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46 million people living as slaves, latest global index reveals

Walk Free Foundation, backed by Russell Crowe, names India as having highest number of slaves in the world

46 million people living as slaves, latest global index reveals
Russell Crowe launches the 2016 global slavery index in London. Photograph: Shanshan Chen/Thomson Reuters Foundation

An Australian human rights group, founded by billionaire business magnate Andrew Forrest and backed by Hollywood actor Russell Crowe, has released research estimating that almost 46 million people are living as slaves.

The 2016 global slavery index, funded by Forrest’s Walk Free Foundation, says 45.8 million people are trapped in some form of slavery.

The report ranks incidences of slavery in 167 countries, with India having the highest number of slaves while North Korea has the highest percentage of slaves per capita. This year’s estimates are nearly 30% higher than in the previous report, which estimated 35.8 million people living in slavery in 2014.

Forrest says the rise is partially due to more accurate methodology but he also believes the number of people trapped in slavery is increasing year on year.

“It is time to draw a line and say, no more,” he said. “This isn’t Aids or malaria, it is a man-made problem that can be solved, and it’s time to take real action to free the world from slavery once and for all.”

The index was launched in 2013 after Bill Gates, another billionaire philanthropist, challenged Forrest to quantify the scale of modern slavery. This year’s index was launched in London on Tuesday by Crowe with video messages of support from Tony Blair, Bono, supermodel Karlie Kloss and Richard Branson.

Forrest, who says he found and addressed slavery in his own supply chains, warned businesses that they must step up their efforts to address slavery or face the consequences. He also called on consumers to question their buying habits.

“At one point, it was common to see Australian truck drivers throwing litter out of the windows of their cars because everyone else was doing it. Now, there has been a huge public outcry against this behaviour and it has stopped. The same can be done for slavery,” he said.

“We need to make it unacceptable for people to buy something without asking the company where it was made and who made it and if they can’t answer that question clearly then the next question must be ‘how do you know it wasn’t made with slave labour?’”

Walk Free said slavery is found in all 167 countries in the index, with India home to 18.4 million slaves. This year’s index also claims that over half of the 45.8 million people living in modern slavery are in five countries: India, China, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Uzbekistan.

It calculated that more than 4% of North Korea’s population is enslaved, with Uzbekistan and Qatar the other countries with the highest prevalence of modern slavery per capita.

The index has faced criticism for its methodology and rankings system since it launched. Despite naming 167 countries, this year’s index was based on interviews conducted by pollster Gallup with more than 42,000 people in 25 countries. In some cases, rankings and prevalence estimates are calculated using data from surveys conducted in other countries deemed to have an equivalent “risk profile”.

Kevin Bales, an anti-slavery campaigner who worked on collecting data for this year’s report, said he is “very confident” the estimations were an accurate reflection.

“Over the last few years we have really honed our methodology and have build a solid framework to build on year on year,” he said. “Measuring the problem is a hugely important factor in beginning to effectively tackle this enormous problem.”

Although modern slavery constitutes a huge illegal industry, deemed the third most profitable criminal industry behind drug and arms trafficking by the UN, data remains patchy.

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) estimates that 21 million people are trapped in forced labour and other forms of modern slavery. The index says it hopes to work with the ILO to provide a single set of global estimates.

 

amfAR Gala 2016: David Walliams' ex Lara Stone

LARA-STONE-672061MODEL Lara Stone shocked this evening in an entirely sheer black gown at the star-studded amfAR Gala, after she opted to leave nothing to the imagination.

The 32-year-old Dutch beauty chose a very racy number which swept to the floor, but its length did little to conceal her incredible physique.

Intricate lace clung to her taught curves in detailed patterns, while her perky chest was visible for all to see under the gothic statement piece.

Wearing just a pair of high-waisted black knickers, the blonde just about managed to cover her bottom half however her sky-high legs were still on display.

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She teamed her look with towering heels and a simple clutch, and wore her luscious locks in casual waves.

The vampish look was topped off with jet black nails and smoky eye makeup, which boasted heavy eyelashes.

Finishing the ensemble with dazzling diamond earrings, the stunner looked a picture as she cruised down the red carpet.

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After posing up a storm, she joined other celebrities as they made their way into the lavish dinner, followed by a no-holds-barred auction which last year raised an astounding $30million.

Tonight marked amfAR’s 23rd Cinema Against AIDS Gala at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d’Antibes, which saw Katy Perry perform to the room full of A-listers.

amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, is an international nonprofit organisation dedicated to the support of AIDS research, HIV prevention, treatment and education.

Joan Collins, 82, flaunts incredible body in white bikini

Joan-Collins-672071DAME JOAN COLLINS has been busy reminiscing about her past as she shared a stunning throwback snap on her Instagram page.

The Dynasty star posted a photo of herself flaunting her incredible figure in a tiny white bikini on a beach when she was 44-years-old.

Posing with her hands on her hips in the idyllic location in 1978, she looks thrilled to be soaking up the sun.

Joan accessorised her beach attire, with good jewellery, an Adidas visor and sunglasses.

She captioned the snap: “In #Acapulco 1978 – those were the days! #throwbackthursday.”

