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Thailand, Malaysia Step Up Border Action as Refugee Crisis Mounts

The police chiefs of Thailand and Malaysia will hold talks on holding back a tide of migrants landing on their shores,officials said, as a leading organization warned that about 7,000 people were still adrift in the Bay of Bengal. The United Nations appealed to governments of Southeast Asian nations not to push back the boats, many of them packed with hungry and sick refugees, that have been abandoned by smugglers following a crackdown by Thailand. "We can foresee a humanitarian...

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