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Thousands Protest Exploitation Of Kids

Demanding an end to child labor, thousands of children and other protesters marched through Lahore on Tuesday to commemorate the killing this month of 12-year-old activist Iqbal Masih.

About one-third of the 3,000 marchers were children, many of them workers in carpet-weaving factories and other industries that employ child laborers for wages as low as one rupee, or about 3 cents, a day.

Iqbal, who achieved international recognition for his activism, was gunned down April 17 in his village of Muridke, 22 miles northwest of Lahore.


 
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Kim Jong Un says Koreas are on starting line of a new history

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With a single step over a weathered, cracked slab of concrete, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made history Friday by crossing over the world’s most heavily armed border to greet South Korean President Moon Jae-in for talks on North Korea’s nuclear weapons. Kim then invited Moon to cross briefly back into the north with him before they returned to the southern side.