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Fans of the 82-year-old were quick to compliment her on the smouldering picture, as one user wrote: “You looked fab then and you look fab now!”

Others described her as “stunning”, “gorgeous” and “beautiful”.

Dame Joan recently opened up about the death of her late sister Jackie.

Amanda Holden's randy dog overshadows her boxing skills

Amanda-Holden-s-dog-Rudie-672074WHILE Amanda Holden was busy showcasing her boxing skills, her dog was busy overshadowing her with his naughty behaviour.

The pet pooch appeared more interested in her workout partner than watching her sparring.

In the hilarious clip, posted by the Britain’s Got Talent judge on Instagram, Rudie can be seen clutching onto the trainer’s leg as he tried to join in on the action.

Amanda captioned the video: “Rudie got a bit too involved in my @thevikingmethod workout this morning #HUMPIT.”

Fans of the 45-year-old were certainly entertained by the cheeky clip, with one user commenting: “Rudie by name rudy by nature.”

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Another added: “Rudie indeed.”

Amanda’s display of her boxing skills come after she admitted to going without underwear in a racy black dress on Up Late With Rylan.

As she made her entrance onto the show, the host told the audience: “Well, just to let the viewers know, Mandy hasn’t got any underwear tonight. So hopefully we won’t get any previews of that tonight.”

She then made sure to rearrange her dress to avoid any awkward wardrobe malfunction, as Rylan joked: “I’m looking directly at it. We’ve got to stop talking about it.”

As she placed a cushion on her lap to avoid flashing viewers, she added: “I won’t do a Sharon Stone – I’m going to stay like this. Well I’m going to keep one eye on it…”

You'll never guess what Elliott from E.T. looks like now…

You-ll-never-guess-what-Elliott-from-ET-looks-like-672098HE WAS the lonely young boy who befriended E.T. when he was stranded on Earth, but now Elliott is all grown up and he looks very different.

The youngster, who was played by Henry Thomas, attempts to help the alien make his way home without his mother or the government finding out.

After discovering E.T. in their shed, the 10-year-old hid him in his bedroom and even feigned illness so he could play with his new friend.

He later introduced him to his older brother Michael and younger sister Gertie, who both agreed to help keep him hidden.

Unfortunately, Elliott’s extraterrestrial friend is found by the government and quarantined.

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John Berry dead: Tragedy as original Beastie Boys

John-Berry-672111FOUNDING member of the Beastie Boys John Berry has died at the age of 52, it has been reported.

His father told Rolling Stone magazine that his son suffered from frontal lobe dementia.

He told the publication that the condition, which is a form of dementia that occurs when the frontal lobes of the brain begin to shrink, had worsened in recent months.

John came up with the name for the iconic hip-hop group and was one of the first members when it was formed in 1981.

The band was originally formed as a four-piece hardcore punk band named

The Young Aboriginies in 1978.

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The musician played guitar on the band’s first EP, which was recorded in 1982 but left shortly after, before the group moved from punk to hip hop.

John went on to play in a number of other bands including Even Worse, Big Fat Love, Highway Stars and Bourbon Deluxe.

Despite his early departure, the band did not neglect his role in the band.

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Katherine Jenkins stuns in glamorous gown

Katherine-Jenkins-672135KATHERINE JENKINS and her husband Andrew Levitas enjoyed some quality time together last night as they attended a charity ball in London.

As parents to nine-month-old daughter Aaliyah, the couple no doubt rarely get chance for a night out on the town, but they dressed to impress and looked as stunning as ever as they hit The Dorchester for the Care After Combat Ball.

As per usual, Katherine, 35, put on a jaw-dropping display as she posed in a long black gown which showed off her enviable physique.

The singer teamed the glamorous get-up with a slick of bright red lipstick and some dazzling diamante earrings.

Andrew, on the other hand, looked incredibly dapper in a black suit and bow tie, which he teamed with a crisp white shirt.

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Harvey Price's Loose Women C-bomb

TWITTER-672169A PAIR of brothers have got Harvey Price’s notorious Loose Women quote tattooed on their feet whilst on holiday in Magaluf.

Jake and Kiel Tulloch saw the Loose Women clip whilst holidaying abroad and decided to pay instant – and permanent – tribute.

Earlier this week, Harvey was on the ITV lunchtime show with mother Katie Price as part of her campaign to end online trolling.

The 13-year-old often has cruel comments and jokes posted about him on social media, and when asked by Katie what he tells people who are unkind, he replied: “I say hello… hello you c**t.”

Jake, 24, tweeted Katie a picture of his inking, saying: “@MissKatiePrice so me and my brother @KielTulloch went and got this tattoo yesterday #respect #HarveyIsALegend.”

Adele Teases Her Brand New Music

The 28-year-old thrilled fans today as she confirmed her next single will be ‘Send My Love (To Your Next Lover) via a Tweet

Adele Teases Her Brand New MusicThis song will be the third to be taken from Adele’s hit album ’25’ after the char-topping ‘Hello’ and the beautiful ‘After When We Were Young’.

The singer is currently immersed in her world tour, but managed to film the new music video amongst all her other duties to her many fans and family.

Adele has previously teased details of the upcoming video during her concerts telling the crowds that she even dances in in!