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Banished Filipino refugees remarkably live and work on the ocean

Banished Filipino refugees remarkably live and work on the ocean Watch

Asia Pacific

By Hannah Raissa Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Filipino refugees have chosen to establish a community on stilts over the ocean, off the coast of Malaysia, after their country banished them for ...

30 dead migrants dug up inside Southern Thailand human-trafficking camp

30 dead migrants dug up inside Southern Thailand human-trafficking camp Watch

Asia Pacific

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A gruesome scenario was discovered by authorities after reaching remote woodland that served as a camp for human traffickers. About 30 bodies of ...

Nearly 9,000 charities in India cancelled due to foreign funds

Nearly 9,000 charities in India cancelled due to foreign funds Watch

Asia Pacific

By Aditya Kalra, Thomson Reuters Foundation

India has cancelled the registration of nearly 9,000 charities for failing to declare details of donations from abroad, as New Delhi tightens ...

Death toll from Nepal earthquake sails past 6,000

Death toll from Nepal earthquake sails past 6,000 Watch

Asia Pacific

In perhaps the nation's worst ever natural disaster, the death toll in the Nepal quake has sailed past 6,000. Current figures put the current ...

CHILLING VIDEO emerges of Nepal motorist being flattened in earthquake

CHILLING VIDEO emerges of Nepal motorist being flattened in earthquake Watch

Asia Pacific

The chilling moment when motorists were flattened by a collapsing building in Kathmandu during the Nepalese earthquake has surfaced in a video ...

Missing Chinese boy turns up dead weighing only 33 pounds in emergency shelter

Missing Chinese boy turns up dead weighing only 33 pounds in emergency shelter Watch

Asia Pacific

A 13-year-old mentally disabled boy in China went missing for six months. He was found later, starved to death, weighing only 33 pounds in a ...

Nepal's earthquake to become their worst disaster in history: Death counts increase, relief operations slow

Nepal's earthquake to become their worst disaster in history: Death counts increase, relief operations slow Watch

Asia Pacific

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Nepal's earthquake reaches a death toll of 5,057 as of Tuesday reports, the Prime Minister of Nepal believes it could reach up to 10,000 people, ...

Real life Rapunzel: Indian girl dreams of holding world record for longest hair - it's seven feet long!

Real life Rapunzel: Indian girl dreams of holding world record for longest hair - it's seven feet long! Watch

Asia Pacific

Hailed by some as "the Indian Rapunzel," Smita Srivastava, of Allahabad holds several awards for the extreme length of her hair. At ...

Thousands dead in Nepal's worst earthquake in 81 years

Thousands dead in Nepal's worst earthquake in 81 years Watch

Asia Pacific

Thousands are reported dead, and many more people remain unaccounted for after a devastating earthquake in Nepal. In the capital city of ...

Two thousand Indian girls killed daily due to preference for male children

Two thousand Indian girls killed daily due to preference for male children Watch

Asia Pacific

By Nita Bhalla, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Two thousand girls are "killed" every day due to a preference for sons in India with most aborted or murdered just after birth, the country's ...

13-year-old Indian girl, forced into arranged marriage, seeks help from school principal with touching letter

13-year-old Indian girl, forced into arranged marriage, seeks help from school principal with touching letter Watch

Asia Pacific

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Begging for help, a 13-year-old girl from India wrote to her school principal after failing to convince her own parents not to have her married ...

CHINESE BEAT COLUMBUS: Bronze artifacts suggest East Asia traded with New World 2,600 years ago

CHINESE BEAT COLUMBUS: Bronze artifacts suggest East Asia traded with New World 2,600 years ago Watch

Asia Pacific

According to a series of bronze artifacts found at the "Rising Whale" site in Cape Espenberg, Alaska, trade was taking place between East Asia ...

Pakistani Christian boy dies after being set on fire by Muslims

Pakistani Christian boy dies after being set on fire by Muslims Watch

Asia Pacific

Fourteen-year-old Nauman Masih, a Pakistani Christian boy has died five days after being set on fire by two Muslim men. Nauman was set on fire in ...

One million people forced to harvest Uzbek cotton last year

One million people forced to harvest Uzbek cotton last year Watch

Asia Pacific

By Maria Caspani, Thomson Reuters Foundation

The Uzbek government forced into labor more than one million people in the 2014 cotton harvest, while officials siphoned off profits at ...

