Human Welfare

Malaysia urged to ban child marriages as older man weds teen

Sep 19, 2018

Malaysia's government has come under renewed pressure to outlaw child marriages after another case of a child bride surfaced in a rural state, the second in two months

Refugee camp landslide in Thailand leaves 1 dead, 7 missing

Sep 17, 2018

A disaster response official says a landslide at a refugee camp in northern Thailand has left one person dead and seven missing.

Rights groups alarmed over Thai detention of asylum seekers

Aug 31, 2018

Human rights groups are alarmed at Thailand's detention of more than 160 asylum seekers from hill tribe ethnic minorities in Vietnam and Cambodia

Lombok lifted 10 inches by quake that killed nearly 400

Aug 11, 2018

Scientists say the powerful Indonesian earthquake that killed nearly 400 people lifted the island it struck by as much as 25 centimeters (10 inches).

The Latest: Indonesia minister says quake deaths pass 300

Aug 9, 2018

Indonesia's top security minister says the death toll from last Sunday's earthquake on the island of Lombok has climbed to 319

AP Photos: Rescuers search for missing on Indonesian island

Aug 8, 2018

AP Photos: Rescuers are searching for missing villagers on Indonesia's Lombok island after it was hit by a powerful magnitude 7.0 earthquake that killed more than 130 people and left tens of thousands homeless

The Latest: Death toll rises to 131 in Indonesian quake

Aug 8, 2018

Indonesia's disaster agency says the death toll from the earthquake that shook Lombok island has risen to 131

Man saved from quake-flattened mosque on Indonesia island

Aug 7, 2018

Soldiers have pulled a man alive from the rubble of a large mosque flattened by the earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok as thousands of homeless villagers wait for aid

Human rights group opposes moving Rohingya to island camp

Aug 6, 2018

A human rights group is calling on Bangladesh's government to abandon plans to relocate Rohingya refugees to a small, uninhabited island said to be at severe risk of serious flooding

Activists slam punishment of raped girl who had abortion

Jul 23, 2018

Activists have criticized a six-month prison sentence given to a 15-year-old Indonesian girl who had an abortion after being raped by her brother