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Chinese Tech Company Says It Hired Underage Workers

Posted October 16th, 2012 at 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
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A major Chinese manufacturer for global technology companies says it hired underage workers, some as young as 14. Foxconn Technology Group said Tuesday that it employed an undisclosed number of underage interns for about three weeks at its Yantai campus in the Shandong province. The company said it took “immediate steps” to return the interns […]

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One Killed, Four Kidnapped at Kenyan Refugee Camp

Posted June 29th, 2012 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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Kenyan police say one person was killed and four foreign aid workers were kidnapped Friday in the sprawling Dadaab refugee complex, near the border with Somalia. Dadaab District Commissioner Albert Kimathi tells VOA the incident happened in the Ifo 2 camp, in the compound of an aid group, the Norwegian Refugee Council. “In total there […]

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Egyptian Officials: Travel Ban on American NGO Activists Lifted

Posted February 29th, 2012 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptian officials have lifted a travel ban on U.S. pro-democracy activists charged with illegal activities in a case that has strained Cairo’s ties with Washington. Egyptian judicial sources Wednesday said seven Americans on trial in the case are free to leave the country. One of them is a son of U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. […]

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Sudan Rebels Free Kidnapped Chinese Workers

Posted February 7th, 2012 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Twenty-nine Chinese workers kidnapped in Sudan have been freed, 11 days after they were taken hostage by rebels in Southern Kordofan state. The Red Cross flew the workers from the Kauda area in Southern Kordofan on Tuesday to Nairobi where they were handed over to Chinese embassy officials. Rebels with the Sudanese People’s Liberation Movement-North […]

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Sudan Rebels Free Kidnapped Chinese Workers

Posted February 7th, 2012 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Twenty-nine Chinese workers kidnapped in Sudan have been freed, 11 days after they were taken hostage by rebels in Southern Kordofan state. The Red Cross flew the workers from the Kauda area in Southern Kordofan on Tuesday to Nairobi where they were handed over to Chinese embassy officials. Rebels with the Sudanese People’s Liberation Movement-North […]

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Sudanese Rebels Free Abducted Chinese Workers

Posted February 7th, 2012 at 7:40 am (UTC-5)
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Sudanese rebels have released a group of Chinese workers kidnapped 10 days ago in Southern Kordofan state. Sudan’s foreign ministry said Tuesday that the workers were being flown by a Red Cross plane to Kenya, where they will be handed over to Chinese embassy officials. The ministry did not indicate how many workers were freed. […]

Chinese Workers Abducted, Released in Egypt; Hostage Drama Continues in Sudan

Posted February 1st, 2012 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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As China demands the release of 29 of its citizens kidnapped in Sudan, another 25 Chinese nationals have been released a day after their abduction in Egypt. The group was kidnapped Tuesday on their way to work at a cement factory in Egypt’s Sinai region by Bedouin tribesmen. The kidnappers demanded the release of their […]

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Three Aid Workers Killed in Somalia

Posted December 23rd, 2011 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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Three relief workers in Somalia are dead, gunned down near a food distribution center. The shooting took place Friday near the central settlement of Mataban. The World Food Program says two of the victims worked directly for the relief agency, and that the third was a contractor. Mataban district Chairman Abdurrahman Abdi Jama tells VOA […]

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Obama Guarantees Wage Protection for US Home Care Workers

Posted December 15th, 2011 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is guaranteeing minimum wage and overtime protection for the nearly two million in-home workers who help the elderly and infirm (weak in body). In a speech Thursday in Washington, President Obama said his administration will make sure in-home workers get paid fairly for a service that many older Americans cannot live […]

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$69,000 Dividend for Workers at South Africa Mining Firm

Posted November 30th, 2011 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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Employees at a South African mining firm will get payouts of up to $69,000 each — before taxes — as part of a plan meant to empower average workers. Kumba Iron Ore, a unit of mining giant Anglo American, says the payouts stem from the company’s Envision Scheme, which gives dividends to workers below the […]

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