Sochi Workers Faced Rampant Abuses Building Olympic Sites

Thursday, January 30, 2014
Abuses included non-payment of wages or significant delays in payments of wages.
It wasn't long ago that Facebook was widely seen as having a "mobile problem." Those days are gone. Facebook reported Wednesday that mobile ads accounted for about 62% of its ad revenue in the second quarter, up a from just 41% a year prior. The social network's shares are up more than 30% this year, buoyed by the company's newfound success in mobile advertising. The stock is currently poised to open at an all-time high Thursday morning. Facebook's success in mobile is timely, with Web users flocking to mobile devices and leaving their desktops behind.
A journalist has recently stated that during the height of the Monica Lewinsky scandal, Hillary Clinton claimed that Bill Clinton was addicted to sex because he was abused by his mother as a child. These alleged statements were made to reporter Lucinda Franks during a 1999 interview. Bill Clinton?s mother, Virginia Kelley,died in 1994. Hillary claimed that she hurt Bill ? 'in ways you wouldn't believe, and that history eventually led to Bill?s affair with Lewinsky.
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Jakarta (AFP) - The reform-minded governor of Jakarta, Joko Widodo, is declared the winner of Indonesia's presidential election after a closely-fought race against a controversial ex-general with deep roots in the era of strongman Suharto. Duration: 01:06
A fight broke out between lawmakers from Ukraine's nationalist and communist parties in the country's parliament on Wednesday. (July 23)
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Tel Aviv (AFP) - UN chief Ban Ki-moon demanded Tuesday that Israel and Hamas halt the spiralling violence in Gaza as he pushed diplomatic efforts to end bloodshed that has killed 620 Palestinians. Duration: 00:48
Maiduguri (Nigeria) (AFP) - With their life shattered, children whose parents were killed in the five-year Boko Haram insurgency in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri look up to a brighter future with free education provided by a local charity. Duration: 00:39
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Suncheon (ex Sunchon) (REPUBLIC OF KOREA) (AFP) - South Korean police say they have found the body of the fugitive business tycoon who headed the family operating the Sewol ferry which sank in April with the loss of around 300 lives. Duration: 00:50
Giglio Island (Italy) (AFP) - Passengers who survived the Costa Concordia Cruise ship accident visit the shipwreck in the midst of the lifting operation. Duration: 00:52