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New fire in Bangladesh garment factory kills 8; death toll from building collapse hits 930

DHAKA, Bangladesh - A fire in an 11-story garment factory in Bangladesh killed eight people, including a ruling party politician and a top official in the country's powerful clothing manufacturers' trade group, as the death toll from the...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2013-05-10/new-fire-bangladesh-garment-factory-k
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Workers found alive in Bangladesh rubble

SAVAR, Bangladesh - "Save us, brother. I beg you...capital city, is the worst ever for Bangladesh's booming and powerful garment industry...Instead, very little has changed in Bangladesh, where wages, among the lowest in...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2013-04-26/workers-found-alive-bangladesh-rubble
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Rohingya migrant crisis eases, but hard questions remain

...given the Myanmar government's distaste for the word "Rohingya," which is taboo in Myanmar, where they are referred to as Bengalis - migrants from neighboring Bangladesh - even though many have lived in Myanmar for generations.

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-22/rohingya-migrant-crisis-eases-hard-qu
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Indonesia says it sent boat of Rohingya to Malaysia

...suffered from state-sanctioned discrimination in Buddhist-majority Myanmar, which considers them illegal settlers from Bangladesh even though their families have lived there for generations.Attacks on members of the religious minority, numbering at...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-12/indonesia-says-it-sent-boat-rohingya-
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Being a conscious consumer

...clothing factory disasters is high; more than 1,100 in the Bangladesh collapse, around 300 in the Karachi fire in Pakistan. When...say it's made? Some of my clothing tags do say "Made in Bangladesh" or "Made in China" and maybe "Made in Pakistan" - it...

http://juneauempire.com/blog-post/melissa-griffiths/2013-06-25/being-conscious-c
Devastating earthquake hits Nepal

...far away as Lahore, Pakistan; Lhasa, Tibet; and Dhaka, Bangladesh.Officials said the quake occurred at a depth of only 7 miles, which...Beijing. Special correspondents Mohiuddin Kader in Dhaka, Bangladesh; Michael Hayden in Mumbai, India; and staff writers Sarah...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-26/devastating-earthquake-hits-nepal
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Despite tensions, US, Russia vow cooperation in the Arctic

...effects around the world, changing coastlines and inundating small islands, and potentially hitting low-lying areas from Bangladesh to Florida the hardest. While Kerry and other delegates noted the vast opportunities that come with receding icecaps, they...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-26/despite-tensions-us-russia-vow-cooperat
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Death toll tops 4,000 in Nepal

...she said.The quake was the worst to hit the South Asian nation in more than 80 years. It was felt across parts of India, Bangladesh, China's region of Tibet, and Pakistan. Nepal's worst recorded earthquake, in 1934, measured 8.0 and all but destroyed...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-28/death-toll-tops-4000-nepal
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Q&A with Grameen Foundation founder Alex Counts

...eradication deepened as a Fulbright scholar in Bangladesh, where he witnessed innovative poverty...Laureate Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Bank in Bangladesh. I first became interested in fighting...Yunus through RESULTS . I later went to Bangladesh on a Fulbright scholarship and worked...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-15/qa-grameen-foundation-founder-alex-coun
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JWAC speaker to focus on poverty Thursday

...for 10 years. A Cornell University graduate, Counts' commitment to poverty eradication deepened as a Fulbright scholar in Bangladesh, where he witnessed innovative poverty solutions being developed by Grameen Bank. He trained under Professor Muhammad Yunus...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-05-15/jwac-speaker-focus-poverty-thursday
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