| Apr 22, 2014
| 6:14 PM
One year ago this week, the eight-story Rana Plaza garment factory collapsed in Bangladesh's capital city of Dhaka, killing 1,129 people. The building's top floors had been added illegally, and their weight caused the lower stories to buckle. Many of...
| May 17, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Relativity Media has struck a high-level and wide-ranging film, TV and sports agreement with India's B4U network.
The joint venture, to be headed by B4U CEO Ishan Saksena, will co-produce a slate of Hollywood films including "The Best of Me." Details...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Mukhta Mollah deftly smooths the red fabric and guides it through a whirling sewing machine. She sews side seams on women's blouses bound for America. Eight hours a day or longer in this hot and sweaty factory. Six days a week.
On this day, like every...
| Mar 18, 2014
Re "Finding liberty in hard labor," Column One, March 13
In 1911, 146 sweatshop workers — mostly women — burned to death in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City. This led to major protests, the beginning of safety...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 8:30 AM
The 73rd annual Peabody Award winners are a typically eclectic list ranging from hits such as ABC's "Scandal" and AMC's "Breaking Bad" to Netflix's groundbreaking drama "House of Cards" to BBC America's buzzworthy "Orphan Black."
Among the scripted...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Moments after news leaked about a new "Net neutrality" plan from the Federal Communications Commission's chairman, consumer advocates in Washington began proclaiming their distaste. "With this proposal, the FCC is aiding and abetting the largest ISPs in...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 10:12 AM
Swedish clothing retailer H&M on Monday said it is developing a plan to ensure about 850,000 textile workers earn a "living wage" by 2018.
Hennes & Mauritz, the world's second-largest clothing retailer, said it will begin its pay strategy with three...
| Nov 28, 2013
A year after a factory fire in Bangladesh killed more than 100 people, and seven months after about 1,100 workers perished in the collapse of another commercial building, there are finally signs of progress toward ending the abominable abuses of that...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 6:30 AM
HONG KONG - "Omar," Hany Abu-Asad's powerful drama about violence, was named as the best feature film at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards.
The film, about a young baker whose loyalty to family and country are complicated by his love for a student,...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 12:08 PM
Bangladesh executed a leading Muslim opposition figure late Thursday who had been convicted by a government-constituted war crimes tribunal of offenses allegedly committed during the country's 1971 war for independence from Pakistan.
The hanging of...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 6:10 AM
NEW DELHI -- Five people were killed Monday in Bangladesh as police and protesters clashed anew over the execution of a senior opposition leader.
The deaths reportedly happened overnight in southeastern district of Satkhira. Police said demonstrators...