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  • Indian sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar dies at 92

    The kids at first didn't seem to know how to respond as Ravi Shankar began his four-hour set on the final afternoon of the Monterey Pop Festival, in the fabled summer of 1967.


  • Indian sitar virtuouso Ravi Shankar dies at 92

    Ravi Shankar, the sitar virtuoso who became a hippie musical icon of the 1960s after hobnobbing with the Beatles and who introduced traditional Indian ragas to Western audiences over an eight-decade career, has died. He was 92.


  • Indian sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar dies at 92

    Ravi Shankar, the sitar virtuoso who became a hippie musical icon of the 1960s after hobnobbing with the Beatles and who introduced traditional Indian ragas to Western audiences over an eight-decade career, has died. He was 92.


  • **FILE** Hundreds of Bangladeshi mourners watch Nov. 27, 2012, as the bodies of victims of a fire in a garment factory are buried in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The factory did not have any fire exits for its 1,400 workers, many of whom became trapped by the blaze. Investigators said the death toll would have been far lower if there had been even a single emergency exit. (Associated Press)

    Dhaka factory lost fire certification

    The factory where 112 garment workers died in a fire should have been shut down months ago. The fire department refused to renew the certification it needed to operate, a top fire official told The Associated Press. And its owner told AP that just three of the factory's eight floors were legal. He was building a ninth. Government officials knew of the problems, but the factory just kept running.


  • Myanmar verifying Muslim citizenship

    Guarded by rifle-toting police, immigration authorities in western Myanmar have launched a major operation aimed at settling an explosive question at the heart of the biggest crisis the government has faced since beginning its nascent transition to democracy last year.


  • ** FILE ** In this Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, file photo, boxes of garments lay near equipment charred in the fire that killed 112 workers Saturday at the Tazreen Fashions Ltd. factory, on the outskirts of Dhaha, Bangladesh. The horrific fire that killed 112 people, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, has put the spotlight back on those factory workers and their sometimes treacherous work environment. (AP Photo/Ashraful Alam Tito, File)

    Shoppers' habits not changed by garment plant fire

    Before purchasing a shirt, shoppers will run their hands over the fabric, look at the price tag and wonder how it will hold up in the washing machine. Some might even ask if it makes them look fat.


  • A Bangladeshi man, right, reacts as he looks for his son's body outside a garment factory where a fire killed more than 110 people Saturday on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Monday, Nov. 26, 2012. (AP Photo)

    Fire highlights harsh lives of Bangladesh workers

    Clothing is king in Bangladesh, a country that exports more garments than any other in the world except China. It is responsible for four out of every five export dollars and has turned factory owners into members of parliament and leaders of sports clubs.


  • More than 100 killed in fire at garment factory in Bangladesh

    At least 112 people were killed in a fire that raced through a multistory garment factory just outside of Bangladesh's capital, an official said Sunday.


  • Bangladeshi firefighters battle a blaze at a garment factory in the Savar neighborhood in Dhaka, Bangladesh, late Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. At least 112 people were killed, an official said Sunday. (AP Photo/Hasan Raza)

    112 people killed in fire at Bangladesh garment factory

    At least 112 people were killed in a fire that raced through a multistory garment factory just outside of Bangladesh's capital, an official said Sunday.


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