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Human trafficking ‘rife’ in Rohingya camps

Widowed and alone 21-year-old Umme Kulthum had hoped for a fresh start in Bangladesh, but was forced into prostitution instead, falling victim to what aid groups and officials say is a growing trafficking scourge targeting refugees.

Five dead in Haiti flooding

Floods caused by two days of torrential rains have left five people dead in Haiti and more than 10,000 homes inundated, authorities said Thursday.

Sicilian Mafia boss of bosses Toto Riina dies

Former “boss of bosses” Toto Riina, one of the most feared Godfathers in the history of the Sicilian Mafia, died early Friday after battling cancer, Italian media reported.

$7.5 million Schumacher Ferrari sets record

Michael Schumacher’s Grand Prix-Winning Ferrari sold for $7.5 million in New York on Thursday, setting an auction record for a modern-era Formula One car, Sotheby’s said.

UN urges end to Myanmar attacks against Rohingya

UN member-states on Thursday urged Myanmar authorities to end a military campaign against the Muslim Rohingya in a resolution adopted despite opposition from China, Russia and some regional neighbours.

‘Fake news’ becomes a business model

Cyber criminals have latched onto the notion of “fake news” and turned it into a profitable business model, with services starting at under $10, security researchers said Thursday.
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