dubliner Eoin Morgan 'gutted' as England crash out of Cricket World Cup

Mar 9th 2015, 12:29 PM 9,472 Views 38 Comments

Bangladesh progress to the quarter-finals after winning by 15 runs in Adelaide.

# bangladesh - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Hardline Muslim preacher arrested over murder of popular TV host
# Bangladesh
# Bangladesh

Hardline Muslim preacher arrested over murder of popular TV host

Nov 11th 2014, 7:45 AM 7,960 Views 20 Comments

Sheikh Nurul Islam Faruqi, cleric and host of television shows on Islamic issues, was found tied to a chair with his throat slit at his home in August.

# bangladesh - Thursday 24 April, 2014

One Year On: Bangladesh's miracle seamstress is building a new life
# Rana Plaza
# Rana Plaza

One Year On: Bangladesh's miracle seamstress is building a new life

Apr 24th 2014, 11:47 AM 6,381 Views 5 Comments

Reshma Akhter married her boyfriend and has a job in a local hotel.

"Pay up!" ... Clothing companies under pressure over compensation for Rana Plaza victims
# One Year On
# One Year On

"Pay up!" ... Clothing companies under pressure over compensation for Rana Plaza victims

Apr 24th 2014, 6:45 AM 7,547 Views 7 Comments

Nearly 1,150 people died in the Bangladesh factory collapse one year ago today. Many international retailers still aren’t contributing to the victim fund, according to Human Rights Watch.

# bangladesh - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

One year on, Rana Plaza survivors can't return to work
# Rana Plaza
# Rana Plaza

One year on, Rana Plaza survivors can't return to work

Apr 23rd 2014, 7:45 AM 7,424 Views 2 Comments

Victims of the building collapse have so far received $1,000 in average compensation, says a charity.

# bangladesh - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Primark to pay €7m compensation to workers over Bangladesh building collapse
# Rana Plaza
# Rana Plaza

Primark to pay €7m compensation to workers over Bangladesh building collapse

Mar 18th 2014, 8:32 AM 9,119 Views 39 Comments

The company has already distributed $2m to workers and their families.

# bangladesh - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Column: These are the incredible people we ignore... until it's too late.
# Listen Up
# Listen Up

Column: These are the incredible people we ignore... until it's too late.

Feb 5th 2014, 12:57 PM 76 Views 6 Comments

In this age of digitalised 24-hour news, how can it be so difficult to find a space for stories of people with death-defying courage? Those who defend human rights deserve better, writes Mary Lawlor.

# bangladesh - Monday 30 December, 2013

The 11 biggest international stories of 2013
# Global Outlook
# Global Outlook

The 11 biggest international stories of 2013

Dec 30th 2013, 8:30 AM 26,468 Views 33 Comments

Here’s what happened around the world in 2013.

# bangladesh - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

The 39 photographs that took our breath away this year
# Pics Of The Year
# Pics Of The Year

The 39 photographs that took our breath away this year

Dec 24th 2013, 7:00 PM 54,903 Views 44 Comments

From Commander Hadfield to Batkid, here are the most striking photographs from 2013.

# bangladesh - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Many Bangladesh factory collapse victims still waiting on compensation
# Factory Workers
# Factory Workers

Many Bangladesh factory collapse victims still waiting on compensation

Oct 24th 2013, 10:08 AM 3,662 Views 12 Comments

To date only one company, Primark, has provided financial support to survivors and has called on other brands to follow suit

# bangladesh - Friday 13 September, 2013

Primark pledges further funds for victims of Bangladesh factory collapse
# Bangladesh
# Bangladesh

Primark pledges further funds for victims of Bangladesh factory collapse

Sep 13th 2013, 12:58 PM 5,483 Views 5 Comments

The company was critical of other brands that were being supplied by the company that failed to attend a meeting in Geneva yesterday to discuss long-term compensation.

# bangladesh - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

Nearly a quarter of Asian Pacific men have raped a woman
# Sexual Crime
# Sexual Crime

Nearly a quarter of Asian Pacific men have raped a woman

Sep 10th 2013, 6:30 AM 16,890 Views 47 Comments

A third of 10,000 men in the Asian Pacific region who had committed a rape said that they had done so to punish the woman.

