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At Least 70 Dead in Bangladesh Building Collapse

Many trapped in rubble after latest garment industry disaster

(Newser) - An eight-story building housing several garment factories collapsed near Bangladesh's capital this morning, killing at least 70 people and trapping many more in the rubble. Tens of thousands of people gathered at the site, some of them weeping survivors, some searching for family members. Officials say 600 people have...

Bangladesh Protests Leave Dozens Injured

Pakistani official offers $100K for filmmaker's murder

(Newser) - Hundreds of protesters clashed with police in Bangladesh today as rage over an anti-Islamic film continued to inflame the Muslim world, the Guardian reports. Scores were hurt in the nation's capital, Dhaka, when protesters threw stones and police fired back with teargas and batons. Police also arrested dozens of...

100 Dead in Bangladesh Fire
 100 Dead in Bangladesh Fire 

100 Dead in Bangladesh Fire

Blaze engulfs apartment blocks in Dhaka

(Newser) - Over 100 people have been killed in a fire that ripped through a crowded residential neighborhood in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The fire, caused by a fault in an electrical transformer, spread rapidly as it consumed chemicals in stores and small-scale factories, and quickly engulfed several apartment blocks, Reuters reports.

Bangladesh Ferry Toll Hits 58
 Bangladesh Ferry Toll Hits 58 
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Bangladesh Ferry Toll Hits 58

Disaster strikes as people were disembarking

(Newser) - The body count in southern Bangladesh has hit 58 in the wake of a ferry that capsized as hundreds of holiday travelers disembarked yesterday. MV Coco hit a river shoal as it approached the terminal, breaking the hull and allowing water in. As passengers scrambled to disembark, the vessel then...

Mein Kampf a Top Seller in Bangladesh

'All the rage among educated,' says street vendor

(Newser) - Booksellers on the streets of the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka have discovered a surprise hit: Adolf Hitler's manisfesto Mein Kampf. The tome is selling as well as Dan Brown's latest book, the Lost Symbol. "For some reason Hitler's book is all the rage among educated people," one street...

Rebel Troops in Bangladeshi Capital Surrender

(Newser) - Mutinous border guards in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka laid down their weapons today, ending the uprising that started yesterday and claimed at least 20 lives, the BBC reports. “All the rebel troops have surrendered with their arms,” a government spokesman said, and urged rebels outside the capital...

50 Dead in Widening Bangladesh Mutiny

Border guards take officers hostage as tanks roll through Dhaka

(Newser) - A growing mutiny among troops in Bangladesh has left 50 people dead and forced the army to unleash tanks on the streets of the capital, Dhaka. The unrest began yesterday when border guards rebelled over pay and work conditions and has spread to at least 12 cities throughout the country....

Bengali Cyclone Toll Hits 1,100
Bengali Cyclone Toll Hits 1,100
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Bengali Cyclone Toll Hits 1,100

Relief slowed as power, phones remain out

(Newser) - The death toll from yesterday’s cyclone in Bangladesh has risen to 1,100, and widespread power and telephone shortages are slowing relief work. The full devastation may not be known for days. Relief agencies have descended on the impoverished nation, but blocked roads and rivers make reaching the worst-hit...

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