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Business, Finance & Economics

In Bangladesh, will a legal system 'full of holes' prosecute those responsible for the Rana Plaza factory collapse?

Bangladeshis today are honoring the memory of those killed one year ago in the deadly factory collapse at Rana Plaza. Building owner Sohel Rana and several factory owners are in jail awaiting trial. Zafar Sobhan, the editor of the Dhaka Tribune explains why prosecution of the men would be a big step forward for the weak Bangladeshi justice system.

Global Scan

This artist is taking snow angels to an extreme

Call it snowshoe art or perhaps folly in the freezing cold, but it takes imagination to create patterns that you can only see from a distance. And Alan Turing, the father of computer science, gets a posthumous pardon from Britain. Pakistan's long experiment in natural-gas cars is crashing. We also explore why Muslims and Jews are celebrating Christmas, and more, in today's Global Scan.

Business, Finance & Economics

In Bangladesh, will a legal system 'full of holes' prosecute those responsible for the Rana Plaza factory collapse?

Bangladeshis today are honoring the memory of those killed one year ago in the deadly factory collapse at Rana Plaza. Building owner Sohel Rana and several factory owners are in jail awaiting trial. Zafar Sobhan, the editor of the Dhaka Tribune explains why prosecution of the men would be a big step forward for the weak Bangladeshi justice system.

Global Politics

NAFTA stays as is

The World's Lorne Matalon reports on how Mexico is reacting to the Obama Administration's decision not to seek a renegotiation of NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement. Mexico's government doesn't want to re-open the trade deal. But critics in Mexico are disappointed, because they feel NAFTA has hurt Mexicans economically.

Global Politics

Nokia accused of taking sides in Iran

Opposition supporters in Iran have accused Nokia of helping the government eavesdrop on cell phone calls as part of its crackdown during anti-government protests last month. Jeb Sharp gets the story from correspondent Saeed Kamali Dehghan in Tehran.

Conflict & Justice

The CNN of Afghanistan

Afghanistan is gearing up for a presidential election next week. And Afghanistan's Tolo TV will be on the scene with CNN-style coverage. They will have reporters on the scene and exit polling. The World's Aaron Schachter reports.

Global Politics

Economic strategy in North Dakota

North Dakota has fared relatively well in the economic downturn. Some farmers and agriculture businesses there are trying to position themselves to be less vulnerable to the swings of the economy next time trouble arises. On PRI's The World.

Conflict & Justice

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we're looking for Australian coastline. The answer is the Kimberley Coast, where an oil pipeline is spewing crude oil and natural gas into the sea. Jeb Sharp speaks with John Carey, director of the Kimberley Conservation Project.