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Most US retailers refuse aid to Bangladesh factory victims

Most United States retailers, who sold garments manufactured in devastated Bangladesh's RanaPlaza factory and Tazreen factory, have refused to join an effort to compensate the families of more than 1,200 workers who died in the factory fire. ranaplazaNone of the American companies, neither Walmart, Sears, Children's Place, nor any other company has agreed to contribute to the efforts of creating compensation funds for the victims' families, even after one year of the incident, the New York Times reports. The International Labor Organizatio...

Myanmar trades the least with Bangladesh

Myanmar exchanged the least border trade with Bangladesh among its four neighboring countries in this fiscal year, according to Myanmar Ministry of Commerce. bdesh-myanmar-flagThe country’s border trade with four neighboring countries such as China, India, Thailand and Bangladesh in FY 2013-14 from April 1 to November 11 received $ 2.7 billion, with the border trade with Bangladesh only receiving around $ 6 million. The ministry said Myanmar exchanged the most border trade with China, followed by Thailand as the second largest. ...

New sanctions risk war with Iran: US

The White House has warned lawm akers that tightening sanctions on Iran could push the US on a "march to war" and derail a diplomatic push to limit Tehran's nuclear programme. "The American people do not want a march to war," White House spokesman Jay Carney said on Tuesday. The US, Britain, China, France, Germany, Iran and Russia will send top nuclear negotiators to Geneva next week to see whether they can push for a transparent nuclear program me in Iran. M_Id_438817_iran  

Robot kills itself over tedious household chores

In what is being touted as the world's first case of 'robot suicide', a house bot fed up of its tedious job of cleaning has ended its life by climbing onto a kitchen hotplate and destroying itself in a blaze. The android in an Austrian household had to clean up some spilt cereal when it climbed onto a kitchen hotplate and was destroyed. It had grown tired of being forced to clean the same house every day, according to reports in KROBO_0.content_image Austria. "Somehow it seems to have reactivated itself and made ...

‘Miracle’ baby born in Philippine typhoon rubble; world sends emergency relief to battered nation

Tacloban, Philippines: Emily Sagalis cried tears of joy after giving birth to a 'miracle' girl in a typhoon-ravaged Philippine city, then named the baby after her mother who went missing in the storm. The girl was born Monday in a destroyed airport compound that was turned into a makeshift medical centre, with her bed a piece of dirty plywood resting amid dirt, broken glass, twisted metal, nails and other debris. "She is so beautiful. I will name her Bea Joy in honour of my mother, Beatriz," Sagalis, 21, whispered shortly after giving birth. Sagalis said her mother was swept away when giant waves generated by Super Typhoon Haiyan surged into their home near Tacloban city, the capital of Leyte province which was one of the worst-hit areas, and she has not been seen since. More than 1...

More than 5,000 flee erupting Indonesian volcano

More than 5,000 people have fled their homes in western Indonesia in recent dayIndonesia Volcano_Kand (1).content_images following a series of violent volcanic eruptions, an official said on Tuesday. Mount Sinabung on the north of Sumatra island has been hurling out red-hot ash, rocks and torrents of glowing lava up to seven kilometres (four miles) into the air since the start of the month. Villagers from nearby Karo district are being evacuated as the volcano, which erupted in Septembe...