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Carpets woven by slaves could be on sale in some of America's best known stores. That's according to an independent investigation into the carpet industry in India. It estimates that 45% of workers are victims of forced labor and 20% are under 18 years old. CNN contacted some of the importers and exporters named in the report who denied the use of slave labor. Siddharth Kara – who led the research and is one of the world’s foremost experts on modern-day slavery – spoke to Becky about what he uncovered.
Yesterday the European Space Agency's comet-chasing Rosetta spacecraft woke up and phoned home before embarking on the final leg of its journey. In November its controllers are hoping to use it to land a small robot on a comet.
The probe was launched in 2004 and is now nearly 500 million miles from Earth, between the orbits of Jupiter and Saturn.
Becky spoke to Dr. Paolo Ferri live from Darmstadt "After two and a half years we had a window of one hour... We came almost to the end of the window. We were very tense. We kept telling ourselves that it was nominal but we started to get worried. The feeling was incredible eventually. It was more relief than happiness in the beginning."
ESA controllers ordered Rosetta to shut down most of its systems in June 2011 to save on power as it sailed through the darkest reaches of the solar system. The amount of sunlight reaching the solar-powered probe is only 4% that on Earth, according to the ESA.