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The suffering of ‘dogs’ – Rohingya kids in Myanmar

The suffering of ‘dogs’ – Rohingya kids in Myanmar

Oct 15, – The 10-year-old struggles up the hill, carrying buckets filled with rocks. Though he tries to keep a brave face in front of his friends, his eyes brim with tears. Every inch of his body aches, he says, and he feels sick and dizzy from the weight. “I hate it,” whispers Anwar Sardad. […]

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Mass evacuation before Indian cyclone limited toll

Mass evacuation before Indian cyclone limited toll

Oct 14, – Cyclone Phailin, the strongest tropical storm to hit India in more than a decade, destroyed hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of crops, but a day after it made landfall in Orissa state on the country’s east coast, authorities said they knew of only 17 fatalities. Mass evacuations spared India the widespread […]

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Tendulkar has chosen time and place to retire

Tendulkar has chosen time and place to retire

Oct 11, – The greatness of Sachin Tendulkar is that he has never been dropped from the Indian team in any form of cricket, barring a bizarre decision to rest him from the One-Day Internationals (ODI) on the last tour to Australia. That’s an awesome record. Only he decided to call time, last year from […]

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Category 1 Cyclone Mahasen made its landfall in Bangladesh

Category 1 Cyclone Mahasen made its landfall in Bangladesh

May 17, AP – Bangladesh continues to assess the extent of the damage, but officials estimate that the cyclone will turn out less severe than originally feared. Still, a water surge during the storm left many low-lying areas and offshore islands inundated. At least 10 people have died since the Category 1 Cyclone Mahasen made […]

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Woman pulled from rubble after 17 days, brings new hope to Bangladesh

Woman pulled from rubble after 17 days, brings new hope to Bangladesh

May 11, AP – Seamstress Reshma Begum was found alive and relatively well on Friday amidst the ruins of a collapsed garment factory near the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka. The young woman feared for her life every day for two weeks following the collapse of the eight-storey building on April 24. Rescue crews pulled a […]

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Bangladesh factory collapse death toll hits 1,034

Bangladesh factory collapse death toll hits 1,034

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The death toll from a garment factory building that collapsed more than two weeks ago outside the Bangladeshi capital soared past 1,000 on Friday, while the list of the dead from a fresh fire at a sweater manufacturer showed the entanglement of the industry and top Bangladeshi officials. Officials said 1,034 […]

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Death toll in Bangladesh building collapse rose above 500

Death toll in Bangladesh building collapse rose above 500

May 3, AP – The death toll from Bangladesh’s worst industrial accident rose above 500 on Friday, as workers continued to use cranes to remove the concrete rubble of the garment-factory building, which lies 20 miles (30 km) north of the capital, Dhaka. More than 500 bodies have been recovered from the Bangladesh garment-factory building […]

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Bangladesh building collapse toll climbs to 275

Bangladesh building collapse toll climbs to 275

April 26, AP – SAVAR, Bangladesh — The disaster in Savar, an industrial suburb of Dhaka, the capital city, is the worst ever for Bangladesh’s booming and powerful garment industry, surpassing a fire five months ago that killed 112 people and brought widespread pledges to improve the country’s worker-safety standards. “Save us, brother. I beg […]

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Bangladesh: Rescuers search for survivors after factory collapse

Bangladesh: Rescuers search for survivors after factory collapse

April 25, AP – Rescue teams on Thursday worked to save survivors as Bangladesh mourned those who died in the Wednesday morning collapse, with flags flying at half mast and the country declaring a day of mourning. Rescuers have been searching the rubble for survivors after the collapse of a factory building in Bangladesh. Over […]

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