Owner of collapsed Bangladesh factory faces murder charges

Apr 15, 2014

Owner of collapsed Bangladesh factory faces murder charges

Bangladesh police said Tuesday they will press murder charges against the owner of a nine-storey building that collapsed and killed 1,135 garment workers last April, the worst industrial disaster in the country’s history. Sohel Rana, owner of the Rana Plaza factory complex on the ...

Stargazers see 'blood moon' in total lunar eclipse

Apr 15, 2014

Stargazers see 'blood moon' in total lunar eclipse

Parts of the world saw a rare celestial event Tuesday when the Earth’s shadow fell across the moon, turning it orange. The lunar eclipse unfolded over three hours beginning at about 2 a.m. EDT, when the moon began moving into Earth’s shadow. A little ...

Ukraine leader announces anti-terror move in east

Apr 15, 2014

Ukraine leader announces anti-terror move in east

Pro-Russian insurgents who have seized government buildings across eastern Ukraine dug in Tuesday, fortifying their positions and erecting fresh barricades as Ukrainian tanks were seen within 70 km of one city controlled by pro-Moscow gunmen. Roads into Slovyansk, a city some 160 km east ...

Koizumi, Hosokawa to set up anti-nuclear forum

Apr 15, 2014

Koizumi, Hosokawa to set up anti-nuclear forum

Former Prime Ministers Junichiro Koizumi and Morihiro Hosokawa will establish an anti-nuclear power forum in May to promote research into renewable energy and support anti-nuclear candidates in elections, sources said Tuesday. The inaugural meeting will be held May 7, according to the sources. Hosokawa, ...

Pulitzers uphold watchdog tradition

Apr 15, 2014

Pulitzers uphold watchdog tradition

Coverage of the National Security Agency’s sweeping surveillance program that won the Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday follows a tradition of bucking the U.S. government on top secret intelligence matters. Revelations about the NSA’s secret collection of information about Americans’ phone and email ...

New China law to take on nation's polluters

Apr 15, 2014

New China law to take on nation's polluters

Smog-hit China is set to pass a new law that would give Beijing more powers to shut polluting factories, punish officials and even place protected regions off-limits to industrial development, scholars have said. Long-awaited amendments to China’s 1989 Environmental Protection Law are expected to ...

Momentum to permit casinos rising

Apr 15, 2014

Momentum to permit casinos rising

Momentum is gathering pace for the lifting of a ban on casinos, prompting local governments and private businesses to step up preparations to host them. While Las Vegas, Macau and Singapore are widely known for huge casinos, or facilities that house and accommodate roulette ...