Human trafficking

Kadian Noble cries as she recounts a sexual assault by Harvey Weinstein during a news conference in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. On Monday, Noble filed a lawsuit against the disgraced movie producer under a federal sex-trafficking statute. She alleges that Weinstein sexually assaulted her in 2014 during the Cannes Film Festival. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
November 28, 2017 - 6:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An aspiring actress who met Harvey Weinstein by chance in 2014 detailed in tears Tuesday how she said the media mogul made her stand in front of a mirror in his hotel room in Cannes, France, while he stood behind her, groping her and forcing her to perform a sex act after pretending...
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Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres answers a question from the audience after delivering a lecture entitled "Counter-terrorism and human rights: winning the fight while upholding our values" at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, in London, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
November 21, 2017 - 2:59 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Terrorist groups and criminals are capitalizing on conflict to exploit innocent civilians sexually and physically which may constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday. The U.N. chief said the brutality of extremist groups...
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October 29, 2017 - 5:45 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia says it has won a two-year court battle that confirms the legality of the government's seizure of a Thai vessel linked to human trafficking and illegal fishing in Indonesian waters. Minister of Fisheries and Maritime Affairs Susi Pudjiastuti said the "monumental...
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Migrants wait to disembark from the Aquarius ship of Sos Mediterranee upon its arrival in the Sicilian port of Palermo, southern Italy, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. About 600 migrants have been brought to Sicily after being rescued at sea in one of the biggest arrivals since the Italian government struck a deal with Libyan authorities to limit departures. (Igor Petyx/ANSA via AP)
October 13, 2017 - 9:59 am
MILAN (AP) — Some 600 migrants rescued at sea arrived Friday in Sicily — one of the biggest influxes since Italy struck a deal with Libyan authorities to limit migrant smuggling — raising concerns of a renewed surge on the Libyan human trafficking route. The migrants, including many unaccompanied...
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October 12, 2017 - 11:37 am
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Federal safety regulators have shut down the troubled Iowa trucking company that owned the semitrailer involved in a human trafficking case in which 10 immigrants died in Texas. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration placed Pyle Transportation under an "out-of-...
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October 06, 2017 - 5:08 pm
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A second Dover Air Force Base airman charged with sexually abusing a teenage runaway has reached a plea agreement with federal prosecutors. Court records show a change-of-plea hearing is scheduled Wednesday for 25-year-old Dalian Washington of Philadelphia. Washington is charged...
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September 14, 2017 - 8:12 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Asia Pacific business leaders are working on recommendations to protect migrant workers from modern day slavery and to ensure companies' supply sources are free from such unethical employment, according to Australia's ambassador for people smuggling and human trafficking...
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Small drops of blood stain Pope Francis' white cassock as he speaks with Cartagena's Archbishop Jorge Enrique Jimenez Carvajal after knocking his face next to his eye on the popemobile as he speaks with Cartagena's Archbishop Jorge Enrique Jimenez Carvajal in Cartagena, Colombia, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. Pope Francis arrived to Cartagena to honor St. Peter Claver, a 17th-century Jesuit who ministered to the tens of thousands of African slaves who arrived in the port to be sold. Francis returns to Rome on Sunday night.(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
September 10, 2017 - 12:47 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Colombia (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Pope Francis is denouncing human trafficking and the current-day slave trade as he pays his respects to a 17th century Jesuit missionary who ministered to hundreds of thousands of African slaves who...
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August 31, 2017 - 3:05 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Motel 6 has agreed to pay $250,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by Los Angeles that alleged one of the chain's locations was a base for human traffickers, drug dealers and gang members, prosecutors said. Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer told The Associated Press on Wednesday...
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August 31, 2017 - 3:03 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Motel 6 has agreed to pay $250,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging one of its properties in Los Angeles was a base for sex trafficking, drug dealers and gang members. City Attorney Mike Feuer told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the money will be used to help deter human...
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