Mauritania says slavery is crime against humanity, doubles prison terms

 The Mauritanian parliament has adopted a new law as part of efforts to crack down on slavery, declaring it a "crime against humanity" and doubling prison terms for offenders.

US blasts Thailand, rewards Malaysia on trafficking

 Washington accused Russia and Thailand of failing to tackle human trafficking Monday, while praising progress in Malaysia and Cuba, in a report on a global scourge decried as "modern slavery."

Nikki Haley hails Senate vote to remove slavery era flag
Nikki Haley hails Senate vote to remove slavery era flag

South Carolina`s Indian American Governor Nikki Haley hailed the state Senate`s vote to remove the Confederate battle flag from the statehouse grounds three weeks after a white man shot dead nine African-Americans in a historic black church.

South Africa shipwreck a `milestone` in slave trade study

The discovery of a wrecked slave ship off the South African coast in which more than 200 captives drowned marks a milestone in the study of the slave trade, the Smithsonian Institution said Monday.

Modern day slavery too often goes unpunished in India, says report

A shortage of specialised legal care and protection means that victims of trafficking and bonded labour in India fail to get justice and perpetrators continue to buy and sell people with impunity, a report said on Monday.

'Pakistan ranks third in the Global Slavery Index'

Pakistan ranks third on a list of 167 countries where human slavery is most severe, an international rights body said on Sunday citing new data.

'Pakistan ranks third in global human slavery'

 Pakistan ranks third among a list of 167 countries where human slavery is most severe, a media report said on Sunday.

Slavery in UK higher than previous figures: Govt

The number of victims of slavery in the UK is much higher than previous figures, the British government has said.

India asks for awareness about slave trade

India has asked the international community to educate the future generations about slave trade to ensure that horrors of the past are not perpetuated through racism and prejudice.

Ebay founder Omidyar commits $50 mn to combating global slavery

Ebay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife are to donate $50 million to tackling slavery worldwide, the chief executive of their US-based foundation Humanity United said on Wednesday.

Highest number of modern slaves found in India: Report
Highest number of modern slaves found in India: Report

Forced to pick cotton, grow cannabis, prostitute themselves, fight wars or clean up after the wealthy -- some 35.8 million people are currently trapped in modern-day slavery, a new report said Monday.

'Modern slavery' in Malaysia electronics factories: Survey

Nearly one-third of the 350,000 workers in Malaysia's electronics manufacturing sector -- a major supplier for leading global brands -- suffer labour conditions akin to "modern slavery", a report released today said.

Pak`s ties with US is that of slavery not friendship: Imran Khan

Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan today said Pakistan`s relationship with the US is that of "slavery not friendship" as his party held a demonstration outside parliament here against drone strikes.

Slavery in London: WWII codebreaker`s daughter among victims

A newspaper revealed Wednesday that one of the three women enslaved by a couple for 30 years in a London house was the daughter of a renowned World War II codebreaker.

Brad Pitt refuses part in slave film to avoid showing shocking images to kids

Brad Pitt has reportedly refused a main part in his upcoming film `12 Years A Slave` amid concerns that his young children would get disturbed by the shocking imagery.

Kanye West compares press criticism to slavery

During a lecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, rapper Kanye West compared the press criticism he gets to slavery.

Football world cup workers treated like slaves in Qatar: Amnesty report

Amnesty International urged Qatar to end abuse of migrants working on football World Cup infrastructure, as it issued a report Monday citing cases in which they were referred to as "animals".

Tom Cruise`s lawyers compare Jewish and gay journalists to cotton-picking slaves

Tom Cruise`s legal team has compared Jewish and gay journalists to cotton-picking slaves working on a plantation.

Pope wants to step up fight against modern slavery

Pope Francis wants action against modern forms of slavery including forced labour and prostitution, the Vatican said today after a meeting of experts called by the pontiff to debate the problem.

Govt to rehabilitate bonded labourers: Jairam Ramesh

Concerned over the prevalence of bonded labour in the country, the government today decided to initiate massive programmes to rehabilitate and provide alternative livelihood for people living in conditions of modern-day slavery.