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1. SLAVE LABOR IN FISHING INDUSTRY EXPOSED

Modern-day Burmese slaves in an Indonesian village reveal to the AP the harsh conditions they live in. A brutal truth emerges: your seafood may come from slaves.

2. CREWS RETRIEVE ALPINE JET'S BLACK BOX

The damaged voice and cockpit recorder - still believed to be useable - and a two-minute span when the pilot of the German aircraft lost contact are vital clues into what caused the tragedy.

3. YEMEN PRESIDENT REPORTEDLY FLEES ADEN HOME

Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi leaves just hours after Shiite rebels seized an air base where U.S. troops and Europeans advised the country in its fight against al-Qaida militants.

4. HJ HEINZ IS BUYING KRAFT

The deal will create one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world with annual revenue of about $28 billion.

5. WHY AFGHAN LEADER MIGHT GET WARM WELCOME ON CAPITOL HILL

Ashraf Ghani's speech to Congress is an opportunity to mark a new chapter in U.S.-Afghanistan relations, which were strained by acrimony between Obama and Hamid Karzai.

6. WHERE EASING OF TRANSGENDER BAN SPURS CONCERNS

Defense Secretary Ash Carter gets pushback from senior military leaders on whether the Pentagon should allow transgender people to serve in the armed forces.

7. RUSSIA'S HEAVY DRINKERS SEEK DANGEROUS HIGHS AMID CRISIS

A dangerous new trend is emerging in this heavy-drinking country: the consumption of potentially lethal moonshine, medical alcohol or even cleaning products.

8. PHONES POSE BIG PROBLEM FOR TEEN DRIVERS

Distractions - especially talking with passengers and using cellphones - play a far greater role in car crashes involving teenagers than has been previously understood.

9. IRAN FILM PORTRAYS THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD, DRAWING CRITICISM

The story focuses on his childhood, never showing his face, but hard-liners oppose any representation of the founder of the Muslim faith.

10. 'MAD MEN' STAR UNDERGOES ALCOHOL TREATMENT

The disclosure concerning Jon Hamm comes as the final season of the 1960s-set drama is about to begin.

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