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19 Jun 2013 07:52 GMT | Business & Economy, Environment, Asia, Bangladesh
Bangladesh has 7000 firefighters for a population of 160 million people.
And to make matters worse, their risky work is rewarded by small wages and almost no benefits.
Al Jazeera's Shamim Chowdhury reports from Dhaka.
Source: Al Jazeera
Bangladesh's garment industry under pressure from US and EU to improve safety conditions.
Business & Economy, Environment, Asia, US & Canada, Bangladesh
Factory workers left with lifelong injuries after April's deadly collapse fear they will never work again.
Asia, US & Canada, Bangladesh, United States
Wife of Raif Badawi, a blogger sentenced to 10 years in Saudi Arabia and 1,000 lashes, says he is a "peaceful person".
Human Rights, Politics, Saudi Arabia
Salman, defence minister since 2011, takes the throne at age of 79 after demise of his half-brother King Abdullah.
Politics, Middle East, Saudi Arabia
As the world's elite gather at the World Economic Forum in Davos, many Paris citizens struggling just to get by.
Main opposition Syriza party's platform of delaying debt repayment aims to sweep vote and undo austerity hardship.
Politics, Germany, Greece
Senior Kurdish military commander along with 25 soldiers killed as Kurdish fighters repulse fierce ISIL attack.
War & Conflict, Politics, Middle East, Iraq, ISIL
New finance minister says Athens instead wants direct talks with eurozone leaders to try to cancel some of its debts.
Politics, Europe, Greece, IMF
The stories of Palestinians deported from Israel between 1977 and 2012, their lives in exile and their longing for home.
Politics, War & Conflict, Israel
On Lamu island, off the coast of Kenya, donkeys outnumber cars and are key to earning a living.
Arts & Culture, Sport, Environment
The Senegalese-American recording artist talks frankly about US race relations, "rebranding" Africa, and his music.
Arts & Culture, Politics, Science & Technology
Fault Lines examines why, despite 'Obamacare', more than five million Americans have been left without any healthcare.
Health, United States, Barack Obama