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.
Jindo (South Korea) (AFP) - Thousands turn out for annual 'sea parting' phenomenon between South Korea's islands of Jindo and Modo. Duration: 00:51
Port Vila (Vanuatu) (AFP) - More than half of the population of the South Pacific island nation Vanuatu has been affected by Cyclone Pam, the category-five storm that slammed into the island nation on March 13 killing at least 11 people, according to the UN. Duration: 01:00
London (AFP) - London office workers are coming face-to-face with the hidden history beneath their feet as 3,000 skeletons dating back to the 16th century are dug up to make way for a new railway line. Duration: 01:11
Paris (FRANCE) (AFP) - French authorities on Monday put in place emergency traffic-limiting measures in Paris, as the City of Light and much of northern France suffers from a choking smog. Duration: 00:39
Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) - Tens of thousands line the streets to see the coffin of England's Richard III taken in procession to his final burial, five centuries after his battlefield death. Duration: 01:26
Khartoum (AFP) - Egypt on Monday agreed to a preliminary deal with Ethiopia on a new dam project that Cairo feared would hamper the flow of the Nile, the river on which it depends. Duration: 00:47
Paris (FRANCE) (AFP) - An exhibition showcasing the most famous painter of the Spanish Golden Age, Diego Velazquez, opens at Paris' Grand Palais on March 25, 2015. Duration: 00:59
Singapore (AFP) - Flags fly at half-mast following the death of Singapore's first prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, one of the towering figures of post-colonial Asian politics. Duration: 00:31
Paris (FRANCE) (AFP) - French far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen calls her party's score in local elections 'a triumph.' Duration: 01:01
Kasane (Botswana) (AFP) - African elephants could be extinct in the wild within a few decades, experts warned on Monday at a major conservation summit in Botswana that highlighted an alarming decline in numbers due to poaching. Duration: 01:25
This is the site of a possible Nazi safe haven in northeastern Argentina, thousands of miles from Germany. The ruins may have served as a hideout for Nazis fleeing Germany after World War 2. They
Kabul (AFP) - Hundreds of people attend the burial of an Afghan woman who was beaten to death and set on fire by a mob for allegedly burning a copy of the Koran. Duration: 00:43