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ADB Funds Bangladesh Transport Upgrade

Posted November 26th, 2012 at 3:25 am (UTC-5)
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The Asian Development Bank has funded a partial upgrade to one of Bangladesh’s most critical regional transport corridors. The improvements will increase trade and connections across South Asia. The ADB is providing $198 million, plus an additional $60 million from partner organizations, for the expansion and improvement of a 70-kilometer section of the corridor connecting […]

ADB to Help China Create Energy From Waste

Posted November 26th, 2012 at 3:00 am (UTC-5)
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The Asian Development Bank says it has signed a loan agreement with a Chinese company for waste-to-energy projects to reduce the environmental impact of agricultural and municipal waste disposal. The ADB said in a statement Monday that four loans of up to $200 million will be provided to two units of China Everbright International Limited […]

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New Fire Rages in Another Bangladesh Garment Factory

Posted November 26th, 2012 at 2:45 am (UTC-5)
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Bangladesh authorities say firefighters are battling a new blaze in a garment factory building outside the capital, Dhaka, one day after a deadly blaze at another factory. Fire officials say Monday’s fire is in a building at least 10 stories high, housing several factories. There is no immediate word about possible casualties. Media reports say […]

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Australia Apologizes for Abuse in Military

Posted November 26th, 2012 at 1:55 am (UTC-5)
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Australia’s government has apologized to hundreds of victims of abuse within the military, clearing the way for victims to receive compensation. In an address to parliament Monday, Defense Minister Stephen Smith acknowledged that, since the early 1950s soldiers, sailors and members of the air force had suffered abuse, often by superiors, under the excuse of […]

China Lands Fighter Jet on Aircraft Carrier for First Time

Posted November 25th, 2012 at 10:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media say the country’s navy has successfully landed a fighter jet on an aircraft carrier for the first time, in the latest sign of China’s growing military and economic power. In reports published Sunday, state-run news agencies said the navy landed several Chinese-made J-15 jets on the carrier Liaoning in the past week. […]

Anti-Morsi Protest in Egypt Turns Deadly, Stocks Tumble

Posted November 25th, 2012 at 9:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Opponents of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi have stormed an office of his Muslim Brotherhood movement in the country’s north, triggering a fight that killed one person and wounded at least 40 others. Brotherhood leaders identified the fatality as a 15-year-old Islamist youth, but it was not clear how he was killed in Sunday’s incident in […]

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Nationalists Win Parliamentary Election in Spain’s Catalonia

Posted November 25th, 2012 at 8:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Official results from local parliamentary elections in Spain’s northeastern region of Catalonia show the majority of seats will go to nationalist parties that favor independence from Spain. Returns from Sunday’s vote show the national alliance of incumbent regional president and pro-independence candidate Artur Mas fell short of a majority, taking just 50 seats in the […]

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Millions of Americans Head Home as Holiday Weekend Ends

Posted November 25th, 2012 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Millions of Americans packed the nation’s airports, train stations and highways on Sunday as they headed home following the four-day Thanksgiving holiday. More than 43 million people were expected to travel 80 kilometers or more to attend holiday gatherings between Wednesday and Sunday. Most of them were expected to drive, with fewer people flying than […]

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Anti-Morsi Protest in Egypt Turns Deadly, Stocks Tumble

Posted November 25th, 2012 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Opponents of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi have stormed an office of his Muslim Brotherhood movement in the country’s north, triggering a fight that killed one person and wounded at least 40 others. Brotherhood leaders identified the fatality as a 15-year-old Islamist youth, but it was not clear how he was killed in Sunday’s incident in […]

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Bangladesh Factory Fire Kills At Least 110

Posted November 25th, 2012 at 7:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Fire officials say a lack of emergency exits contributed to the deaths of at least 110 people, when a fire swept through a garment factory in Bangladesh. Authorities said Sunday that the blaze broke out on the ground floor of a multi-story building the night before in a factory outside the capital, Dhaka. Firefighters fought […]

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