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Bangladesh police on Sunday charged the owners and 11 others over the nation's worst garment factory fire that killed 111 people, after wrapping up an investigation 13 months after the tragedy. Police charged owners Delwar Hossain and his wife, along with security guards and managers over the blaze last November that gutted the Tazreen factory where workers stitched clothes for Western retailers including Walmart. "(Owners) Delwar and his wife Mahmuda Akter ... and 11 others have been charged with death due to negligence," A.K.M. Mohsinuzzaman Khan, police investigator in the case, told AFP. The factory, on the outskirts of Dhaka, supplied clothes to a variety of international brands including US giant Walmart, Dutch retailer C&A and ENYCE, a label owned by US rapper Sean "Diddy" Combs.
In two high-profile firsts, women were named to lead General Motors and the US Federal Reserve this year -- posts that had always been held by men. Yet women are still rarely found at the top. In addition to Mary Barra at GM and Janet Yellen at the Fed, 2013 also saw Marillyn Hewson chosen to take charge of Lockheed Martin. Stanford University sociologist Marianne Cooper said "each time a woman gets a position like this, it is a victory because there are so few of them."