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Ebay founder Omidyar commits $50 million to combating global slavery

LONDON - Ebay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife are to donate an extra $50 million to tackling slavery worldwide, the chief executive of their US-based foundation Humanity United said on Wednesday.

Former sex slave's nightmare continues long after freedom

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When 13-year-old Hoa was freed last month from a brothel in Guangdong, China, and brought back to Vietnam by her rescuers, her nightmare didn't end.

Health, China 19 Nov 2014

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18 Nov 2014

US data war on sex trafficking to reach Europe

LONDON, Nov 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Closer collaboration between financial institutions and New York City prosecutors is improving the chances of uncovering and convicting sex traffickers, according to Manhattan's top prosecutor, and a similar programme will be launched in Europe.

Britain vows to crack down on slavery after women's rescue

LONDON - Britain vowed on Tuesday to step up its fight against modern-day slavery, warning that the discovery last month of three women imprisoned for 30 years in horrific conditions in London was just the tip of the iceberg.

03 Dec 2013

Britain vows to crack down on slavery after women's rescue

LONDON, Dec 3 - Britain vowed on Tuesday to step up its fight against modern-day slavery, warning that the discovery last month of three women imprisoned for 30 years in horrific conditions in London was just the tip of the iceberg.

Killer of Kansas abortion doctor disciplined in prison for comments

KANSAS CITY, Kansas - The man imprisoned for killing Kansas late-term abortion provider Dr. George Tiller will be penalized for trying to intimidate a woman who reopened Tiller's clinic, a state official said Thursday.

U.S., 06 Jun 2013

Kansas abortion doctor's killer threatens new clinic owner

KANSAS CITY, Kansas - The man convicted of killing Kansas late-term abortion provider Dr. George Tiller is accused by prison officials of trying to intimidate a woman who reopened his clinic in April, a corrections department spokesman said.

U.S., 16 May 2013