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US: Southeast Asia Boat People Need Urgent Rescue

The United States said the thousands of migrants adrift in Southeast Asian waters need urgent rescue. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Anne Richard is in Thailand to attend a one-day meeting of Southeast Asian countries and rights groups that convened Friday. The meeting is part of a concerted effort to address the boat people problem in the Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal. "We have to save lives urgently. We have to develop better ways of discussing and meeting on these issues and...

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