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H&M pledges living wage for textile workers in Bangladesh and Cambodia

Relatives of victims of the Rana Plaza collapse demand proper compensation and rehabilation of injured workers. Photograph: Abir Abdullah/EPA H&M has pledged to pay a living wage to 850,000 textile workers after expressing frustration over a lack of action by governments to address working conditions in Asian factories in the wake of the Rana Plaza

Is Unesco committing ‘urbanicide’ by encouraging city tourism?

Preservation v evolution … the historic centre of Porto, classed as a World Heritage site. Photograph: Zoonar GmbH/Alamy This week’s best city stories discuss the idea of tourism-based “urbanicide”, discover buses transformed into showers, wish Chennai a happy birthday and ask whether major cities like New York are just exclusive playgrounds for the creative class.

Tour 2 days Mekong with transfer to Phu Quoc Island

Mekong Eyes cruise

Explore the vastness of the Mekong delta on board the comfortable Mekong Eyes cruise vessel! Cruise boat design The Mekong Eyes combines regional boat-building traditions with modern comforts to become the perfect holiday vessel to cruise the Mekong Delta in style. At 39 m long and 8.5 m wide, the Mekong Eyes river cruiser was

Australia close to refugee resettlement deal with Cambodia

Asylum seekers being transported from an aircraft to a bus upon their arrival on Nauru. Photograph: Reuters Australia and Cambodia are edging closer to a controversial refugee resettlement deal with the Australian immigration minister, Scott Morrison, due to visit Cambodia in “upcoming days”, according to Cambodian media reports. It is unlikely, however, the deal will

Food of the future: what will feed 7 billion people?

Could bugs, like these mopane worms in Namibia, help meet the demand for food? Photograph: Danita Delimont/Alamy Do we need to change our concepts of what people eat in order to meet the world’s nutrition demands? Insects, lab-made meat, algae and 3D-printed fortied food could be affordable and practical routes to reducing malnutrition. The challenge

The 20 photographs of the week

In a photograph by Oliver Weiken, a regular contributor to this gallery, Palestinians search for survivors amid the debris of a house destroyed by an Israeli air strike in the Beach refugee camp, northern Gaza City. The attack came minutes after a unilateral humanitarian ceasefire Photograph: Oliver Weiken/EPA This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS

World in a week: hundreds dead in southwest China earthquake

Leiying (“thunder shadow”), a German shepherd, with the rescue service after an earthquake in Yunnan Province, China. Photograph: Xinhua News Agency/REX Good week for Raudhatul Jannah, an Indonesian Tsunami survivor who was reunited with her parents after nearly ten years. The 2004 disaster swept the four-year-old out to sea, where she was rescued by fisherman.

Photo highlights of the day

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The Guardians picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world including tapirs, dangling rhinos and a typhoon from space Continue reading… Cambodia | The Guardian Read more: | Vietnam tour packages | mekong river cruises vietnam

The Khmer Rouge and Cambodian genocide: how the Guardian covered it

March 1975 The Khmer Rouge is poised to seize power after nearly five years of civil war. The Guardian’s Martin Woollacott reports on the fears of a “bloodbath” if they take over. A general tells him that whenever government soldiers are captured “almost all the officers are killed.” A bank worker says: “I am not

Khmer Rouge leaders guilty of crimes against humanity and jailed for life

The former Khmer Rouge head of state, Khieu Samphan, in the courtroom in Phnom Penh. Photograph: Mark Pepper/AFP/Getty The former Khmer Rouge senior figures Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan have been found guilty of crimes against humanity and given life imprisonment by a court in Cambodia. Khieu Samphan, the 83-year-old who was the regime’s head