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US Army Hands Over Bagram Prison to Afghanistan

US Army Hands Over Bagram Prison to Afghanistan

Download After a year of tough negotiations, the US army this week handed over the only prison still under American control to the Afghan government.

The handover ends a chapter in Afghan-US relationship.  The Afghan President says control over the prison is a matter of national sovereignty.

Bagram is infamous for allegations of abuse against prisoners and is often described as “Afghanistan’s Gu...

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Cambodian Workers Demand Higher Wage

Cambodian Workers Demand Higher Wage

Download The Cambodian government has announced a higher minimum monthly wage of 80 US dollars for garment and footwear workers.

It’s below the demanded 100 US dollars, so workers stay they will continue their campaign till that demand is met.  

Sorn Sarath talks to the workers in Phnom Penh.

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Thailand’s Amnesty Law: Trigger for a New Round of Conflict?

Thailand’s Amnesty Law: Trigger for a New Round of Conflict?

Download Thailand has suffered a great deal of political instability over the last few years with a series of coups, changes in government, and mass demonstrations.

Many believe that these have left Tha...

Students’ Suicide Sparked Call for Education Reforms in the Philippines

Students’ Suicide Sparked Call for Education Reforms in the Philippines

Download The body of Kristel Tejada was laid to rest at the Manila cemetery last week.

Earlier this month, the 16-year-old student killed herself after she was unable to pay her tuition fees.  

Her ...

India Welcomes New Rape Law

India Welcomes New Rape Law

Download The Indian Parliament has passed the much awaited anti-rape law to tackle the rising incidents of sexual violence against women.

The legislation comes in response to the huge public outcry over...

Foreign Maids say Hong Kong Court Ruling is Socially Exclusive

Foreign Maids say Hong Kong Court Ruling is Socially Exclusive

Download In a landmark decision, Hong Kong's highest court has ruled against granting residency to domestic workers.

The decision by five judges in the Court of Final Appeal has dashed the hopes of maid...

Burma’s Missing Children

Burma’s Missing Children

Download According to the United Nations over 900 children each year in Myanmar are rescued from the hands of human traffickers.

While these lucky ones are reunited with their families, many are still m...

China Takes Control of Key Pakistani Port

China Takes Control of Key Pakistani Port

Download China recently took over management of Gwadar port in Balochistan province in Pakistan.

It’s located on the Arabian Sea at the mouth of the Gulf through which 30% of the world’s daily oil suppl...