Protesters demand better safety for factory workers in Bangladesh, following a fire that killed more than 100 people in one factory there. Also, conservationists praise a new water deal between the US and Mexico. Plus, the music of the Nubian diaspora.
Thousands of angry textile workers protested in Bangladesh on Monday demanding better safety standards, after a factory fire killed more than 100 people this past weekend.
Quicker turnarounds can mean tough working conditions for textile workers in Asia, Latin American and Eastern Europe.
A Swedish toy company has changed its Christmas catalogue to show a boy cuddling a doll and a girl holding a toy gun. It’s all part of the country’s attempts to steer away from gender stereotyping.
A new agreement between the US and Mexico to manage water from the Colorado River has been applauded as a breakthrough for cross-border cooperation on water rights. And it’s also being applauded by environmental groups working in Mexico.
Bradley Manning, the US Army Private who leaked thousands of classified documents to the website Wikileaks, is scheduled to face a court martial early next year that could send him to prison for life. But before that, there are some important legal matters to settle.
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is meeting with the country’s judges in an attempt to defuse a growing crisis over his recent decision to take sweeping new powers.
Russia’s Center for Combating Extremism has come under criticism for focusing mainly on political opponents of the Kremlin.
Adolf Hitler’s infamous ideological tome, Mein Kampf, is soon to be published in Germany for the first time since 1945. The book’s copyright has been controled by the state of Bavaria for decades but that copyright is set to expire in 2015, as The World’s Gerry Hadden reports from Munich.
We’re looking for the name of the sea that lies between Australia and New Caledonia and has been in the news recently for showing up as a curious black blob in the middle of the water.