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Firms back Bangladesh safety plan

The owner of TopShop has joined other retailers including Primark and H&M in signing up to a deal on better safety checks in Bangladesh aimed at preventing any repeats of the building collapse that left more than 1,000 workers dead.

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Cheers as woman rescued from Dhaka factory rubble

There were jubilant scenes in Bangladesh as a woman - believed to be called Reshma - was recovered from the rubble of the collapsed factory building after 17 days.

She was discovered earlier today and cranes and bulldozers immediately stopped work.

Handsaws were used to cut her out of the rubble, and the crowd gathered at the scene erupted in cheers when she was freed and taken to hospital.

More than 1,000 people were killed when the building collapsed.

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