UN urges Bangladesh to close unsafe factories

The UN’s labour agency urged Bangladesh to close unsafe factories as rescuers Saturday pulled more bodies from the wreckage of the nation’s worst industrial disaster in which at least 548 have died. The collapse of the eight-storey garment factory complex outside Dhaka last week was the latest in a string of catastrophes to befall the … Read more

UN condemns force-feeding at Guantanamo

The UN human rights office has condemned force-feeding hunger strikers at Guantanamo Bay, calling it ‘torture’ and a breach of international law. At least 21 inmates out of the 100 officially on strike are being force-fed through nasal tubes. The hunger strike at the Guantanamo Bay jail, US naval base in south-eastern Cuba, is now … Read more