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Activists protesting for  safe workplace for garments workers mark the sixth anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in April. Photograph: Mamunur Rashid/NurPhoto via Getty Images

“Fast fashion” retailer Primark, which trades in its home market as Penney’s, faced protests this week in Germany after a christian group alleged tha(...)

The Primark store at Alexanderplatz  in Berlin, Germany.  Photograph:  Athanasios Gioumpasis/Getty Images

Germany is marking the 50th birthday of fast-fashion giant Primark on Thursday with store pickets and a new report flagging what its authors call low-(...)

US senator John Kerry will deliver the keynote address at the Our Ocean Wealth Summit in Cork on Monday. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Ireland and other countries across the world are failing to play their part in adequately preventing the destruction of oceans, which is contributing (...)

Ali Wazir (left) and Mohsin Dawar, leaders of the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM)  at a rally against what they say, are human rights violations by security forces in  Pakistan. Photograph: Reuters/Akhtar Soomro/File Photo

Pakistan’s powerful military seems unstoppable in getting what it wants: its favoured candidate as prime minister; a victory of sorts in a dogfight wi(...)

Bangladeshi women hold placards and photographs of schoolgirl Nusrat Jahan at a protest in Dhaka in April  2019. Photograph: Sazzad Hossain/AFP/Getty Images

Bangladesh is to charge 16 people over the murder of a teenager last month, police said on Tuesday, in the latest case to highlight the treatment of w(...)

Kenyans collect used plastic bags from Nairobi River to resell in marketplaces near the Mukuru slum in Nairobi. Anyone selling, producing, or even carrying a plastic bag there now risks a €35,000 euro fine or up to four years in prison. Photograph: Wendy Stone/Corbis/Getty

Tourists are being warned to avoid bringing plastic bags to Tanzania from June 1st, when a ban will go into force throughout the country. The Tanzani(...)

Imam Ibrahim Ndure with his daughter, Amie. ‘I feel like people don’t know enough, and that’s why they’re rejecting us. If they knew more, there wouldn’t be a problem,’ says Amie

Friday prayers have just ended in the Kilkenny Islamic Centre, a detached two-storey house in Talbot’s Inch, on the outskirts of the city. The four-(...)

Migrants disembark from the Mare Jonio ship on the Italian island of Lampedusa after being rescued in the Mediterranean Sea. Photograph: Elio Desiderio

At least 65 migrants drowned on Friday when their boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off the Tunisian coast after they had left Libya hoping to re(...)

Stranded passengers rest inside a railway station after trains between Kolkata and Odisha were cancelled ahead of Cyclone Fani, in Kolkata, India. Photograph: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters

Cyclone Fani, one of the strongest storms to batter the Indian subcontinent in decades, made landfall near Puri, India, on Friday morning, lashing the(...)

 Local policemen petrol near coastal line at Konark in Puri district on the eve of cyclone Fani’s landfall in Odisha coast, India. Photograph: EPA/STR

India has accelerated efforts to evacuate more than a million people along its northeast coastline as a cyclone intensifies ahead of landfall on Frida(...)

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