The US commonwealth of Saipan relies mostly on Chinese migrant laborers for development. But after discovering companies weren't fully paying these workers on a recent casino project, the US announced last week a $14 million settlement in back wages.
The #MeToo movement that has shaken America has not yet caught on in Japan, where discussion of sex crimes is still taboo and victims are often blamed and face backlash from speaking out.
From Iceland and Israel to Mexico and South Korea, schools around the world increasingly see rooting out sexism as their domain, before it takes hold and expresses itself in workplace abuse or domestic violence. Part 8 of Reaching for Equity: a global series on gender and power.
President Trump said he would meet with Kim Jong-un, in what would be the first meeting between a sitting American president and a North Korean leader. South Korean officials who met with Mr. Kim last week say Kim is 'committed to denuclearization.'
Ending a decades-long conflict over access to oil and gas reserves in the Timor Sea on Tuesday, Australia and East Timor made the first ever successful negotiations under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.
Inhabitants of the Klong Toey slum live under the constant threat of eviction in a rapidly expanding and modernizing city. Prateep Ungsongtham, who grew up in Thailand's largest slum, established a school for children who, without birth certificates, could not earn an education otherwise.
A South Korean delegation wrapped up a two-day visit to North Korea, the first in about 11 years, and reports North Korea said it would not need to keep its nuclear weapons if military threats against it are removed and it receives a credible security guarantee.
Women dressed in traditional costumes ride motorbikes as they attend celebrations to mark the Gudi Padwa festival, the beginning of the New Year for Maharashtrians, in Mumbai, India on Mar. 18.
In efforts to counter terrorism, Singapore has proposed a new law to prevent people from taking pictures and videos at terror attack sites. The law has drawn criticism from experts who believe it will be hard to apply in a digital age.
Indonesia has imprisoned hundreds of Islamist militants since the 2002 Bali bombings, but it has struggled to convince many of them to renounce their past. Now, an effort to bring former extremists together with victims may be sowing the seeds of peace.
The app Blind is shedding new light on sexual harassment in the country's heavily male-dominated workplace. But many South Korean users say they are yet to see significant changes in their workplaces.
Vanguard Laundry Services exclusively hires unemployed people with mental illnesses to do laundry for more than 80 hospitals and hotels in eastern Australia. The business aims to provide employees with independence and financial security.