The $40 million Australia-Cambodia refugee deal hit a snag on Monday when the first charter flight to relocate detainees from Nauru to the Asian kingdom was cancelled. For now, the refugees who accepted cash offers have to wait in Nauru until further notice....
This is part XXX of “Tongue-Thai’ed!”, an ongoing series where we collect the most baffling, ridiculous, confusing, outrageous and appalling quotes from Thai politicians and other public figures. Check out all past entries here. It is hard to deny that the human rights situation in Thailand has sharply deteriorated since last year’s coup which brought in the authoritative...
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korean officials say they have met for the first time with a U.N. special investigator on human rights and "envisage" him visiting their country....
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations special investigator for North Korea is "strongly" urging that the U.N. Security Council refer the country to the International Criminal Court over its human rights record — and that member countries should arrest perpetrators of crimes against humanity who come into their jurisdiction....
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A U.S. official says Vietnam has made progress on human rights, but that the country must do more if the former foes are to forge closer economic and security ties....
China executes teacher who molested or raped 26 students
Fri, May 29, 2015 5:46PM UTC
200,000 shark fins bound for Asia seized at Ecuadorean port
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