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Police arrest Bangladesh factory owners after fire kills 52

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Police in Bangladesh arrested eight people Saturday on murder charges in connection with a factory fire that killed at least 52 people, many of whom were trapped inside by an ...

52 dead in Bangladesh factory fire as workers locked inside

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A fire engulfed a food and beverage factory outside Bangladesh's capital, killing at least 52 people, many of whom were trapped inside by an illegally locked door, fire offici...

TV stations say dozens of workers have died in a factory fire outside Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — TV stations say dozens of workers have died in a factory fire outside Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka.

China threatens 'drastic action to protect its interests' in Myanmar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's state-owned media on Tuesday (March 16) threatened that the country would take "drastic action to protect its interests" amid alleged attacks on Chin...

Filipino man killed in factory fire in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Filipino man lost his life on Monday (Dec. 21) after he suffered severe burns during a fire at a factory in northern Taiwan on Sunday (Dec. 20). At 12:14 p.m. on Sund...

Pakistan sentences 2 to death for deadly 2012 factory fire

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court on Tuesday sentenced two political party operatives to death for starting a fire at a garments factory in Karachi in 2012 that killed 260 people after the fa...

Pakistan sentences 2 men to death over garment factory fire

A garment factory fire which claimed more than 260 lives in Pakistan in 2012 was a case of arson and not an accident, the Anti-Terrorism Court in Karachi ruled on Tuesday. The presiding judge sentence...

Fireworks factory fire kills 5 workers in southern India

NEW DELHI (AP) — A blaze erupted at a fireworks factory in southern India on Friday, killing five workers and injuring another four. Police officer Pandiyan, who uses one name, said ...

The Latest: Warren says Beyonce is one of her role models

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Elizabeth Warren’s role model? Beyonce — or form...

Factory fire breaks out in Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A factory in southern Taiwan's Kaohsiung City erupted in flames early Wednesday morning (Jan. 15), sending a massive plume into the air. At 6 a.m. on Wednesday morn...

Several feared trapped in factory fire in Indian capital

NEW DELHI (AP) — A factory caught fire and collapsed in the Indian capital Thursday and several people were feared trapped, a fire official said. Rescue work was in progress in Peera...

Bankruptcy judge thrust into spotlight in Purdue Pharma case

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — The judge overseeing the bankruptcy of OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma warns that real-life court cases don't unfold like “Perry Mason.” But he’s afraid this one might come to ...

Fire in Bangladesh factory kills at least 10

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — At least 10 people were killed in a fire at a factory outside Bangladesh's capital on Sunday, the second deadly factory fire in the area in less than a week, officials said. ...

Bangladesh police say 13 killed in plastics factory fire

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Police in Bangladesh said Thursday that at least 13 people have been killed and 21 have been injured in a fire at a plastic factory near Dhaka. Police offic...

New Delhi fire victims lived and worked in unsafe spaces

NEW DELHI (AP) — Mehboob Alam’s phone rang at 5:04 a.m. Sunday. It was his 38-year-old nephew, Mohammad Imran, pleading to be saved. A minute into the call, Imran’s voice disappeared...