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Ghulam Azam, former head of Jamaat-e-Islami party, leaves court after the verdict of his trial in Dhaka. Photograph: Reuters

The Bangladesh authorities were bracing themselves for a new wave of violence after a controversial war crimes court sentenced a leading Islamist p(...)

Ten people were killed in Bangladesh in clashes between police and Islamic hardliners in May. Photograph: Andrew Biraj/Reuters

A 91-year-old former chief of an Islamic party in Bangladesh has been sentenced to 90 years in jail for crimes against humanity during the country’s 1(...)

Protesters outside the Wal-Mart Stores  headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas hold up a sign yesterday commemorating those killed in recent clothing factory tragedies in Bangladesh, including that at the collapsed Rana Plaza.  Photograph: Rick Wilking/Reuters

A teenage garment-maker who survived for 17 days in the rubble of a collapsed Bangladesh garment factory building has left hospital with a new job at (...)

Reshma Begum, 19, rescued from the rubble of the Rana Plaza building 17 days after the building collapsed, speaks during a media conference as salvage workers neared  the end of their search for victims of the collapse of a factory building. Photograph: Khurshed Rinku/Reuters

Three weeks after a building collapse in Bangladesh that killed more than 1,100 workers, the retailing giant H&M - the largest purchaser o(...)

Reshma Begum (19) rescued from the rubble of the Rana Plaza building 17 days after the building collapsed, lies on a bed at Savar Combined Military Hospital in Savar. Photograph: Andrew Biraj/Reuters

A seamstress who survived 17 days before being rescued from a collapsed clothes factory building outside Bangladesh’s capital is said to be mak(...)

Rescuers carry Reshma Begum, pulled out from the rubble of a building that collapsed in Saver, near Dhaka in Bangladesh yesterday. Photograph: AP Photo/Parvez Ahmad Rony

First came the collapse. At 9am in the morning, as the day’s work start(...)

Workers rescue a woman from the rubble of the Rana Plaza building 17 days after the building collapsed in Savar. Photograph: Sohel Ahmed/Reuters

A seamstress buried in the wreckage of a collapsed garment factory building for 17 days was rescued today, a miraculous moment set against a sc(...)

A company official stands in front of a factory belonging to Tung Hai Group, a large garment exporter, after a fire in Dhaka. Eight people were killed when the fire swept through the garment factory in an industrial district of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, police and an industry association official said today. Photograph: Andrew Biraj/Reuters

Eight people are known to have died following a fire at a clothing factory in Bangladesh as the death toll from last month’s fire at a multi-st(...)

Rescue workers are continuing to pull bodies out of the wreckage of the collapsed Rana Plaza building in Dhaka. Photograph: Andrew Biraj/Reuters

The death toll from last month’s collapse of a building housing garment factories in Bangladesh has passed 700, police said today. The po(...)

A woman covers her nose to block out the smell of decomposing bodies as people in the background identify bodies at a makeshift morgue where victims of the collapse of a garment factory buildings are brought in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Bangladesh’s finance minister has downplayed the impact of the factory-building collapse on his country’s garment industry, saying he didn’t th(...)

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