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Thai Army Finds 6 More Bodies in Suspected Rohingya Trafficking

Thai authorities find bodies of six suspected Rohingya migrants from Burma at a rubber plantation where a mass grave was found at the weekend.

Thai Police Find New Trafficker Camps, Crackdown Intensifies 

Police found two more camps Tuesday believed to have held human trafficking victims in southern Thailand, days after the grim discovery of 26 bodies at a separate location.

Tea to Tech: China’s Cybersecurity Push Sparks a ‘Gold Rush’

Edward Snowden’s disclosures of US cyberspying and security holes in American technology products prompt Beijing to accelerate efforts to replace foreign technology with Chinese-developed systems.

Nepal, Aid Agencies Trade Blame as Confusion Mars Quake Relief

A row breaks out between Nepal and some international agencies over the handling of aid that poured into the country after last month’s devastating earthquake.

China Military Says Army Yet to Fully Embrace Rule of Law

China’s armed forces, the largest in the world, have yet to become a military which fully follows the law, its official newspaper said on Tuesday.

Nepal: We Will Need Huge Foreign Support for Reconstruction

Nepal’s government says it will need immense international support as the Himalayan nation begins turning its attention toward reconstruction following the devastating April earthquake.

Climate Change Sparks Tension in India’s Tea Gardens

Scientists blame climate change for uneven rainfall that is cutting yields and lifting costs for tea firms, which are resisting calls to raise laborers’ pay.

Thai Police Arrest Rohingya Man Suspected of Running Deadly Jungle Camp

Thai police arrest a man they believe is key to a human trafficking network that ran a jungle camp where dozens of bodies were found.

30 Graves Found at Suspected Thai Trafficking Camp: Police

Thai police find at least 30 graves believed to belong to migrants from Burma and Bangladesh at what authorities say is an abandoned trafficking camp.

40 Years After Vietnam War, North-South Wounds Fester

Many who fought for US-backed forces in southern Vietnam faced mistreatment and discrimination after the fall of Saigon, and reconciliation remains incomplete.

A Pigeon-Size Dinosaur With Bat Wings? Strange But True

Scientists in China describe one of the weirdest flying creatures ever discovered, a pigeon-size dinosaur with wings like a bat.

North Korean Leader Ordered Execution of 15 Officials This Year: Seoul

“Excuses or reasoning doesn’t work for Kim Jong Un, and his style of rule is to push through everything, and if there’s any objection, he takes that as a challenge to authority and comes back with execution as a showcase,” said a South Korean official.

Aid Begins Arriving in Nepal’s Remote Quake-Hit Villages

The first supplies of food aid begin reaching remote, earthquake-shattered mountain villages in Nepal, while thousands clamor to board buses out of the capital.

Nepal Quake Victims Still Stranded, PM Says Toll Could be 10,000

People stranded in remote villages and towns across Nepal still wait for aid and relief to arrive days after a devastating earthquake.

Indonesia Confirms Execution of 8 Drug Smugglers

“The executions have been successfully implemented, perfectly—all worked, no misses,” said the Indonesian attorney-general of the executions of two Australians, four Nigerians, a Brazilian and an Indonesian man.

Angry Nepalis Wait for Quake Help as Death Toll Passes 4,000

Some of the tens of thousands stricken by a devastating earthquake have expressed frustration at what they said was their government’s slow response to the crisis.

Thailand Seizes 3 Tons of Elephant Tusks Smuggled From Kenya

Thailand seizes 3 tons of ivory shipped from Kenya in the second-biggest bust in the country’s history, one week after the biggest seizure.

The leader of Bangladesh’s main opposition party threats retaliation if local elections being held this week are not conducted fairly.

Indonesia Gives 72-Hour Execution Notice to Drug Traffickers

Australia continues to lobby Indonesia to spare the lives of two Australians on death row despite 10 prisoners being told they could die within days.

Desperate Nepalese Sleep in Open, Seek Help as Aftershocks Spread Fear

Thousands of desperate Nepalese huddled under tents and sought scarce food and medical supplies on Monday, two days after a massive quake killed more than 3,200 people.