April 21: Volkswagen reached a deal with U.S. authorities following the diesel emissions scandal. Owners have the choice between VW buying back their cars or having their cars fixed, yet owners are concerned they don’t have enough detail as to how much compensation they will attain.
April 24: Three years following the eight-story factory collapse in Bangladesh, protesters feel as though justice has not been met. No one is accountable for the disaster and many families are still financially suffering from the catastrophe. The collapse killed more than 1,100 people and injured more than 2,000.
April 24: The 1,000 year old Thazhathangady Juma mosque allowed women to enter its doors in Kerala, India for the first time. The mosque is known for its architecture and wood carvings. Women are not allowed to pray, and men aren’t allowed in while women are present, but the president of the mosque said the committee decided to allow women for visitation.
April 25: Nepal is still recovering from the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that killed nearly 9,000 people when it struck one year ago today. There has been little done to reconstruct the damage that devastated the Himalayan country. That day, 800,000 buildings collapsed and virtually none have been rebuilt. Despite the government’s promise to pay families $2,000 (£1,390) to rebuild their homes, little has actually been paid.