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25th Oct 2013

Deadly fire at Bangladesh factory

 

At least nine people have been killed when a fire swept through a clothing factory near the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka. Local media said about 50 people had been hurt in the blaze, which broke out late on Oct 8 in Gazipur. Safety standards in Bangladesh’s garment factories are notoriously poor – more than 1,100 people died in April when a factory outside Dhaka collapsed.

 

 

Rare painting by Turkey’s last caliph sold at auction

 

 

A rare oil painting by the last Muslim caliph, the whereabouts of which were unknown for decades, fetched 1.6 million lira ($804,000) at auction on Oct 6.

An anonymous collector secured “Women in the Courtyard,” by Abdulmecid II in 1899, after a hotly contested round of bidding. The asking price had been 1.2 million lira.

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Over 120 people attended a landmark conference on the media reporting of Islam and Muslims. It was held jointly by The Muslim News and Society of Editors in London on September 15.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence event is to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to society. Over 850 people from diverse background, Muslim and non-Muslim, attended the gala dinner.

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