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29 May 2015 01:54

Migrant workers treated like "slaves" in South Korea's agricultural industry

South Korea relies on thousands of migrant workers from Southeast Asia to power its agricultural industry. But cases of assault and abuse by employers continue to occur and are rarely punished.

  • 29 May 2015 12:22

    Thailand to allow US flights to locate migrant boats: Deputy PM

    Thailand will allow the United States to fly surveillance planes from its territory to identify boats carrying migrants adrift in Southeast Asian seas, the country's deputy prime minister said on Friday.

  • 29 May 2015 11:25

    US says need to save lives as Asia migrant crisis talks begin

    The United States said on Friday that thousands of vulnerable migrants adrift in Southeast Asian seas needed urgent rescue, as Myanmar told a regional meeting on the crisis that it was not to blame.

  • 29 May 2015 09:28

    Volcano erupts in Japan, triggers highest alert

    A volcano on the remote southern Japanese island of Kuchinoerabujima erupted suddenly on Friday (May 29), blasting plumes of black smoke high into the sky and prompting authorities to order the evacuation of the island's residents.

  • 29 May 2015 05:33

    Thailand to host talks on regional migrant crisis

    Representatives from 17 nations will gather in Thailand on Friday for talks on Southeast Asia's migrant crisis which has seen thousands of desperate people flee on boats across the Bay of Bengal aiming for Malaysia and Indonesia.

  • 29 May 2015 03:05

    UN council has first-ever briefing on rights in Myanmar

    The United Nations Security Council on Thursday held its first closed-door briefing on the human rights situation in Myanmar, focussing on the dire situation of the country's Rohingya Muslim minority, the United States and council diplomats said.

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