• Cambodia Feb 27

    Cambodian Refugee Deported 2 Years Ago Returns to US

    A Cambodian refugee who says he was wrongly deported nearly two years ago was reunited with his family in Massachusetts on Wednesday, becoming the fourth such refugee — and first on the East Coast — to be allowed back into the country since the Trump administration stepped up deportations of Southeast Asians.

  • COVID-19 Feb 14

    Cruise Stranded by Virus Fears Ends With Roses in Cambodia

    Hundreds of cruise ship passengers long stranded at sea by virus fears have finally disembarked and were welcomed to Cambodia by the nation’s authoritarian leader who handed them flowers.

  • Massachusetts Sep 30, 2019

    Protesters Rally in Boston Against Cambodian Refugee Deportations

    Immigrant rights activists have rallied in Boston against the Trump administration’s efforts to deport Cambodian refugees. About 100 people chanted and held signs in front of the federal immigration courthouse Monday. Organizers argue that many of those facing deportation this week served criminal sentences years ago but are now contributing to their communities.

  • Mexico Aug 15, 2019

    Report: Levi's, Wrangler, Lee Seamstresses Harassed, Abused

    Women sewing blue jeans for Levi’s, Wrangler, Lee and The Children’s Place faced sexual harassment and gender-based violence and some were coerced into having sex with supervisors to keep their jobs in African factories, labor rights groups say. In response to the revelations, the brands have agreed to bring in outside oversight and enforcement for more than 10,000 workers at...

  • United States Jul 5, 2019

    37 Cambodians Deported in US Move Decried as 2nd Punishment

    Thirty-seven people who migrated to the United States decades ago have been forcibly deported to Cambodia after committing felonies. The deportees, who arrived at Phnom Penh International Airport on Thursday, were the latest returned to Cambodia under a 2002 agreement. Cambodia has had rocky relations with the U.S. and informally suspended the program in 2017, but it resumed last year....

  • Donald Trump Jun 21, 2019

    Pig Disease Spreading in Asia as Nations Struggle to Stop It

    Asian nations are scrambling to contain highly contagious African swine fever, with Vietnam culling 2.6 million pigs and China reporting a million dead in an unprecedentedly huge epidemic some fear is out of control. Smaller outbreaks have been reported in Hong Kong, Taiwan, North Korea, Cambodia and Mongolia after cases were first reported in China’s northeast in August. The U.N....

  • Massachusetts Feb 21, 2019

    ‘I Miss Her': Family Mourns 4-Year-Old Girl Who Died From Flu

    Massachusetts health officials say a third child has died as a result of complications from influenza. Officials said the patient was a girl from Middlesex County. Her death was announced Tuesday. It was the third fatality of the year. Earlier this month, officials said a 4-year-old girl from Framingham and a 12-year-old boy from Milford died from the flu. Both...

  • Associated Press Dec 17, 2018

    Philippine Contestant Catriona Gray Named Miss Universe

    The Philippines’ Catriona Gray was named Miss Universe 2018 in a competition concluding Monday in Bangkok, besting contestants from 93 other countries and delighting her home nation.

  • JUDGE Nov 16, 2018

    Last Khmer Rouge Leaders Guilty of Genocide in Cambodia

    The last surviving leaders of the communist Khmer Rouge regime that brutally ruled Cambodia in the 1970s were convicted of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes Friday by an international tribunal. Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan were sentenced to life in prison, the same punishment they are already serving after earlier convictions at a previous trial for crimes against...

  • Facebook Jul 30, 2018

    Cambodia's Hun Sen Coasts to Win After Opposition Silenced

    Cambodia’s ruling party won an expected victory in an election Sunday widely considered illegitimate after the only credible opposition was silenced and which ensures that long-ruling Prime Minister Hun Sen will serve another five-year term. Although 20 parties contested the election, the only one with the popularity and organization to mount a real challenge, the Cambodian National Rescue Party, was...

  • Department of State Jun 19, 2018

    Trump Administration Pulls US Out of UN Human Rights Council

    The United States announced Tuesday it was leaving the United Nations’ Human Rights Council, with Ambassador Nikki Haley calling it “an organization that is not worthy of its name.” It was the latest withdrawal by the Trump administration from an international institution. Haley, Trump’s envoy to the U.N., said the U.S. had given the human rights body “opportunity after opportunity”...

  • United States Mar 19, 2018

    Facebook Says It Won't Separate News Feed After All

    Facebook announced Thursday that it won’t be splitting the News Feed into two after all, CNBC reported. The social media site said it was ending testing of the change, which would have pushed publisher content onto a second feed away from posts by family and friends. “People don’t want two separate feeds,” Adam Mosseri, Head of News Feed, said in...

  • Donald Trump Jan 22, 2018

    50 Years After Key Vietnam Battles, Mattis Seeks Closer Ties

    A half-century after the Tet Offensive punctured American hopes of victory in Vietnam, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is visiting the former enemy in search of a different kind of win: incremental progress as partners in a part of the world the Pentagon has identified as vital for the United States to compete with China and Russia. Mattis, a retired general...

  • Asher Klein Dec 21, 2017

    Nikki Haley Hints at US Retaliation Over UN Jerusalem Vote

    U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley sent a veiled warning to the U.N. that countries which vote to condemn the Trump administration for its decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel could face retaliation.

  • Associated Press Nov 29, 2017

    Pope in Myanmar Preaches Forgiveness, Healing of Old Wounds

    Pope Francis urged Myanmar’s religious leaders and ordinary faithful on Wednesday to help the country heal its old wounds, preaching a message of forgiveness and tolerance as the country emerges from military dictatorship and seeks to make peace with its many ethnic minorities after decades of conflict. At an open-air Mass, an audience with Myanmar’s senior Buddhist monks and during...

  • Donald Trump Nov 27, 2017

    Miss Universe on Sexual Misconduct Claims: Together, Women ‘Are Unbreakable'

    Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters didn’t shy away when asked to comment on sexual harassment just after being crowned.

  • Donald Trump Nov 22, 2017

    North Korea Criticizes US Over Designation as Terror Sponsor

    North Korea on Wednesday called U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to relist it as a state sponsor of terrorism a “serious provocation” that justifies its development of nuclear weapons. In the country’s first public response to its return to the American blacklist, the official Korean Central News Agency said North Korea has no connection to terrorism and does not care...

  • Professor Nov 8, 2017

    Female Directors are Ready to Topple an Ignoble Oscar Stat

    Four. It’s one of the most glaring numbers in Academy Awards history. That’s how many women have been nominated for best director in the awards’ 89 years of existence. Kathryn Bigelow, for “The Hurt Locker” in 2010, is the only woman to win. “I have to say it really bums me out,” says Greta Gerwig, whose solo directorial debut, “Lady...

  • JUDGE Oct 24, 2017

    Women on Trial, Judge, Lawyers Tour Airport Where North Korean Scion Was Killed

    The two women accused of killing the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un were taken back to the scene of the crime on Tuesday as their murder trial moved from the courtroom to the Malaysian airport for a three-hour inspection tour under heavy police guard. The judge, prosecutors, defense lawyers and representatives of the women’s home countries...

  • JUDGE Oct 12, 2017

    Witness at Malaysia Trial Says 4 More Suspects in Kim Murder

    A Malaysian police officer testified Thursday that the two women on trial in the murder of the estranged half brother of North Korea’s leader were seen on airport security videos with two men believed to have provided the VX nerve agent used to kill him. Videos presented in court showed Vietnamese suspect Doan Thi Huong walking in the airport with...

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