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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.

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Pope urges global war on human trafficking, appeals to consumers

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis called for a global mobilisation to combat human trafficking and slavery on Wednesday, appealing to consumers to shun goods that may have been produced by exploited workers.

People

Malaysian Buddhist leader joins interfaith pact to end slavery

Datuk K Sri Dhammaratana, Buddhist Chief High Priest of Malaysia, joins world religious leaders in a declaration to end modern-day slavery.

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Malaysian Buddhist leader joins interfaith pact to end slavery

Datuk K Sri Dhammaratana, Buddhist Chief High Priest of Malaysia, joins world religious leaders in a declaration to end modern-day slavery.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.