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Modern day plague: Swine flu deaths pass 800 in India

Modern day plague: Swine flu deaths pass 800 in India Watch

Asia Pacific

There is heightened concern - if not outright panic at the alarming cases of swine flu being reported in India. At least 800 known people have ...

Would you spend two months on a train? World's largest railway opens in China

Would you spend two months on a train? World's largest railway opens in China Watch

Asia Pacific

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

China has successfully built and tested the world's largest railway line, sending a cargo train on a 16,156-mile round trip to Spain and back.

At nearly $305 million, Gauguin becomes most expensive painting of all time

At nearly $305 million, Gauguin becomes most expensive painting of all time Watch

Asia Pacific

A Paul Gauguin oil painting of two Tahitian girls, staring out into space with questioning glances, appropriately entitled "Nafea Faa Ipoipo" or ...

Climate change disasters forcing Indian parents to sell children into slavery

Climate change disasters forcing Indian parents to sell children into slavery Watch

Asia Pacific

By Nita Bhalla, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Disasters resulting from climate change are pushing poor Indian families into poverty so deep that they are lured by traffickers into selling ...

Name and shame: Smartphones join the forceful battle against sexual harassment in India

Name and shame: Smartphones join the forceful battle against sexual harassment in India Watch

Asia Pacific

By Nita Bhalla, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Indian women armed with Smartphone's are using the influence of social media to fight sexual harassment by filming and publicly shaming men who ...

Terrifying TransAsia plane crash, caught on tape, adds to the list of fatal Asian air tragedies

Terrifying TransAsia plane crash, caught on tape, adds to the list of fatal Asian air tragedies Watch

Asia Pacific

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

26 people are reported dead after a TransAsia Airways airplane crashes into the Keelung River. Following its takeoff from the Taiwanese capital ...

Angry North Korea makes first credible threat to U.S. in decades, officials alarmed

Angry North Korea makes first credible threat to U.S. in decades, officials alarmed Watch

Asia Pacific

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

North Korea is up to its old and familiar tricks, threatening to attack the United States with nuclear weapons and cyber attacks, and rejecting ...

Lake Baikal, one of world's biggest freshwater sources, falls to lowest level in 60 years

Lake Baikal, one of world's biggest freshwater sources, falls to lowest level in 60 years Watch

Asia Pacific

Lake Baikal in Siberia, one of world's biggest freshwater sources is currently at its lowest levels in 60 years. A hydroelectric station is ...

Indian child workers rescued from illegal 'sweatshops' that make bangles

Indian child workers rescued from illegal 'sweatshops' that make bangles Watch

Asia Pacific

By Nita Bhalla, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Police in a series of early morning raids in the southern city of Hyderabad rescued hundreds of Indian children trafficked and enslaved to make ...

China's generosity is welcome - and very worrying

China's generosity is welcome - and very worrying Watch

Asia Pacific

The Asian powerhouse of China has risen to the occasion to grant cash loans to strapped nations. China's purse strings are loose, and many of its ...

Who built this MYSTERIOUS FORTRESS in the middle of a Siberian lake?

Who built this MYSTERIOUS FORTRESS in the middle of a Siberian lake? Watch

Asia Pacific

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Scientists are still hard pressed to reveal a definitive answer to who built a 1,300-year-old structure in Siberia, and for what purpose this ...

Desperate for a son, man horrifically buries his 10-year-old daughter alive in India

Desperate for a son, man horrifically buries his 10-year-old daughter alive in India Watch

Asia Pacific

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Many parents in India consider their daughters an economic burden, while sons are seen as the breadwinners, according to Daily Mail. Having a son ...

There's always the Sun: Bangladesh takes steps to become the 'first solar nation'

There's always the Sun: Bangladesh takes steps to become the 'first solar nation' Watch

Asia Pacific

By Pantho Rahaman, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Residents of Islampur, a remote village in the northern Bangladeshi district of Naogaon, were stunned one night last summer when the darkness was ...

Who will win China's war on women? 33 million more men than women in China

Who will win China's war on women? 33 million more men than women in China Watch

Asia Pacific

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

China's ongoing issue with a growing population and a disparity in the numbers between each gender is only getting worse; as 2014 there were 33 ...

India turns on Christians; 2014's wave of religious terror leaves many fearing state-sponsored persecution to come

India turns on Christians; 2014's wave of religious terror leaves many fearing state-sponsored persecution to come Watch

Asia Pacific

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Last year was not a great year for Christianity. Persecution and murder were rampant in the Middle East-especially in Syria and Iraq-throughout ...

