Robots threatens Bangladeshi garment workers
25 February 2017 | 12:32 pm
Robots are threatening jobs in many industries, including the clothing business. Some of the biggest factories are in Bangladesh, and many workers are on strike demanding higher pay.
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Government officials in Bangladesh denounced US sanctions but activists hailed them as a step forward for human rights in the country. The measures were implemented over rights abuses and extrajudicial killings.
French armed forces have said they killed a senior "Islamic State" member believed to have been involved in a 2020 attack that left six French aid workers dead.
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