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Four Arrested for Bangladesh Factory Collapse



Bangladesh Factory Collapse, Rescuing Worker, Photo by Solidarity Center

Alex Hamasaki, Student Intern Last Modified: 01:50 DST, 29 April 2013 DHAKA, BANGLADESH – Two factory bosses and two engineers were arrested in Bangladesh on Saturday, three days after the collapse of a factory that created low-cost garments for Western brands. The death toll has risen to 350 with many more being found alive. As […]

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Sayeedi Death Sentence Sparks Bloody Bangladesh Riots



Awami Police Arrest Protestor

Sam Hargadine, Contributor Last Modified: 11:50 a.m. DST, 15 March 2013 DHAKA, Bangladesh – Reconciliation can be decades long affair; thus 42 years later, Bangladesh is still exercising the ghosts of its War of Liberation. The ‘International Crimes Tribunal’ is currently trying men accused of atrocities during the 1971 war with Pakistan. Then known as […]

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Mother Kills Daughter with Acid



Acid Attack Victim, Photo by ReSurge International

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 23: 53 PM EDT, 1 November 2012 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Acid attacks, are a heinous crime in which the perpetrator seeks to deliberately maim or kill their victim with acid so that they suffer horrendously in the short-term, and if they survive, must suffer the further indignity of being horribly […]

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Facebook Post Sparks Attack on Buddhists



Cox Bazar Buddhist Temple Destroyed by Muslims

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 03:53 AM EDT, 1 October 2012 COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh – In March 2001 the Taliban destroyed two ancient statues of the Buddha called Bamiyan in an attempt to cleanse the country of Afghanistan of what they perceived as Hindu heresy. Today, nearly 12 years later, Buddhist temples and homes are […]

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Monsoon Flooding Kills 79 in India



India Flood Victims, Photo by Joshua Wiese

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 22:15 PM EDT, 2 July 2012 GUWAHATI, India – The Brahmaputra River overflowed its banks killing at least 79 people. The river became engorged following torrential monsoon rains which have inundated the states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Meghalaya. Farmers depend upon the monsoon season which last from June […]

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