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Bangladesh agrees to improve worker safety system after catastrophic factory collapse
5/6/2013 1:19:00 PM

London, May 6 (ANI): Bangladeshi authorities will be taking steps to improve worker safety in the wake of the recent factory collapse that killed more than 600 people.

According to a statement in the International Labour Organization, Bangladesh's government, employers and workers have agreed to a plan with the International Labour Organization that would relocate unsafe factories, retrain workers injured in recent factory disasters, recruit more government inspectors and allow for

Primark announces compensation for victims of Bangladesh factory disaster
4/30/2013 11:45:00 AM

London, Apr. 30 (ANI): Primark has announced it will compensate victims of the factory collapse in Bangladesh that has so far claimed the lives of at least 382 people.

In a statement, the Irish retailer said they have partnered with a local NGO to address the immediate needs of victims, including the provision of emergency food aid to families, reports The Independent.

The compensation offered to the victims will include the provision of long-term aid for children who have lost parents,

Bangladesh to get first ever woman parliament speaker
4/30/2013 12:46:00 AM

Beijing, Apr. 30 (Xinhua-ANI): Bangladesh for the first time is going to get a woman speaker for its parliament as the ruling Awami League Parliamentary Party has unanimously nominated State Minister of Women and Child Affairs Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury for the post of speaker of parliament Monday evening.

She is likely to be elected speaker Tuesday uncontested by the parliament as the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party ( BNP) led by former prime minister Khaleda Zia is boycotting

Nepalese police probes Mt. Everest brawl
4/29/2013 11:37:00 AM

London, Apr. 29 (ANI): Police in Nepal are investigating reports of a fight between three European mountaineers and 17 Sherpa mountain guides on Mount Everest.

Conflicting reports have suggested that the climbers were victims of an unprovoked attack, while the guides have said they retaliated after an incident in which they were threatened.

Two of the climbers reportedly suffered minor injuries and the third received a deep cut to his face, Sky News reports.

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