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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's president says violent protests by Ethiopian Jews have "exposed an open, bleeding wound in the heart of Israeli society" and that the country must respond to their grievances.
By Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Aubrey Belford PADANG BESAR / NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, Thailand (Reuters) - Thai police have arrested a man they believe is the key figure behind a brutal human trafficking network that ran a jungle camp where dozens of bodies have been found. Soe Naing, widely known as Anwar, was detained on Wednesday as authorities closed in on a camp near the Thai-Malaysia border where as many as 400 trafficked migrants, mainly Rohingya and Bangladeshis, were imprisoned for ransom, Police Colonel Anuchon Chamat, deputy commander of police in Nakhon Si Thammarat province, told Reuters. His arrest, and the uncovering of the camp containing 26 bodies on Friday, is the first major bust of a trade in humans that activists and some Thai officials say has been allowed to flourish for years amid indifference and, sometimes, complicity by Thai authorities.