Mass whale stranding in Japan spurs fear of impending earthquake

Mass whale stranding in Japan spurs fear of impending earthquake Watch

Asia Pacific

Could it be an ominous forebear of an impending natural catastrophe? The mass stranding of 160 melon-headed whales on two beaches in Japan has ...

Anti-vaccination parents in Australia denied up to $15,000 in benefits

Anti-vaccination parents in Australia denied up to $15,000 in benefits Watch

Asia Pacific

By Hannah Raissa Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

In Australia, starting January 2016, changes in childcare and welfare will take effect and will take toll on parents who refuse to have their ...

American aid worker deported from North Korea for alleged spying

American aid worker deported from North Korea for alleged spying Watch

Asia Pacific

By Hannah Raissa Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Accused of anti-Pyongyang plot-breeding, Sandra Suh was deported from North Korea and arrived in Beijing, China this week, according to the United ...

WORLDWIDE WARNING!: Missing Malaysian aircraft MH370 may be stored in Muslim country and used to carry out nuclear attacks on U.S.

WORLDWIDE WARNING!: Missing Malaysian aircraft MH370 may be stored in Muslim country and used to carry out nuclear attacks on U.S. Watch

Asia Pacific

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Locals from a small island community in the Maldives claim they saw an unusual large jet flying very low over their island of Kudahuvadhoo on March ...

Amazing ancient underground city uncovered in Turkey

Amazing ancient underground city uncovered in Turkey Watch

Asia Pacific

Hiding underground from malevolent forces has always been with humankind, it appears. Builders in Turkey accidentally found one of the largest ...

Hidden pyramid in Indonesia could be four times older than ones in Egypt

Hidden pyramid in Indonesia could be four times older than ones in Egypt Watch

Asia Pacific

A hidden pyramid in an Indonesian hillside could rewrite ancient history. Egypt's oldest pyramid was built 5,000 years ago. If archaeologists ...

Exposing secrets: American journalist posed as teacher in North Korea gains insight into an intesnse lifestyle

Exposing secrets: American journalist posed as teacher in North Korea gains insight into an intesnse lifestyle Watch

Asia Pacific

By Hannah Raissa Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Students from the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology had no reaction when Suki Kim, an American writer and journalist posing as their ...

Rare conjoined twins born in Indonesia with attached chest, abdomen - and heart

Rare conjoined twins born in Indonesia with attached chest, abdomen - and heart Watch

Asia Pacific

Conjoined twin girls in Indonesia have been born with a very rare genetic condition. Both girls share a chest, abdomen - and a heart. Photos have ...

Isolation, depression hounds tuberculosis patients as virulently as the disease

Isolation, depression hounds tuberculosis patients as virulently as the disease Watch

Asia Pacific

By Nita Bhalla, Thomson Reuters Foundation

When Indian street-food seller Kumar Pal first began treatment for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis two years ago, he quickly spiraled into ...

TAKEN VERY SERIOUSLY: 600 high school students expelled for cheating in Eastern India

TAKEN VERY SERIOUSLY: 600 high school students expelled for cheating in Eastern India Watch

Asia Pacific

In its attempts to become a world leader and an economic powerhouse, the nation of India is taking those who take academic shortcuts, by ...

Lawyer for doctor who helped track down Osama bin Laden ASSASSINATED

Lawyer for doctor who helped track down Osama bin Laden ASSASSINATED Watch

Asia Pacific

An important link in the take down of al-Qaeda leader, Osama bin Laden has been ruthlessly gunned down in retaliation. Attorney Samiullah Khan ...

VIDEO BLOCKED: Islamic State video shows Indonesian children training with weapons

VIDEO BLOCKED: Islamic State video shows Indonesian children training with weapons Watch

Asia Pacific

Yet another horrible Islamic State video, this one intended to recruit followers in Indonesia, depicts Indonesian children, all younger than 15 ...

Pakistani Prime Minister denounced for failing to protect Christians, religious minorities

Pakistani Prime Minister denounced for failing to protect Christians, religious minorities Watch

Asia Pacific

Pakistan's Prime Minister must take partial blame for the deadly attacks on Christian churchgoers in Lahore this past weekend. Archbishop Joseph ...

Did researchers find 'yeti' hair samples? Or is it something completely different?

Did researchers find 'yeti' hair samples? Or is it something completely different? Watch

Asia Pacific

By Hannah Raissa Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

According to new research from the journal ZooKeys, the so-called "yeti" hair samples as determined by a prior research, were only from brown bears. ...