8:47 am September 19, 2014 | No Comment
A tropical storm dumped heavy rain on the Philippine capital on Friday, flooding many parts of the city, shutting schools, government offices and financial markets.
5:14 pm September 18, 2014 | No Comment
Thailand’s junta chief apologized on Thursday for suggesting tourists in bikinis could be more vulnerable to attack, comments which caused an international outcry following the brutal murder of two British holidaymakers.
7:31 pm September 17, 2014 | No Comment
Thailand’s military ruler on Wednesday questioned whether tourists in bikinis are safe in the kingdom, in comments following the murder of two Britons whose battered bodies were found on a Thai island.
11:36 am September 17, 2014 | No Comment
Kuala Lumpur. Nearly a third of some 350,000 workers in Malaysia’s electronics industry—a crucial link in the international consumer supply chain—suffer from conditions of modern-day slavery such as debt bondage, according to a study funded by the US Department of Labor. The survey by Verite, an international labor rights group, found that abuse of workers’ rights—particularly the tens […]
8:04 pm September 16, 2014 | No Comment
Thailand’s prime minister said on Tuesday the country was not always as safe for foreign visitors as their homelands, after the murder of two British tourists dealt a blow to the southeast Asian nation’s image.
2:16 pm September 16, 2014 | No Comment
Vietnamese police allegedly abuse and sometimes torture people in custody for crimes as minor as traffic violations and are rarely disciplined for a practice that has lead to deaths of detainees, Human Rights Watch said.
2:03 pm September 16, 2014 | No Comment
American parents will be allowed to adopt Vietnamese children again, authorities said Tuesday, ending a six-year ban imposed after allegations of baby-selling and fraud but with new restrictions.
1:48 pm September 16, 2014 | No Comment
Thai police Tuesday questioned three Myanmar men over the murder of two British tourists on the southern resort island of Koh Tao, as their bodies were due to arrive in Bangkok for forensic tests.
1:39 pm September 16, 2014 | No Comment
A 65-year-old Thai women has committed suicide by leaping into a pond of crocodiles at a farm popular with tourists on Bangkok's outskirts, police told AFP Tuesday.
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