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  1. 1. opinion | 03 Jan 2015

    Can Thailand free its modern-day slaves?

    Human trafficking

    Newspaper section: News

    » In 1905, King Chulalongkorn enacted an historic law that abolished slavery in Thailand, then known as Siam. The slaves were freed. The US government also ended slavery in America by granting freedom to slaves.

  2. 2. business | 08 Dec 2014

    Enslaved in a modern world

    Newspaper section: Asia focus

    » Behind the glamour of Asia's economic rise there still lurks modern-day slavery, with estimated 23.5 million people forced to work in various businesses operating throughout the region.

  3. 3. news | 27 Jan 2015

    Over 10,000 sue Japan paper over sex slavery reports

    By AFP

    » TOKYO - More than 10,000 people are suing Japan's leading liberal newspaper over stories on Tokyo's system of wartime sex slavery, which they say have stained their reputation as Japanese nationals.

  4. 4. news | 23 Dec 2014

    IS sex slavery pushes Iraqi victims to suicide

    By AFP

    » Women and girls from Iraq's Yazidi religious minority have told rights activists they were beaten and forced into sexual slavery by the Islamic State jihadist group, driving some to suicide.

  5. 5. opinion | 12 Dec 2014

    Stop slavery on our shores


    Newspaper section: News

    » Mention slave labour on Thai commercial trawlers, and it evokes the images of victimised migrant workers from Myanmar and Cambodia. But recent rescue missions by labour rights groups have revealed that Thai men — and boy...

  6. 6. learning | 21 Jun 2013

    Modern-day slavery in Thailand

    About crime

    By Jon Fernquest

    » In fight against sex trafficking & forced labour no progress made last year, 305 cases in 2012 but only 27 prosecuted & just 10 convictions.

  7. 7. news | 16 Jan 2015

    Record-breaking 2014 was hottest in modern history

    By AFP

    » MIAMI - Last year was the hottest in modern history, according to a report by US government scientists on Friday that found global warming reached a new and concerning level in 2014.

  8. 8. learning | 03 Jun 2011

    Ready for anything

    About fashion

    By Jon Fernquest

    » "A modern casual look for a modern ready-for-anything young lady."

  9. 9. learning | 25 Feb 2011

    New era for air force with modern jets

    About military

    By Jon Fernquest

    » Gripen fighters will transform Thailand's air force into a modern network-oriented system.

  10. 10. news | 27 Dec 2014

    Dollar mortgage holders urge Russia to end 'financial slavery'

    By AFP

    » MOSCOW - When Olga Savelyeva took out a $226,000 mortgage to buy a small apartment on the outskirts of Moscow in 2008, she could never have imagined that the ruble would lose more than half its value in a few short years...

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