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Jamaat Islami and Bangladesh Nationalist Party activists chase Awami League activists during a clash in Rajshahi. Bangladesh’s ruling Awami League was poised to win a violence-plagued parliamentary election. Photograph: Reuters

Bangladeshi opposition parties promised a new campaign of protest yesterday, hours after polls closed in a controversial and violence-hit general elec(...)

 A woman shows her finger colored with ink after casting her vote at a centre in the tenth national elections in Dhaka, Bangladesh, today. Photograph: EPA

Voters in Bangladesh cast ballots in modest numbers amid heavy security today in parliamentary elections boycotted by the main opposition, marred by d(...)

Workers  sit in front of posters of the election candidates  during a strike in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka yesterday. Photograph: Andrew Biraj/Reuters

Nearly 60 polling stations in Bangladesh were set on fire and three people were killed on the eve of tomorrow’s electio.The ruling Awami League looks (...)

Brush with death: rescuers pull a garment worker alive from the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza building, in Savar, outside Dhaka. Photograph: Reuters

It was an image of horror that made people in the West think uncomfortable thoughts about the human cost of the clothes on their backs: a couple embra(...)

Bangladeshi youth cheer after the execution of the death sentence of the Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Molla in Dhaka today. Mollah has been hanged for his alleged crimes against humanity in 1971 the first execution of a war criminal in Bangladesh. Photograph: Abir Abdullah/EPA

Bangladesh executed Islamist opposition leader Abdul Quader Mollah today for war crimes he committed in 1971, in a move likely to spark more violent p(...)

Activists of different garment workers’ organisations shout slogans for a pay raise in front of the office of Bangladesh’s official wage board, in Dhaka last week. Photograph:  Reuters.

Violent protests shuttered some 250 Bangladesh garment factories near the capital Dhaka today, as thousands of workers demanded higher wages at the ou(...)

Relatives show pictures of missing garment workers in the wake of the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Savar, outside Dhaka in April

The announcement by Primark that it will pay long-term compensation to those who suffered after a Bangladesh factory collapsed six months ago has led (...)

Workers dig mass graves during a mass burial of unidentified garment workers, who died in the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Savar, in May. Photograph:  Reuters

Six months after the collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory building in Bangladesh, more than 15 brands whose clothes were produced there have yet(...)

1971: An elderly Pakistani refugee is pushed aside by Indian troops advancing into the East Pakistan (Bangladesh) area during the Indo-Pakistani war. Photograph: Central Press/Getty Images

A special war crimes tribunal in Bangladesh has sentenced a senior member of the opposition to death for his involvement in the killing of hundreds of(...)

The Penneys store on O’Connell Street, Dublin: Primark is one of 70 apparel brands and retailers which have signed a contract with international and local trade unions and NGOs to ensure sustainable improvements to working conditions  in Bangladesh

  The Penneys winter collections launched today prompted questions about the aftermath of the Bangladesh disaster in May, in which more(...)

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