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Labor Watchdog Groups Limited In Their Power To Enforce Laws

The collapse of the garment factory in Bangladesh is seen as a gross violation of safety and workers rights. There are international organizations which try to guide and encourage companies and governments towards better codes of conduct, but the groups have no legal recourse.

Sea Of Syrian Refugees Threatens To Overload Jordan

More than half a million refugees have crossed into Jordan, and the number is expected to rise rapidly. Jordanian officials say the influx is threatening the stability of the kingdom.

Kazakhstan Says It's Cooperating In Marathon Bombing Case

The statement from the government of the Central Asian country comes a day after federal prosecutors charged two Kazakh men in connection with the marathon bombings.

With Robocalls, Eritrean Exiles Organize Passive Resistance

Dissent is not tolerated in Eritrea, so exiles from the African nation had to get creative when it came to organizing opposition. They are now relying on robocalls that tell Eritreans to stay home Friday evening, the night traditionally devoted to going out.

From Arab Spring To Burgeoning Brazil: A Reporter's New Beat

After years in the Middle East, NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro has started the next chapter of her reporting life in Brazil. From her base in Sao Paulo, she'll focus on the country's environmental wealth, efforts to curb crime and the preparation for the World Cup and Olympic Games.