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Thousands protest across Bangladesh after deadly factory fire
BBC News: Thousands of people have protested in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, after a fire at a garment factory killed more than 100 people over the weekend.


Demonstrators blocked roads and some threw stones and attacked vehicles in the industrial suburb of Ashulia, demanding justice for those who died.




Photo: Members of the police inspect the garment factory after a devastating fire in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh (Andrew Biraj / Reuters)

Thousands protest across Bangladesh after deadly factory fire

BBC News: Thousands of people have protested in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, after a fire at a garment factory killed more than 100 people over the weekend.

Demonstrators blocked roads and some threw stones and attacked vehicles in the industrial suburb of Ashulia, demanding justice for those who died.

Photo: Members of the police inspect the garment factory after a devastating fire in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh (Andrew Biraj / Reuters)

Longest space mission for US astronaut set for 2015

CNN:

Capt. Scott Kelly, a veteran astronaut, will set the record for the longest single space mission for an American, NASA announced today. Kelly and Roscomos cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko will embark on a 1-year mission to the International Space Station in 2015.

The duo will help scientists explore the effects of living in space on the human body, NASA said.

Photo:  NASA astronaut Scott Kelly was a flight engineer on Expedition 25 to the International Space Station. (photo via CNN)

Egypt President Morsi said to agree to limit scope of judicial decree

New York Times

President Mohamed Morsi agreed Monday to scale back a sweeping decree he had issued last week that raised his edicts above any judicial review, according to a report by a television network allied with his party.

The agreement, reached with top judicial authorities, would leave most of Mr. Morsi’s actions subject to review by the courts, but preserve a crucial power: protecting the constitutional council from being dissolved by the courts before it finishes its work.

Follow updates on this story at BreakingNews.com.

Photo: Protesters ran for cover during clashes with riot police at Tahrir square in Cairo on Monday. (Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters)