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Military combats return to Japan after seven decades of strict restrictions

Military combats return to Japan after seven decades of strict restrictions Watch

Asia Pacific

By Linky C. (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

For the first time in 70 years, Japan's military will now have limited powers to participate in military activities concerning conflicts, as Prime ...

Tibetan Monk Delek Rinpoche cremated in Chinese prison against family's wishes

Tibetan Monk Delek Rinpoche cremated in Chinese prison against family's wishes Watch

Asia Pacific

By Linky C. (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Tibetan Monk, Tenzin Delek Rinpoche's body has been cremated against the will of his family in a secret Chinese prison. Prior to the cremation, ...

Famous Siberian 60-meter deep crater mystery solved

Famous Siberian 60-meter deep crater mystery solved Watch

Asia Pacific

By Hannah Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A "never observed" process that has puzzled Russian scientists is now understood. Through an expedition last week, researchers found out that the ...

Indonesia's rumbling volcano causes flight cancellations and panic for tourists

Indonesia's rumbling volcano causes flight cancellations and panic for tourists Watch

Asia Pacific

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

An active volcano in Java, Indonesia has been rumbling and spewing ashes over the last week, causing flight cancellations to tourist hub Bali and ...

Inspiring story of a homeless nine-year-old Filipino boy who does his homework on the streets

Inspiring story of a homeless nine-year-old Filipino boy who does his homework on the streets Watch

Asia Pacific

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Nine-year-old Daniel Cabrera has inspired people around the world with one heart-warming photo. In the viral photo, the child is shown doing his ...

Christianity not prevailing religion with China's youth -- The reality may shock you

Christianity not prevailing religion with China's youth -- The reality may shock you Watch

Asia Pacific

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The prevailing faith among young people under the age of 30 in China is not Christianity, but Islam, according to a new study that was released by ...

Chinese stunned as $2.8 Trillion is wiped from markets

Chinese stunned as $2.8 Trillion is wiped from markets Watch

Asia Pacific

The stock market goes up - but it eventually must come down. Over the past three weeks, the Chinese stock market has taken a beating. This comes ...

HORRIFIC PHOTOS- Filipino children forced to scavenge through rubbish for pennies a day

HORRIFIC PHOTOS- Filipino children forced to scavenge through rubbish for pennies a day Watch

Asia Pacific

In a horrific example of child labor that should not be tolerated in any developed nation, Filipino children scavenge through polluted rivers ...

Same-sex unions by Filipinos abroad will go unrecognized in Philippines

Same-sex unions by Filipinos abroad will go unrecognized in Philippines Watch

Asia Pacific

Filipinos who marry members of the same sex while abroad will not see the perceived legal benefits in their native Philippines, a government ...

Successor to Mother Teresa dies at 81

Successor to Mother Teresa dies at 81 Watch

Asia Pacific

The successor to Mother Theresa, Sister Nirmala Joshi has died at the age of 81. People all over the world remember her for her selfless ...

China's Yulin Dog Meat Festival continues despite global outrage

China's Yulin Dog Meat Festival continues despite global outrage Watch

Asia Pacific

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The annual dog meat festival in Yulin, China went on despite a major online campaign to put a stop to the highly controversial event. Protesters ...

Sexual inequity in India leads girls to suffer the worst from malnutrition

Sexual inequity in India leads girls to suffer the worst from malnutrition Watch

Asia Pacific

By Ruhi Kandhari, Thomson Reuters Foundation

When Palak was found barely breathing buried under a mound of soil in an impoverished village in eastern India, doctors who treated the ...

19-year-old GIANT TORTOISE takes a stroll through the streets of Tokyo

19-year-old GIANT TORTOISE takes a stroll through the streets of Tokyo Watch

Asia Pacific

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Bon-chan, a giant tortoise, slowly strolled through Tokyo's streets, to the delight of the many Japanese people he met along his very slow journey. ...

CHILD BRIDE CRISIS: Unprepared young girls forced to marry, have children, undermining nation's future

CHILD BRIDE CRISIS: Unprepared young girls forced to marry, have children, undermining nation's future Watch

Asia Pacific

By Emma Batha, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Bangladesh must ramp up efforts to tackle its "epidemic" of child marriage -- a problem fueled by the country's repeated natural disasters, ...

