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Dye workshop a colourful dip into old Cairo craft

Apo - In Cairo's centuries-old Darb al-Ahmar district, Salama Mahmoud Salama's traditional dye workshop is a multi-coloured hive of workers busy with all kinds of fabrics.

Nearly half billion people lack decent jobs: UN

Geneva - More than 470 million people worldwide are currently unemployed or underemployed, the UN said on Monday, warning that a lack of access to decent jobs was contributing to social unrest.

UK Labour rivals take on anti-Semitism at first debate

London - The five hopefuls to lead the post-election revival of Britain's battered Labour party Saturday condemned its struggles with anti-Semitism and vowed to expose the frailties of Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

European garment brands to end Bangladesh factory inspections

Dhaka - A monitoring group set up by top European clothing brands to check worker safety standards in Bangladesh said Wednesday it will wrap up in May, more than six years after the collapse of a garment factory prompted the intervention by retailers.

Five candidates through to UK Labour leadership race

London - Five MPs formally entered the race Monday to succeed Jeremy Corbyn as leader of Britain's main opposition Labour party, and rebuild their movement after last month's disastrous election.

UK opposition kicks off leadership campaign

London - Britain's main opposition Labour Party on Tuesday opened nominations for candidates to replace Jeremy Corbyn as leader after a disastrous slump in support at recent elections.

Race starts to replace UK Labour leader Corbyn

London - Britain's Labour Party on Monday began the formal contest to replace its leader, with centrists set to battle left-wingers in a fight for its ideological soul.

Ex-inmate hits back at China 'lies' over prison labour row

London - The Briton who made public a message in a Christmas card claiming to be from Chinese prisoners involved in forced labour on Monday dismissed Beijing's denial as "lies".

China denies allegations of forced labour at Shanghai prison

Bejing - China Monday denied allegations that prisoners were being used for forced labour, after a British newspaper reported that a London schoolgirl found a message in a Christmas card claiming to be from inmates at Shanghai's Qingpu Prison.

China denies allegations of forced labour at Shanghai prison

Bejing - China Monday denied allegations that prisoners were being used for forced labour, after a British newspaper reported that a London schoolgirl found a message in a Christmas card claiming to be from inmates at Shanghai's Qingpu Prison.

Homeward bound? Deadline looms for North Korea's overseas workers

Seoul - The waitress at the North Korean restaurant in Beijing has no concerns about a deadline this weekend for Pyongyang's overseas workers to be returned. "I'll go home for the holidays," she says. "But I'll come back.

Moscow metro to train first female drivers

Moscow - The Moscow subway system will train women to run trains next year, following labour law changes that opens up several professions to them.

Postman, firefighter, teacher: the French defying Macron

Paris - More than 800,000 people took to the streets across France on Thursday on the first day of a nationwide strike over President Emmanuel Macron's pension reforms.

UK Labour makes radical election pitch

Birmingham - Britain's main opposition Labour party on Thursday unveiled its general election manifesto, promising a radical agenda for social change, including nationalising key industries and a controversial second referendum on Brexit.

Britain's Labour hit by internal strife at campaign start

London - A resignation and a defection are forcing Jeremy Corbyn to confront two scourges hounding his Labour Party as it tries to unseat UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson: anti-Semitism and Brexit.

Qatar to end controversial migrant worker restrictions

Doha - Qatar announced plans Wednesday to scrap key aspects of its controversial "kafala" labour rules, including the requirement for some workers to obtain employers' permission to change jobs and exit permits to leave the country.

UN calls for greater heat protection for workers in Qatar

Doha - Improved safeguards and working hours are needed to protect labourers in Qatar from the effects of heat and humidity, the United Nations said Friday, as it published new research.

Bangladesh arrest warrant for Nobel laureate Yunus

Dhaka - Bangladeshi economist and Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus has been issued with an arrest warrant after failing to appear at a hearing over the sacking of workers at a company he heads, officials said Thursday.

Harry and Meghan wrap up African tour

Johanesburg - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on Wednesday wrapped up a marathon tour of southern Africa by visiting South African President Cyril Ramaphosa after pledging millions for skills training for jobless youngsters.

Torn by Brexit, Labour votes on way out of EU crisis

Brighton - Britain's main opposition Labour Party was set Monday to decide on a new Brexit strategy at a fractious conference that has piled pressure on leader Jeremy Corbyn to come out and openly campaign to remain in the European Union.

