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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

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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

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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

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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. ...

PAKISTAN'S WORST CHRISTIAN MASSACRE YET: 15 people killed, dozens injured in Lahore church bombings

PAKISTAN'S WORST CHRISTIAN MASSACRE YET: 15 people killed, dozens injured in Lahore church bombings Watch

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Pakistan's worst attack on its Christian religious minority occurred this past weekend when two churches in Lahore were targeted by suicide ...

SHAME OF A NATION: Elderly nun gang-raped by six men in West Bengal

SHAME OF A NATION: Elderly nun gang-raped by six men in West Bengal Watch

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Authorities in eastern India are continuing their search for six men wanted in connection with the gang rape of a 74-year-old nun in West Bengal. ...

How a single moist towelette on the beach has renewed speculation over the disappearance of Flight MH370

How a single moist towelette on the beach has renewed speculation over the disappearance of Flight MH370 Watch

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Various media outlets are breaking the news that a single piece of evidence, possibly linked to the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, ...

Star of Mother Teresa story 'The Letters' experienced something remarkable in India

Star of Mother Teresa story 'The Letters' experienced something remarkable in India Watch

Asia Pacific

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

During filming for a biopic about Mother Teresa's time working in Indian slums, actress Juliet Stevenson, playing the titular Mother Teresa, ...

Christian man wears cross in Israel producing SHOCKING RESULTS

Christian man wears cross in Israel producing SHOCKING RESULTS Watch

Asia Pacific

A new experimental video makes Paris - seen as many as western civilization at its best - look bad, and gives new respect to the nation of ...

Accused rapist stripped and dragged out of prison by angry Indian mob

Accused rapist stripped and dragged out of prison by angry Indian mob Watch

Asia Pacific

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A massive mob, full of thousands of angry Indians, stormed the prison holding a man accused of raping a student in late February and ripped him out ...

Saudi Arabia executes non-violent prisoners at unbelievable rates

Saudi Arabia executes non-violent prisoners at unbelievable rates Watch

Asia Pacific

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Saudi Arabia has issued 38 executions in the last three months, according to the human rights charity, Amnesty International. The convicted crimes ...

Historic World War II Japanese battleship amazingly discovered by Microsoft co-founder

Historic World War II Japanese battleship amazingly discovered by Microsoft co-founder Watch

Asia Pacific

The sea has given up one of its long-kept secrets to Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. He says he has found the wreck of a long-lost World War II ...

Where are Christians persecuted the most? It is NOT the Middle East

Where are Christians persecuted the most? It is NOT the Middle East Watch

Asia Pacific

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A new study from the Pew Research Center has shown some interesting finds about religious violence, notably that the country with the highest ...