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US: Boat People in Southeast Asia Need 'Urgent Rescue'

The United States says the thousands of migrants adrift in Southeast Asian waters need urgent rescue. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Anne Richard told reporters in Bangkok Friday, "We have to save lives urgently."  Richard is in Thailand to attend a one-day meeting of Southeast Asian countries and rights groups that convened Friday as part of a concerted effort to address the boat people problem in the Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal. William Lacy, director of the...

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