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SYDNEY (AFP) - More than 45 million men, women and children globally are trapped in modern slavery, far more than previously thought, with two-thirds in the Asia-Pacific, a study showed Tuesday (May 31). The details were revealed in the 2016 Global Slavery Index, a research report by the Walk Free Foundation, an initiative set up by Australian billionaire mining magnate and philanthropist Andrew Forrest in 2012 to draw attention to the issue. It compiled information from 167 countries with 42,000 interviews in 53 languages to determine the prevalence of the issue and government responses. It suggested that there were 28 per cent more slaves than estimated two years ago, a revision reached through better data collection and research methods. The report said India had the highest number of people trapped in slavery at 18.35 million, while North Korea had the highest incidenc...

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