Human Welfare

Myanmar faces anger from Muslim world over Rohingya plight

Sep 4, 2017

A Nobel laureate and Muslim nations in Asia criticized Myanmar's persecution of its Rohingya Muslim minority as thousands in Indonesia and elsewhere staged angry protests against Aung San Suu Kyi and her government.

Indonesia president: Spread wealth, protect diversity

Aug 16, 2017

Indonesia's president vows a fairer distribution of the nation's wealth and a renewed commitment to protecting diversity after tense months marked by religious tensions

Army general among Thais convicted of human trafficking

Jul 20, 2017

A Thai army general was one of dozens of people found guilty in a major human trafficking trial that included 103 defendants accused of involvement in a modern-day slavery trade

The Latest: Germany concerned over leaked video of Liu visit

Jul 10, 2017

The German Embassy in Beijing has expressed deep concern over leaked audio and video recordings of a visit by a German specialist to imprisoned Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo at a Chinese hospital where he is being treated for liver cancer

Hospital: Ailing China Nobel laureate in critical condition

Jul 10, 2017

The hospital treating ailing Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo says his condition is now critical and doctors are in "active rescue" mode for China's best-known political prisoner

Philippine police say casino attacker was indebted gambler

Jun 4, 2017

Police in the Philippines say the suspect behind the casino attack that left dozens dead was a heavily indebted Filipino who was hooked on gambling.

Hong Kong rejects asylum for refugees who sheltered Snowden

May 15, 2017

The Hong Kong lawyer for a group of refugees who sheltered former NSA contractor Edward Snowden four years ago says the southern Chinese city's immigration department has rejected their asylum requests

Philippine police make more child cybersex arrests, rescues

May 12, 2017

Authorities in the Philippines have arrested 3 women who were livestreaming sexually exploitative videos of girls to men paying by the minute to watch from half a world away.

Hong Kong shoebox, coffin homes a challenge for new leader

May 10, 2017

Dark side to wealthy Hong Kong's property boom: hundreds of thousands living in partitioned cubicle apartments, "coffin homes" and other inadequate housing

World Bank: Philippine economy to grow close to 7%

Apr 11, 2017

The World Bank forecasts the Philippine economy will grow at an annual rate of close to 7 percent in the next three years

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