Daily Archives: May 1, 2013

Tens of thousands of low-paid workers took to the streets on May Day to demand higher wages, better benefits and improved working conditions

JAKARTA, Indonesia: Tens of thousands of low-paid workers took to the streets on May Day to demand higher wages, better benefits and improved working conditions a week after a Bangladesh garment factory building collapse killed …

Russian police say a bomb exploded in a busy shopping area in the capital of Dagestan, killing at least two people

MAKHACHKALA, Russia: Russian police say a bomb has exploded in a busy shopping area in the capital of the restive republic of Dagestan, killing at least two people.

A spokeswoman for the republic’s Interior Ministry, …

A mountaineering official says a truce reached between three foreign climbers and Nepalese Sherpa guides who were involved in a fist fight on Mount Everest

KATMANDU, Nepal: A mountaineering official says a truce has been reached between three foreign climbers and Nepalese Sherpa guides who were involved in a fist fight on Mount Everest.

However, two of the foreigners returned …

EU considering trade action against Bangladesh in order to pressure Dhaka to improve safety standards after a building collapse killed hundreds of factory workers

The European Union is considering trade action against Bangladesh, which has preferential access to EU markets for its garments, in order to pressure Dhaka to improve safety standards after a building collapse killed hundreds of …

Officials say a moderately strong earthquake has hit a mountainous region in Indian-controlled Kashmir, injuring nine people and damaging several buildings

SRINAGAR, India: Officials say a moderately strong earthquake has hit a mountainous region in Indian-controlled Kashmir, injuring at least nine people and damaging several buildings.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-5.4 earthquake struck today …