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New Delhi fire victims lived and worked in unsafe spaces

NEW DELHI (AP) — Mehboob Alam’s phone rang at 5:04 a.m. Sunday. It was his 38-year-old nephew, Mohammad Imran, pleading to be saved. A minute into the call, Imran’s voice disappeared...

Doctors say 15 killed in Sudan factory fire

CAIRO (AP) — The Sudanese doctors union says 15 people have died in a huge explosion at a tile factory in the capital of Khartoum. The Sudanese Doctors Committee said the blaze on Tu...

Bill gives Taiwan's firefighters legal right to scrub dangerous missions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Legislative Yuan today passed amendments to the Fire Services Act (消防法), including a provision that states that if there is no danger to human life at the scene of a d...

Taiwan premier recommends using robots to fight fires

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After the deaths of two young firefighters at an illegal factory, Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) on Friday (October 4) recommended the use of robots to help out in dangerous...

2 firefighters die in factory fire in Taichung, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two firefighters perished while battling a blaze early Thursday morning (Oct. 3) at a factory in western Taiwan's Taichung City. At 1:45 a.m. the Taichung City Fire...

19 killed in China factory fire ahead of National Day

BEIJING (AP) — Nineteen people have died in a factory fire in eastern China just ahead of massive countrywide National Day celebrations. The official Xinhua News Agency says the fire...

KiK verdict: A Pakistani mother wants German retailer to apologize

Saeeda Khatoon, a Pakistani woman, lost her teenage son in the September 2012 Karachi factory fire. Over 250 people died when a textile factory in the southern Pakistani city caught fire. The blaze wa...

KiK: German court rejects Pakistani lawsuit over deadly fire

A German regional court in Dortmund on Thursday ruled against four Pakistanis who had sued the German discount clothing retailer KiK for €30,000 ($34,500) each. The plaintiffs said the company sh...

German court rejects case of deadly Pakistan factory fire

BERLIN (AP) — A German court won't take up a civil case against a discount textile company whose clothes were produced in a factory in Pakistan that burned to the ground in 2012, killing more than 250...

Textile workers still unsafe years after Bangladesh, Pakistan factory disasters

What's common between the 2012 factory fire in Pakistan's Karachi city and the 2013 Rana Plaza collapse near the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka? Both facilities manufactured clothes for popular Eur...

Lawsuit opens in Germany over deadly Pakistan factory fire

BERLIN (AP) — A German court is hearing a civil suit against a discount German textile company whose clothes were produced in a factory in Pakistan that burned to the ground in 2012, killing more than...

Migrant worker rally in Taipei calls for end to onsite factory dorms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- To mark the six-month anniversary of a deadly factory fire that claimed the lives of seven people, protestors gathered in front of the Ministry of Labor (MOL) today to criticiz...

Taiwan's MOL working on banning onsite factory dorms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Ministry of Labor (MOL) announced yesterday (Oct. 25) that it plans on holding inter-ministerial meetings on amending the labor law to make onsite factory dormitories illeg...

Philippines office in Taiwan launches app and connection service

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Philippines’ representative office in Taiwan has launched an app to improve connections with and between Filipino citizens on the island, the Central News Agency...

Welfare of migrant workers in Taiwan should be of utmost concern

MANILA (Taiwan News) - Migrant workers' group, Migrante International- Taiwan and other labor rights group held a protest calling out the Taiwanese Ministry of Labor to take action on the worseni...