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US storms soak midwest as mid-Atlantic region braces for wind and hail

A massive storm system originally forecast to affect one in five Americans from Iowa to Maryland surged on Thursday toward the mid-Atlantic states …

Black History Month letters shed light on American slavery

A collection of letters showing the startling transformation of a 19th-century American woman, from an ardent abolitionist to someone who could write …

Freedom & Slavery in Barbados. It's Not Black & White

<b>The Club, Barbados</b><p>My room has the perfect view. At dawn, sparkle spills across the ocean as the sun breathes life into the space of another day. …

Mississippi Finally Gets Around to Abolishing Slavery Thanks to Some Guy Who Watched <em>Lincoln</em

13 years into the 21st century, President Lincoln is still abolishing slavery.<p>Back in November, Dr. Ranjan Batra, an India-born resident of …

'Master' Jefferson: Defender Of Liberty, Then Slavery

His public words have inspired millions, but for scholars, his private words and deeds generate confusion, discomfort, apologetic excuses. When the young Thomas Jefferson wrote, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal," there's compelling evidence to indicate that …

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People smugglers target their victims as organ donors and house slaves

Th e first official assessment of human trafficking in the UK reveals the increasingly diverse reasons people are being smuggled into the country, …

How 2013 Became the Year of the Slavery Film

There are seven new films about slavery coming out this year. Allison Samuels talks to critics.<p>With the big win of Quentin Tarantino’s slave revenge …

The faces of modern-day slavery – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/gallery/2013/apr/03/faces-modern-day-slavery-in-pictures<p>720<p>From people enslaved by debt to migrants and …

Families in Mali splintered by slavery as culture and conflict converge | Celeste Hicks

"I haven't heard anything about my brother for more than a year," says Raichatou Walet Touka. She's been living at a safehouse in Bamako, Mali's …

The resistance of child slaves themselves will force the end of slavery

Ratni was 14 years old when she was sold into slavery, handed over to a family friend who had promised her a better life. Forced into bonded labour …

Slavery must be recognised in all its guises

Five years ago, I became the UN's first special rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery. Since then, I have been asked time and again by …

Bangladesh's garment workers face exploitation, but is it slavery?

It has taken a tragedy on the scale of the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh to finally strip away any remaining illusions that cheap clothes don't …

Slavery in Haiti.

A lot of people who I think don't genuinely believe that the interests of foreigners should play no role in our thinking about immigration policy at …

Nepal belatedly takes action on slavery following Srijana Chaudhary tragedy

When Gangu Chaudhary got a call to come to Kathmandu from his home in western Nepal, all he knew was that his 12-year-old daughter, Srijana, had …

Singapore's air turns 'hazardous' as Indonesian fires rage

<b>Reuters:</b><p>Singapore, a major financial center, will send a delegation to Jakarta on Thursday to discuss the smog that has turned its usually clear skies grey, Environment Minister Vivian Balakrishnan told a news conference.<p>The outlines of skyscrapers were barely visible in the central core of the …

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Colorado wildfire 65 percent contained

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #43

Human Journey<p><b>After a few weeks away working on Africa’s most endangered parrot this wonderful collection of wild bird photographs reminds us that there is so much left to save… This world of ours is still filled with amazing, vibrant wild birds that will take your breath away and astound at first</b> …

Little-Known Facts About Pet Birds

The practice of keeping birds as pets has been around for centuries, but we're still a long way from knowing all there is to know about our feathered …

Black Swan Worth $1,500 Stolen from Towamencin Bird Farm

The theft of the Australian black swan was reported by Stewart's Bird Farm on May 22.<p>An Australian black swan was reported stolen from a bird farm in …

"Khotso" Peace at Devil's Knuckles

An Introduction to Bird photography

A Guest Post by Lithuanian Photographer Tadas Naujokaitis. Birds are very interesting creatures, but it’s not so easy to photograph them. Wild birds …

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