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.
Chilpancingo (Mexico) (AFP) - Protesters torched part of the government headquarters of Mexico's southern state of Guerrero Monday during demonstrations over the disappearance of 43 students following an attack by gang-linked police on September 26. Duration: 01:09
A nurse in Italy has been arrested on suspicion of killing several terminally ill patients under her care at a hospital in Northern Italy. Prosecutors say Daniela Poggiali poisoned up to 38 people with massive doses of potassium chloride. (Oct. 14)
...And he's back! After a lengthy absence, photos from state media apparently show Kim Jong Un visiting a housing development centre. Pictures from a North Korean news website show Kim surrounded by
Hong Kong (AFPTV) (AFP) - Police armed with bolt cutters, electric saws and sledgehammers make a renewed attempt to remove barricades along a stretch of the main protest site held by pro-democracy demonstrators for the past fortnight. Duration: 01:48
Pyongyang (AFP) - North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un resurfaces with the help of a walking stick after a prolonged, unexplained absence that fuelled rampant speculation about his health and even rumours of a coup in the nuclear-armed state. Duration: 00:38
Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) - One month past the normal opening date, the Donetsk National Academic Ukrainian Musical and Drama Theatre provides a refuge amidst the country's civil war. Duration: 00:56
Kingston upon Hull (United Kingdom) (AFP) - A British company has been asked to make 100,000 protective suits to help in the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone. Duration: 00:58
Mursitpinar (Turkey) (AFP) - Heavy fighting broke out on Monday between Islamist jihadists and Kurdish fighters close to the Turkish border just north of the besieged Syrian town of Kobane. Duration: 00:40
Hong Kong (AFP) - Chaos erupts in central Hong Kong as dozens of masked men rush barricades at the city's main pro-democracy site triggering clashes with protesters. Duration: 01:31
REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE CONTENT OF THIS VIDEO WHICH WAS OBTAINED FROM A SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE It's a relentless battle for the Syrian border town of Kobani. Video from a social
TV AND WEB RESTRICTIONS~**NONE** Yes, each of those men is running with an upside down woman on their backs. They're competing for the big prize in the 15th North American Wife Carrying Championship.
World leaders come together in Cairo -- a renewed attempt at Mideast peace. That message of hope was heard loud and clear at the Gaza reconstruction conference, where U.S. Secretary of State John