May 13, 2015

China baby survives eight days buried alive: reports

A Chinese baby born with a cleft lip was abandoned by his parents and buried in a cardboard box two days later, but rescued alive eight days further on, media reported. The parents left the baby in a remote countryside in the southern province ...

More than 300 slave fishermen now safe on Indonesian island

Apr 5, 2015

More than 300 slave fishermen now safe on Indonesian island

The same trawlers that had enslaved countless migrant fishermen for years carried more than 300 of them to freedom Saturday, following a dramatic rescue from a remote Indonesian island that many men believed would likely be their final resting place. After 17 hours overnight ...

U.N. climate panel chief quits amid sexual harassment claims

Feb 25, 2015

U.N. climate panel chief quits amid sexual harassment claims

The head of the U.N.’s climate science panel, Rajendra Pachauri, stepped down Tuesday in the wake of sexual harassment claims against him that have surfaced at a crucial time on the climate agenda. Pachauri, chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) since ...

Sex offenders in California prisons being killed

Feb 17, 2015

Sex offenders in California prisons being killed

California state prisoners are killed at a rate that is double the national average, and sex offenders account for a disproportionate number of victims, according to an Associated Press analysis of corrections records. Male sex offenders made up about 15 percent of the prison ...