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A fishing crew checks for damage on the Sea Queen IIA on Nov. 6, 2015, at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. Photo: Eric Risberg / Associated Press

Indonesian Fishermen Settle Trafficking Suit With US Boat Owner

HONOLULU, Hawaii — A human trafficking lawsuit just settled between two Indonesian fishermen and an American boat owner will not impact nearly 800 other foreign fishermen in Hawaii's fleet who are banned from leaving boats when the vessels reach shore, industry officials say.
Visitors walk among the attractions on Jan. 2 at the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin in northeastern China's Heilongjiang Province. Photo: Chinatopix

Wat Phra Kaew Among Ice Festival Sculptures (Photos)

HARBIN, China — Ice sculptures of Moscow's Red Square and Bangkok's Temple of the Emerald Buddha are among landmarks featured in the world's largest ice festival.

Vietnam Arrests Tycoon Accused of Revealing State Secrets

HANOI, Vietnam — Vietnamese police said they arrested a business tycoon wanted for revealing state secrets after he was deported by Singapore on Thursday.

What Could Have Downed Flight MH370? Hypoxia, Explained

HOUSTON — A doctor volunteering for a dog rescue operation who failed to land his small plane in Central Texas as planned and was later tracked by fighter jets flying over the Gulf of Mexico appeared unresponsive and may have been suffering from a lack of oxygen, officials said Thursday.

Aid Group Projects 48,000 Births in Crowded Rohingya Camps

DHAKA, Bangladesh — An international aid agency projects that 48,000 babies will be born this year in overcrowded refugee camps for the Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh from neighboring Myanmar.

Foreign Fishermen Settle Human Trafficking Suit

JAKARTA — Two Indonesian fishermen who say they were enslaved on an American fishing boat have settled their lawsuit against the vessel's owner seven years after escaping and receiving special U.S. visas as victims of human trafficking, their lawyers told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

Sub-equipped Ship Departs South Africa to Search for MH370

JOHANNESBURG — A U.S.-based company has dispatched a ship into the Indian Ocean in hopes of quickly resuming the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 if it soon secures a contract to do the job.

42 Survive Boat Capsizing off Indonesia’s Borneo; 8 Dead

JAKARTA — Rescuers have found 42 survivors and are searching for one man still missing after a speedboat capsized off Indonesia's part of Borneo island.

At Least 8 Dead as Speedboat Capsizes off Indonesia’s Borneo

JAKARTA — A speedboat carrying 51 people capsized off Indonesia's part of Borneo island on Monday, killing at least eight passengers, an official said.
In this July 16, 2017, photo, Setara, right, holds her husband Mohammad's hand in Thetkabyin village camp, near Sittwe, Myanmar. Photo: Esther Htusan / Associated Press

In Strife-Torn Myanmar, Love Trumps Hate for Rare Couple

THETKABYIN, Myanmar — In her dreams, Setara walks hand in hand with her Muslim husband through the streets of the seaside Myanmar town they...

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