Asbestos is a mineral that was once widely used in the construction industry. Canada produces about ten percent of the world’s supply, but because it can cause severe lung problems, its use in this country is limited. Instead most of it is shipped to developing countries. In this News in Review story we’ll look at how those sales are helping a dying industry in Canada, but sickening and killing workers in countries like India.
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In late November 2008, a group of gunmen launched a terrorist assault on the Indian city of Mumbai. The gunman fired indiscriminately into crowds and seized several buildings adn luxury hotels. By the time a four-day battle with police and soldiers ended, at least 170 people had been killed. In this News in Review story, we’ll look at Mumbai’s days of terror and at the political repercussions in the regions.
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Millions of children in India never have a chance to get proper schooling. Many of them must work to support their impoverished families. In rural areas many public schools aren’t equipped to provide students with a real education. But thanks to a Canadian, children in a village in Punjab now have new hope for a better future. In this News in Review story we’ll show you how an Edmonton man turned a dream for a new school into a successful reality.
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In early October, a massive earthquake struck in Kashmir, the disputed territory between India and Pakistan. Tens of thousands of people were killed and injured. Millions were left homeless. In this News in Review story we’ll show you the devastating effects of the 7.6 magnitude earthquake. And we’ll look at why it took so long to get help to the survivors.
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