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Forty million victims of modern slavery in 2016: report

Women and girls are disproportionately affected by modern slavery, 71 percent of the overall total, a study says. Global child labour remained concentrated primarily in agriculture in 2016, the report said [File: AP] Forty million people around the world, mostly women and girls, were

Life after working for the least popular president in modern history

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s most marketable skill is marketing. Before his job with the Trump administration, he was the communications director for the Republican Party, a position that made him responsible for how the party presented itself to the world. From Jan.

Mocaa, Cape Town: grain silo reborn as Africa’s answer to Tate Modern

Twinkling like rows of cut-glass decanters in a well-stocked drinks cabinet, the faceted windows atop Cape Town’s new contemporary art museum rise as a crystal beacon above a motley jumble of wharves, warehouses and shopping malls. The windows shine out from the crown of

When does Modern Family season 9 start?

So you’ve probably already heard the bad news: season 10 will probably be the last for the family-centric sitcom. But we have some good news for you, too: Modern Family season 9 is right around the corner. Get ready to really savor Phil’s antics,

Growing Up ‘Modern’: Ariel Winter on Family Turmoil, Online Shaming and a New Life in College

“I went through a really bad chapter,” says the 19-year-old actress who started acting at 4, landed a role on the Emmy-winning comedy at 11 and emancipated herself from an abusive stage mom at 15. Now the social media firebrand is off to UCLA

Modern slavery at UK Traveller site may be tip of iceberg, warns judge

Modern slavery at UK Traveller site may be tip of iceberg, warns judge Timothy Spencer QC, sentencing 11 people from one family, says such abuse could be happening nationwide on ‘shocking scale’  An aerial photo of the Drinsey Nook Traveller site in Lincolnshire, where

Rooney traveller family jailed for modern slavery offences

One victim, whose ordeal spanned more than 25 years, was made to dig his own grave. The head of the family, Martin Rooney Senior, was jailed for 10 years, while two of his sons were each jailed for more than 15 years. The traveller

Bannon: Trump firing of Comey was the ‘biggest mistake in modern political history’

Former White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon was interviewed on “60 Minutes.” Here’s what he said Republican leadership and the Russia investigation. (Amber Ferguson/The Washington Post) Former White House strategist Stephen K. Bannon believes the firing of FBI director James B. Comey by President

The pursuit of pleasure is a modern-day addiction

Here’s a story that is not about Trump or Brexit. But this could be worse, with even direr consequences. Addiction is up. Depression is up. Death is up. In America, we have seen a decline in our life expectancy for the first time since 1993. But

‘Never seen anything like this in the modern record’: Three hurricanes are churning in the Atlantic Basin

(Left to right) Category 1, Hurricane Katia; Category 5, Hurricane Irma and, Category 1, Hurricane Jose at 1300UTC on September 7, 2017. Photo by NOAA, illustration by National Post NOAA/RAMMB /Jose Romero via AFP/NP Photo illustration Seen from space, Hurricane Irma is a fearsome sight