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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 ...

A warning to China? Japan joins U.S., Australian joint Pacific exercise

A warning to China? Japan joins U.S., Australian joint Pacific exercise Watch

Asia Pacific

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Talisman Sabre, a major, biennial joint U.S.-Australian military exercise taking place in the Pacific, will gain a new and unexpected partner due ...

New labor law drastically sets backs children's rights in India

New labor law drastically sets backs children's rights in India Watch

Asia Pacific

Every country in the world has made strides in child labor - with the notable exception of India. Even latecomers who have made strides in ...

Archbishop of Manila, Cardinal Luis Tagle becomes first Asian Caritas Internationalis president

Archbishop of Manila, Cardinal Luis Tagle becomes first Asian Caritas Internationalis president Watch

Asia Pacific

By Andrea Gagliarducci, CNA/EWTN News

Cardinal Luis Tagle, Archbishop of Manila, is the new president of Caritas Internationalis. The general assembly of the umbrella organization of ...

Nepal hit with SECOND large earthquake - panic spreads rapidly

Nepal hit with SECOND large earthquake - panic spreads rapidly Watch

Asia Pacific

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Nepal was hit with a second powerful earthquake, less than three weeks after the massive one that devastated many and left more than 8,000 people dead.

Chinese province orders crosses to be removed from outside churches

Chinese province orders crosses to be removed from outside churches Watch

Asia Pacific

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A Chinese law, giving authorities of the eastern province of Zhenjiang the ability to legally prohibit churches from mounting crosses on their ...

American Nepal earthquake survivors denied rescue by five helicopters

American Nepal earthquake survivors denied rescue by five helicopters Watch

Asia Pacific

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

American Nepal earthquake survivors, stranded in a remote village, were denied rescuing from a total of five helicopters, because they didn't have ...

Sex traffickers pose as social workers in Nepal, luring desperate female survivors to prostitution

Sex traffickers pose as social workers in Nepal, luring desperate female survivors to prostitution Watch

Asia Pacific

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Following the massive earthquake that struck Nepal, many areas and people were left in the country devastated. Sex and human traffickers are reported ...

China brutally kills millions of babies with forced abortions

China brutally kills millions of babies with forced abortions Watch

Asia Pacific

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

In China, 360 to 400 million babies have been aborted over the past 35 years. Due to the country's intense and strict birth control laws, such as the ...

Nepal earthquake stirring religious hatred: 'Christian vultures' said to be spearheading relief efforts

Nepal earthquake stirring religious hatred: 'Christian vultures' said to be spearheading relief efforts Watch

Asia Pacific

As a devastating earthquake has shaken the Asian nation of Nepal to its very core, so have old religious and social resentments bubbled up to ...

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 ...