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Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.

Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.

Women held by 'invisible handcuffs'

November 25th, 2013
02:29 PM ET

Police have arrested a couple on suspicion of holding three "extremely traumatized" women captive for more than 30 years.

Fionnuala Sweeney speaks to Diana Magnay outside of New Scotland Yard about the latest details in the case including the psychological and emotional abuse the women suffered for three decades.

Watch: Freed women may feel a 'numbness'

How does modern slavery happen in London?

November 22nd, 2013
01:49 PM ET

A couple alleged to have held three women captive as slaves in London for more than 30 years has been released on bail, Scotland Yard says.

Police arrested the man and woman, both aged 67, at their home in Lambeth, south London, Thursday. Their names were not released, and police said only that they are not British nationals and had been bailed until January.

One of the women - a 30-year-old Briton - "appears to have been in servitude for her entire life," police said. She and the other two women, a 57-year-old from Ireland and a 69-year-old from Malaysia, were "highly traumatized" and being cared for in a place of safety, they said.

Police said Freedom Charity alerted them to the suspects in October after receiving a phone call from one of the victims.

Max Foster speaks with author Andrew Boff about how modern day slavery happens underneath our noses.

Why slavery still exists today

October 21st, 2013
04:25 PM ET

Recently, Becky has spoken to several victims of human trafficking, but to understand the extent of the problem it is also important to understand the perpetrators' motives.

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Becky Anderson talks Detective Inspector Kevin Hyland, of Scotland Yard's Trafficking and Prostitution Unit, about perpetrators' motivations for trafficking humans.