2 Taiwanese fishermen busted for smuggling 30 Vietnamese

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two Taiwanese fishermen were arrested Wednesday (July 8) for attempting to smuggle 30 Vietnamese workers into Taiwan. The Kaohsiung branch of the Coast Guard Administra...

Turkey: Rescuers find wreck of missing migrant boat in lake

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish search-and-rescue teams on Wednesday located the wreck of a boat that was reported missing in a lake in eastern Turkey with up to 60 migrants on board, officials said. ...

Pope denounces unimaginable "hell" of Libyan migrant camps

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis denounced the unimaginable “hell” of Libya’s migrant detention camps as he celebrated a Mass on Wednesday in honor of would-be asylum seekers who risk their lives for a better...

Number of illegal Vietnamese immigrants to Taiwan increases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of Vietnamese attempting to illegally enter Taiwan has increased this year, with the Coast Guard having intercepted boats attempting to smuggle them in on two s...

Turkey raids ship carrying 276 migrants; 8 smugglers held

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities on Tuesday foiled an attempt to smuggle 276 migrants to Europe on board a ship, and detained eight suspected smugglers, Turkey’s state-run news agency reporte...

Aid ship declares emergency after 6 migrants attempt suicide

ROME (AP) — A sea rescue charity said Friday that its ship carrying rescued migrants declared an onboard state of emergency in the Mediterranean Sea after six migrants tried to kill themselves and the...

Turkey: Up to 60 migrants feared dead after boat sinks

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Up to 60 migrants may have been trapped in a boat that sank in an eastern lake last week, Turkey’s interior minister said Wednesday. Turkey launched a search-an...

Rudolfo Anaya, ‘godfather’ of Chicano literature, dies at 82

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Rudolfo Anaya, a writer who helped launch the 1970s Chicano Literature Movement with his novel “Bless Me, Ultima,” a book celebrated by Latinos, has died at 82. ...

Migrant boat sinks in Turkish lake; 5 bodies recovered

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Rescue teams searching for a migrant boat, reported to have capsized in a lake in eastern Turkey, have recovered five bodies on Tuesday, officials said. A searc...

Report: Bombing wounds Iranian paramilitary commander

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A roadside bombing in southeastern Iran has wounded a commander of the country's powerful Revolutionary Guard, a semi-official news agency reported Tuesday. The ...

Japan to slap hefty fine on meat smugglers from July 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan will impose heavy penalties on those smuggling meat products into the country starting Wednesday (July 1) in a bid to keep African swine fever (ASF) at bay. Indiv...

Egypt executes Libyan militant for plotting deadly attack

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt on Saturday executed a Libyan militant convicted of plotting an attack that killed at least 16 police officers in 2017, the military said. Abdel-Rahim al-Mosmari w...

Another suspect pleads guilty in case of 39 dead Vietnamese

LONDON (AP) — A 28-years-old man pleaded guilty Friday to immigration violations in connection with the deaths of 39 Vietnamese people found inside the back of a container truck in England in what pol...

Belgian, UK police bust migrant smugglers; 12 arrested

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian police on Thursday arrested 10 people suspected of smuggling migrants into Britain during a major operation linked to a cross-border investigation into human trafficking. ...

Irish trucker in court over deaths of 39 people in container

LONDON (AP) — An Irish truck driver appeared in an English court Wednesday, accused of the manslaughter of 39 people who were found dead in a container in southeastern England in an apparent people-sm...