Sep 12, 2014

UNICEF: 46 percent of South Asian girls marry by age 18

Nearly half of girls in South Asia marry before their 18th birthday as children in the region continue paying the price of persistent inequality, according to a UNICEF report released Thursday. The report said child marriage is pervasive in the region even though most ...

Ferry carrying hundreds capsizes in Bangladesh

Aug 4, 2014

Ferry carrying hundreds capsizes in Bangladesh

A passenger ferry carrying hundreds of people capsized Monday in central Bangladesh, killing at least two people and probably many more as horrified villagers watched from the shore, authorities said. It was unclear exactly how many people were on board the M.V. Pinak because ...

Owner of collapsed Bangladesh factory faces murder charges

Apr 15, 2014

Owner of collapsed Bangladesh factory faces murder charges

Bangladesh police said Tuesday they will press murder charges against the owner of a nine-storey building that collapsed and killed 1,135 garment workers last April, the worst industrial disaster in the country’s history. Sohel Rana, owner of the Rana Plaza factory complex on the ...

Owners surrender in deadly Bangladesh factory fire

Feb 10, 2014

Owners surrender in deadly Bangladesh factory fire

The owners of a garment factory in Bangladesh surrendered to authorities on Sunday to face homicide charges for a 2012 fire at the plant that killed 112 workers. Police filed homicide charges in December against 13 people in connection with the fire at the ...

Bangladesh garment factory owners surrender over deadly fire

Feb 9, 2014

Bangladesh garment factory owners surrender over deadly fire

Owners of a Bangladesh garment factory were denied bail Sunday after surrendering to a court that sought their arrest over the country’s worst industrial fire, which killed 111 workers. Delwar Hossain and his wife, Mahmuda Akter, handed themselves in to the magistrates court almost ...