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Bangladesh: Sewing full-time for 61 euros a month

Four years ago the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh collapsed, killing 1,100 people. Working conditions have improved since then, but wages have not. Maria Zimmerman reports from Dhaka. It is late afternoon as Ashik and...

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Pressure mounts on Bangladesh over garment workers’ rights

Bangladeshi authorities have been accused of harassing and intimidating garment workers and their leaders following recent protests demanding a wage hike. Big fashion brands have pulled out of a major summit in protest. Bangladesh’s multibillion...

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Bangladesh struggling to balance energy and environment needs

In a bid to bolster the electricity generation capacity of the energy-poor nation, the government is looking to build several coal-fired plants in the coming years. But activists oppose them citing environmental risks. The plan...