Smugglers in Thailand getting rich off Rohingya

May 24, 2015

Smugglers in Thailand getting rich off Rohingya

Around $1,100 should have secured passage for each of the Rohingya migrants who were found adrift in the Andaman Sea — victims of a dark trade in humans that pivots around smuggling kingpins in Thailand’s south. From the heaving bow of a wooden boat ...

May 13, 2015

China baby survives eight days buried alive: reports

A Chinese baby born with a cleft lip was abandoned by his parents and buried in a cardboard box two days later, but rescued alive eight days further on, media reported. The parents left the baby in a remote countryside in the southern province ...

More than 300 slave fishermen now safe on Indonesian island

Apr 5, 2015

More than 300 slave fishermen now safe on Indonesian island

The same trawlers that had enslaved countless migrant fishermen for years carried more than 300 of them to freedom Saturday, following a dramatic rescue from a remote Indonesian island that many men believed would likely be their final resting place. After 17 hours overnight ...

U.N. climate panel chief quits amid sexual harassment claims

Feb 25, 2015

U.N. climate panel chief quits amid sexual harassment claims

The head of the U.N.’s climate science panel, Rajendra Pachauri, stepped down Tuesday in the wake of sexual harassment claims against him that have surfaced at a crucial time on the climate agenda. Pachauri, chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) since ...