Striking garment workers hit the streets of the Bangladeshi capital for the third day running. The minimum monthly wage has been raised by over 50% in the country's largest industry. But the people who work in it say that's not nearly enough.
Lawyer Palash Kumar Roy died after prison officials allegedly torched him in a jail in northwestern Bangladesh. As officials and the victim's family trade accusations, a Dhaka court has ordered a probe into the incident.
Bangladeshi police say they have arrested two owners of a high-rise building that caught fire last week, killing 26 people. The disaster highlights the often lax enforcement of fire safety regulations in the country.
Police have said that at least 19 people have been killed in an office building fire in the business district of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka. The blaze is the latest in a series of workplace fires.
At least 70 people have died after a fire broke out in an apartment building that was reportedly also used as a chemicals warehouse. The blaze also spread to nearby buildings. Officials expect the death toll to rise.
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