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Police in Laos seize meth pills in one of biggest busts

Sep. 24, 2022 12:34 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Authorities in Laos have made their third largest seizure ever of methamphetamine, confiscating a haul of 33 million tablets along with 500 kilograms (1,100 pounds) of crystal methamphetamine, an official with the U.N. anti-crime agency said Saturday. The huge bust...

Malaysian dad pleads help for scam victims after son died

Sep. 21, 2022 06:28 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The parents of a Malaysian man who died after falling prey to a human trafficking scheme appealed Wednesday to the government to rescue other scam victims trapped in Myanmar and Cambodia, saying they hoped there would be no more fatalities. ...

Vietnam War photographer Tim Page dies in Australia at 78

Aug. 25, 2022 02:06 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Legendary Vietnam War photographer, writer and counter-culture documenter Tim Page died Wednesday at his Australian home. He was 78 years old. The British-born, self-taught photographer died of liver cancer with friends at his bedside at his rural home at...