Vinay Chomal

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Child trafficking in India: 'It was only after a few years I realised I had been sold'

Anti-slavery activists say thousands of children are going missing from some of India’s remote tribal areas as human traffickers respond to a surge in demand for domestic child labour in booming urban districts.<p>Between 2011 and 2013, more than 10,500 children were registered as missing from the …


Rescuers struggle to reach many in Nepal quake, fear worst

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The death toll from Nepal's earthquake soared past 3,300 Monday, and how much higher it would rise depended largely on the condition of vulnerable mountain villages that rescue workers were still struggling to reach two days after the disaster.<p>Reports received so far by aid …

Earthquake in Nepal - in pictures

Nepal,World news,South and Central Asia,Earthquakes,Natural disasters and extreme weather<p>Rescuers work to free people trapped by a powerful magnitude-7.9 earthquake, which hit near Nepal’s capital of Kathmandu causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings

See the Aftermath of the 7.8-Magnitude Earthquake in Nepal

A man is freed from a collapsed building in Kathmandu on Saturday, April 25 following a 7.9 magnitude earthquake.<br>Narendra Shrestha—EPA

Canada now ranked as fifth happiest place on Earth

Where are the world's happiest people, and what makes them so upbeat?<p>Switzerland is in the top spot – and Canada fares well too, landing in fifth place of 158 nations, according to the third world happiness report, which analyzes well-being through measures such as life expectancy, per capita …

Tidal sinks in download charts

Jay-Z's music streaming service, which has backing from Madonna and Rihanna, has dropped out of the top 700 apps<p>Kanye West may have proclaimed it the "beginning of the new world", but the celebrity-endorsed music streaming serice Tidal has failed to attract users away from the likes of Spotify and …