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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...

US-based group: Dramatic increase in Afghan gov't airstrikes

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A U.S.-based institute warned on Tuesday that there has been a dramatic increase in airstrikes conducted by Afghan government forces from July to September this year, attacks...

Afghan gov't airstrikes kill 2 children, officials say

DE-HAJI, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan government helicopters killed two children, ages 10 and 12, and left at least two children wounded and two others missing after bombarding a village in the eastern G...

German far-right party member charged with drug smuggling

BERLIN (AP) — A former regional official with the far-right Alternative for Germany party has been charged on allegations he was involved in smuggling 36 kilograms (almost 80 pounds) of cocaine into a...

Serbia arrests two people over dead migrants found in Paraguay shipping container

A Moroccan man and an Algerian man were jailed in Serbia after Paraguay officials found decomposing bodies in a shipment of fertilizer, Serbian police said on Thursday. Serbian authorities said the t...

Thieves take $1M worth of gloves meant for Florida hospitals

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Thieves have stolen over 6 million gloves, worth $1 million, meant for first responders at Florida hospitals. Medgluv, a supplier of medical gloves to the ...

Review: Borat is back, and this time he fits right in

Since Sacha Baron Cohen first appeared as his Kazakh journalist on “Da Ali G Show,” Borat Sagdiyev has been remarkably consistent. The accent is the same. The gray suit is still rumpled. “Nahce” and “...

AP PHOTOS: Former shipping container maker uses them to farm

HONG KONG (AP) — After a career making shipping containers that transport freight around the world, Arthur Lee has stayed with them in retirement, using them to raise crops and fish. ...

Palm oil labor abuses linked to world’s top brands, banks

PENINSULAR, Malaysia (AP) — Jum’s words tumble out over the phone, his voice growing ever more frantic. Between sobs, he says he’s trapped on a Malaysian plantation run by government...

Wildfires intensify economic pain in the West

The fires consuming the forests of California and Oregon and darkening the skies over San Francisco and Portland are also damaging a regional economy already singed by the coronavirus outbreak. ...

Flag lowered as US departs Chengdu consulate in China

CHENGDU, China (AP) — The American flag has been taken down at a U.S. consulate in southwestern China, according to state media, as officials vacate the premises under order of the Chinese government....

Libya's government asks UN help after mass graves discovery

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Libya’s U.N.-supported government has requested United Nations assistance following the discovery of mass graves in territory recently recaptured from rival forces commanded by K...

300 fire ants found in Chinese containers arriving in Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 300 venomous fire ants have been found in shipping containers traveling from China to Japan's Yokohoma Port. Local authorities in Japan said they are work...

The Latest: Britain's soggy Brexit election nears an end

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's Brexit general election (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Polls close in less than an hour in Britain’s general election, where vot...

Laundromat, car dealership, grotto and pubs used in UK vote

LONDON (AP) — Some citizens in the English city of Oxford could have been forgiven for bringing their dirty laundry with them when they went to their polling station to cast their vote in Britain's fi...