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World 10 Feb 2019 | 10:22 PM

Pope denounces 'scourge' of human trafficking and slavery

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis urged governments on Sunday to take decisive action against the $150 billion-a-year human trafficking business and the plight of millions of modern-day slaves.

World 26 Dec 2014 | 4:05 AM

Mauritania condemns man to death for 'insulting the prophet'

NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - Mauritania on Thursday condemned a man to death for "insulting the prophet", a human rights group said, a day after the country opened the trial of an anti-slavery activist.

World 01 Jan 2015 | 8:35 PM

Pope urges united fight against slavery, human trafficking

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis urged people of all religions and cultures on Thursday to unite to fight modern slavery and human trafficking, saying in his first Mass of 2015 that everyone had a God-given right to be free.

World 06 May 2016 | 11:09 PM

Lawmaker in India's Goa charged with buying, drugging and raping teen girl

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A lawmaker in India's beach state of Goa has been charged with buying, drugging and raping a 16-year-old girl in a case which will be closely watched by anti-slavery activists as the country moves to crackdown on human trafficking.

AseanPlus News 02 Aug 2019 | 7:00 AM

Funds to help fight human trafficking

Bangkok - Australia pledged US$55 million to fight human trafficking in Southeast Asia on Thursday, vowing to tackle "modern slavery" ensnaring vulnerable populations across the region, from low-paid workers to underage brides and Rohingya refugees.

AseanPlus News 01 Mar 2019 | 12:00 AM

UK and Aussie police help Philippines fight child sex abuse

KUALA LUMPUR: British and Australian police are supporting the Philippines’ first centre to combat the online sexual abuse of children, as the country becomes a global hotspot for the growing crime.

AseanPlus News 27 Mar 2018 | 12:00 AM

Philippines urges tougher global action on cybersex child trafficking

MANILA: The Philippines’ fight to end cybersex trafficking needs other countries to get tougher with sexual predators who pay to watch children being abused over webcams, a Filipina senator said.

AseanPlus News 03 Feb 2019 | 12:00 AM

Asian countries urged to follow Thailand on fishing pledge

KUALA LUMPUR: Asian countries have been urged to sign up to international standards on working conditions in the fishing industries after Thailand became the first in the region to make such a pledge.

World 20 Jul 2017 | 6:51 AM

Sex robots: perverted or practical in fight against sex trafficking?

BARCELONA: In the hilly outskirts of sunny Barcelona, Spanish scientist Sergi Santos looks proudly over what appears to be five busty women in tiny shorts and tank tops perched around his living room.