Seafood caught by slaves forced to fish on a tiny island in Indonesia is ending up at major supermarkets, restaurants and even pet stores across the United States, a year-long investigation by AP has revealed.
Once a swamp, Singapore has grown, despite lacking the natural resources of neighbors, to become one of the world’s richest states with a simply staggering economic growth, all thanks to the leadership of one great statesman.
The world is paying tribute following the death of Singapore’s first Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. He transformed a colonial trading post into one of the world’s most important financial centers through the “Singapore economic miracle.”
The “supermoon” will move between the sun and the Earth on Friday in an event that will darken the skies above Northern Europe. According to astronomers, this type of eclipse is so rare it will occur only three times more this century.
The Islamic State has infiltrated into Afghanistan and is attempting to step into the Taliban's boots, acknowledged the UN Security Council. Russia’s representative to the UN warns Central Asian states could be the next stop for the Islamic extremists.
The Chinese military deployed fighter jets to patrol the country’s border with Myanmar after a cross-border bombing killed four Chinese villagers and left nine injured. Beijing warned its neighbor of "decisive action" if the incident is repeated.
The UK government considers membership of the China-led Asian Infrastructural Investment Bank (AIIB) of British national interest. However, the decision was given the cold shoulder by the US which sees the AIIB as rival to the Western financial system.
Even armchair tourists can now claim they have seen the roof of the world, as Google’s Street View project has introduced a virtual tour to one of the world’s most inaccessible places – Nepal’s Sagarmatha national park, with its glorious Everest Mountain.
Human Rights Watch has lashed out at European retail giants over "discriminatory labor conditions" in Cambodian factories, most of which exploit young women. HRW claimed in its report that one of the retailers, H&M, uses child labor.
Washington has asked Vietnam to prevent Russia from using the Cam Ranh Bay naval base in the South China Sea to refuel its military aircraft, Reuters reported, citing an unnamed State Department official.
A two-bedroom house in Indonesia comes with a garage, a spacious backyard and…a wife. The unorthodox offer is the idea of a creative realtor, and the house’s owner, a 40-year-old widow, is happy to go along with the plan.