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 ...

Nov 21, 2013

New waterproof surface repels droplets faster

Scientists on Wednesday said they had found a way to make raindrops bounce faster off surfaces, opening the way to new water-resistant materials from clothing to aircraft wings. Reporting in the journal Nature, a joint team from Boston University and the Massachusetts Institute of ...

Jun 29, 2013

U.S. suspends trade privileges to Bangladesh

President Barack Obama announced Thursday the suspension of U.S. trade privileges for Bangladesh in response to growing concerns over labor rights and worker safety there. The decision is the culmination of a years-long review of labor conditions in the impoverished nation. Pressure on the ...

Bangladesh disaster probe blames owner

May 24, 2013

Bangladesh disaster probe blames owner

The head of an official inquiry into the deadly collapse of a Bangladesh factory complex said the building’s owner was the “main culprit” for the disaster because he violated construction codes. The cave-in of the eight-story Rana Plaza outside the capital last month killed ...

Global brands commit to Bangladesh safety pact

May 16, 2013

Global brands commit to Bangladesh safety pact

Global fashion brands such as Benetton, Carrefour and Marks & Spencer on Tuesday committed to abide by an agreement to improve working conditions in Bangladeshi factories after a plant in Savar collapsed killing more than 1,100 people. The announcements came after clothing giants Inditex ...

Bangladeshi workers vent May Day fury

May 2, 2013

Bangladeshi workers vent May Day fury

Protesters demanded the execution of factory bosses Wednesday over the death of nearly 400 people in a building collapse as May Day became the focus of workers’ anger over Bangladesh’s worst industrial disaster. Despite calls by the prime minister for “cool heads,” tensions over ...