Bridging the gap: Yangon's boom falls short across river

Yangon - On her scruffy, downtrodden bank of the river, teashop-owner Khin works just a few hundred metres across the muddy water from Yangon and dreams of the riches promised by a new bridge linking to Myanmar's commercial heart.

UK Labour seeks Brexit plan to reverse poll slump

Brighton - Britain's main opposition Labour Party was torn by infighting Sunday as it tried to forge a coherent Brexit strategy that could reverse polls indicating a likely election drubbing.

Hong Kong race meeting cancelled over protest fears

Fpo - Gambling-mad Hong Kong has cancelled a horse racing event just hours before its start over fears anti-government protesters might disrupt a race featuring a mount part-owned by a controversial pro-Beijing lawmaker.

Hard Brexit threat looms over French fishing fleet

Granville - The waters for French fishermen are being stirred up by uncertainty of what will happen if Britain leaves the EU without a deal on October 31 and their boats barred from British waters.

On Hanoi's Red River, fruitsellers forgo comfort for cash

Hanoi - Card games and karaoke help migrant workers pass the time on the cramped houseboats of Hanoi's Red River, swapping their privacy to eke out a living selling fruit for a few dollars a day.

French industry hits the beach to woo future recruits

Deauville - A few steps from the sea in the Normandy resort of Deauville, a group of curious holidaymakers in flip-flops and beach garb pepper a technician with questions as he extols the capabilities of a cutting-edge 3D modelling machine.

Palestinians protest Lebanon crackdown on unlicensed foreign workers

Beirut - A couple of hundred Palestinian refugees protested Tuesday in the streets of Beirut against Lebanon's labour ministry cracking down on businesses employing foreign workers without a permit.

UK Labour under pressure over anti-Semitism after BBC doc

London - Britain's Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn came under renewed pressure over anti-Semitism on Thursday after a string of former officials spoke out about the party's failure to tackle discrimination in a BBC documentary.

In France, a woman is killed by partner or ex-partner every three days

Paris - A total of 121 women were killed by their partner or former partner in France last year, equating to one death every three days, government figures showed on Wednesday.

UK's Labour backs staying in EU in call for second referendum

London - Britain's main opposition Labour party on Tuesday for the first time conditionally backed holding another Brexit referendum, in which it would support remaining in the European Union.
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From left: MLAs Marie Renaud  Shaye Anderson  and Nicole Goehring. EDLC Labour Day Barbecue for the ...
From left: MLAs Marie Renaud, Shaye Anderson, and Nicole Goehring. EDLC Labour Day Barbecue for the Unemployed and Underemployed.
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Rally to Stop Using the TFWP to Build Edmonton's Downtown Arena.
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May Day 2014 in Edmonton.
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19th Congress of the German Confederation of Trade unions
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MLA Brian Mason (Minister of Infrastructure and Minister of Transportation). EDLC Labour Day Barbecue for the Unemployed and Underemployed.
19th Congress of the German Confederation of Trade unions
19th Congress of the German Confederation of Trade unions
May Day 2014 in Edmonton.
May Day 2014 in Edmonton.
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Ed Balls
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Canberra: Bus Depot Markets.
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EDLC Labour Day Barbecue
EDLC Labour Day Barbecue
Steam Whistle brewery produces an average of 120 000 bottles of their Pilsner beer every day
Steam Whistle brewery produces an average of 120,000 bottles of their Pilsner beer every day
May Day 2014 in Edmonton.
May Day 2014 in Edmonton.
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EDLC Labour Day Barbecue for the Unemployed and Underemployed.
EDLC Labour Day Barbecue for the Unemployed and Underemployed.
Rally to Stop Using the TFWP to Build Edmonton s Downtown Arena.
Rally to Stop Using the TFWP to Build Edmonton's Downtown Arena.
EDLC Labour Day Barbecue for the Unemployed and Underemployed.
EDLC Labour Day Barbecue for the Unemployed and Underemployed.
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Protesters in Madrid, Spain on 29 March 2012
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May Day 2014 in Edmonton.
May Day 2014 in Edmonton.
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Live entertainment at the EDLC Labour Day Barbecue for the Unemployed and Underemployed.

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