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Up to 13,000 working as slaves in UK

Government launches strategy to end slavery as number of victims found to be up to four times higher than thought<p>As many as 13,000 people in Britain are victims of slavery, about four times the number previously thought, analysis for the government has found.<p>The figure for 2013 marks the first time …

Libya elects a prime minister in chaotic session of parliament

Libya has a new prime minister. But in keeping with months of chaos in the North African nation, the events leading up to Sunday's swearing-in were confusing and turbulent.<p>Ahmed Matiq, an Islamist-leaning businessman from the economically important western city of Misrata, took the oath of office …

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2 acrobats in critical condition following stunt accident at Rhode Island circus

Investigators looking into why circus acrobats fell to the ground during an aerial stunt in Rhode Island on Sunday -- which has left two performers in critical condition -- have found that a clamp snapped, a public safety official says.<p>"We have identified a clamp that snapped that held them to the …

Dogecoin Nascar paint scheme unveiled. Wow. Such doge.

Dogecoin users can now see the highly entertaining results of having raised $55,000 to sponsor a Nascar racer.<p>Wow. Such Reddit. So crypto. Much Nascar. Wow. It's really happening. Cryptocurrency-flush Reddit users banded together to raise big real-world bucks to sponsor up-and-coming driver Josh …

PayPal parts ways with exec Rakesh ‘Rocky’ Agrawal after Twitter tirade

Breakups are always hard, and sometimes kind of messy. Such is the case between PayPal and its (now former) director of strategy Rakesh “Rocky” Agrawal, who parted ways as of this weekend.<p>Agrawal, a former VentureBeat columnist, told VentureBeat that he decided to leave the company prior to taking …