Pope in Thailand calls for action to protect women, children

Pope Francis called Thursday for women and children to be protected from exploitation, abuse and enslavement as he began a busy two days of meetings in Thailand, where human trafficking and forced pro...

Chinese state media denies torture of ex-UK consulate staff

BEIJING (AP) — China’s ruling Communist Party’s newspaper has published surveillance video which it says proves the guilt of a former British Consulate employee in Hong Kong who was detained for 15 da...

Ex-British Consulate staff says Chinese police tortured him

BEIJING (AP) — A former employee of the British Consulate in Hong Kong says he was detained and tortured by Chinese secret police trying to extract information about massive anti-government prot...

Five family members arrested in 18-person Taiwan prostitution ring

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Eighteen people were arrested, including five members of the same family, as part of a prostitution crime ring in northern Taiwan, UDN reported on Monday (Nov. 18). The...

UK media: Prince Andrew’s sex claims rebuttal a PR disaster

LONDON (AP) — British media on Sunday slammed Prince Andrew’s effort to rebut claims that he had sex with a teenager who says she was trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein, branding his televised ...

Migrants live in fear at Mexico-US border as violence flares

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Salvadoran woman seeking asylum in the United States spends her days holed up in her cousin's cramped slum house just across the border in Mexico — too scared to leave after receivi...

Trump to rally in Louisiana in bid to unseat Democratic gov

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — With voting complete in Mississippi and Kentucky, President Donald Trump is turning attention to the last gubernatorial contest of the year, bidding to drive out Louisiana's De...

Anti-sex trafficking effort launched for Miami Super Bowl

MIAMI (AP) — Major events that draw tens of thousands of people such as the Super Bowl have become hubs for sex trafficking, which Miami officials said Wednesday that they are determined to snuff out ...

52, including 36 foreigners, arrested in raid on Taipei brothel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over 50 people were arrested in a raid on a Taipei brothel on Thursday (Oct. 24), including dozens of foreign nationals from China, Thailand, and Vietnam, some of whom had...

Mistrial declared after stun belt control falls in toilet

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A mistrial has been declared in an Ohio courtroom after a deputy assigned to watch a defendant who was wearing a stun went to a restroom and accidentally dropped the belt's contr...

3 people sentenced to prison in case of 'missing' Vietnamese tourists

Three people were sentenced to prison Wednesday for helping to hide Vietnamese tourists and secure illegal employment for them in Taiwan shortly after the visitors entered the country last year. Th...

Hip-hopper Mally Mall guilty in Vegas prostitution biz case

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The hip-hop music producer Mally Mall has pleaded guilty in Las Vegas to operating a prostitution enterprise disguised as an escort business. The 44-year-old whose l...

Louisiana's Democratic governor reaching for primary win

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards fought Saturday to hang on to a rare Democratic governorship in Deep South Trump territory against a national GOP offensive aimed at forcing him...

Hong Kong protesters burn flag, police fire pepper spray

HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters in Hong Kong burned a Chinese flag and police fired pepper spray Saturday in renewed clashes over anti-government grievances. Police accused some protesters of thr...

Demonstrators march in Hong Kong in new weekend of protest

HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters marched through an outlying district of Hong Kong on Saturday in a renewed outpouring of grievances against the Chinese territory’s government. The march by ...