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A fishing boat worker rests while his boat is in port in Thailand. File photograph: Paula Bronstein/Getty

While forced labour exists throughout the world, nowhere is the problem more rampant than in the South China Sea, and especially in the Thai fishing f(...)

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has suspended his controversial anti-drugs campaign and pledged to clean up the police force. Photograph: Ezra Acayan/Reuters

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has suspended his controversial anti-drugs campaign and pledged to clean up the police force, after a scandal ov(...)

Killer robots are seen as the next step on from drones, unmanned aerial vehicles intended initially for surveillance bu adapted for carrying out targeted killings. Pictures is an X-47B pilot-less drone combat aircraft flying over the aircraft carrier, the USS George H. W. Bush. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters.

“Killer robots” that could attack targets autonomously without a human pulling the trigger pose a threat to international stability and should be bann(...)