Reshma Begum, 19, spent 17 days in the rubble of a collapsed Bangladesh garment factory, which took 1,127 lives.
SAVAR, Bangladesh - Several of the biggest West ern retailers embraced a plan that would require them to pay for factory improvements in Bangladesh as the three-week search for victims of the worst garment-industry disaster in history ended Monday with the death toll at a staggering 1,127.
More than 1 out of every 4 Tucsonans lives in Poverty which is due north of Dire Poverty and 3-streets over from Chronic Poverty. I call it the Tri-Cities because everyone is trying their best to stay afloat, which is easier said than done in this waterless desert.
KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Top defense officials from 24 nations in
the Asia-Pacific region discussed how to combat piracy and deliver
disaster assistance at a meeting in Hawaii.
TOKYO — A powerful earthquake hit Tokyo and nearby areas shortly
after dawn today, halting trains and forcing two nuclear reactors
to be shut down for safety checks. At least seven people suffered
Lee Lee Oriental Supermarket may not generate the same urbane
consumer rush as the coming of an Ikea, REI or Nordstrom store, but
when the international ethnic grocery opens its doors in Tucson
later this month, it will have them beat for exotic taste.
TAREGNA, India — The longest solar eclipse of the 21st century
pitched a swath of Asia from India to China into near darkness
Wednesday as millions gathered to watch the phenomenon.
BANGKOK, Thailand — Millions of people across Asia will witness
the longest total solar eclipse that will happen this century, as
vast swaths of India and China, the entire city of Shanghai and
southern Japanese islands are plunged into darkness Wednesday for
about five minutes.
One of the great failures of American universities is that they
are far too parochial, rarely exposing students to worlds beyond
Kristin Brandt wasn't entirely looking forward to identifying
with developing-world residents, predominantly women, who often
must walk for miles to get water.