BEIJING (AP) — A gauge of the health of China’s manufacturing industry inched higher in October but factory output was at a five-month low in a sign of slowing domestic and foreign demand.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A human rights watchdog says many women from Asia and Africa employed as domestic workers in the United Arab Emirates are exploited and abused in slave-like conditions.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the U.N. commission of inquiry on North Korea says “a few honeyed words” by Pyongyang as it tries to avoid a referral to the International Criminal Court has not changed the human rights situation on the ground there.
WASHINGTON (AP) — An influential Washington think tank is criticizing Myanmar’s government for presiding over a “humanitarian catastrophe” in western Rakhine state and doing little to track down perpetrators of Buddhist-on-Muslim violence around the country.
TOKYO (AP) — The head of Tokyo’s Olympic organizing committee is concerned that delays in the demolition of the old Olympic stadium will have a negative impact on the 2020 Games and the 2019 Rugby World Cup.