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Tackling Thailand's human trafficking problem

Tackling Thailand's human trafficking problem

Ever since Myo's head was smashed into a block of ice he's had trouble hearing. The Burmese man, whose name has been changed for his safety, was on a fishing boat in Thailand last year when it happened.

Drugs, capitalism, homosexuality -- little is off limits for outspoken pope

 Pope Francis made headlines Friday by coming out against the legalization of drugs, saying "drug addiction is an evil, and with evil there can be no yielding or compromise."
CIA toyed with idea of Osama bin Laden doll to turn Afghan children from leader

CIA toyed with idea of Osama bin Laden doll to turn Afghan children from leader

The CIA has revealed it once considered creating and using a very different type of weapon in the fight against terrorism: a doll. An Osama bin Laden action figure with an evil-looking face.
180,000 Cambodian migrant workers estimated to have fled Thailand

180,000 Cambodian migrant workers estimated to have fled Thailand

Thai officials reiterated that the government is not cracking down on Cambodian workers in the country, as tens of thousands pour out of the country.
Second boat in 2 days sinks off Malaysia

Second boat in 2 days sinks off Malaysia

A small overcrowded boat sank off the coast of Malaysia early Thursday, a maritime official said. It's the second boat to go down in two days.
Rare albino whale 'parades' off Australian coast

Rare albino whale 'parades' off Australian coast

"Thar he blows!" In a scene straight out of Moby Dick, a rare white whale is back and putting on a show for his fans off the eastern coast of Australia this week.
King Felipe VI takes over in Spain, promises to be monarch 'for new times'

King Felipe VI takes over in Spain, promises to be monarch 'for new times'

Flanked by his family and before Spain's Parliament, Felipe VI was formally proclaimed the new King of Spain Thursday, following the abdication of his father, Juan Carlos.

Japan passes law banning possession of child pornography

Japan has finally made the possession of child pornography a punishable offense.

All eyes on Iraq

Trying to decide what to do as Iraq descends into civil war, President Obama called Congressional leaders to the White House Wednesday for discussions. Many Democrats are wary of any U.S. military action.
World Cup: Defending champion Spain out of World Cup

World Cup: Defending champion Spain out of World Cup

So goodbye. Nobody wanted it to end this way -- the embarrassment and humbling of a side which has brought so much joy to the world.
Dozens of Indonesians missing after boat sinks off Malaysia

Dozens of Indonesians missing after boat sinks off Malaysia

More than 30 people are missing after a boat carrying 97 Indonesians sank in waters off Malaysia's west coast, Indonesian authorities said.
Dozens of Indonesians missing after boat sinks off Malaysia

Dozens of Indonesians missing after boat sinks off Malaysia

More than 30 people are missing after a boat carrying 97 Indonesians sank in waters off Malaysia's west coast, Indonesian authorities said.
Iraq crisis: Militants driven back from nation's main oil refinery, military says

Iraq crisis: Militants driven back from nation's main oil refinery, military says

Iraq's military claimed Wednesday to have driven back militants who stormed the country's main oil refinery in the town of Baiji, the latest front in the battle for control of swaths of Iraq.
Verdict in Al Jazeera trial expected June 23

Verdict in Al Jazeera trial expected June 23

An Egyptian judge on Monday said he would announce the verdict in the trial of three Al Jazeera journalists on June 23.
Social-media battle augments Iraq bloodshed

Social-media battle augments Iraq bloodshed

(CNN) -- It's a truth of warfare in the digital era: Bullets and bombs often are augmented by status updates and tweets.