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Thailand arrests 2 key human trafficking suspects
BANGKOK (AP) -- Police in Thailand have arrested two men they say are key figures in a human trafficking ring that lures people to work on fishing boats in Indonesia and sells them to boat owners....
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Myanmar fisherman goes home after 22 years as a slave
TUAL, Indonesia (AP) -- All he did was ask to go home....
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With great fanfare, Pyongyang opens new airport terminal
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korea opened a new terminal building at Pyongyang's international airport on Wednesday, underscoring an effort to attract more tourists and to spruce up the country ahead of a celebration of a major anniversary of the founding of its ruling party in October....
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How to help fishermen rescued from slavery at sea in SE Asia
Aid groups are working to support and settle hundreds of men rescued from slavery at sea in Southeast Asia. The money will be used to help victims seek justice and rebuild lives....
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Long lines in Greece as banks reopen; new proposal weighed
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Eurozone finance ministers were set to weigh Greece's latest proposal for aid Wednesday, hours after the country's international bailout expired without a deal, cutting it off from vital financing and deepening fears over whether it will be able to remain in the eurozone....
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Indonesia plane had more people, raising death toll to 141
MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) -- An air force transport plane that crashed in Indonesia carried more passengers than previously reported, raising the death toll to more than 140 on Wednesday combined with victims from the neighborhood where the aircraft went down in flames....
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The Latest on Indonesia: Jokowi orders procurement overhaul
MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) -- The latest on the Indonesian military plane crash (all times local):...
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Pakistani artists look to counter violent extremism
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) -- At a militant training camp in Pakistan, a new recruit asks his instructor why his comrades are attacking churches and mosques rather than enemy bases. "This world is full of sin. It needs to be bathed in blood," the instructor replies, nurturing seeds of doubt that will eventually lead the young man to turn away from violence....
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One-third of world's people still have no proper toilets
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Toilets are taken for granted in the industrialized West, but still are a luxury for a third of the world's people who have no access to them, according to a report by the World Health Organization and UNICEF....
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AP PHOTOS: Pope to visit poor in Ecuador, Bolivia, Paraguay
ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) -- Pigs rummage through garbage searching for leftovers. The people live in shacks made of plywood and corrugated metal. Any semblance of stability in the sprawling slum of 15,000 families is upended when heavy rains burst the banks of the nearby Paraguay River, turning dirt roads to impassable pools of mud....
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