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Two murderous women will be first female execution in India

Two murderous women will be first female execution in India Watch

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Two women, who kidnapped 13 young children and forced them to work as pickpockets before murdering them are about to become the first women ever ...

Can he break Christian persecution? Pope Francis says he's ready to try in China

Can he break Christian persecution? Pope Francis says he's ready to try in China Watch

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On his return flight from South Korea, Pope Francis said that he hoped to visit China soon, an act which would be the first time any Pope ...

Pope Francis Gives Important Interview On His Return From the Apostolic Visit to Korea

Pope Francis Gives Important Interview On His Return From the Apostolic Visit to Korea Watch

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By Deacon Keith A Fournier

Pope Francis is a refreshingly frank, charismatic and prophetic successor of the Apostle Peter. He stands in the trajectory of Paul VI, John Paul ...

Pope's visit to Korea highlights religious hope for reunification

Pope's visit to Korea highlights religious hope for reunification Watch

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During his visit to Korea, Pope Francis addressed a meeting of young Catholics from many Asian countries and told them that their best hope for ...

Northern India paralyzed by rampant flooding

Northern India paralyzed by rampant flooding Watch

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At least 28 people killed and thousands have been left homeless after heavy monsoon rains in northern India. Flooding in the Himalayas have ...

Pope Francis to Asian Youth: The Glory of the Martyrs Shines On You, Wake Up!

Pope Francis to Asian Youth: The Glory of the Martyrs Shines On You, Wake Up! Watch

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The martyrs of Korea - and innumerable others throughout Asia - handed over their bodies to their persecutors; to us they have handed on a ...

You Are Guardians of Hope! Pope Francis Speaks to the Bishops of Korea

You Are Guardians of Hope! Pope Francis Speaks to the Bishops of Korea Watch

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Dear brothers, a prophetic witness to the Gospel presents particular challenges to the Church in Korea, since she carries out her life and ...

AUSTRALIAN HORROR STORY: Parents leave with surrogate child's healthier offspring

AUSTRALIAN HORROR STORY: Parents leave with surrogate child's healthier offspring Watch

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International surrogate parenting, where wealthy couples in developed nations typically seek the services of poor females in developing nations ...

Pope Francis has a massive to-do list in Korea

Pope Francis has a massive to-do list in Korea Watch

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Pope Francis will travel to South Korea with a message of peace for the divided nations in his first papal visit to Asia.

Are we safe ANYWHERE? Christians suffer violence in India

Are we safe ANYWHERE? Christians suffer violence in India Watch

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Archbishop Anil Couto of New Delhi has urged local and Indian authorities to take more effective measures in fighting religiously motivated ...

Chinese government to impose own version of Christianity

Chinese government to impose own version of Christianity Watch

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China's government is officially atheistic as it openly fears that any religion will diminish its hold on its population. In response to ...

Untold breathtaking treasures discovered in Chinese king's tomb

Untold breathtaking treasures discovered in Chinese king's tomb Watch

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Weapons, chariots, gold, jade - untold historical treasures, numbering more than 10,000 in total, have been uncovered in an elaborate mausoleum ...

Hundreds dead; thousands homeless after Chinese earthquake

Hundreds dead; thousands homeless after Chinese earthquake Watch

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An earthquake in Yunnan province of southwestern China killed more than 380 people and injured roughly 1,880 more, and destroyed thousands of ...

In spite of widespread disease, many rural Indian villages refuse to use flush toilets

In spite of widespread disease, many rural Indian villages refuse to use flush toilets Watch

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While many African villages have made headway in combating such deadly disease as cholera with the mandated use of indoor flush toilets, the ...

Filipino nuns reach out to prostitutes to turn towards God

Filipino nuns reach out to prostitutes to turn towards God Watch

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While illegal, prostitution is prevalent in the Philippines. Red light districts are everywhere apparent in the big cities, and traveling ...

A triumph of 'Prayer and Action,' nuns rescue women and children from slavery in India

A triumph of 'Prayer and Action,' nuns rescue women and children from slavery in India Watch

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Catholic nuns and priests have collaborated to save as many as 200 female workers being held as slave laborers in an Indian fish factory. The rescue ...

NATIONAL SHAME: India has the most child laborers in the world

NATIONAL SHAME: India has the most child laborers in the world Watch

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Children, between the ages of five to 14 years of age are forced to work eight hours a day without break, seven days a week is a fact of life in ...

More than 100 Chinese Muslims killed in Xinjiang in 'terror attack'

More than 100 Chinese Muslims killed in Xinjiang in 'terror attack' Watch

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Nearly 100 people are now dead or wounded in a clash in Xinjiang, home to China's mostly Muslim Uyghur minority. Authorities have described the ...

Pope Francis to beatify 124 Koreans during August visit

Pope Francis to beatify 124 Koreans during August visit Watch

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Pope Francis plans to beatify Korea's first martyr, Paul Yun Ji-chung, as well his 123 companions in his visit to South Korea in August. Paul Yun ...

Sinister Smartphone app lets teenagers to have casual sex with strangers

Sinister Smartphone app lets teenagers to have casual sex with strangers Watch

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Teenagers down under in Australia are using a popular smartphone app, called Tinder to arrange for sexual encounters with strangers. Although the ...

China begins vaccine devolopment with a BANG!

China begins vaccine devolopment with a BANG! Watch

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China is expected to begin exporting a manufactured vaccine for Japanese encephalitis by early 2015 to needy Southeast Asian countries.

India battles to contain 'brain fever' as death toll approaches 570

India battles to contain 'brain fever' as death toll approaches 570 Watch

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By Nita Bhalla, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Almost 570 people in India have died after contracting encephalitis, commonly known as "brain fever," health authorities said on Friday, warning ...

India's secret suicide epidemic! 2013 saw more than 150,000 deaths!

India's secret suicide epidemic! 2013 saw more than 150,000 deaths! Watch

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Men in India are twice as likely to commit suicide according to an Indian government agency which is responsible for collecting and analyzing ...

Typhoon caused 47 deaths in plane crash in Taiwan

Typhoon caused 47 deaths in plane crash in Taiwan Watch

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...