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OSLO (Reuters) - Prime Minister Erna Solberg apologised on Wednesday for discrimination against Norway's Roma population before and after World War Two, calling it a dark part of the country's history, and promised to pay reparations.
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Political pressure mounted on Kenya's president on Wednesday with scathing editorials and growing anger at a seven hour delay in the deployment of a special forces unit that eventually ended the bloody siege at Garissa University last week.
BANGKOK (AFP) - Investigators in southern Thailand have discovered five graves at a second remote jungle camp believed to contain the remains of migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh, police said Tuesday.
PADANG BESAR / NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, Thailand (Reuters) - Thai police have arrested a man they believe is the key figure behind a brutal human trafficking network that ran a jungle camp where dozens of bodies have been found.
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia search and rescue teams hunting for the wreck of an AirAsia passenger jet have located a fifth large object on the seabed, agency chief Fransiskus Bambang Soelistyo told reporters on Sunday.
Kathmandu (AFP) - US military helicopters began reconnaissance trips Monday to assess remote areas of Nepal devastated by an earthquake that killed more than 7,300 people, an official said.
KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Mountain rescue teams, helped by clear weather, used helicopters to airlift climbers stranded for two days at high altitude on Mount Everest after a powerful earthquake triggered an avalanche that killed at least 17 people.Romanian climber Alex Gavan said on Twitter that three helicopters had reached camps 1 and 2, which are at altitudes of more than 6,000 metres (20,000 feet). Each helicopter is only capable of carrying two climbers due to the thin air, Gavan said from base camp.
Dozens of people are missing after an overloaded fishing trawler carrying migrants to Malaysia sank in strong currents off the coast of Bangladesh on Thursday, officials said.
PETALING JAYA: The Nepalese Embassy in Malaysia has set up an Assistance Coordination Committee to raise funds for rebuilding and rescue operations in Nepal, following Saturday’s massive earthquake which has killed more than 3,200 people.