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New Blackbeards of Malacca Strait: Southeast AsiaâEUR(TM)s Pirates Are Getting Bolder
World  (tags: piracy, asia, politics, society, violence, world )

Cal
- 5 days ago - globalpost.com
Much of the petroleum that keeps Asia humming arrives by sea on tankers. But these vessels filled with crude oil arenâEUR(TM)t just plying ordinary waters. TheyâEUR(TM)re plying seas infamous for piracy.
Demand Life Sentence for Alleged Child Pornographer
World  (tags: children, humanrights, asia, pornography, abused, petition to sign )

Rose
- 7 days ago - forcechange.com
Target: Benigno Aquino III, President of the Philippines Goal: Demand life sentence for man who allegedly sexually assaulted and tortured young children.
Hundreds Rally as Hong Kong Braces for Democracy Showdown
World  (tags: asia, freedoms, government, Hong Kong, democracy, march, election, China )

Naoko
- 19 days ago - mainichi.jp
With an important decision on the southern Chinese financial hub's political future days away, pro-democracy supporters were marching to city government headquarters to rally support for a veto of the government's electoral reform package.
Unlike Their Government, Indonesians Welcome Rohingya Refugees
World  (tags: Rohingya refugees, Refugees&Relief, politics, world, asia, humanrights, freedoms )

Cal
- 33 days ago - globalpost.com
Myanmar denies the Rohingya citizenship, and restricts their ability to travel and marry. They are a stateless people
Isis Could Obtain Nuclear Weapon From Pakistan, Warns India
World  (tags: Islamic State, Nuclear weapon, Islam, Muslims, terrorists, terrorism, asia, conflict, crime, death, ethics, middle-east, politics, violence, war, world, usa )

Penny
- 34 days ago - independent.co.uk
Indias defence minister has voiced concern that the radical Islamist group Isis could obtain a nuclear weapon from states like Pakistan.
U.S. Demands Immediate Halt to South China Sea Reclamation Projects
World  (tags: world, usa, asia, china, South China Sea, Reclamation )

Naoko
- 35 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
The United States on Saturday called for an "immediate and lasting halt" to reclamation works in disputed waters in the South China Sea, saying Beijing's behavior in the area was "out of step" with international norms.
Kept Afloat By Hope - the Endless Odyssey of the Rohingya
World  (tags: freedoms, asia, government, humanrights, Rohingya, Myanmer, boat people, crisis )

Naoko
- 45 days ago - irinnews.org
Faizal Ahmad* has just spent six months at sea, in an open boat crammed with 450 people, praying that Allah would deliver him to safety and a future free of persecution.
Philippines Offers Refuge to Desperate Migrants Trapped on Boats
World  (tags: asia, freedoms, humanrights, philippines, migrants, refuge, world )

Naoko
- 46 days ago - theguardian.com
The Philippines has signalled it is ready to take in thousands of migrants who are stranded on AsiaâEUR(TM)s seas, the first country to offer shelter after its south-east Asian neighbours blocked them from entering.
Petition: Stop Hershey's From Using Palm Oil!
World  (tags: palm oil, Hershey, Asia, North America, South America, palm plantations, tigers, organgutans )

Kathryn
- 47 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Today, palm oil is grown throughout Africa, Asia, North America, and South America, with 85% of all palm oil globally produced and exported from Indonesia and Malaysia; but most of the time not using sustainable measures.
When the Rohingya Make Headlines, It's Rarely Good News
World  (tags: HumanRights, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', asia, society, politics, world, news, Refugees&Relief )

Cal
- 54 days ago - globalpost.com
Thailand recently cracked down on human trafficking, which meant that the Rohingya Muslims, who are persecuted in Buddhist Myanmar and poor and landless in Bangladesh, had nowhere to go.
Families in Quake-Hit Nepal Desperate to Get on With Their Lives
World  (tags: asia, Nepal, earthquake, desperate, disaster )

Naoko
- 59 days ago - ipsnews.net
"We have stopped crying out of fear because we need to move on now and be brave." -- Sunita Tamang, a teenager from rural Nepal who lost her home and school in the recent quake
'Indiscriminate' Killing in Gaza Was Top-Down War Plan, Say Israeli Veterans
World  (tags: asault on Gaza-massacres 2014, humanitarian crisis, 'indiscriminate' Killing in Gaza, media, middle-east, news, world, usa, death, crime, HumanRights, terrorism, UnitedNations, israel, europe, africa, asia, china, children, violence, Refugees&Relief )

Jess
- 60 days ago - commondreams.org
Over 60 officers and soldiers who took part in 'Operation Protective Edge' anonymously testify about acts they committed or witnessed
Thai Mass Grave Held Bodies of 26 Suspected Human Trafficking Victims
World  (tags: world, humanrights, asia, graves, suspected trafficking )

Rose
- 62 days ago - smh.com.au
Dozens of police and volunteers have exhumed 26 bodies at a mass grave near a suspected human trafficking camp on a hillside deep in a southern
Suspect Charged Under Prevention of Human Trafficking Act Faces More Charges
World  (tags: humanrights, asia, Sexual Exploitation, abuse )

Rose
- 65 days ago - channelnewsasia.com
DAY reports: Muhammad Khairulanwar Rohmat allegedly recruited two girls âEUR" aged 15 and 16 âEUR" for the purpose of sexual exploitation. He also faces charges for procuring customers who paid him for sexual services by minors.
 

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