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ASEAN launches fund to share cost of hosting trafficking victims

Southeast Asian countries Thursday launched a fund to share the cost of hosting human trafficking victims, after a regional migrant crisis saw victims ping-ponged between countries reluctant to accept them.

Jokowi signals approval for Freeport continued operation

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has indicated that he will approve a plan to revise Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold. Inc.’s contract of work (COW), with a top minister conceding that…

Fears 11,000 Australian dental patients exposed to HIV

Up to 11,000 Australian dental patients were urged to see their doctors Thursday over fears they may have been exposed to HIV and hepatitis due to hygiene breaches at clinics…

Diabetes drug helps people lose weight: study

Liraglutide, an injectable diabetes drug that US regulators approved last year for weight loss, helped obese people lose an average of 18 pounds (eight kilograms), a yearlong study said Wednesday.

Air Force to ground C-130 Hercules aircraft

The Air Force announced on Wednesday that it would ground for the time being a number of Hercules C-130 aircraft following the Hercules tragedy in Medan, North Sumatra, on Tuesday.

US spying went beyond Merkel, ministers targeted: report

New documents released by WikiLeaks show that the United States did not just tap German Chancellor Angela Merkel's phone but also eavesdropped on several ministers, the German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung…