Amita* knew she had to escape. After five months of being assaulted, starved and being forced to work for 20 hours a day as a domestic maid in a suburban house in Kuwait, the 45-year old from Nepal seized her chance. While the household slept, she climbed out of a downstairs bathroom window and fled.
How Nepal’s migration ban traps female 'modern day slaves' in Persian Gulf Arab states
There were no doctors, nurses or medical equipment at the Wuhan hotel converted into a temporary quarantine facility for suspected coronavirus patients when brothers Wang Xiangkai and Wang Xiangyou arrived two weeks ago.
Dying a desperate death: A Wuhan family's coronavirus ordeal
The condition of the world’s second-largest coral system, the Mesoamerican Reef stretching from Mexico to Central America, has taken a turn for the worse and faces further threats from climate change, according to a report by a group of scientists.
Health of vast Mesoamerican Reef declines after years of improvement: Study
Scientists in Antarctica have recorded a new record temperature of 20.75°C, breaking the barrier of 20°C for the first time on the continent, a researcher said.
Antarctica registers record temperature of over 20°C
Using archives of satellite imaging data, a study in Frontiers in Earth Science has conducted the most in-depth study of China's intertidal wetlands to date and found a 37.62 percent decrease in area between 1970 and 2015.
Satellite image data reveals rapid decline of China's intertidal wetlands
Nominees qualified by the Guardian Council to run at Iran’s upcoming parliamentary and Assembly of Experts elections have started their electoral campaigns eight days before the voting begins.
Candidates officially start electoral campaigns for Iran’s parliamentary votes
The Italian government should suspend all support to the Libyan Coast Guard until Libya commits to a clear plan to fully respect migrants’ safety and rights, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday.
Italy should halt abusive migration cooperation with Libya: HRW
Air pollution from burning fossil fuels is responsible for more than four million premature deaths around the world each year and costs the global economy about $8 billion a day, according to a study.
Fossil fuel pollution behind four million premature deaths a year: Study

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