MANILA, PHILIPPINES (NOVEMBER 13, 2017) (REUTERS) – The issue of human rights and alleged extrajudicial killings in the Philippines was not discussed during a meeting on Monday (November 13) between U.S. President Donald Trump and counterpart Rodrigo Duterte, a Philippine spokesman said. Continue reading
Facebook’s WhatsApp messenger suffered a temporary outage in India and many other countries, according to reports from multiple users on Facebook and Twitter on Friday. Fred Katayama reports. Continue reading
Nearly 90,000 of Myanmar’s Muslim Rohingya have fled the country’s violence since August, as international criticism mounts on its Nobel Peace Prize laureate leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, to do more to protect the minority. Matthew Larotonda reports. Continue reading
MYAWADDY, MYANMAR (JUNE 30, 2017) (TPBS) – Thousands of irregular migrant workers from Myanmar and Cambodia are leaving Thailand each day, Thailand’s immigration police said on Friday (June 30), after a decree aimed at managing foreign workers took effect earlier this month.
WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange speaks to reporters after a U.N. panel rules he had been arbitrarily detained and should be awarded compensation.
Canadian based British adventurer Tracey Curtis-Taylor touches down in Darwin following a 20 day solo flight paying homage to aviation pioneer Amy Johnson’s famous flight from England to Australia in 1930.
World events during October and November include a disaster at a Romanian nightclub which saw tens of thousands protest on the streets, simultaneous attacks at several locations in Paris and the re-taking of the Iraqi town of Sinjar from Islamic State.
World events during the second quarter of the year include an attack on a Kenyan university, a gunman targeting tourists on a Tunisian beach and, after decades of hostility, a handshake between the leaders of the United States and Cuba.
Calls grow for and inquiry into whether Australian officials paid people-smugglers thousands of dollars to turn the their boat back to Indonesia.
The UN Human Rights Chief has called the EU response to the migrant boat crisis “inadequate” and said Asian countries must also do more to help the plight of thousands of migrants arriving on its shores.