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Safety reform for Bangladesh garment workers sought; factory collapse death toll at 1,127

Safety reform for Bangladesh garment workers sought; factory collapse death toll at 1,127

Reshma Begum, 19, spent 17 days in the rubble of a collapsed Bangladesh garment factory, which took 1,127 lives.

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Safety reform for Bangladesh garment workers sought; factory collapse death toll at 1,127

Safety reform for Bangladesh garment workers sought; factory collapse death toll at 1,127

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.

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Fitz Blog: This just in

Fitz Blog: This just in

     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.

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Asia-Pacific region defense chiefs meet in Hawaii

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.

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MEXICO

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Powerful quake disrupts Tokyo travel

Powerful quake disrupts Tokyo travel

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 minor injuries.

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New store to sell foods from all over the world

New store to sell foods from all over the world

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.

August 06, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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6-minute solar eclipse seen in Asia

6-minute solar eclipse seen in Asia

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.

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Solar eclipse of the century will miss US

Solar eclipse of the century will miss US

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.

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Dangerous locales still worth the trip

One of the great failures of American universities is that they are far too parochial, rarely exposing students to worlds beyond our borders.

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Around the w o rld

Around the w o rld

INDIA

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Around the w o rld

Around the w o rld

 

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UA event highlights water issues

UA event highlights water issues

Kristin Brandt wasn't entirely looking forward to identifying with developing-world residents, predominantly women, who often must walk for miles to get water.

May 04, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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