|U.N., U.S. call for investigations into Thai trafficking of Rohingya|
BANGKOK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United Nations and the United States called Friday for investigations into the findings of a Reuters report that Thai immigration officials moved Myanmar refugees into human trafficking rings.
|Cuba gives WTO last hurdle before historic trade reform|
NUSA DUA, Indonesia (Reuters) - Ministers appeared close to sealing the world's biggest trade reform for two decades early on Saturday after India, the most vocal holdout, endorsed a draft text presented by the head of the World Trade Organization.
|Aide to North Korean leader's ousted uncle seeks asylum in South: media|
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea could be facing its most serious defection in 15 years as South Korean media said on Friday that a man who managed funds for the ousted uncle of leader Kim Jong Un had fled the isolated country and sought asylum in South Korea.
|France agrees to help African nations set up military force|
PARIS (Reuters) - France agreed on Friday to help African nations create a joint military force to tackle coups, wars and rebellions on the continent, after the former colonial power was forced into its second military operation in Africa this year.
|World Cup draw opens door for game's big guns|
COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil (Reuters) - - The convoluted draw for next year's World Cup finals in Brazil on Friday produced a set of groups in which most of soccer's big guns will fancy their chances of reaching the knockout stages.
|France launches mission to halt Central African Republic violence|
BANGUI (Reuters) - France rushed troops to Central African Republic on Friday, its second major African intervention in a year, but clashes between Muslim and Christian militias continued unabated, spilling into widespread killings of civilians.