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Child Sexual Exploitation to Worsen in SE Asia

BANGKOK—An internal document of the Office on Drugs and Crime (UNDOC) foresees sex offenders who prey on children taking advantage of Southeast Asia’s planned economic integration in the coming years, posing a rising challenge for law enforcement that already struggle to address such crimes. Southeast Asia’s planned economic integration is promoted as a key step for boosting the region’s productivity and more fully integrating it into the global economy. Businessmen and skilled laborers are expected to have an easier time crossing borders to work in industries where they are needed. Tourism is also expected to get a boost, with the…
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Investigating the Sinking of the Ferry in South Korea

The coast guard of South Korea said Thursday that it is investigating the details of the last hours of a ferry which sank on Wednesday with hundreds of students on board. Nine people were killed and 287 are missing, while 179 were able to be rescued. Officials could not confirm reports that the crew delayed giving orders to abandon ship and launch the lifeboats. Strong currents have hampered the work of divers. The South Korean President, Park Geun-hye, met with relatives of the missing at a nearby port. The role of captain is not clear. At a police station, he merely…
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Plane Deliberately Tried to Evade Radar

The plane disappeared which disappeared 40 minutes after takeoff on March 8 with 239 people aboard descended to 5,000 feet to avoid being detected by the commercial radar. Malaysia Airline's B777-200 aircraft data analysis reveals that the plane descended 1,500 meters to disappear from the radar map, while it changed course with destination to a unknown whereabouts. Researchers suggest that this "masking" had served the aircraft to fly over the Bay of Bengal and go to the North land inside. "The person in charge of the aircraft has a solid knowledge of navigation and radar, left a clean track", said…
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Lost Malaysian Airplane: Search Broadened & Oil Stains Discarded

Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, General Director of the Department of Civil Aviation Malaysia, was on hand to talk to the press. Malaysian officials say the search area for the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared last Friday en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, has been amplified on the east coast, and extended to some areas of the west coast. Oil samples found in the South China Sea have been discarded. The officials added that the two passengers traveling on the stolen European passports were not of Asian appearance. The Malaysian police had previously said that they thought they had identified one…
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