May 1, 2013 After deadly disasters in clothing factories, labor activists are trying to persuade at least two more retailers to agree to improve working conditions in Bangladesh. Two retail giants have already signed onto a proposal that would mandate that fire and safety inspections be made public and require retailers to pay for needed factory repairs.
May 1, 2013 The country's top general issues a veiled reference to the former president and ex-general's house arrest.
May 1, 2013 It sounds like the start of a joke. But in eastern India, officials were able to lure a tiger that had been terrorizing villagers into a zoo. He seems to be looking for some female companionship.
May 1, 2013 One way Western brands have responded to consumer concerns about unsafe working conditions in foreign countries is to create an elaborate system of independent auditors. Despite that, incidents still happen. Last week a building collapse in Bangladesh killed more than 400 people.
April 30, 2013 The former Pakistani president has been banned for life from running for political office.
April 30, 2013 A 4-year-old child in India who was raped and hospitalized has died. Two suspects have been arrested.
April 30, 2013 The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was crippled in March 2011 by an earthquake and tsunami. Groundwater continues to pour into its reactor buildings, and workers are pumping it out. A forest likely will be cut down to make room for more storage tanks. Meanwhile, some storage facilities are leaking.
April 30, 2013 Charles Darwin is known as the father of evolution. But another British naturalist, Alfred Russel Wallace, played a major role in developing the theory of natural selection before fading into obscurity. A trip to what's now Sulawesi in Indonesia, and the unique animals he found there, helped form his seminal ideas.
April 29, 2013 Chinese leaders and the state-run media keep talking about the Chinese dream. So NPR's Beijing bureau asked the Chinese to define their dreams. Here's what they said.
April 29, 2013 Hamid Karzai was responding to a New York Times report that his office took secret CIA money for a decade.