More than 2,000 enslaved fisherman rescued over past 6 months
More than 2,000 fishermen have been rescued this year from brutal conditions at sea, their freedom prompted by an Associated Press investigation into seafood brought to the U.S. from a slave island in eastern Indonesia.
Dozens of Burmese men in the bustling port town of Ambon were the latest to go home, some more than a decade after being trafficked onto Thai trawlers. Grabbing one another's hands, the men walked together toward buses last week. As they pulled away for the airport, some of those still waiting their turn to go home cheered, throwing their arms in the air.
Refugees hopping razor-wire fence into Hungary met with tear gas as EU frustration mounts
Refugees flooding into Hungary on Wednesday were fired at by police with tear gas, a day after the country closed its border with Serbia and began arresting people trying to breach the area's 110-foot barbed-wire fence.
Hungarian authorities say they have arrested 519 refugees attempting to cross the border illegally and convicted one Iraqi man of "illegally crossing the border" under a new series of laws making it a crime to cross the border.
North Korea says it has restarted nuclear fuel production plants in warning to US
North Korea announced Tuesday it has upgraded and restarted all of its atomic bomb fuel production plants in a warning to the U.S. weeks after a standoff with South Korea.
Germany resumes train service as refugee crisis intensifies
Germany resumed train service from Austria Monday after suspending it for about 12 hours in an attempt to better prepare for the wave of Syrian refugees streaming across its border.
Cuba to release 3,522 prisoners before Pope Francis' visit to island
Cuba's highest authority says it is releasing 3,522 prisoners ahead of Pope Francis visit next week, making it the largest release since the 1959 revolution.
Moscow admits Russian military experts on the ground in Syria
Russia's Foreign Ministry disclosed early Wednesday that Russian military experts are assisting forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in that country's long-running civil war.
American woman beaten to death in Nepal during earthquake relief visit
An American woman who had traveled to Nepal to help those affected by April's deadly earthquake was beaten to death last month, Nepali officials said this weekend.
Russian spy ship spotted near US sub base
A Russian intelligence ship, capable of cutting undersea communications cables and other sensors, has been spotted by the U.S. military off the coast of Kings Bay, Ga., home to the U.S. Navy’s East Coast ballistic missile submarine fleet.
Head of UN investigative panel on Syria calls IS 'desperate'
GENEVA – The Islamic State group appears "desperate" and is losing ground to Kurdish fighters who are battling the radicals "on behalf of humanity," the head of a U.N. panel on Syria said Thursday.
Fox Lake manhunt closes in one area, but wider search continues
Authorities have ended the search in one area for three men suspected of shooting and killing an Illinois police officer and have widened the manhunt beyond that 2-mile perimeter.
The suspects -- two white men and one black man -- are sought for the slaying of Fox Lake, Illinois, police Officer Joe Gliniewicz. The search in the area they were believed to be in on Tuesday when the shooting occurred was closed Wednesday, said Lake County Major Crime Task Force Commander George Filenko.
The suspects could have left town or the state, Filenko said.
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