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Nearly 30 million people in slavery - index

LONDON (Reuters) - Nearly 30 million people are living in slavery across the globe, many of them men, women and children trafficked by gangs for sex work and unskilled labour, according to a global slavery index released on Thursday.

World

Thirty million people are slaves, half in India - survey

LONDON, Oct 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Some 30 million people are enslaved worldwide, trafficked into brothels, forced into manual labour, victims of debt bondage or even born into servitude, a global index on modern slavery showed on Thursday.

World

Factbox - Ten countries where slavery is most prevalent

Oct 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Some 30 million people worldwide are victims of sex trafficking, debt bondage, forced labour and other forms of modern slavery, a global index on slavery showed on Thursday.

World

Mauritania must wipe out persistent slavery, UN watchdog says

GENEVA (Reuters) - Slavery is still being practised in Mauritania, even though the West African country made it a crime against humanity last year, a U.N. human rights watchdog said on Thursday.

World

Niger jails man for four years in first slavery case

NIAMEY (Reuters) - A court in the West African state of Niger has sentenced a man to four years in jail in the country's first prosecution for slavery, a magistrate said on Thursday.

World

Pope, Anglican leader join forces against human trafficking

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis and Britain's Archbishop of Canterbury committed their Churches on Monday to work more closely together to fight "the grave evil" of human trafficking and modern slavery.

Economy

Making profit from others' misery

YEAR after year for the past six decades, there have been regular reports of garment workers in Third World sweatshops, enduring poor pay, vile workplaces and constant abuse from their bosses. In recent years, these workers’ pains have been sharpened by the actual collapse of these shoddily-built sweatshops.

People

Unhappily married: Migrant wives kept like slaves

In Australia, migrant wives in abusive marriages are all the more vulnerable as they are dependent on their husbands.

People

Unhappily married: Migrant wives kept like slaves

In Australia, migrant wives in abusive marriages are all the more vulnerable as they are dependent on their husbands.

People

Bangladeshis who are oppressed at home and abroad

Last year, the Global Slavery Index put Bangladesh 10th on the list of countries with the highest number of enslaved people.