Social Issues

Official vows action after AP reports missing migrant girls

Dec 14, 2018

An Indonesian official is vowing to do more to combat human trafficking after an investigation by The Associated Press revealed that scores of trafficked girls have quietly disappeared from one of the nation's poorest regions

Lost girls of Indonesia among 61k dead and missing migrants

Dec 13, 2018

Teenage Indonesian girls are disappearing into a trafficking network that has descended upon the country's impoverished province of East Nusa Tenggara

Scores of migrant girls quietly vanishing from Indonesia

Dec 13, 2018

Scores of Indonesian girls are disappearing into a trafficking network that has descended upon the country's impoverished province of East Nusa Tenggara

Arrest of Nissan star Ghosn raises speculation over coup

Dec 13, 2018

Arrest of Nissan ex-chairman Ghosn spurs speculation over corporate intrigue

Philippine Congress votes to extend martial law in south

Dec 12, 2018

The Philippine Congress has approved a request by the president to extend martial law in the country's volatile south by a year due to continuing threats by Islamic State group-linked militants and communist insurgents

Thai court extends detention of refugee sought by Bahrain

Dec 11, 2018

A Thai court has ruled that a soccer player who holds refugee status in Australia can be held for 60 days pending the completion of an extradition request by Bahrain, the homeland he fled four years ago on account of alleged political persecution

Philippine peace talks adviser resigns over agency graft

Nov 28, 2018

The Philippine president has accepted the resignation of his adviser on peace talks with insurgents and sacked two other officials due to corruption in an anti-poverty program created for insurgency-hit areas

Gene-editing Chinese scientist kept much of his work secret

Nov 27, 2018

Chinese scientist who claims first gene-edited babies kept much of his work secret

Car strikes crowd at China school, killing 5 and hurting 18

Nov 22, 2018

A government spokesman in China says 5 people were killed and 18 injured when a car plowed into them outside a primary school in a northeastern city

Experts weigh the record of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge tribunal

Nov 17, 2018

Experts consider the costs and benefits of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge tribunal, which has tried and convicted a total of three defendants over nine years at a cost of more than $300 million

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