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 (REPUBLIC OF KOREA) (AFP) - The confirmed death toll in South Korea's ferry disaster crosses 100, but almost twice that number remain unaccounted for nearly a week into the rescue and recovery effort. Duration: 01:03
Augusta (ITALY) (AFP) - Italy has rescued over 1,000 migrants over the past 48 hours, the navy said on Tuesday, amid rising criticism from the political right over the high cost of the operation. Duration: 00:31
South Korea warned Tuesday it had observed increased activity at North Korea’s underground nuclear testing site. The warning comes just days before President Obama’s visit to the South, leading experts to speculate the North is posturing.
April 21 (Bloomberg) -- Peter Cook reports on Vice President Joe Biden’s trip to Ukraine. Cook speaks on Bloomberg Television's “In The Loop.” (Source: Bloomberg)
Dramatic footage shows a high-rise building in northern China on fire on Sunday before being saved by firefighters. According to local media, the residential building in the city of Dalian reportedly caught fire after a welding accident. (April 21)
Celebrities have joined the family of Peaches Geldof gathered for the funeral of the British model and TV personality, who died at age 25 earlier this month. (April 21)
JINDO (REPUBLIC OF KOREA) (AFP) - Divers retrieve the first bodies from inside the submerged South Korean ferry that capsized four days ago with hundreds of children on board, as families angered by the pace and focus of rescue efforts scuffle with police. Duration: 02:04
Khartoum (AFP) - In a dilapidated, poverty-stricken country where some railway rolling stock is more than 40 years old, Sudan’s sleek, sharp-nosed Nile Train is an unusual sight. Duration: 00:31
Seoul (AFP) - South Korean President Park Geun-Hye says that the behaviour of the captain and crew of the ferry that capsized five days ago with 476 people on board was unacceptable and "tantamount to murder". Duration: 01:13
Slavyansk (UKRAINE) (AFP) - US VP Joe Biden will begin a two-day visit to Ukraine on Monday, hours after a fragile Easter truce was shattered by violence near the flashpoint town of Slavyansk and pro-Kremlin rebels appealed for help from Russian "peacekeepers." Duration: 00:53
JINDO (REPUBLIC OF KOREA) (AFP) - More than 500 divers, including elite South Korean navy seals, have been taking part in the ferry disaster rescue efforts-- many of them civilian divers with no real experience of such work. Duration: 01:07
JINDO (REPUBLIC OF KOREA) (AFP) - 'I will come back...tell Dad and Gran I love them' - a sister of one of the missing student passengers recalls the phone call she had with her brother as the ship sank. Duration: 01:43