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North Korea has 2.6 million 'modern slaves', new report estimates

North Korea has 2.6 million 'modern slaves', new report estimates

Australian mining magnate and anti-slavery campaigner Andrew Forrest has published a global index of modern slavery.

  • by Adam Taylor

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Philippines again orders deportation of Australian nun Patricia Fox
Philippines

Philippines again orders deportation of Australian nun Patricia Fox

Bureau of Immigration has again ordered the deportation of an Australian missionary who has challenged her expulsion for allegedly participating in political activities.

  • by Girlie Linao
Australia is wrong, we are friends to the Pacific says China
China

Australia is wrong, we are friends to the Pacific says China

Foreign ministry challenges Australia to "name one example with specific details as to where, when and how China caused unsustainable debt?"

  • by Kirsty Needham
Malaysia arrests seven people over suspected IS links
Terrorism

Malaysia arrests seven people over suspected IS links

The Muslim-majority country has been on high alert since gunmen allied with Islamic State carried out a series of attacks in Jakarta.

  • by Rozanna Latiff
Curiosity comes with a warning after cave rescue
Opinion
Thailand

Curiosity comes with a warning after cave rescue

After watching the Thai cave rescue unfold, many people have probably decided that caves are dangerous places that no ordinary person would want to go near. But cavers aren't ordinary people.

  • by Brian Evans
Thai cave soccer boys wake up at home for first time in weeks
Thailand

Thai cave soccer boys wake up at home for first time in weeks

Many rose at dawn to take part in a religious ceremony.

  • by Amy Sawitta Lefevre
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Give the Thai boys an assured future
Opinion
Letters

Give the Thai boys an assured future

Now that the boys are close to resuming their normal lives, it is time to contemplate their longer-term futures.

'Scared I would get told off by my mum': Thai cave boys front media
Thailand

'Scared I would get told off by my mum': Thai cave boys front media

The 12 boys and their soccer coach have left hospital, to make their first public appearance at a nationally-broadcast news conference.

  • by Jenny Noyes
Elon Musk apologises for 'pedo-guy' tweet, says: 'The fault is mine'
Elon Musk

Elon Musk apologises for 'pedo-guy' tweet, says: 'The fault is mine'

The electric vehicle tycoon says he spoke in anger.

  • by Rishika Chatterjee
Living on the edge, the Rohingya cling to muddy ground
Immigration

Living on the edge, the Rohingya cling to muddy ground

Close to a million Rohingya refugees are waiting for the monsoon, and even perhaps cyclones, to arrive. Their houses could crumble underneath them.

  • by James Massola
Hong Kong considers banning pro-independence political party
China

Hong Kong considers banning pro-independence political party

It's an aggressive move that adds to concerns about growing restrictions on political freedom in the territory.