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HRW Urges Pakistani Judges to Halt Criticism Bans

Posted November 27th, 2012 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
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Human Rights Watch is urging judges in Pakistan to stop using their power to try to prevent the media from airing criticism of the judiciary. The group says that, in the past few months, the high courts in Islamabad and Lahore have issued orders directing the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to ensure anti-judiciary […]

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Cough Syrup Kills 13 in Pakistan

Posted November 26th, 2012 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials in Pakistan say at least 13 people have died after drinking cough syrup that is suspected of being toxic. The deaths occurred in the eastern city of Lahore over the last three days. Police officials said Monday that most of those who were sickened by the cough syrup were drug addicts. Authorities have shut […]

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Bangladeshi Garment Workers Protest Deadly Blaze

Posted November 26th, 2012 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of garment workers took to the streets of Bangladesh on Monday to protest a factory blaze that killed at least 110 people. Demonstrators blocked a major highway and some threw stones at a factory nearby on the outskirts of the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka. Hundreds of workers were trapped in the fire that began late […]

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Bangladeshi Garment Workers Protest Deadly Blaze

Posted November 26th, 2012 at 9:35 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of garment workers took to the streets of Bangladesh on Monday to protest a factory blaze that killed at least 110 people. Demonstrators blocked a major highway and some threw stones at a factory nearby on the outskirts of the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka. Hundreds of workers were trapped in the fire that began late […]

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Cough Syrup Kills 13 in Pakistan

Posted November 26th, 2012 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Pakistan say at least 13 people have died after drinking cough syrup that is suspected of being toxic. The deaths occurred in the eastern city of Lahore over the last three days. Police officials said Monday that most of those who were sickened by the cough syrup were drug addicts. Authorities have shut […]

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No Deaths Reported in Latest Bangladesh Fire

Posted November 26th, 2012 at 4:40 am (UTC-5)
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Bangladesh authorities say firefighters have brought a new blaze in a garment factory outside the capital, Dhaka, under control, one day after a deadly blaze at another factory. Fire officials say there are no reports of casualties in Monday’s fire in a building at least 10 stories high, housing several factories. Thousands of textile workers […]

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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 […]

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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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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Bombing Strikes Pakistan Shi’ite Procession, Kills 5

Posted November 25th, 2012 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in northwestern Pakistan say a bomb blast near a Shi’ite religious procession has killed at least five people and wounded some 90 others. The explosion Sunday in Dera Ismail Khan came a day after a similar blast targeting Shi’ite Muslims in the same town killed seven people, including three children. The Pakistani Taliban have […]

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