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July 13, 2020

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Lives not lost: Asia sees unexpected gains in virus lockdowns

Lives not lost: Asia sees unexpected gains in virus lockdowns

Emergency workers usually busy attending accidents on Thailand's roads mill around ambulances parked at a service station -- fewer crashes and crimes a welcome outcome for several Asian countries during coronavirus lockdowns.As Asia starts to assess the damag

Lives not lost: Asia sees unexpected gains in virus lockdowns

Lives not lost: Asia sees unexpected gains in virus lockdowns

Emergency workers usually busy attending accidents on Thailand's roads mill around ambulances parked at a service station -- fewer crashes and crimes a welcome outcome for several Asian countries during coronavirus lockdowns.As Asia starts to assess the damag

Frenchman cleared of charges for aiding migrants

Frenchman cleared of charges for aiding migrants

A French court on Wednesday scrapped all charges against a man who helped migrants enter the country illegally, the final chapter in a groundbreaking case that defined so-called "crimes of solidarity".Cedric Herrou, an olive farmer in southern France who hel

South Korea raises age of consent from 13 to 16

South Korea raises age of consent from 13 to 16

South Korea has raised the age of consent for sex to 16 from 13 as it seeks to strengthen protection for minors following accusations the existing law on sex crimes was too weak.Under the revised law, adults who have sex with under-16-year-olds will be prosecu

New York's Guardian Angels zero in on coronavirus crisis

New York's Guardian Angels zero in on coronavirus crisis

Wearing a military-style red beret with matching sateen bomber jacket, volunteer crime fighter Arnaldo Salinas patrols a New York neighborhood experiencing a spike in burglaries during the coronavirus shutdown.Salinas is a member of the Guardian Angels, an una