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Alex Acosta: Trump labour chief defends Jeffrey Epstein plea deal

Acosta gives no indication he'd resign after calls by Democrats for him to step down over handling of 2008 plea deal.

Alex Acosta: Trump labour chief defends Jeffrey Epstein plea deal

AJ Impact

Epstein's wealth: Is alleged sex offender really a billionaire?

Lawyers claimed Epstein is a billionaire, but his current business dealings are mysterious, so it's hard to tell.

Epstein's wealth: Is alleged sex offender really a billionaire?

Tunisia

Dozens of migrants feared dead after boat capsizes off Tunisia

Eighty-two people are missing from the boat, which was carrying 86 refugees and migrants when it sank.

Dozens of migrants feared dead after boat capsizes off Tunisia

AJ Impact

Modern slavery: Traffickers are targeting UK's homeless

Common recruitment tactics include exploiting various vulnerabilities like substance dependencies and language barriers.

Modern slavery: Traffickers are targeting UK's homeless

Human trafficking

US adds Saudi Arabia, Cuba to blacklist on human trafficking

Two countries downgraded to those that have failed to make significant anti-trafficking efforts.

US adds Saudi Arabia, Cuba to blacklist on human trafficking

Turkey

Turkey busts international human trafficking ring

One of Europe's most notorious people smugglers arrested, along with 19 others, in joint operation across Turkey.

Turkey police bust human trafficking ring, arrest smugglers

AJ Impact

UK ministers 'must act quickly' to end modern slavery: report

The UK's anti-slavery legislation may not be keeping pace with evolving crime. MPs are trying to sharpen the law.

UK ministers 'must act quickly' to end modern slavery: report

Rohingya

Rohingya girls rescued from traffickers in Bangladesh

Bangladesh police rescue 23 teenagers from being flown to Malaysia and arrest four human traffickers in a raid in Dhaka.

Rohingya girls rescued from traffickers in Bangladesh

Pakistan

Pakistan cracks down on Chinese trafficking of women

Raids launched after several Pakistani women allegedly lured into fake marriages and forced into prostitution.

Pakistan cracks down on Chinese trafficking of women

Guinea

US: Couple get seven years in prison for enslaving Guinean girl

The couple forced the girl to work without pay as a housekeeper, cook and nanny until she fled and alerted authorities.

US: Couple get seven years in prison for enslaving Guinean girl

Africa

UN: Libya militias in Tripoli profiting from human trafficking

As fighting over Libya's capital rages, armed groups are making a windfall from many African migrants trying to reach Europe through Tunisia.

Rohingya

Groups urge Malaysia ensure accountability for 2015 mass graves

A new report says human traffickers tortured Rohingya and others before burying them in mass graves.

Groups urge Malaysia ensure accountability for 2015 mass graves

Mali

Nigerian human trafficking survivor seeks justice in Mali

Al Jazeera meets a young Nigerian woman who was trafficked and forced into prostitution at age 17 in Mali.

Africa

Nigeria struggles to rescue 20,000 girls from Mali sex trade

Officials say collusion between law enforcement agents and traffickers is hampering the rescue efforts.

Human trafficking

Nigeria finds more than 20,000 kidnapped girls in Mali

Most of the victims were sold as sex slaves after false promises or kidnapping, Nigeria's anti-trafficking agency said.

Nigeria finds more than 20,000 kidnapped girls in Mali