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UN Security Council sanctions six human traffickers operating in Libya

New York - The United Nations Security Council on Thursday slapped sanctions on six leaders of human trafficking networks operating in Libya, a first for the world body, diplomats said.

Airlines to step up fight against human trafficking

Sydney - Airlines are set to step up the fight against human trafficking, global industry body IATA said Monday as it released guidelines on how crews can act as "eyes and ears" to identify and report suspected cases.

Bosnia charges eight for trafficking pickpockets to France

Sarajevo - Bosnian prosecutors on Thursday brought charges against eight people for running a human trafficking network that sent undocumented minors to pick pockets at tourist sites in Paris and other French cities.

Greek court clears Spanish, Danish rescuers of human trafficking

Mytilene - A Greek court on Monday cleared three Spaniards and two Danes of trying to help illegal migrants enter Greece through the island of Lesbos while taking part in Aegean rescue missions.

Greek court clears Spanish, Danish rescuers of human trafficking

Mytilene - A Greek court on Monday cleared three Spaniards and two Danes of trying to help illegal migrants enter Greece through the island of Lesbos while taking part in Aegean rescue missions.

Hungary criticised over migrant 'transit zones'

Budapest - Hungary is failing to do enough to identify potential victims of human trafficking in its "transit zones" for migrants and asylum seekers, a Council of Europe report said Friday.

'Smallville' actress charged with sex trafficking for cult-like group

Washington - An actress from the popular TV series "Smallville" has been arrested on sex trafficking charges for allegedly recruiting women to a purported self-help group which forced them to have sex with its leader, US prosecutors say.

'Smallville' actress charged with sex trafficking for cult-like group

Washington - An actress from the US TV series "Smallville" has been arrested on charges of sex trafficking for recruiting women to a purported self-help group in which they were forced to have sex with its leader, US prosecutors say.

Paraguay: wracked by trafficking, corruption

Asunci - Paraguay, which holds a presidential election on Sunday, is a small landlocked nation in Latin America where corruption and drug trafficking are rampant. Here are a few key facts about this nation of nearly seven million people.

Nationwide German raids target Thai forced prostitution ring

Berlin - German police carried out dawn raids Wednesday against an alleged organised crime ring suspected of human trafficking for forced prostitution on a massive scale from Thailand.

Artificial intelligence starts to examine human intelligence

Boston - Researchers have begun the process of dissecting artificial intelligence in order to better understand the human brain. This is based on the idea that human developed artificial intelligence could reveal more about how human brains function.

African, EU states focus anti-trafficking efforts at source

Niamey - Thirteen African and European countries and the EU agreed Friday that efforts to crack down on migrant trafficking to Europe should also focus on economic woes that prompt poor Africans to seek a better life in Europe.

Thailand to scan eyes of workers in notorious seafood industry

Bangkok - Thailand is using optical scanning technology to keep track of who is working on its fishing boats, officials said Thursday, as the kingdom tries to curb slave labour and human trafficking that has riddled the low-paid industry.

Libya forces may be colluding with migrant smugglers: UN report

New York - Human trafficking is on the rise in Libya, according to a report by a UN panel of experts which found that Libyan forces may be helping rebel groups tighten their control of smuggling routes.

Bangkok brothel raid sparks bribery, trafficking probe

Bangkok - Five Thai policemen and a human trafficking official are under investigation for allegedly receiving free services from a Bangkok massage parlour accused of coercing underage girls into the sex trade, authorities said Monday.

'Kung fu nuns' on bikes swap maroon robes for lycra leggings

Kathmandu - About 200 "Kung fu nuns" kicked off a month-long journey from Nepal through India on Saturday, swapping their flowing maroon robes for lycra leggings to raise awareness about human trafficking and gender equality.

EU to step up migrant rights training for Libyan coastguard

Rome - The EU's anti-trafficking operation is working to train Libya's coastguard on how to respect the human rights of migrants recovered at sea, the mission's commander said Thursday.

Human trafficking 'rife' in Rohingya camps: aid agencies

Cox's Bazar - 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.

Costa Rica trial starts in organ trafficking case

San Jos - A trial of four doctors and a Greek pizzeria owner accused of running an illegal organ trafficking ring in Costa Rica for wealthy foreigners began on Monday in the capital San Jose.

German court jails three Syrians over deadly migrant trip

Berlin - A German court on Friday convicted three Syrians of human trafficking after a boat they used to smuggle people to Europe capsized in 2015, killing 13.
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