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Migrant workers face dire conditions at South Korean farms

POCHEON, South Korea (AP) — “It’s a world of lawlessness,” Rev. Kim Dal-sung muttered over the phone as he drove his tiny KIA over narrow dirt paths zigzagging through greenhouses made of plastic shee...

Reds' Kyle Farmer making his case to start at shortstop

Kyle Farmer reported to spring camp early with pitchers and catchers but traded in his backup catcher's number (52) for an infielder's number (17), part of his campaign to become the Cincinnati Reds' ...

Thousands flee rebel violence in Central African Republic

BANGASSOU, Central African Republic (AP) — Monique Moukidje fled her home in Central African Republic’s town of Bangassou in January when rebels attacked with heavy weapons, the fighting killing more ...

Dems seek probe of Illinois GOP lawmaker with militia decal

CHICAGO (AP) — Democratic county leaders in Illinois want an investigation of Republican state Rep. Chris Miller after he displayed a decal of an anti-government militia movement on his pickup truck p...

Bangladesh: Protests erupt over writer's death in prison

Hundreds of people in Bangladesh took part on Saturday in a second day of demonstrations sparked by the death of imprisoned writer, Mushtaq Ahmed. Ahmed, a crocodile farmer and satirical writer, was ...

Local officials lament China's halt of Taiwan pineapple imports

Local government leaders and people in Taiwan's agricultural sector expressed anger and disappointment Friday over China's decision to suspend imports of Taiwanese pineapples, with many hoping...

India introduces new rules to regulate online content

NEW DELHI (AP) — India on Thursday rolled out new regulations for social media companies and digital streaming websites to make them more accountable for the online content shared on their platforms, ...

Indian climate activist granted bail over farmer protests

NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian court on Tuesday granted a 22-year-old climate activist bail, 10 days after she was detained on sedition charges for her alleged role in the creation of an online document i...

How can India reform agriculture after farmer protests?

At three o'clock in the morning, farmers in the northern Indian city of Gurugram are seen lining up to sell their produce at Khandsa — a wholesale market yard known as a "mandi." ...

Far-right lawmaker takes over Oregon GOP in larger US shift

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A far-right senator who has rebelled against coronavirus restrictions and supported protesters who stormed the Oregon Capitol has been elected chairman of the state Republican Party...

Gun provocation reveals tensions in Michigan tourist haven

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Some 90 minutes into a routine meeting of the Grand Traverse County board, its agenda packed with mundane topics such as roads and libraries, came a surprising seven second...

Warmer temps bring relief as cold-weary South starts cleanup

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Warmer temperatures spread across the southern United States on Saturday, bringing some relief to a winter weary region that faces a challenging clean-up and expensive repairs fro...

No bail for Indian climate activist over farmer protests

NEW DELHI (AP) — A 22-year-old Indian climate activist who is facing sedition charges for her alleged role in the creation of an online document intended to help amplify farmer protests did not get ba...

Taiwan mourns ‘Uncle Kun-pin’ who put spotlight on plight of rice farmers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan mourned the passing Saturday (Feb. 20) of “Uncle Kun-pin” Huang Kun-pin (黃崑濱), whose appearance in a documentary focused public attention on the plight ...

Auschwitz to Geppersdorf: Shining a light on a little-known death march

"In 1994, my aunt told me about a group of prisoners who were marched down our road in late January 1945," recalls Rembert Boese, who now lives in the southwestern German state of Baden-Würt...