By Robin McDowell and Margie Mason Associated Press TUAL, Indonesia (AP) — The same trawlers that had enslaved countless migrant fishermen for years carried more than 300 of them to freedom Saturday, following a dramatic rescue from a remote Indonesian island that many men believed would likely be their final resting place. After 17 hours […]
By Margie Mason and Robin McDowell Associated Press JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) —The number of foreign fishermen stranded on several remote eastern Indonesian islands has spiraled to 4,000, including some revealed in an Associated Press investigation to have been enslaved. Many are migrant workers abandoned by their boat captains after the government passed a moratorium on […]
Compiled by Andrew Kim Northwest Asian Weekly Each year, the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation offers scholarships for extraordinary students who contribute and play a part in promoting diversity in our community. Here is a sampling of a few of our many exceptional nominations: Emily Okawara, Kentridge High School “Emily is an outstanding academic student who […]
By Philip Marcelo and Rodrique Ngowi Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — A victim of one of actor Mark Wahlberg’s racially motivated attacks as a teenage delinquent in racially divided Boston in the 1980s insists he shouldn’t be granted a pardon for his crimes. Kristyn Atwood was among a group of mostly black fourth-grade students on […]
There were no stories about the controversial Sony hack from the Associated Press (AP) Pyongyang bureau in North Korea. You can refer to page 5 and the last three issues for background information if you have been hiding from mass media.
By Kelvin Chan AP Business Writer HONG KONG (AP) — International investors plowed money into Shanghai’s stock market, maxing out their daily limit, in the debut Monday of a landmark trading link that gives outsiders wider access to mainland China’s main stock market through brokers in Hong Kong.
By Manik Banergee Associated Press SHAHPARA, India (AP) – The scourge of polio ends in India with a lively 4-year-old girl, Rukhsar Khatoon, who became ill as a baby after her parents forgot to get her vaccinated.
By Justin Pritchard Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) – When anguished family members first called for information about their loved ones aboard a wrecked Asiana Airlines plane, instead of getting answers, they had to navigate an automated reservation system.
More than 100 Thais and Americans gathered at the American Legion hall in Shoreline Feb. 1 to stage a
By Ryan J. Foley The Associated Press IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) _ The Philippine ambassador to the U.S. personally called Iowa Public Safety Commissioner K. Brian London on Aug. 16 to seek an explanation of London’s statement that he believed Filipinos were difficult to polygraph and said he accepted his apology.