March 27, 2017 0834 GMT
Reported human trafficking cases in UK surge by 80%: Report
Official statistics show the number of potential human trafficking victims identified in the UK has surged by nearly 80 percent in a year, triggering concerns about modern slavery.
One killed, 63 injured in '130-car pile-up' in northeast Iran
At least one person has been killed and many more wounded in a multiple-vehicle collision on a road leading to the northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad.
Huge sea waves kill one, leave 5 missing in southern Iran
At least one person has lost his life and five others have gone missing after huge sea waves caused by strong winds smashed into the port city of Dayyer in the southern Iranian province of Bushehr.
Mumbai's air quality worse than New Delhi
When World Health Organization's report announcing News Delhi in India as the most polluted city in the world did the rounds, the residents weren't really in for a shock.
Women, children slaughtered in South Sudan
Women and children are being slaughtered in South Sudan by soldiers who said to be using knives for the massacres to save their ammunition.
Isolation of US poor explain changes in concentrated poverty
Concentrated poverty — neighborhoods where 40 percent of the population or more lives below the federal poverty level — is back on the rise for all races in the US, according to Penn State demographers.
Women’s pay gap 'biggest robbery in history'
A new UN initiative launched calls the women’s pay gap, which sees women paid 23 percent less than men globally: 'The biggest robbery in history'.
26th Benevolence Festival held
Tehranis donate $2.6m for needy families
Local non-profit shows challenges of living in poverty
A Wider Circle, a nonprofit organization in the US dedicated to ending poverty, hosted an interactive immersion experience to help people understand the challenges of living in poverty.
Diesel emissions: the clues were there
It is amazing that the Volkswagen and diesel emissions scandal was not discovered earlier. In 2003 nitrogen dioxide alongside London’s Marylebone Road increased by around 20 percent.
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