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Image caption                     De este albergue fueron rescatadas 271 personas maltratadas.   Dormían hasta 30 personas en una sola cama. La comida era una ración pequeña de arroz o verduras mal cocinadas. Muchos se enfermaron por comerlas. Golpes, castigos crueles, humillaciones, abusos sexuales… para usar los baños era necesario hincarse y suplicar por un permiso. Le decían “echar humildad”, y era el requisito para todo: pedir co

Image caption De este albergue fueron rescatadas 271 personas maltratadas. Dormían hasta 30 personas en una sola cama. La comida era una ración pequeña de arroz o verduras mal cocinadas. Muchos se enfermaron por comerlas. Golpes, castigos crueles, humillaciones, abusos sexuales… para usar los baños era necesario hincarse y suplicar por un permiso. Le decían “echar humildad”, y era el requisito para todo: pedir co

Image caption                                      The Sunrise Center aims to help drive down Guyana's high suicide rates                                Chattering amiably, heads bent over plugs and wires, enthusiasm among students in the electrical installation class is palpable. The bright welcoming venue, framed by rice paddies, looks the picture of pastoral contentment. But behind its creation lies an u

Image caption The Sunrise Center aims to help drive down Guyana's high suicide rates Chattering amiably, heads bent over plugs and wires, enthusiasm among students in the electrical installation class is palpable. The bright welcoming venue, framed by rice paddies, looks the picture of pastoral contentment. But behind its creation lies an u

Nigeria rice 'contaminated not plastic' - NAFDAC

Image caption Each bag of rice weighed Lab tests on a consignment of rice seized by Nigerian customs officials show that the product is "contaminated" but not plastic, the National Agency For Food and Drugs (Nafdac) says. The rice cont

'Plastic rice' seized in Nigeria

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rice is one of the most popular foods in Nigeria Nigeria has confiscated 102 bags of "plastic rice" smuggled into the country by unscrupulous businessmen

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'Plastic rice' seized in Nigeria

Image caption The Customs Service had said the rice was very sticky when cooked Nigeria's food safety agency has denied claims by the health minister that it has cleared the reported "plastic" rice. A senior official at the National Agency Fo

Rice paddies are a significant source of methane

Methane surge needs 'urgent attention'

Image copyright THINKSTOCK Image caption Rice paddies are a significant source of methane Scientists say they are concerned at the rate at which methane in the atmosphere is now rising. After a period of r

Seven-year-old Yamato  told rescuers who found him he was hungry before wolfing down rice ...

'I'm hungry': First words of Japanese boy found after 6 days in forest

Yamato Tanooka Found: The Japanese boy missing for five days has been found my the military in an abandoned building.

This is the fourth article in a BBC series India on a plate, on the diversity and vibrancy of Indian food.

What Indians have done to world cuisine

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