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Amnesty slams ‘abuse’ of migrant workers in S. Korea

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Migrant farm workers in South Korea have become victims of rampant abuse under a “shameful” work permit system that encourages exploitation, Amnesty International said in a report published Monday.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

India, Pakistan exchange fire over Kashmir border

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Indian and Pakistani troops have fired bullets and mortar shells across the border between Kashmir and Pakistan for a second day, with both accusing the other of provoking the violence.

Posted: October 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama admits US underestimated IS threat

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President Barack Obama admitted Sunday that the United States had underestimated the opportunity that a collapsing Syria would provide for jihadist militants to regroup and stage a sudden comeback.

Posted: September 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Protests disrupt Hong Kong travel and businesses

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Pro-democracy protests brought widespread travel chaos to Hong Kong Monday with many schools and businesses shuttered but the city’s stock exchange said it would operate as usual.

Posted: September 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Hong Kong protest spreads to new site across harbor

Protesters gather at a main road in the financial central district after riot police use tear gas against them after thousands of people blocked the road in Hong Kong, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. AP FILE PHOTO

Hong Kong police used tear gas on Sunday and warned of further measures as they tried to clear thousands of pro-democracy protesters gathered outside government headquarters in a challenge to Beijing over its decision to restrict democratic reforms for the city.

Posted: September 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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