People for sale: Where lives are auctioned for $400

People for sale: Where lives are auctioned for $400

Not a used car, a piece of land, or an item of furniture. Not “merchandise” at all, but two human beings. One of the unidentified men being sold in the grainy cell phone video obtained by CNN is Nigerian. He appears to be in his twenties and is wearing a pale shirt and sweatpants. He has been offered up for sale as one of a group of “big strong boys for farm work,” according to the auctioneer, who remains off camera. Only his hand — resting proprietorially on the man’s…

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More than 50 people describe sexual harassment on Capitol Hill

More than 50 people describe sexual harassment on Capitol Hill

These are a few of the unwritten rules that some female lawmakers, staff and interns say they follow on Capitol Hill, where they say harassment and coercion is pervasive on both sides of the rotunda. There is also the “creep list” — an informal roster passed along by word-of-mouth, consisting of the male members most notorious for inappropriate behavior, ranging from making sexually suggestive comments or gestures to seeking physical relations with younger employees and interns. CNN spoke with more than 50 lawmakers, current and former Hill aides and political…

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DNA tracking fights food fraud

DNA tracking fights food fraud

art work created for Smart SA long form ADELAIDE breakthroughs in DNA tracking are set to protect the state’s clean, green and premium produce as food fraud gouges an estimated $54 billion from the global food industry. The state-of-the-art DNA tracking invented at Adelaide University has the potential to protect SA branding from a surging number of high-value food, fibre and plant oil products being replaced or mixed with lower-grade imitations. University food innovation director Professor Andy Lowe said discussions were already under way with the olive oil, seafood, pork…

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Amanpour: No free press, no democracy

Amanpour: No free press, no democracy

I am sure such ceremonies happen in many other parts of the world, too, but somehow Great Britain seems the fitting place to honor service, sacrifice, and how “the little country that could” gathered its friends in a mighty coalition to defeat monstrous tyranny, not once in the Great War, but again in World War II. So, observing Remembrance Sunday is an annual exercise in humility, reverence, gratitude and above all, ensuring that so much sacrifice and giving shall never be forgotten. To witness the Queen and members of the…

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Turnbull arriving home to new leadership test over same-sex marriage

Turnbull arriving home to new leadership test over same-sex marriage

Posted November 15, 2017 00:16:19 Photo: Mr Turnbull said a conservative-backed same-sex marriage bill had “no prospect” of passing Parliament. (AAP: Paul Miller) Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will arrive back in Australia ahead of the release of the same-sex marriage survey result, in what is shaping up to be another test of his leadership over a divided Coalition. Amid expectations the Yes campaign will prevail, a feud has erupted within Government ranks over the shape of the bill to legalise same-sex marriage and how far religious protections should go. Responding…

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