Journalist set on fire in India for controversial Facebook posts

Journalist set on fire in India for controversial Facebook posts Watch

Asia Pacific

By Hannah Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Police claim journalist, Jagendra Singh, set himself on fire before they arrived to arrest him for posting allegations against Ram Murti Verma, a ...

Straight from the Bible: Resembling the words of Exodus, thousands of real-life toads swarm the roads after storm

Straight from the Bible: Resembling the words of Exodus, thousands of real-life toads swarm the roads after storm Watch

Asia Pacific

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Thousands of toads swarmed an area at Liaoning Province, China after a heavy downpour, hopping out of a lake nearby. The toads were filmed as they ...

Chinese scenic national park to feature world's largest glass-bottom bridge

Chinese scenic national park to feature world's largest glass-bottom bridge Watch

Asia Pacific

It is yet another sensational construction on the part of China, but it is definitely not recommended for those with an abiding fear of heights. ...

HORRORS! Chinese surgeon transplants the heads of 1,000 mice - and wants to go further .

HORRORS! Chinese surgeon transplants the heads of 1,000 mice - and wants to go further . Watch

Asia Pacific

Heads or tails? Chinese surgeon Xiaoping Ren has done a little of both. Performing roughly 1,000 head transplants on mice since 2013, Ren has had ...

FOUR MILLION U.S. federal workers' personal information hacked by Chinese group

FOUR MILLION U.S. federal workers' personal information hacked by Chinese group Watch

Asia Pacific

The personal information of four million federal workers has been hacked by a group working in China. There are fears that this group is ...

Success against polio in Pakistan with 70 percent drop in cases

Success against polio in Pakistan with 70 percent drop in cases Watch

Asia Pacific

While still war-torn and fragmented, there is good news in the nation of Pakistan. Polio cases in the area have dropped by 70 percent as troops ...

'Lost and Found' website helps locate India's missing children, lost to illegal labor and prostitution

'Lost and Found' website helps locate India's missing children, lost to illegal labor and prostitution Watch

Asia Pacific

By Nita Bhalla, Thomson Reuters Foundation

The Indian government has launched a "Lost and Found" Web site to help families trace the tens of thousands of children in the country who go ...

Rescuers race to pull hundreds of passengers from capsized Chinese cruise ship

Rescuers race to pull hundreds of passengers from capsized Chinese cruise ship Watch

Asia Pacific

The search is on for survivors in a cruise ship that capsized on China's Yangtze River. At least 458 people were on board the ship when it ...

Vatican adviser denounces Australia's Cardinal Pell as 'almost sociopathic'

Vatican adviser denounces Australia's Cardinal Pell as 'almost sociopathic' Watch

Asia Pacific

A member of the Vatican's child protection commission, the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors' Peter Saunders has harshly ...

Motorcyclist KEEPS RIGHT ON playing his Smartphone BEFORE - and AFTER wreck

Motorcyclist KEEPS RIGHT ON playing his Smartphone BEFORE - and AFTER wreck Watch

Asia Pacific

The message on billboards everywhere is clear: DON'T TEXT AND DRIVE! People everywhere blithely ignore this sound advice and keep right on ...

Woman accused of witchcraft axed by group of men in Papua New Guinea

Woman accused of witchcraft axed by group of men in Papua New Guinea Watch

Asia Pacific

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Despite a law against revenge killing for use of black magic, created in 2013, a woman has been axed by men in Papua New Guinea. Police are now ...

India's heatwave death toll rises: Six young boys drown in desperation to cool down

India's heatwave death toll rises: Six young boys drown in desperation to cool down Watch

Asia Pacific

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

As the heatwave crisis in India continues, reaching a temperature of 48 degrees Celsius, more and more people are subduing to the desperation of ...

India's blistering heat continues: Roadways are MELTING under the sun

India's blistering heat continues: Roadways are MELTING under the sun Watch

Asia Pacific

By Hannah Raissa Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Forecasters issued a warning that the extreme heat beating down on India will continue to get worse. About 1,100 people have already died from the ...