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.
Fishkhabur (IRAQ) (AFP) - Thousands of Iraqi from the Yazidi commpunity have a rest in refugee camps near the Syrian border, after walking in the desert for days to flee the Islamic State. Duration: 01:00
Kharkiv (Ukraine) (AFP) - A massive Russian aid convoy rumbled towards Ukraine's border on Wednesday as Kiev vowed to block what it feared could be a "Trojan horse" bringing military assistance to pro-Kremlin rebels fighting a bloody insurgency in the east. Duration: 00:38
BRAZIL, Santos : Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos, a contender to unseat President Dilma Rousseff in October, died Wednesday when his jet crashed into a residential area.
FRANCE, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc : Six French climbers have died after a terrifying 250-metre fall from Mont Blanc, officials said Wednesday, one of the worst accidents in a decade on Europe's highest mountain.
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Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) - With thousands of homes reduced to rubble and its infrastructure in ruins, Gaza’s reconstruction will cost billions and require at least an easing of Israel’s blockade to allow in building materials. Duration: 00:51
Nairobi (AFP) - Nairobi's Hub workshop is the heart of Ethical Fashion Africa, a not-for-profit group created to empower marginalized people by linking them up with international fashion houses like Vivienne Westwood, Fendi and Stella McCartney. Duration: 02:35
Geneva (AFP) - The United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR, says thousands of Yazidi refugees are stranded on Mount Sinjar in Iraq, besieged by Sunni extremists from the Islamic State who control much of northern Iraq and eastern Syria. Duration: 00:56
A look at Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, a militant group that now rivals Al Qaeda in power and popularity.
Video provided by the US Central Command shows the U.S. Military dropping food and water supplies in northern Iraq. Some video mute from source. (Aug. 11)
Footage has emerged of Iraqi and Peshmerga forces rescuing children from Sinjar Mountain in Iraq after they had fled militants from the Islamic State group. (Aug. 11)
Peleliu (PALAU) (AFP) - The hulks of tanks can still be found rusting in the jungles of Palau, but the fierce fighting that scarred the Pacific island nation in WWII has left a more dangerous legacy - unexploded bombs that pose a constant risk to locals. Duration: 00:47