Death of the red dragon? Why China's economic boom is about to bust

Death of the red dragon? Why China's economic boom is about to bust Watch

Asia Pacific

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Long the boogie man of the United States and the west, China's economic growth has slammed to a halt, hitting its slowest rate since 1990.

How did President Obama know North Korea was behind the Sony hack? Because we hacked them first!

How did President Obama know North Korea was behind the Sony hack? Because we hacked them first! Watch

Asia Pacific

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Many Internet security experts and firms were quick to question President Barack Obama's claim that North Korea was behind the hack of Sony ...

Barbarically appalling death penalty executions revived in Indonesia, starting with two female drug smugglers

Barbarically appalling death penalty executions revived in Indonesia, starting with two female drug smugglers Watch

Asia Pacific

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Six drug smugglers were shot dead by firing squads in Indonesia, Southeast Asia's largest drug market. 40 to 50 people die each day from drugs in ...

In Manilla, Pope Francis condemns mankind for destroying the environment

In Manilla, Pope Francis condemns mankind for destroying the environment Watch

Asia Pacific

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

There's a new voice speaking out on climate change, as Pope Francis entered the ring, calling on mankind to fulfill the charge they were given by ...

Spread the Reign of Christ Throughout the World! Pope Francis Tells Crowd of 7 Million in the Philippines

Spread the Reign of Christ Throughout the World! Pope Francis Tells Crowd of 7 Million in the Philippines Watch

Asia Pacific

By Deacon Keith Fournier

Sometimes, when we see the troubles, difficulties and wrongs all around us, we are tempted to give up. It seems that the promises of the Gospel ...

Jesus is Lord! He Never Lets Us Down! Evangelical Catholic Pope Francis Speaks to Faithful in Taclobban, Philippines

Jesus is Lord! He Never Lets Us Down! Evangelical Catholic Pope Francis Speaks to Faithful in Taclobban, Philippines Watch

Asia Pacific

By Deacon Keith Fournier

I've come to tell you that Jesus is Lord, and he never lets us down. Jesus is there, nailed to the cross, and from there he does not let us down. ...

Abducted for 24 years! This Chinese family is reunited at last

Abducted for 24 years! This Chinese family is reunited at last Watch

Asia Pacific

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A Chinese man who was abducted as a toddler back in 1991 has been reunited with his father after 24 years.

LOCKED UP, STARVED AND ABUSED: Innocent street children are caged up like dogs in preparation for Pope Francis' visit to the Philippines

LOCKED UP, STARVED AND ABUSED: Innocent street children are caged up like dogs in preparation for Pope Francis' visit to the Philippines Watch

Asia Pacific

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Filipino children are being 'rescued' from the streets only to be forced into cold, cemented, jail cells. With Pope Francis' visit to the Philippines ...

Efforts of female construction workers in India go largely unrecognized

Efforts of female construction workers in India go largely unrecognized Watch

Asia Pacific

By Nita Bhalla, Thomason Retuers Foundation

When newlywed Kamlesh was told she would be accompanying her husband to work in the city, she was thrilled at the prospect of a better life than ...

Pope Francis takes on religious intolerance in Sri Lanka, just five years after the country's brutal civil war

Pope Francis takes on religious intolerance in Sri Lanka, just five years after the country's brutal civil war Watch

Asia Pacific

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Pope Francis made a trip to Sri Lanka in order to support the country's fledgling religious tolerance movement and the end of the civil war.

Why did AirAsia Flight 8501 crash? Newly found black boxes may expose the truth

Why did AirAsia Flight 8501 crash? Newly found black boxes may expose the truth Watch

Asia Pacific

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

An update in the story of missing AirAsia Flight 8501, on Monday divers were able to locate one of the plane's black boxes on the ocean floor.

Russian President Vladimir Putin bans transsexuals from driving

Russian President Vladimir Putin bans transsexuals from driving Watch

Asia Pacific

While he offered solidarity to the murdered members of Charlie Hebdo magazine in France last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin's stand on ...

Amazing satellite images help unravel the secret behind Mongol leader Genghis Khan's hidden burial ground

Amazing satellite images help unravel the secret behind Mongol leader Genghis Khan's hidden burial ground Watch

Asia Pacific

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Archaeologists are closer than ever to finding the burial site for the Mongol leader Genghis Khan.