Myanmar Rakhine: Thousands flee to Bangladesh border

Thousands of people have fled their homes following two days of violence in a deepening crisis in the state of Rakhine in Myanmar. Members of the Muslim Rohingya minority escaped to the border with Bangladesh but Bangladeshi border guards are turning them back. Fighting erupted when Rohingya fighters attacked 30 police stations on Friday and … Read more Myanmar Rakhine: Thousands flee to Bangladesh border

Thousands of workers laid-off post American Apparel’s declaration of bankruptcy

CALIFORNIA, U.S. – American Apparel has started laying-off workers by thousands following its declaration of bankruptcy. Following a bankruptcy auction which Gildan Activewear won at $88 million, the company still had hope for survival, but not anymore. The latter recently withdrew its plan to acquire some of American Apparel’s operations. Arielle Patrick, American Apparel spokeswoman … Read more Thousands of workers laid-off post American Apparel’s declaration of bankruptcy

Hurricane Matthew: Thousands displaced in Haiti

The most powerful Caribbean hurricane in nearly a decade has left thousands of people displaced in Haiti, with rescuers struggling to reach the worst-hit areas. Hurricane Matthew is said to have devastated parts of the country, where at least two people have died. The storm has now moved off the north-eastern coast of Cuba towards … Read more Hurricane Matthew: Thousands displaced in Haiti