# bangladesh - Friday 9 August, 2013

Man sentenced to 30 years in prison over plot to blow up Federal Reserve
# Terrorism
# Terrorism

Man sentenced to 30 years in prison over plot to blow up Federal Reserve

Aug 9th 2013, 5:51 PM 4,942 Views 23 Comments

The 22-year-old asked for forgiveness today and said he no longer believes in radical Islam.

# bangladesh - Friday 7 June, 2013

Primark to give three month's wages to Bangladesh factory collapse victims
# Primark
# Primark

Primark to give three month's wages to Bangladesh factory collapse victims

Jun 7th 2013, 11:18 AM 6,779 Views 29 Comments

Meanwhile, the seamstress trapped in the rubble for 17 days after the Bangladesh garment factory collapsed was released from hospital yesterday.

# bangladesh - Thursday 23 May, 2013

'Extremely' poor quality materials caused Bangladesh factory collapse
# Bangladesh
# Bangladesh

'Extremely' poor quality materials caused Bangladesh factory collapse

May 23rd 2013, 8:38 AM 5,618 Views 9 Comments

A government report found that two floors had been added illegally and the ground it was built on had been a body of water, filled with rubbish.

# bangladesh - Monday 13 May, 2013

The Evening Fix... now with added curse words
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

The Evening Fix... now with added curse words

May 13th 2013, 7:02 PM 8,780 Views 3 Comments

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Clothing brands sign up to new accord on building safety in Bangladesh
# Bangladesh
# Bangladesh

Clothing brands sign up to new accord on building safety in Bangladesh

May 13th 2013, 5:36 PM 5,002 Views 6 Comments

Primark, H&M, Zara and C&A have all adopted the accord, written up in the wake of the building collapse last month.

# bangladesh - Sunday 12 May, 2013

Bangladesh disaster 'could happen again' - but can we help?
# Bangladesh
# Bangladesh

Bangladesh disaster 'could happen again' - but can we help?

May 12th 2013, 8:00 AM 4,204 Views 4 Comments

Oxfam says that about 90 per cent of high rise buildings in Dhaka, where last week’s tragic building collapse occurred, are not built even to local standards.

# bangladesh - Friday 10 May, 2013

The Evening Fix... now with added ways to leave your job
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added ways to leave your job

May 10th 2013, 7:50 PM 12,472 Views 2 Comments

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Woman found alive 17 days after Bangladesh building collapse
# Miracle
# Miracle

Woman found alive 17 days after Bangladesh building collapse

May 10th 2013, 1:16 PM 9,701 Views 15 Comments

The survivor is said to be in remarkably good shape despite her ordeal.

Poll: Will the Bangladesh factory collapse change the way you shop?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will the Bangladesh factory collapse change the way you shop?

May 10th 2013, 9:58 AM 11,092 Views 113 Comments

As the death toll passes 1,000, we want to know: Will this incident have an impact on your shopping habits?

Bangladesh collapse: Death toll passes 1,000 as stacks of bodies found
# Bangladesh
# Bangladesh

Bangladesh collapse: Death toll passes 1,000 as stacks of bodies found

May 10th 2013, 8:29 AM 6,526 Views 28 Comments

Bodies were found in the ruins of a stairwell, where the victims had sought shelter.

# bangladesh - Thursday 9 May, 2013

Eight die in new Bangladesh garment factory tragedy
# Bangladesh
# Bangladesh

Eight die in new Bangladesh garment factory tragedy

May 9th 2013, 7:56 AM 7,741 Views 27 Comments

The owner of the Tung Hai sweater factory was among the victims.

# bangladesh - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

The Evening Fix... now with added awkward text messages
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added awkward text messages

May 8th 2013, 8:01 PM 18,323 Views 2 Comments

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Column: Why can’t I be guaranteed that my clothes haven’t contributed to someone’s death?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Why can’t I be guaranteed that my clothes haven’t contributed to someone’s death?

May 8th 2013, 7:00 AM 70 Views 32 Comments

Standardised textile labelling is vital to keep vulnerable workers safe in developing countries like Bangladesh, writes Aisling Twomey.