Obama asks for calm after no charges in shooting

Enraged protesters set fire to buildings and cars and looted businesses in Ferguson after a grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer in the death of an unarmed black 18-year-old, whose fatal shooting exposed deep racial tension between African-Americans and police.

Gov't lifts ban on nine Hong Kong journalists

The Philippine immigration bureau disclosed yesterday that it has lifted a blacklist order against nine Hong Kong-based journalists, following criticism from media and Hong Kong's government.

Pope to Europe: Accept immigrants, create jobs

Pope Francis demanded yesterday that Europe craft a unified and fair immigration policy, saying the thousands of refugees coming ashore need acceptance and assistance, not self-interested policies that risk lives and fuel social conflict.

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A new United Nations report on trafficking in persons (TIP) is warning that much more needs to be done to deal with the situation and that no country is immune from TIP.

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