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Burmese migrant Thazin Mon Htay and her father Ko Ngwe Htay were trafficked to Thailand to peel shrimp. They worked 16-hour shifts, seven days a week, for less than $10 a day, Ko Ngwe <a href="http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/world-july-dec12-thaishrimp_09-20/">told</a> PBS NewsHour.

Emotional Scars Of Modern Slavery Run 'Deeper Than Any Visible Wound'

Some recall getting burned. Others say they've been strangled or attacked by dogs. Many suffer from depression and anxiety. These are only a small sampling of what tens of millions modern slaves endure daily, researchers in London reported Wednesday.

The study, published in The Lancet Global Health, is the largest one, so far, to detail the mental and physical health of people who have survived human trafficking.

A carb ball shares the bowl with a chunk of meat.

House Of Carbs: A Big Ball O' Carbohydrates Is Good Eating In Ghana

As Homer Simpson might say: Mmmmm, carb balls.

I remember the first time I encountered this specialty of rural Ghana, where I'm spending two years as a Peace Corps volunteer.

Rajendra K. Pachauri speaks at the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru, on Dec. 11, 2014. He is stepping down as chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Head Of UN Climate Change Panel Resigns Amid Harassment Allegations

The chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Rajendra K. Pachauri, stepped down Tuesday amid allegations of sexual misconduct that have engulfed the celebrated Indian economist and engineer.

Pachauri is one of the world's top climate change officials. His departure from the IPCC is a huge embarrassment for the group, which was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize along with former U.S. Vice President Al Gore for their role in galvanizing international action against climate change.

An overturned Metrolink passenger car sits on the side of the road after the commuter train crashed into a truck and derailed early Tuesday near Oxnard, Calif.

Commuter Train Derails After Hitting Vehicle In Southern California

Dozens of people were reportedly injured in a commuter train crash near Oxnard, Calif., that hit at the start of Tuesday morning's rush hour. Emergency crews swarmed the area in which several Metrolink train cars were thrown onto their sides by the powerful collision.

The crash occurred around 5:40 a.m. local time in Ventura County close to Oxnard, some 70 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. Reports of casualties vary. At least 30 people were injured; 28 were sent to the hospital.

In this photo taken Aug. 6, 2014, a manatee comes up for a breath of air at the Miami Seaquarium in Key Biscayne, Fla.

19 Stuck Manatees Rescued From Florida Storm Drain

Rescue crews worked through the night to free 19 manatees that had gotten stuck in a storm drain in Satellite Beach, Fla. It's believed the massive, lumbering mammals, in search of warm water after a recent cold snap, swam into a large drainage pipe near Cape Canaveral but were unable to turn around to get out.

The Courage And Ingenuity Of Freedom-Seeking Slaves In America

In the opening of his new book, Gateway To Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad, Eric Foner lays out the inspirational story of Frederick Bailey, a young slave in Maryland who: teaches himself to read and write; plans to escape slavery by canoe, but gets caught; boards a train wearing seaman's clothes and carrying false papers and after several unsettling detours – and despite the fact that slave catchers are everywhere --arrives in the free state of New York.

An artist's impression of the Qatar Foundation Stadium, one of the venues for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. A FIFA task force recommended today that soccer's showcase tournament be played from late November to the end of December.

FIFA Panel Backs Winter World Cup In Qatar In 2022

A panel within soccer's governing body has recommended that the FIFA World Cup in Qatar be played from late November to the end of December of 2022, a period that coincides with the schedule of Europe's highly lucrative club season.

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald, seen here last November, has acknowledged that he was wrong when he said he had been in the special forces.

VA Secretary Apologizes For Making Special Forces Claim

The head of Veterans Affairs has apologized for misrepresenting his military record, after telling a fellow veteran that he had served in the U.S. Special Forces. Secretary Robert McDonald says he made a mistake.

The story drew attention late Monday, weeks after McDonald, an Army veteran and West Point graduate, made the claim during a conversation with a homeless veteran he met during a community outreach effort.

NPR's Quil Lawrence reports:

A child plays near Russia-backed separatists in Donetsk, Ukraine, Monday. Separatists say they've begun to withdraw heavy weapons from the front line — a claim that monitors say they can't verify.

Separatists In Ukraine Say They're Pulling Heavy Weapons Back

In a claim that's meeting with skepticism in Kiev, Russian-backed separatists say they've started to withdraw heavy weapons in eastern Ukraine, as required by a recent cease-fire. Ukraine's military says separatist attacks are ongoing.

The development comes after Russia's President Vladimir Putin said he thinks a war with Ukraine would be "apocalyptic" — but that the area is now on a path to stability, after the recent Minsk agreement.

ISIS Reportedly Abducts Dozens Of Christians In Syria

Extremist fighters from the self-proclaimed Islamic State, or ISIS, have kidnapped "at least" 90 Assyrian Christians in northeastern Syria, according to a monitoring group. The claim emerges from an area recently targeted by coalition attacks.

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