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Bangladeshi garment workers shout slogans during a demonstration to demand higher wages in Dhaka on January 10, 2019.The readymade garment (RMG) workers staged the demonstration for the fifth consecutive day in Dhaka. Munir UZ ZAMAN - AFP

Bangladesh garment workers clash with police as strikes roll on

Thousands of Bangladeshi garment workers churning out clothes for top global brands walked off the job Sunday and clashed with police as protests over low wages entered a second week.

Police fire rubber bullets, tear gas at striking Bangladesh garment workers

Bangladeshi police on Tuesday fired rubber bullets and tear gas as thousands of striking workers in the South Asian country’s huge garment industry staged protests for a third day demanding wage hikes.
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You can’t have Igbo king in Cross River – monarchs

Traditional rulers in Cross River Shave cautioned the Igbos resident in the state against creating the position of Eze Ndi Igbo (the king of the Igbos) in the state, as that would amount to “creating a kingdom where they are not empowered by the law to do so.”

Three police abducted, killed by militants

The bodies of three policemen abducted by militants were recovered in Indian-administered Kashmir on Friday, police said, as tensions mount ahead of local civic polls.

Swedish companies slam deportations of skilled workers

The heads of Sweden’s largest companies, including clothing giant H&M and telecoms maker Ericsson, denounced Friday deportations of highly-skilled workers as the nation’s technology sector suffers a shortage of staff.

H&M hires diversity chief after ‘monkey hoodie’ scandal

Swedish low-cost fashion brand H&M says it has appointed a diversity leader after having been accused of racism over an ad showing a black child dressed in a hoodie reading "coolest monkey in the jungle."

South Africans vandalise H&M stores in protest of racist ad

The fallout from the racist H&M ad that featured a black boy wearing a hoodie with the words ‘Coolest Monkey in the Jungle’ continues, with South Africans going beyond Twitter outrage and actually vandalsing H&M stores in Gauteng, the Western Cape and Limpopo.

H&M stores in South Africa trashed over ‘racist’ hoodie

South African police have used rubber bullets to disperse a mob trashing H&M stores in and around Johannesburg, after the brand used a controversial picture of a black child.

Protests in Jo’burg over controversial H&M advert

South African police Saturday intervened to clear protesters trashing outlets of Swedish clothing giant Hennes and Mauritz in Johannesburg over a controversial advertisement of a black child.

Romelu Lukaku hits back at H&M ‘racist’ hoodie advert

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has hit out at H&M’s "racist" children's hoodie advert, modifying the controversial slogan to read: “Black Is Beautiful”.

The Weeknd ends ties with H&M over ‘racist’ advert

The Weeknd has severed ties with H&M, with the singer saying he was "deeply offended" by an advert for a children's hoodie.

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