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AP investigation prompts emergency rescue of 300 plus slaves

BENJINA, Indonesia (AP) — At first the men filtered in by twos and threes, hearing whispers of a possible rescue.<p>Then, as the news rippled around the …

Migrant Workers

Pope Francis washes the feet of TV showgirl who was jailed for fraud

The Pope - who has broken convention by washing the feet of women and Muslims in the past - washed the feet of 12 prison inmates on Maundy Thursday visit<p>He has broken <b>Vatican</b> convention by <b>washing the feet of Muslims</b> and women, and <b>Pope Francis</b> has now clocked up a new first – cleansing the feet of a …

Community Discussion: Is California doing enough to save water?

As the drought drags on and on, what should we do?<p>California's crippling four year drought will soon be relieved by snow shipped from Boston. This was the news on April 1st and it was a joke, but it turns out that some people have considered what it would take. If that won't work, how about a water …

The Holocaust’s long reach: Trauma is passed on to survivors’ children

On the morning of April 15, 1945, 70 years ago this month, a convoy of Canadian and British soldiers liberated Franci Solar, a 25-year-old Czechoslovakian dressmaker, from the Nazi concentration camp at Bergen-Belsen, in northern Germany. She had been living in camps, including Theresienstadt and …

7 Easy Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

<i>By K. Aleisha Fetters, DETAILS</i><p><i>(photo: Eric Ray Davidson)</i><p>While marathon sweat sessions can certainly kick your metabolism into high gear, there's a faster, better way to rev up your fat-burning potential. Below are seven seriously simple moves that will slash through more calories than minutes.<p>"Your …

From the archive, 31 January 1948: The assassination of Mahatma Gandhi

<b>Delhi, January 30.</b><br>Mahatma Gandhi was shot and killed this evening by a Hindu fanatic.<p>He was walking from Birla House to the lawn where his evening prayer meetings are held and was several minutes late for the meeting. He was, as usual, leaning on the shoulders of two grand-nieces, and when he …

India

Snapchat update makes it easier to have affairs, but teen outcry prompts U-turn

Snapchat’s latest update removed a feature which has irritated sexters for years – but some of the app’s teen users are so unhappy that the company has promised to reverse the decision.<p>The “best friends” lists, a part of the app for more than two years, have been removed. The lists display the top …

Social Media

Tales from Auschwitz: survivor stories

Tuesday 27 January is the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz. Six survivors, some of whom will be returning to the site for the last time, tell Kate Connolly their stories<p><b>Irene Fogel Weiss, born in 1930 in Bótrágy, Czechoslovakia, now Batrad, Ukraine. She</b> …

World History

With time ticking on hostages, Japan wants to communicate with ISIS

<b>(CNN) —</b> Japanese officials want to talk to ISIS. But can they get in touch with the militant group? And if they do, can they do anything to save the lives of two Japanese men being held hostage?<p>Time is running out: ISIS put out a video Tuesday giving the Japanese government 72 hours to pay $200 …

Japan