Women are increasingly being trafficked into India's sex industry from countries outside South Asia that do not have repatriation agreements.
Environmental activists claimed victory after the country's military govt agreed in talks not to use forested land to develop luxury property.
So far no fatalities or major injuries have been reported from the volcano, which began erupting on Thursday, but at least 26 homes have been destroyed.
A breakthrough deal to fundamentally change China's economic policies is viewed as highly unlikely, though a package of short-term Chinese measures could delay US tariffs.
"They are being sacrificed on the altar of a touristic experience. It's a tragedy for Bangkok and for Thailand," said Michael Herzfeld.
A US trade delegation arrived in Beijing for key talks over tariffs, with Chinese state media saying China will stand up to US bullying if needed.
Only a handful of India's 100 most polluted cities have drawn up plans to combat air pollution despite being asked to do so three years ago.
Opposition leader Mahathir Mohamad hopes to shift loyalty away from Prime Minister Najib Razak.
The WHO's database of more than 4,300 cities showed Indian cities such as New Delhi, Varanasi and Patna were among the most polluted.
Girls are trafficked into domestic servitude or sex slavery after their parents illegally marry them off, said officials in the Indian state of Maharashtra.
Indonesia's disaster management agency is encouraging civil society groups to involve women more in efforts to build resilience.
Not since the 1950-53 Korean War had a North Korean leader set foot on South Korean soil.
No one will be forcibly relocated to Bhasanchar island, official says; MSF preparing for ‘mass casualties’
"After the 1,000 interviews and statistical analysis, we can draw certain conclusions about the perpetrators of crime and patterns of crime," one official said.
"There is a big gap between the rate with which this problem is expanding and our response to it," said Sunitha Krishnan.