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Indonesia Arrests Eight in Major Human Trafficking Bust

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Indonesian authorities arrested eight suspects for their involvement in a human trafficking ring (Reuters). Police identified the event as the country’s largest human trafficking bust with 1,200 victims. The victims went abroad to become domestic workers in Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Syria (Morocco World News). The promise of high-paying jobs lured those trafficked who […]

100,000 Deaths Due to Haze, Report Claims

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A study published by public health experts from Harvard and Columbia estimated that roughly 100,000 people in Southeast Asia may have died prematurely as a consequence of exposure to the 2015 haze. Haze is a euphemism for the widespread smog produced by forest fires throughout Indonesia due to forest clearing for palm oil plantations. Last […]