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Britain vows to crack down on slavery after women's rescue

LONDON - Britain vowed on Tuesday to step up its fight against modern-day slavery, warning that the discovery last month of three women imprisoned for 30 years in horrific conditions in London was just the tip of the iceberg.

Britain vows to crack down on slavery after women's rescue

LONDON, Dec 3 - Britain vowed on Tuesday to step up its fight against modern-day slavery, warning that the discovery last month of three women imprisoned for 30 years in horrific conditions in London was just the tip of the iceberg.

03 Dec 2013

SPECIAL REPORT - Thai authorities implicated in Rohingya Muslim smuggling network

PADANG BESAR, Thailand - The beatings were accompanied by threats: If his family didn't produce the money, Myanmar refugee Abdul Sabur would be sold into slavery on a fishing boat, his captors shouted, lashing him with bamboo sticks.

17 Jul 2013

Hunger stalks villagers in drought-hit Maharashtra

NEW DELHI (AlertNet) - Millions of people in Maharashtra are at serious risk of hunger after two years of low rainfall, coupled with poor management of water resources, have left dams empty, farmland parched and cattle emaciated, aid agencies warned on Thursday.

12 Apr 2013

Charities say graft, tax evasion hold back poor countries' development

NEW DELHI (AlertNet) - Many charities are expanding from their traditional development work to focus more on the economic rights of the poor and campaigning against wrongs such as graft and tax dodging, forging closer links between aid, poverty alleviation and the need to boost poor nations' revenues.

10 Apr 2013

Sri Lanka must find aid workers' killers, charity says

NEW DELHI, (AlertNet) - The Sri Lankan government must find and prosecute those responsible for the massacre of 17 aid workers during the country's 25-year civil war, French charity Action Contre La Faim (ACF) has said.

03 Apr 2013

Corruption, disasters key risks for Indian companies - survey

NEW DELHI (AlertNet) - Strikes, political instability, cyber security and corruption have emerged as the biggest risks facing India's booming business sector, but terrorism, natural disasters and crimes against women are also perceived as key threats, a new survey says.

27 Mar 2013

Up to 4 mln displaced within Syria: aid official

LONDON (AlertNet) - As many as 4 million people may be displaced within Syria due to the two-year-long conflict there, double previous estimates, the head of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) said.

19 Mar 2013

Bangladesh, Nepal, Rwanda top India in reducing poverty - study

NEW DELHI (AlertNet) - Nepal, Bangladesh and Rwanda are "star performers" in reducing the number of poor in their countries compared to larger economies such as India, according to an Oxford University study published on Monday.

Top News, South Asia 19 Mar 2013

Bangladesh, Nepal, Rwanda top India in reducing poverty - study

NEW DELHI (AlertNet) - Nepal, Bangladesh and Rwanda are "star performers" in reducing the number of poor in their countries compared to larger economies such as India, according to an Oxford University study published on Monday.

19 Mar 2013