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Bangladesh workers vent fury on May Day, demand death penalty for factory owners | GlobalPost

Tens of thousands of Bangladeshis joined May Day protests Wednesday to demand the execution of textile bosses over the collapse of a factory complex, as rescuers warned the final toll could be more than 500. Today, the day of workers’ rights, thousands of protesters marched in Dhaka to demand the death penalty for the factory owners they hold responsible. And, ...

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Protests over anti-Islam video grip Middle East and spread beyond | GlobalPost

Protest activity over anti-Islam footage produced in the United States swelled today, with reports of unrest in Egypt, Yemen, Afghanistan, Israel, Lebanon, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Bahrain, Qatar, India’s Kashmir, Bangladesh, and Indonesia. Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood earlier called for a “Million Man March” against the video today, but reportedly canceled the event an hour beforehand — a move that may have ...

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The threat posed by climate change in Bangladesh | guardian.co.uk

Millions of poor people in Bangladesh are risking their lives, homes and land because they are forced to live along constantly changing river systems. Christian Aid highlights their plight on World Environment Day and ahead of the Earth summit in Rio this month, where world leaders will meet to secure renewed political commitment to sustainable development For more on this ...

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ASIA: Boosting cities’ food resilience | IRIN Asia

BANGKOK, 18 November 2011 IRIN – From rooftops to railroad tracks, Asia’s largest cities will need to maximize every bit of space to feed one of the world’s fastest-growing populations, said experts at a UN Food and Agriculture Organization FAO workshop in Bangkok on resilient food systems in Asia. “Food-sensitive urban planning is now a necessity,” said Mariko Sato, chief ...

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BANGLADESH: Indigenous farmers face seed crisis | IRIN Asia

Farmers in parts of Bangladesh’s southeastern Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) face a seed crisis that is undermining the food security of thousands, the World Food Programme (WFP) says. “The challenge that the villagers are now facing is the lack of available seeds due to non-cultivation for two years,” Christa Rader, country director of WFP in Bangladesh, told IRIN from Dhaka. ...

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In Brief: Bangladeshi monks call for demilitarization of CHT | IRIN Asia

The Bangladesh Jumma Buddhist Forum has called for the demilitarization of Bangladesh’s Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) in a statement addressed to the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Bangkok. “We are asking for the withdrawal of the 365 military camps, as promised in the 1997 Peace Accord, to end the human rights violations against the indigenous people,” Dipayan Chakma, president of ...

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Poor are already paying the cost of adapting to climate shifts

Adaptation to the effects of climate change is already well underway around the world, with many of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable digging into their own shallow pockets to pay for it, according to a leading Bangladesh development and environmental specialist. In Bangladesh, for instance, families facing worsening problems with storm surges, intense rainfall and flooding are busy raising ...

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