Bangladesh

bul Maal Abdul Muhith, Bangladesh Finance Minister. (AP Photo)

Bangladesh official: Disaster not ‘really serious’

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh’s finance minister downplayed the impact of last week’s factory-building collapse on his country’s garment industry, saying Friday he didn’t think it was “really serious” hours after the 500th body was […]

05/03/2013

A woman holds a portrait of her missing daughter, Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh. (AP Photo)

Pressure on Bangladesh, retailers to fix factories

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — In the aftermath of a building collapse that killed more than 500 people, Bangladesh’s garment manufacturers may face a choice of reform or perish. Home to five factories that supplied clothing […]

05/03/2013

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Shoppers face hurdles in finding ethical clothing

NEW YORK (AP) — You can recycle your waste, grow your own food and drive a fuel-efficient car. But being socially responsible isn’t so easy when it comes to the clothes on your back.

05/01/2013

Mohammed Sohel Rana, owner of a building that collapsed in Bangladesh. (AP Photo)

Collapsed building owner may face 7 years in jail

SAVAR, Bangladesh (AP) — A Bangladesh court on Monday gave police 15 days to interrogate the owner of a building that collapsed last week, killing at least 382 people, as rescuers gave up hopes of finding any more survivors.

04/29/2013

People and rescuers gather after an eight story building collapsed in Savar, Bangladesh. (AP Photo)

87 dead in Bangladesh garment factory collapse

SAVAR, Bangladesh (AP) — Rescuers using floodlights worked into the night Wednesday to attempt to free dozens of people believed trapped under an eight-story building housing garment factories that collapsed near Bangladesh’s capital.

04/24/2013

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Fresno man hopes to fly around world in 36 days

FRESNO (AP) — On May 1, a 20-year-old pilot will take off from a Fresno airfield in a single-engine airplane. His destination: the record books. Jack Wiegand will attempt to get into the Guinness Book of World Records as the youngest ever to fly solo around the world.

04/15/2013

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Wal-Mart warns suppliers on stricter measures

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has alerted its global suppliers that it will immediately drop them if they subcontract their work to factories that haven’t been authorized by the discounter.

01/22/2013

Firefighters at scene of garment factory fire, Dhaka, Bangladesh. (AP photo)

Shoppers aware of factory fire, but put it out of their minds

NEW YORK (AP) – Interviews with shoppers in the U.S. and elsewhere indicate that they are generally aware of the fire that killed 112 people in a garment factory in Bangladesh last weekend — a factory that was making items for some major U.S. retailers.

11/30/2012

Fed Reserve plot: Obama was considered potential target

NEW YORK (AP) – They say it was a plot that never got past the discussion phase — but federal authorities say a Bangladeshi man was considering going after President Barack Obama, before deciding instead […]

10/18/2012

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