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Agency: 4,000 fishermen stranded on some Indonesian islands

By Fri, Mar 27, 2015 5:29PM UTC

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The International Organization for Migration says an estimated 4,000 fishermen are stranded on a handful of islands in Indonesia, including men revealed in an Associated Press investigation to have been enslaved. Steve Hamilton, the group’s deputy chief of mission in Indonesia, says many of the men

Thai junta leader to fight forced labor in fishing industry

By Fri, Mar 27, 2015 2:48PM UTC

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s Bangkok Post newspaper is reporting that the country’s junta leader vowed to take legal action against companies using forced labor, after an Associated Press investigation revealed that fish caught by enslaved migrant workers was being exported from Thai ports to global markets.

Singapore urges restraint as Lee mourners queue for 10 hours

By Fri, Mar 27, 2015 2:33PM UTC

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singaporeans hoping for a glimpse of long-time leader Lee Kuan Yew’s coffin are being urged to stay away from the sprawling queue as waiting times reach 10 hours.

Indian police arrest 2 suspects in gang rape of elderly nun

By Fri, Mar 27, 2015 1:08PM UTC

KOLKATA, India (AP) — Police say they have arrested two suspects in the gang rape of an elderly nun in in a missionary school in eastern India nearly two weeks ago.

Philippines says China rushing construction in disputed sea

By Fri, Mar 27, 2015 12:44PM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines’ top diplomat says China has been rushing construction projects including massive land reclamations in the disputed South China Sea in hopes of forestalling any legal moves against its vast territorial claims.