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  • India's not-so-hidden shame: World leader in modern slavery

    India's not-so-hidden shame: World leader in modern slavery
    NEW DELHI -- When Savita Debnath was 14, two unknown men came to her impoverished village in eastern India, promising her a job cleaning houses for $40 a month in nearby Kolkata, but when she got there, agents forced her onto a train to New Delhi and sold her to a family. She was abused and forced to work long days cooking, cleaning, caring for two young children and preparing for family parties without pay or being allowed to contact her family.
  • Slavery still haunts Africa, where millions remain captive

    Slavery still haunts Africa, where millions remain captive
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- African countries dominate a new global index on slavery, with 38 of the 50 nations where the scourge is at its worst found on the continent. The Global Slavery Index, released Thursday, estimated that nearly 30 million...

    Modern-day slavery persists the world over

    Modern-day slavery persists the world over
    NEW DELHI — When Savita Debnath was 14, two unknown men came to her impoverished village in eastern India, promising her a job cleaning houses for $40 a month in nearby Kolkata. When she got there, agents forced her onto a train to New Delhi and...

    Kadafi spy chief sent to Libya amid worries about fair trial

     
    Mauritania shipped the man who served as spy chief to deposed Libyan strongman Moammar Kadafi off to Libya on Wednesday, where the Libyan prime minister assured reporters he would get a fair trial, according to local and international media.

    EGYPT: Incidents of protesters setting themselves on fire occur across North Africa

     
    The depressed fruit seller in Tunisia who set himself on fire and touched off protests that toppled former President Zine el Abidine ben Ali has inspired copycats in recent days in Egypt, Algeria and Mauritania. On Monday, a 50-year-old man...