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10th May 2013

India: School-bus driver molested kids, showed porn

New Delhi, (Hindustan Times): A 28-year-old school bus driver and his helper from a prominent south Delhi school have been arrested by the Hauz Khas police for allegedly molesting some minor students and making them watch pornography.   The accused … Continued

9th May 2013

Bangladesh: 73 bodies recovered, death toll 819 building collapse

[For 15 days Hosena has been waiting at Adhar Chandra High School playground for her only daughter Marzina. She had hoped to find her alive but now, in tears, Hosena waits for the body. Marzina was the sole bread earner … Continued

Bangladesh:8 killed in garment factory fire
9th May 2013

Bangladesh:8 killed in garment factory fire

[Fire fighters try to douse a blaze at a garment factory on the third floor of an 11-storey building in Mirpur Darussalam area early today. The fire broke out at Tung Hai Sweater Ltd yesterday around 11:05pm.Photo: Rashed Shumon]   … Continued

8th May 2013

Indonesia: Sampang Shi’a Muslims in peril

[Hate campaign: Demonstrators call for local Shiite Muslims to be expelled from Madura Island at a rally outside the Sampang Legislative Council in East Java on Tuesday. The protesters warned the government of more violence if the Shiites, who are … Continued

8th May 2013

US: No Entry for Narendra Modi

By Ram Puniyani Narendra Modi, for whom some countries are warming up to relate to him in Europe and in the East; the latest report from US must be very disheartening. Despite a strong lobby for pressurizing to grant him … Continued

8th May 2013

US: Pentagon report says military sexual assaults on rise

WASHINGTON, (Xinhua): US Department of Defense on Tuesday released a report that saw a sharp rise in sexual assault in the military, highlighting a pandemic the Pentagon is scrambling to stamp out. According to the report, an estimated 26,000 people … Continued

Bangladesh: 18 more bodies retrieved, 697 dead in Savar building collapse
7th May 2013

Bangladesh: 18 more bodies retrieved, 697 dead in Savar building collapse

(Rescuers carrying a body recovered from the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza at Savar, an outskirt area of the capital. The nine-storey building collapsed on April 24. Photo: Star)   Dhaka, (Daily Star): Rescuers pulled out 18 more bodies … Continued

Bangladesh: 18 more bodies retrieved, death toll rise to 645 in Savar building collapse
6th May 2013

Bangladesh: 18 more bodies retrieved, death toll rise to 645 in Savar building collapse

In this May 4 photo, rescuers are seen taking a body recovered from the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza at Savar, an outskirt area of the capital.   Dhaka, (Daily Star): Rescuers pulled out 18 more bodies from the … Continued

Bangladesh: 19 more bodies found, death toll now 551, in Savar building collapse
4th May 2013

Bangladesh: 19 more bodies found, death toll now 551, in Savar building collapse

Photo shows several cranes removing the rubble of the Rana Plaza in Savar bazaar bus stand as the death toll of the country’s worst building collapse continue to rise.   Dhaka, (Daily Star): Rescuers pulled out 19 more bodies from … Continued

3rd May 2013

Bangladesh: Death toll soars to 501 in Savar Bbilding collapse

The Rana Plaza came crashing down nine days ago and people have been looking for their dear ones. Amongst them, holding missing persons leaflets, a woman cries out loud on Thursday. Photo: STAR   Dhaka, (Daily Star): Death toll from … Continued

Pakistan: Benazir Bhutto murder case prosecutor shot dead
3rd May 2013

Pakistan: Benazir Bhutto murder case prosecutor shot dead

Pakistan’s special prosecutor Chaudhry Zulfiqar Ali, who was shot dead in Rawalpindi, addresses reporters media outside Rawalpindi’s Adiyala prison in February 2011.   Police say a leading Pakistani prosecutor handling the 2007 Benazir Bhutto assassination case has been shot dead while … Continued

3rd May 2013

US: Egyptian activist faces pro-Israel backlash after award nomination

Al-Akhbar: The nomination of an Egyptian activist to receive a human rights award has led to uproar by pro-Israeli media over her comments supporting resistance against Israeli occupation. The Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders, also known as “the … Continued

Bangladesh: Savar building collapse, 2 more bodies recovered
30th Apr 2013

Bangladesh: Savar building collapse, 2 more bodies recovered

This Monday photo shows rescuers using a crane to remove heavy concrete slabs of the collapsed building at Savar. Photo: STAR   Rescuers pulled out two more bodies from beneath the debris of the collapsed building in Savar on Tuesday, … Continued

29th Apr 2013

Bangladesh: Hopes fading, flickering, death toll 381

Dolly cries, holding the photo of her missing brother as hope starts to fade on day five of the rescue operations yesterday at the Rana Plaza collapse site in Savar. Her brother used to work in one of the garment … Continued

29th Apr 2013

Bahrain arrests 22 demonstrators for “terrorist attacks”

Bahrain has rounded up 22 people suspected of attacking security forces and blocking roads during protests, including in the lead-up to its Formula One race this month, police said. The arrests were related to alleged acts of violence since late … Continued

27th Apr 2013

India: Girl raped, attacked with blades in public toilet

An anti-rape protester displays a placard during a protest against the Delhi Police over the recent rape of a minor girl at police headqaurters in New Delhi. PTI New Delhi, (Hindustan Times): A six-year-old girl was raped inside a public … Continued

26th Apr 2013

Bangladesh: Death toll in Bangladesh building collapse rises to 271

DHAKA,  (Xinhua): The death toll from Wednesday’s building collapse in Savar on the outskirts of Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka climbed to 271 on Friday morning, police said.   Relatives of the missing said scores of people were still unaccounted for when … Continued

26th Apr 2013

Bahrain cancels visit of UN torture envoy

The UN’s envoy on torture voiced his “deep disappointment” Wednesday after Bahrain, rocked by renewed clashes between security forces and pro-democracy activists, postponed his planned visit. “This is the second time that my visit has been postponed, at very short … Continued

Pakistan: Acid thrown on three women in Multan
23rd Apr 2013

Pakistan: Acid thrown on three women in Multan

MULTAN, (Dawn): Two people have thrown acid on three women, a mother and two daughters, in village Nauranga on the outskirts of Multan. Police said that they have arrested one suspect and the injured were shifted to Nishtar Hospital Multan. … Continued

22nd Apr 2013

Myanmar: HRW alleges ‘ethnic cleansing’ of Rohingya Muslims

Human Rights Watch has published a report claiming ethnic cleansing against Rohingya Muslims in the state of Rakhine in Myanmar. The document, based on field interviews, says authorities encouraged the actions. The Human Rights Watch organization released its 153-page report … Continued

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