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February 22, 2017 10:40 PM What's New In Those DHS Memos On Immigration Enforcement?

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested 680 people during the first week of February. The memos call for 10,000 more ICE officers and agents as well as 5,000 more agents at U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Ever since Donald Trump entered the presidential race, his comments on illegal immigration have been pored over in the press — from vows to deport 4

February 22, 2017 9:52 PM Malaysia names North Korean diplomat wanted for questioning in murder case

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian police on Wednesday named a North Korean diplomat along with a state airline official who are wanted for questioning over the murder of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korea's leader. Kim Jong Nam, 46, was killed at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Feb. 13, while preparing to board a flight to Macau, where 5

February 22, 2017 2:50 PM Amnesty International: Rights Slipping in Southeast Asia

Amnesty International says Southeast Asia faces ongoing human rights challenges with activists and civil society targeted by governments amid ongoing failures of accountability by security forces. In its latest annual report, covering 159 countries, Amnesty warns of a "shrinking civic space" across Asia and the Pacific, as authorities invoke a range 5

February 21, 2017 11:46 PM US sets sweeping crackdown on nearly all illegal immigrants

WASHINGTON, United States — The Department of Homeland Security issued tough new orders Tuesday to begin a sweeping crackdown on illegal immigrants, putting nearly all of the country’s 11 million undocumented foreigners in their cross-hairs. Two memos issued by DHS Secretary John Kelly order border patrol and immigration officers to deport as quickly 5

February 21, 2017 6:46 PM Trump’s New Guidance Calls for Vigorous Immigration Enforcement

The immigration-enforcement guidance issued by President Trump Tuesday morning patently aims to shift the presumption against deportation created by President Obama’s guidance. In 2014, under the guise of setting out “immigration enforcement priorities,” Obama’s Department of Homeland Security established a three-tier system for deportation. This was quite 4

February 21, 2017 5:01 PM SC upholds pork charges against Napoles

After winning the support of the Duterte administration, businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles has lost in one of her attempts to clear her name in the country’s biggest corruption scandal. The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the indictment of Napoles and two of her coaccused for graft and malversation of public funds in one of the cases filed by the Office 5

February 21, 2017 4:34 PM WHAT WENT BEFORE: Janet Lim-Napoles and PDAF scam

In July 2013, the Inquirer published a five-part special report on allegations that businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles channeled some P10 billion in Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) into ghost projects in over 10 years. Two months later, the National Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Justice filed the first set of charges in the pork barrel 5

February 21, 2017 4:19 PM Senate to probe death squad ‘confession’

MANILA, Philippines - Warning of a possible perjury case because of changing testimonies, Sen. Panfilo Lacson said yesterday retired police officer Arthur Lascañas would have another chance to tell his story on the existence of a Davao death squad (DDS), once the Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs sits down to listen to his claims 11

February 21, 2017 1:48 PM CHR: New witness is key to Duterte murder probe

Philippine Commission on Human Rights chief Jose Gascon says new evidence from a retired policeman had removed 'murkiness' about events in the president's past GENEVA, Switzerland – A probe into whether Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ran a death squad is making progress following crucial whistleblower testimony this week, the head of the country's 5

February 21, 2017 10:57 AM Reliance Jio’s new tariff plans will create shockwaves across the industry

As Mukesh Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Jio took to the stage to show his gratitude to the 100 million customers Jio has amassed in a mere 170 days, ripples ran across the entire telecom industry. No, it wasn’t another run-of-the-mill unlimited offer for everyone who wants to jump onto the 4G LTE bandwagon. Instead Reliance Jio is about to end its offer 3