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Bus passengers kidnapped in Mexico may be migrants - official

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A group of 19 passengers kidnapped from a bus in northern Mexico last week may be migrants, a state government official said on Monday.

Mexico government apologises for deaths of youths taken by police

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican government officials apologised on Monday to families of five youths killed after police kidnapped them and turned them over to a brutal drug gang, a rare instance of officials admitting the state's culpability in such crimes.

Trafficking threat no deterrent

Rohingya refugees dreaming of Malaysia risk being cheated, or worse, by unscrupulous traffickers to have a better life.

Trafficking threat no deterrent for Rohingya refugees dreaming of Malaysia

DHAKA (Reuters): Amina Begum, a Rohingya woman living in a refugee camp in Bangladesh, is undeterred in her quest to join her husband in Malaysia even though she already fell prey to traffickers once.

Bangladesh stops Rohingya trying to get to Malaysia

TEKNAF (Bangladesh) (AFP): Bangladesh security forces stopped 30 Rohingya refugees from being smuggled to Malaysia by boat, officials said Friday (Feb 8), as fears rise that calmer seas may tempt those living in squalid camps to make the journey to South-East Asia.

Journalist willing to testify before RCI

FORMER Malay Mail journalist S. Arulldas has said he is willing to testify at the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) set up to probe the existence of human trafficking camps and graves in Wang Kelian, Perlis.

Journalist frustrated at lack of recognition for exposing Wang Kelian mass graves

GEORGE TOWN (Bernama): An award-winning journalist has expressed his frustration at not being given due recognition for being the first to expose the migrant prison camps and mass graves in Wang Kelian, Perlis.

U.N. finds at least 15 mass graves in Congo after December violence

KINSHASA (Reuters) - At least 15 mass graves have been found in northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo in the wake of three days of ethnic bloodshed in December, a spokeswoman for the U.N.'s MONUSCO mission in Congo said on Tuesday.

RCI to probe mass graves in Wang Kelian

ARAU: A Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) has been set up to investigate the existence of human-trafficking camps and graves in Wang Kelian, which were uncovered three years ago, says Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

Indonesia prays on anniversary of 2004 Boxing Day

ACEH BESAR: Thousands prayed at mass graves to mark the 14th anniversary of the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami, one of the worst natural disasters in history, even as aid workers raced to help victims of the latest killer wave to hit Indonesia.