The death toll has risen above 200 in Bangladesh after the collapse of a eight-story clothing factory. Officials had ordered the building closed for safety reasons earlier this week but the owners ignored the directive.
Five years after the biggest industrial disaster in Bangladesh’s history, no relief seems to be in sight for the thousands of survivors who are suffering from severe physical and psychological trauma.
Bangladesh recently launched its first satellite, marking the nation's entry into an elite space club. While the satellite filled many Bangladeshis with joy and patriotism, some question its commercial viability.
Unions at a global clothing brand hope its agreement to pay to meet fire and building safety regulations in 150 garment factories in Bangladesh could herald a new era. Time will tell if other brands follow suit.
At least 49 people have died and more than 20 are injured after a Bangladeshi plane burst into flames as it came in to land at Kathmandu airport. Officials said the plane was "out of control" as it approached the runway.
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