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US blocks seafood from Fiji ship accused of enslaving crew

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 4, 2021

A tuna fishing boat based in the Pacific island nation of Fiji that has been accused of essentially enslaving its crew was blocked Wednesday from importing seafood into the United States, part of an increasing effort to keep goods produced with forced labor from entering the country.
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Taliban take much of provincial capital in south Afghanistan

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 3, 2021

The Taliban pressed ahead with their advances in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday, capturing nine out of 10 districts of the Helmand provincial capital, residents and officials said. Afghan government forces launched airstrikes, backed by the U.S., in a desperate effort to defend the city of Lashkar Gah.
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Tourists, villagers flee as wildfires ravage Turkish resorts

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 1, 2021

MAZIKOY, Turkey — Wildfires raged near Turkey’s holiday beach destinations of Antalya and Mugla and in the surrounding countryside for a fifth day Sunday as the discovery of more bodies raised the death toll to eight while villagers lost their homes and animals. Residents and tourists fled the danger in small boats while the coast guard and two navy ships waited out at sea in case a bigger evacuation was needed.
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U.K. Windrush victims demand compensation on Emancipation Day

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 1, 2021

LONDON — Black people whose right to live in the U.K. was illegally challenged by the government marked the anniversary Sunday of the act that freed slaves throughout the British Empire, drawing a direct link between slavery and the discrimination they suffered.
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Myanmar military extends emergency, promises vote in 2 years

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 1, 2021

BANGKOK — Six months after seizing power from the elected government, Myanmar’s military leader on Sunday declared himself prime minister and said he would lead the country under the extended state of emergency until elections are held in about two years.