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Business, Economics and Jobs

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.

Arts, Culture & Media

Will Mount Everest expeditions go on this year?

People lined the streets in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday to pay their last respects to the victims of last week's avalanche on Mount Everest. But the aftermath of the avalanche, including a possible strike by Sherpa guides, has some wondering if we should climb the world's tallest mountain at all.

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Environment

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for the landmark piazza in the Italian city of Venice. The answer is Piazza San Marco or Saint Mark's Square. It's one of the lowest points in the city...and currently under feet of water after two days of record flooding. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with shop owner Robert Caruti to finds out how the city of canals is coping.

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Surviving the tsunami

Four years ago, a deadly tsunami struck Indonesia, killing more than 200,000 people. Hardest hit was the province of Aceh. Reporter Jocelyn Ford revisits the area and updates us on what life is like today, especially for one survivor.

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Aceh's orphans

Today marks the fourth anniversary of the tsunami that roared across the Indian ocean. Donations have generously helped survivors there -- including in Aceh -- but the neediest children in Aceh these days are NOT tsunami survivors. The World reports.

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Earthquake hits central Italy

An earthquake struck central Italy this morning. The quake was centered near the medieval city of L'Aquila, about 60 miles northeast of Rome. Italian authorities say about a 100 people were killed and at least 1500 have been injured. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Dominic Hughes in central Italy.

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Scientist claims he predicted earthquake

It's been widely reported that an Italian seismologist predicted today's earthquake. But there's debate within the scientific community as to whether that's really possible. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Nano Seeber, a seismologist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University.

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Philanthropy in China

Last year's Sichuan earthquake prompted an unprecedented outpouring of donations and volunteers from throughout China. The World's Mary Kay Magistad looks at philanthropy in China a year later.

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Geo answer

Today we were looking for the name of a Caribbean island where the local frogs are so threatened that scientists are airlifting some of them to safety. The answer is Montserrat. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Andrew Cunningham of the Zoological Society of London.