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Modern slavery risk on rise in European supply chains

The European migrant crisis is forcing a sharp rise in human rights risks in European supply chains. This includes the UK and Germany, which have moved up from ‘low’ to ‘medium’ risk in the annual Modern Slavery Index, released by global risk consultancy Verisk

Modern humans were in Southeast Asia 20,000 years earlier than thought, ancient teeth reveal

When Dutch archaeologist D. A. Hooijer first saw a pair of weathered teeth recovered from a remote cave on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, he noted that they were about the right size and shape to belong to modern humans. But in 1948, he

Ultra-modern glass home in Minneapolis offers inside-out living

GALLERY GRID Prev 1/19 Next PAUL CROSBY – STAR TRIBUNE Gallery: :The Peterssen/Keller-designed residence is composed of white stucco, cedar siding, black metal accents — and massive expanses of glass to bring the outdoors in. Larry and Cynthia Holtz are native Minnesotans who have never lived in

Nissan attacked for one of ‘nastiest anti-union campaigns’ in modern US history

Days before a potentially historic union vote at the Nissan plant in Canton, Mississippi, the car company has been accused of running one of the “nastiest anti-union campaigns in the modern history of the American labour movement”. The vote, a fiercely contested effort by the

‘I slept on the floor in a flat near Harrods’: stories of modern slavery

When Elvira arrived at Heathrow in 2014, she thought she had escaped the abuse she’d faced as a domestic worker in Qatar. Yet the exploitation the Filipino woman was about to suffer would surpass anything she experienced in the Middle East. The 50-year-old was

Kingsley couple forced to cower in bedroom during alleged Shawn Newton crime spree

A Kingsley couple has told how they hid in their bedroom while wanted man Shawn Newton allegedly ransacked their home. Malcolm, who has asked not to be identified, was home with his wife when Newton allegedly broke in while on the run from police

Delay by Railways in electrification projects, says CAG

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) came down heavily on the Railways for the delay in processing, assigning and completing the projects for electrification. It also said that the Railways did not adopt the e-tendering system to reduce the tender processing period. The CAG in its report, which was tabled

New record: $2,090 a month is average cost of one-bedroom rental in Vancouver

For more than a year, Vancouver has taken top spot for the most expensive city to rent in Canada and now the city of glass has broken another record. In July, the average price of rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Vancouver hit $2,090

Elderly couple find deadly snake in dining room

AN elderly couple who found one of the deadliest snakes in the world in their dining room did the right thing by calling an expert, a Townsville snake catcher said.  Exiled snake saved from starvation Joe Mackereth was called out to a residential home in

Great service at Bob Coccia’s Center for Appliances in Bayside

Bob Coccia’s Center for Appliances in Bayside is the very definition of a mom-and-pop store. Coccia is proud to keep it that way. He has been in the business long enough that he knows intuitively that giving the customer quality service is his top