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World 20 Jul 2015 | 9:25 AM

Mitsubishi Materials apologises for using U.S. POWs as slave labour

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Construction company Mitsubishi Materials Corp became the first major Japanese company to apologise for using captured American soldiers as slave labourers during World War Two, offering remorse on Sunday for "the tragic events in our past."

World 08 Jan 2015 | 9:30 PM

Indonesia cracks down on cheap fares to boost airline safety

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia has cracked down on the sale of cheap tickets for domestic flights to ensure that airlines do not cut corners on safety, the transport ministry said on Thursday.

Thailand 02 May 2015 | 11:56 AM

Thai authorities resume dig at migrant mass grave site

PADANG BESAR, Thailand (AFP) - Thai authorities on Saturday resumed the excavation of a mass grave site in a remote patch of jungle where migrants believed to be from Myanmar and Bangladesh were held for months by people smugglers in appalling conditions.

World 03 May 2015 | 1:25 PM

Thai mass grave held bodies of 26 suspected trafficking victims

PEDANG BESAR, Thailand (Reuters) - Dozens of police and volunteers have exhumed 26 bodies at a mass grave near a suspected human trafficking camp on a hillside deep in a southern Thai jungle, police said on Saturday.

World 07 Apr 2015 | 1:30 AM

Exhumation of Iraq's Camp Speicher victim mass graves begins

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forensic teams began on Monday excavating 12 suspected mass grave sites thought to hold the corpses of as many as 1,700 soldiers massacred last summer by Islamic State militants as they swept across northern Iraq.

AseanPlus News 02 May 2015 | 12:00 AM

Rivals India and China win hearts and minds in Nepal

POKHARA: At Pokhara airport in the Himalayas, Indian soldiers race back and forth loading rice, blankets, tarpaulins and other aid onto waiting helicopters for delivery to Nepal’s quake-devastated villages.

AseanPlus News 02 May 2015 | 12:00 AM

Mass ‘migrant prison camp’ grave found in Thailand

BANGKOK: Authorities in Thailand uncovered a mass grave in an abandoned jungle camp believed to contain the remains of migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh, a grisly find in a region notorious for people-smuggling routes.

World 13 Jan 2015 | 7:40 PM

Kerry urges Pakistan to fight terror groups threatening whole region

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan must fight militant groups that threaten Afghan, Indian and U.S. interests, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday as he offered sympathy for the victims of last month's massacre of children at a Pakistani school.

World 09 Jan 2015 | 5:55 AM

No such thing as a child prostitute, anti-trafficking groups say

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Children sold for sex are crime victims and should not be branded as prostitutes, anti-slavery advocates said on Thursday in launching a U.S. campaign to raise awareness of child sex trafficking and to change how its victims are treated.

World 17 Jan 2015 | 12:35 AM

At Singapore printers' request, Economist pulls Charlie cartoon

LONDON (Reuters) - The Economist has removed a picture showing the cover of Charlie Hebdo, which features a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammad, from one of the British newsmagazine's editions that is printed in Singapore, a spokeswoman said on Friday.