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Andhra Pradesh blackout enters sixth day as talks with striking workers fail

Electricity plants across south-east Indian state remain shut as state employees protest over creation of state of Telangana<p>Millions of people in south-east India face widespread power blackouts for the sixth consecutive day after talks failed between the government and striking electricity workers.<p>…

Dominican Republic Strips Citizenship From Children Of Migrants, Affects More Than 200,000 Haitians

Experts warn the court's decision could cause a human rights crisis, potentially leaving tens of thousands of people stateless, facing mass deportation and discrimination.

Underground Trade Part Seven: Why Human Trafficking is Called Modern Day Slavery

If you think slavery ended in 1865 with passage of the 13th Amendment, think again.<p>credit PBS.org, <i>Slavery By Another Name</i><p>Human traffickers have picked up where slavery, brutal racial-based penal laws, sharecropping and Jim Crow left off. If that seems far-fetched, just listen to Luis CdeBaca at the …

Black History

Human trafficking will not end until it ends in India

For generations, 300 million Dalits—the poorest of the poor in India—have been taught that they are worthless.<p>Less than human.<p>Excluded from society, they have limited access to education or justice.<p>They are used, cheated, and abused freely by others.<p>They are given no protection by law enforcement; …

20 ways to combat modern-day slavery

From learning from survivors to improving data collection, our panel of experts offers advice on ending all forms of slavery<p><b>Ariel Siegel, programme manager,</b> <b>Somaly Mam Foundation</b><b>, New York, US. @arielsiegel</b><p><b>Ethical businesses can play a double role in combating slavery</b>: By following ethical labour …

The economic case for ending slavery

Anti-slavery organisations must start to make the case to governments and the private sector of the economic benefits of eliminating slavery, over the moral case<p>$32bn (£21bn) in annual profits sounds impressive doesn't it? Who wouldn't be happy with such huge profits? The problem is, that is the …

New Human Trafficking Laws Now Passed In 39 U.S. States: Report

<i>Updated: Aug. 15, 6:50 p.m. EST</i><p>Cindy McCain spoke out Wednesday not as a businesswoman or a politician's wife but as a modern-day abolitionist, fighting human trafficking at a time when activists estimate more people are enslaved than at the pinnacle of the trans-Atlantic slave trade.<p>McCain, who …

Trafficking is an evil trade exploiting a weak system. We must act

The government's modern slavery bill is welcome. But it may yet fail those most at risk from the trade in human lives – children<p>William Wilberforce's mission was to help and liberate the "poor, helpless, friendless slaves". Yet two centuries after he fought for its abolition, the trade in human …

The Domestic Labor and Sex Trafficking of Homeless Youth

"Children and youth victimized in human trafficking are not social outcasts or criminals. Rather, they are our neighbors and friends, our nieces and nephews, and our children and grandchildren who have been or who are currently being mentally, physically, and sexually abused. And they don't need us …

Homelessness
Child Labor

Modern-day slavery in focus + Human rights

November 2017<p>Modern-day slavery in focus is supported by<p>Campaigners say tycoon’s plan to invest in luxury Red Sea project jars with previous criticism of Saudi Arabia’s questionable human rights record<p>Published: 10 Nov 2017<p>August 2017<p>Convictions over the exploitation of migrant workers – sent to …

Human Rights

Blackbox International

"Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are." — Benjamin Franklin

Nigeria students killed in college attack

Dozens shot dead by suspected Islamic militants in night-time assault in country's north-east similar to those on schools nearby<p>Suspected Islamic extremists have gunned down dozens of students as they slept in their dormitories during a night-time attack on an agricultural college in north-east …

Associated Press News

India Militants Attack Christian Widows For Faith – BosNewsLife – Christian News Agency

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos<p>NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Several impoverished Christian widows were …

Wise man

James 3:13 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom. 14 But …

How Can Repetition Get the Creative Juices Flowing?

Some people are foodies. I, on the other hand, am a wordie. I love words and if I let myself go, I would have a home decorated with inspiring quotes …

Four teams remain at the $2,000,000 League of Legends Season 3 World Championships

'<p>After a week-long group stage and quarterfinals, the League of Legends Season 3 World Championships have reached the semifinals. Europe's Fnatic will take on China's Royal Club, and South Korea's SKTelecom T1 and Najin Sword will battle it out as the four remaining teams to play for $1,000,000 and …

How to Pace Your Next Marathon By Effort

Advice for seasoned runners looking to run by "feel" instead of GPS stats.<p><i>Thanks, Coach Jenny, for your terrific piece on how to pace by effort in a half or full marathon!</i><p><i>Can you offer more on how and when you modify your strategy for seasoned runners? Do you still suggest pacing by feel on race</i> …

Marathons

Wilson Kipsang Chases a World Marathon Record in Berlin

He's had help getting ready, and he'll have help in the race.<p>Since 2003, the men’s world marathon record has been broken four times -- by Paul Tergat, twice by Haile Gebrsleassie, and finally by Patrick Makau -- and every one of those record-shattering efforts transpired in Berlin in late …

Marathons

Apple hires Nike FuelBand designer Ben Shaffer; Cupertino's wearable can't be far behind

A month after after poaching fitness expert and Nike FuelBand consultant Jay Blahnik, Apple has added another former Nike employee to its ranks. Cupertino has reportedly hired Ben Shaffer, who served the sneaker brand as Studio Director of the Innovation Kitchen. In this role, Shaffer helped …

Explosion Kills Three in Paris

UN unanimously adopts Syria arms resolution

The UN Security Council has voted unanimously to secure and destroy Syria's chemical weapons stockpile.<p>The vote late on Friday was the first resolution passed on the Syrian conflict since it began in March 2011, after Russia and China had previously vetoed three Western-backed resolutions …