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Bangladesh, With Low Pay, Moves In on China

The eight-lane highway leading from the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, narrows repeatedly as it approaches this town about 30 miles north, eventually depositing cars onto a muddy, potholed lane bordered by mangroves and small shops. But this is no mere rural … Continue reading

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Bangladeshi labourers demand more pay

Tens of thousands of Bangladeshi garment workers demanding higher salaries were met with rubber bullets and tear gas during a recent protest ooutside Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. Garment workers are currently paid a minimum of just $24 a month … Continue reading

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Bangladesh: 77m poisoned by arsenic in drinking water

Up to 77 million people in Bangladesh have been exposed to toxic levels of arsenic from drinking water in recent decades, according to a Lancet study. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/south_asia/10358063.stm

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Children toil in Bangladesh

About 215 million children work as labourers around the world – most under very hazardous conditions and with little pay, according to the United Nation’s labour body.┬áIn Bangladesh, where almost half of all children live under the poverty line, many … Continue reading

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