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Fire breaks out at Bangladesh garments factory, casualties unknown

DHAKA (Reuters) - A fire broke out at garment factory in the Bangladeshi capital on Thursday, police and fire-fighting officials said, but it was not immediately clear if anyone was inside the building at the time. Fire-fighters were trying to put out the blaze with the help of police and volunteers, officials said. Garments are a vital sector for the South Asian nation, whose low wages and duty-free access to Western markets have helped make it the world's largest apparel exporter after China.

Cricket: Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh in first one-dayer

Sri Lanka defeated Bangladesh by 13 runs in the first one-day international in Dhaka on Monday to take the lead in the three-match series. The hosts, who bowled out Sri Lanka for 180, were themselves dismissed for 167 runs in 39.2 overs at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium. The second and third matches will be played at the same venue on Thursday and Saturday. Brief scores: Sri Lanka 180 all out in 40 overs; Bangladesh 167 all out in 39.2 overs. str-kl/mtp

Cricket: Rain theatens Bangladesh-Sri Lanka ODI

Bad weather has delayed the start of the first one-day international between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in Dhaka on Monday. The outfield at the drenched Sher-e-Bangla stadium was wet and slippery at the scheduled toss time of 12.30 pm (0630 GMT), amid fears the match may be badly curtailed. The second and third matches are to be played at the same venue on Thursday and Saturday. Sri Lanka won both the preceding Test and Twenty20 series. str-kl/st

Cricket: Sri Lanka 237-1 in reply to Bangladesh's 232

Sri Lanka, replying to Bangladesh's first innings total of 232, were 237-1 at tea on the second day of the first Test at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium in Dhaka on Tuesday. Kaushal Silva was unbeaten on 111, his maiden Test century, and Kumar Sangakkara was on 59. Dimuth Karunaratne scored 53. str-kl/sm

Cricket: Bangladesh 190-6 in first Sri Lanka Test

Bangladesh, sent in to bat by Sri Lanka, were 190-6 at tea on the opening day of the first Test at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium in Dhaka on Monday. Shakib Al Hasan made 55, having shared a fifth-wicket stand of 86 with skipper Mushfiqur Rahim (55 not out) after the hosts were reduced to 59-4. Seamer Shaminda Eranga claimed three wickets. bur/sm

Cricket: Bangladesh 72-4 in first Test against Sri Lanka

Bangladesh, sent in to bat by Sri Lanka, were 72-4 at lunch on the opening day of the first Test at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium in Dhaka on Monday. Shakib Al Hasan was unbeaten on 15 and skipper Mushfiqur Rahim was on eight after four wickets had fallen for 59 runs. Seamer Shaminda Eranga claimed two wickets. afp

Cricket: Bangladesh 72-4 in first Test against Sri Lanka

Bangladesh, sent in to bat by Sri Lanka, were 72-4 at lunch on the opening day of the first Test at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium in Dhaka on Monday. Shakib Al Hasan was unbeaten on 15 and skipper Mushfiqur Rahim was on eight after four wickets had fallen for 59 runs. Seamer Shaminda Eranga claimed two wickets. afp

Bangladesh orders arrest of factory owners for deadly fire

A Bangladesh court Tuesday ordered the arrest of owners of a garment factory where 111 workers were killed last year in the country's worst such fire, after police laid charges. The court in Dhaka issued the warrants for Delwar Hossain and his wife Mahmuda Akter and four others over the blaze that gutted the Tazreen factory where workers stitched clothes for Western retailers including Walmart.

Bangladesh orders arrest of factory owners for deadly fire

A Bangladesh court on Tuesday ordered the arrest of the owners and four others over the country's worst-ever garment factory fire that killed 111 workers, after police laid charges. The court in Dhaka issued the warrants for Delwar Hossain and his wife Mahmuda Akter over the blaze in 2012 at the Tazreen factory, where workers stitched clothes for Western retailers.

Bangladesh police charge 13 over deadliest garment factory fire

Bangladesh police Sunday laid the first charges over the nation's deadliest-ever garment factory fire 13 months ago, accusing the owners and 11 others of an offence punishable by life imprisonment. Police charged owners Delwar Hossain and his wife, along with security guards and managers, over the blaze that killed 111 people and gutted the Tazreen factory where workers stitched clothes for Western retailers.
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