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 ...

Feb 6, 2015

Mexico rescues 129 workers 'abused' by South Korean firm

Mexican authorities have rescued 129 workers, including six children, who said they were exploited and physically and sexually abused at a garment factory run by South Koreans, officials said Thursday. Four South Korean nationals have been handed over to prosecutors in the western state ...