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Typhoon caused 47 deaths in plane crash in Taiwan

Typhoon caused 47 deaths in plane crash in Taiwan Watch

Asia Pacific

A TransAsia Airways turboprop plane crashed on an island off the coast of Taiwan as it attempted a desperate emergency landing during a typhoon ...

NATIONAL DISGRACE: India is home to one in three of all forced child marriages

NATIONAL DISGRACE: India is home to one in three of all forced child marriages Watch

Asia Pacific

It's a national shame for Southeast Asia's economic powerhouse: One in all three forced child marriages in the world is in India. It's a regional ...

Men outnumber women in India, Nepal and Bangladesh new study says

Men outnumber women in India, Nepal and Bangladesh new study says Watch

Asia Pacific

A United Nations report, released on July 22, says that India needs to take urgent action following a sharp decline in its child sex ratio.

DEATH INDUSTRY: Pakistan's stone crushing factories take toll on workers

DEATH INDUSTRY: Pakistan's stone crushing factories take toll on workers Watch

Asia Pacific

Any type of industry in developing nations are usually seen as good things, but this is not always the case. Pakistan's stone crushing factories, ...

CRY FOR JUSTICE: Filipino women demand stronger voice in governments

CRY FOR JUSTICE: Filipino women demand stronger voice in governments Watch

Asia Pacific

By Froilyn Mendoza, Thomson Reuters Foundation

When the government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) signed the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro on October ...

British nun who founded order in India declared Venerable by Pope

British nun who founded order in India declared Venerable by Pope Watch

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Pope Francis, for the second time in less than a month, has moved a British woman closer to canonization. His gesture for Mother Mary Veronica of ...

Only one hospital in China would remove this 33 pound tumor!

Only one hospital in China would remove this 33 pound tumor! Watch

Asia Pacific

An 11-year-old Chinese girl has undergone a successful operation to remove a 33 pound tumor from her abdomen.

BREAKING NEWS: 295 people killed after Malaysia Airlines passenger jet shot down over Ukraine

BREAKING NEWS: 295 people killed after Malaysia Airlines passenger jet shot down over Ukraine Watch

Asia Pacific

There's shocking news near the Ukrainian-Russian border today. A Malaysian Airlines passenger plane with 295 aboard - 280 passengers, and 15 ...

Indian orphanage refuses to expel 23 students who are HIV positive

Indian orphanage refuses to expel 23 students who are HIV positive Watch

Asia Pacific

Refusing to bow to public pressure, a Catholic school in Goa, India says it will not remove 23 students from an orphanage that caters mainly to ...

Anti-Vietnamese tension rides high in Cambodia

Anti-Vietnamese tension rides high in Cambodia Watch

Asia Pacific

Southeast Asia has recently been plagued with hate crime and intolerance against ethnic and religious minorities. The one seeming exception seems ...

The Philippines wait with dread as massive storm head to capital

The Philippines wait with dread as massive storm head to capital Watch

Asia Pacific

Thousands have fled in the Philippines as the strongest typhoon this year hit the country on July 15.

Would you ride a train over India's 1,100 foot high bridge?

Would you ride a train over India's 1,100 foot high bridge? Watch

Asia Pacific

India is all set to complete the world's highest railway bridge by 2016.

Bangladesh Christians in uproar over convent attack and assaulted nuns

Bangladesh Christians in uproar over convent attack and assaulted nuns Watch

Asia Pacific

Bangladesh, a majority Muslim South Asian nation is reeling in outrage over an attack upon a convent where men attempted to rape the nuns. Armed ...

Women-led households struggle to survive in tumultuous Sri Lanka

Women-led households struggle to survive in tumultuous Sri Lanka Watch

Asia Pacific

In the Sri Lankan village of Valipunam, north of the nation's capital of Colombo, nearly 55,000 households headed by women in the country's ...

Half of all of China's foreign aid went to Africa

Half of all of China's foreign aid went to Africa Watch

Asia Pacific

China has revealed that of the $14 billion foreign aid it doled out between 2010 and 2012, more than half went to Africa. The economic powerhouse ...

Islamic courts hold no sway in India, high court declares

Islamic courts hold no sway in India, high court declares Watch

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Individuals within India may abide by Sharia court rulings if they wish, but cannot be legally forced to do so, Supreme Court Judge C. K. Prasad ...

This baby is about to have his life changed!

This baby is about to have his life changed! Watch

Asia Pacific

A Chinese boy is about to receive life-changing surgery to remove a melon sized tumor located at the base of his spine.

Half a million demonstrate against communist China

Half a million demonstrate against communist China Watch

Asia Pacific

Over 500 people were arrested in Hong Kong on July 2-the 17th anniversary of Britain's handover of the island to China-as part of a protest of ...

Investigators think they now know who is responsible for disappearance of Flight MH370

Investigators think they now know who is responsible for disappearance of Flight MH370 Watch

Asia Pacific

Two stunning facts have been revealed that strongly suggest the captain of Flight MH370 was responsible for the loss of the flight which presumably ...

China blames Africans for increased drug trafficking

China blames Africans for increased drug trafficking Watch

Asia Pacific

In China, drug offenses involving foreigners have risen sharply over the last year, an official with China's Ministry of Public Security said.

Christians forbidden to say 'Allah' in Malaysia

Christians forbidden to say 'Allah' in Malaysia Watch

Asia Pacific

Catholics in Malaysia are forbidden to say the word "Allah," which is the Arabic name for God, in Malaysia. Malaysia's highest court has upheld ...

3,000 year old pants coming to a store near you!

3,000 year old pants coming to a store near you! Watch

Asia Pacific

The world's oldest pants may be brought back to live by web-based fashion company Betabrand.

Young Pakistani woman gang-raped, murdered and hung from a tree

Young Pakistani woman gang-raped, murdered and hung from a tree Watch

Asia Pacific

It appears to be a copycat killing of a most horrific crime in a neighboring nation. Police say that 20-year-old Muzammil Bibi was gang-raped, killed ...

Giant nugget of gold dubbed 'Devil's Ear' due to occult coincidences

Giant nugget of gold dubbed 'Devil's Ear' due to occult coincidences Watch

Asia Pacific

Finding an enormous chunk of gold in the wilderness would at first seem to be a stroke of momentous good luck. People aren't so sure in Siberia, ...

New report criticizes four countries for refusing to fight slavery

New report criticizes four countries for refusing to fight slavery Watch

Asia Pacific

Four countries have been singled out by the U.S. in its annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report for failing to take sufficient action against ...

Thousands flee Thailand as military cracks down on illegal labor

Thousands flee Thailand as military cracks down on illegal labor Watch

Asia Pacific

Tens of thousands of illegal immigrants from Cambodia are crossing the Thai-Cambodian border back into Cambodia, as the military junta that took ...

India's epidemic of rape and violence continues

India's epidemic of rape and violence continues Watch

Asia Pacific

India continues to be plagued by violent crimes against women, with a woman who was raped and then hanged on June 12 being the most recent example.

Sainthood to be conferred to priest, nun from India

Sainthood to be conferred to priest, nun from India Watch

Asia Pacific

Two beatified candidates from Kerala, Father Kuriakose Elias Chavara and Sister Euphrasia will be conferred sainthood by the Vatican on November ...