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Belinda Goldsmith

Almost 46-million people trapped in slavery – Global Slavery Index

North Korea and India stand out as key offenders according to the latest Global Slavery Index.

JK Rowling supports fight against Scottish independence

The Harry Potter author believes Scotland is better off remaining in the United Kingdom, unlike famous Scots Sean Connery and Irvine Welsh.

George Clooney to marry UK human rights lawyer

The law firm of human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin has congratulated her and George Clooney on their engagement, confirming media speculation.

Publicist Max Clifford found guilty of sexual assault

A British court has found the celebrity publicist guilty on eight charges of indecent assault of teenage girls.

Veteran UK Labour politician Tony Benn dies

The longest-serving Labour MP in British history, Tony Benn, has died aged 88 after being seriously ill.

Baftas: ‘Gravity’ claims biggest trophy haul

While "12 Years a Slave" won Best Film at the Baftas, it was space thriller "Gravity" that walked away with the most trophies for the night.

Enslaved women lived in political collective

Three women who were enslaved in a house for 30 years in London shared a political ideology with their captors, police said on Saturday.

Wimbledon: orange shoes out, coloured undies ok

Roger Federer was told to change his orange soled shoes at Wimbledon for breaching an all white rule - a regulation which doesn't apply to knickers.

Cannes draws to a close with cliffhanger

The 2013 Cannes festival wraps up on Sunday, with uncertainty surrounding which film will be declared best picture.

Glitz and glam: Cannes opens to fitting ‘The Great Gatsby’

The Cannes film festival has opened with Baz Luhrmann's 3D film, "The Great Gatsby", that befits the glamour of the world's biggest cinema showcase.

Pity commuters in Beijing, Mexico City and Jo’burg

If you think your drive to work is bad then spare a thought for commuters in the cities of Beijing, Mexico City and Johannesburg.

Fresh muffins? Warm undies? ‘Awesome’ blog becomes book

Depressed by reading bad news and with his marriage failing, Neil Pasricha decided to focus on the positive and come up with 1 000 awesome things.

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