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Thai police find new human trafficking camp, crackdown intensifies

By Tue, May 05, 2015 6:17PM UTC

PADANG BESAR, Thailand (AP) — Police have found a recently abandoned camp on a forested hillside in southern Thailand believed to have held human trafficking victims, days after the grim discovery of 26 bodies at a separate location exposed a thriving human smuggling network.

Tragic cyclist deaths prompt drink driving crackdown in Thailand

By Tue, May 05, 2015 5:38PM UTC

Junta leader and Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has ordered police to step up efforts to combat Thailand’s chronic drink driving problem after a drunk student killed three cyclists in Chiang Mai early Sunday morning.

China to lift price controls on most drugs starting June 1

By Tue, May 05, 2015 4:28PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese regulators say they will lift price controls on most medical drugs starting June 1 in hopes that a more market-driven pricing system will keep medical costs in check.

Nepal quake: Police, villagers dig through mud to pull out bodies

By Tue, May 05, 2015 3:57PM UTC

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Rescuers have been digging through piles of earth and snow on a popular trekking route in Nepal where an entire village was buried by a mudslide triggered by the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck the region 10 days ago.

Climbers begin to return from Everest base camp

By Tue, May 05, 2015 3:30PM UTC

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Mountaineering officials says that climbers who stayed in villages close to the Everest base camp have started packing their climbing gear and are leaving the mountain because Sherpa guides have refused to rebuild a climbing route destroyed by the earthquake-triggered avalanche