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Jinder Mahal, the immigrant who became the ‘Modern Day Maharaja’

Jinder Mahal is the first WWE champion of Indian descent. “You people have nothing to celebrate,” Jinder Mahal shouted into a microphone Tuesday night at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center. The current World Wrestling Entertainment champion was dressed in a black turban and a gray

Calls to UK’s modern slavery hotline double in a week

The number of calls to the modern slavery hotline has doubled in a week after the National Crime Agency’s report on the “shocking” scale of the problem. The helpline, for people to report suspicions of modern slavery, received 150 calls in seven days this week, up

Modern apple’s origin traced to Kazakhstan

117 genomes of the fruit analysed The modern crisp apple originated in a mountainous region of Kazakhstan, according to a study which reveals a surprising two-way journey on the Silk Road for one of the world’s most popular fruit. As travellers journeyed east and

Modern apples originated in Kazakhstan: study

As travellers journeyed along the Silk Road, they brought with them hitchhiking apple seeds The modern juicy, crisp apples originated in a mountainous region of Kazakhstan, according to a study which reveals a surprising two-way journey on the Silk Road for one of the


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Modern family: Greece with grown-up kids

he five of us stretched out on yoga mats with our toes pointing towards the sea. Above us the breeze stirred the leaves of the ancient olive trees. “Eímai edó,” intoned Sophie. “In Greek that means, ‘I am here.’” She continued in her gentle

Modern slavery: Inside Atlanta’s fight against sex trafficking

Sky News sees how one US city is tackling the growing problem of children as young as 14 being moved around and sold for sex. Image:Alainah Beretti was controlled by a pimp from the age of 17 By Hannah Thomas-Peter, US Correspondent, in Atlanta

Modern slavery cases ‘in every large town and city’ in UK

Modern slavery and human trafficking are much more prevalent than previously thought, the National Crime Agency has said. There are cases in “every large town and city in the country”, the NCA said, with the organisation currently assisting 300 live police operations targeting modern

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

Trump’s immigration crackdown could increase modern day slavery

Donald Trump’s plans to sharply reduce undocumented migrantscoming into the US. However, the president’s harder line on deporting these immigrants is likely to increase the number of people at risk of modern slavery, says a human rights analyst. Alexandra Channer of risk-management consultancy Verisk Maplecroft says