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 Fireworks on Australia Day 2011, Gladstone, Central Queensland-credit-Vicki Nunn

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19 December 2012

Call to sign petitions urging Indian Parliament to pass law banning child labour (Gordon Brown, UN Special Envoy for Global Education)

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26 October 2011

Towards the Light [India]

Author: Times of India

Veritable capital of India's firecracker industry, the town of Sivakasi in Tamil Nadu is again in the news. Because it has been spreading Diwali cheer for decades. Factories here supply nine-tenths of India`s consumption in firecrackers. Yet, not so...

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17 October 2011

“Child Labour Act requires more teeth” [India]

Author: The Hindu [India]

Nearly 20 years of campaigning against child labour in the fireworks industry has only driven the practice underground, a fact-finding study in Sivakasi conduced by a group of non-governmental organisations has said. Commissioned by Campaign Against...

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4 October 2011

Asia leads world in child-labour products: US report

Author: AFP

India, Bangladesh and the Philippines lead the world in the number of products made by child workers, a US government stock-taking of the global scale of underaged labour revealed...Some 130 types of goods — from building bricks and soccer balls to...

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9 February 2011

Fires kill 40 in China during Lunar New Year holiday [China]

Author: Xinhua [China]

Forty people died in more than 118,000 cases of fire reported across China...as...revelers celebrated the Lunar New Year holiday with fireworks…The incidents also injured 37 people and caused more than 56 million yuan (8.5 million U.S. dollars) in...

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8 February 2011

Firework warehouse blast kills two, injures four in NE China

Author: Xinhua [China]

Two people were killed and four others injured in an explosion that broke out in a fireworks warehouse…in…northeast China…[It] left two dead and four others injured…The warehouse owned by Tianyi Groceries Company...

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6 July 2010

APG details 19 exclusions; plans ESG by asset class

Author: Daniel Brooksbank, Responsible Investor

APG Asset Management…has detailed the 19 companies it excludes from its portfolio – as well as outlining its plans to develop a formal environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy...During the year APG made investments in…energy saving...

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30 January 2010

Death toll from China fireworks blast rises to six

Author: Xinhua

The death toll has risen to six from a fireworks blast in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region…[T]he body parts that had already been found were confirmed to be those of two missing people. The accident happened at…the Chunhua Fireworks...

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12 December 2009

Moscow fire safety watchdog asks courts to close 54 nightclubs [Russia]

Author: RIA Novosti

The Moscow fire safety watchdog has asked courts to close 54 night clubs, discos, cafes and restaurants following joint checks...with police and prosecutors, the Emergency Situations Ministry said…A ministry spokesman said 425 venues in the Russian...

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23 September 2009

Inspectors, owners to blame for Voronezh warehouse blast – governor [Russia]

Author: RIA Novosti

Safety inspectors, supervisory bodies and the owners are responsible for…deadly explosion at a fireworks warehouse in the…Russian city of Voronezh, the regional governor has said. One man was killed and 34 were injured in the blast, which completely...

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