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  • 2:25pm May 07, 2013
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    The History And Politics Of Humanitarian Intervention

    Some are calling on President Barack Obama to intervene in Syria's civil war. Gary Bass, Princeton University professor and author of Freedom's Battle: The Origins of Humanitarian Intervention, talks about the political risks of humanitarian intervention.
  • 11:04am May 07, 2013
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    Afghan-Pakistani Forces Exchange Fire Along Shared Border

    Tensions between Afghanistan and Pakistan are on the rise again following two border clashes in the space of a week. The trouble was apparently sparked by Pakistan's decision to erect a new border gate despite Afghan objections.
  • 12:14pm May 03, 2013
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    'Cracking Sound' Heard Before Bangladeshi Building Collapsed

    Reporter Jim Yardley of The New York Times has learned a lot about the man who owned the building in Bangladesh which collapsed last week, killing more than 500 people. He talks to David Greene about the owner's place in a corrupt system, and the challenges facing the country's garment industry.
  • Casual clothing detail fashion background made in the USA
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    4:05pm May 02, 2013
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    Ethical Fashion: Is The Tragedy In Bangladesh A Final Straw?

    Since a garment factory collapsed last month in Dhaka, killing more than 400 people, ethical fashion has been in the spotlight. Elizabeth Cline, author of Overdressed: The Shockingly High Price of Cheap Fashion, explains the economy that created this tragedy and what we can do to fix it.
  • In 2011, a company hired by Wal-Mart to inspect a factory in Bangladesh found numerous worker, safety and environmental issues that violated the retail giant's terms for suppliers.
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    7:48pm May 01, 2013
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    Deal To Protect Bangladeshi Factory Workers Still Elusive

    After deadly disasters in clothing factories, labor activists are trying to persuade at least two more retailers to agree to improve working conditions in Bangladesh. Two retail giants have already signed onto a proposal that would mandate that fire and safety inspections be made public and require retailers to pay for needed factory repairs.
  • In 2011, a company hired by Wal-Mart to inspect a factory in Bangladesh found numerous worker, safety and environmental issues that violated the retail giant's terms for suppliers.
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    11:11am May 01, 2013
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    Factory Audits And Safety Don't Always Go Hand In Hand

    One way Western brands have responded to consumer concerns about unsafe working conditions in foreign countries is to create an elaborate system of independent auditors. Despite that, incidents still happen. Last week a building collapse in Bangladesh killed more than 400 people.
  • A woman in downtown Beijing walks past a building adorned with a patriotic mural by Chinese graffiti artists on April 22.
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    8:16pm Apr 29, 2013
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    Chasing The Chinese Dream — If You Can Define It

    Touted in the state-run media, "the Chinese dream" is Beijing's latest official slogan. The man who made the phrase famous says it means China becoming the world's No. 1 superpower. But as censors scrub unapproved versions of the concept from the Internet, people wonder: Just whose dream is it anyway?
  • Vijay Nambiar (left), special adviser to the United Nations secretary-general, talks with a Muslim man at a temporary camp for displaced people in Meiktila in March. Muslims account for about one-third of the town's 10,000 residents; many are now homeless
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    4:57pm Apr 25, 2013
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    As Myanmar Reforms, Old Tensions Rise To The Surface

    After decades of military rule, Myanmar is experiencing rapid economic and social reforms. But some now fear that long-suppressed ethnic and religious tensions will be hard to contain. Violence between Buddhists and Muslims that began in the western part of the country last year now appear to be spreading.