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Move by Bangladesh to LOWER legal age to marry raises international outrage

Move by Bangladesh to LOWER legal age to marry raises international outrage Watch

Asia Pacific

Bangladesh has an ongoing problem with child marriage: two out of three girls there marry before they reach adulthood. A proposal to lower the ...

Islamic State planned beheadings in Australia

Islamic State planned beheadings in Australia Watch

Asia Pacific

Australian officials have prevented an Islamic State plot to carry out and film the beheading of a random person in Sydney, as part of a series ...

Parish dedicated to John Paul II the first in Chinese-speaking world

Parish dedicated to John Paul II the first in Chinese-speaking world Watch

Asia Pacific

By CNA/EWTN News

The Diocese of Kaohsiung in Taiwan has become the first in the Chinese-speaking world to have a parish dedicated to St. John Paul II, where a ...

Pauline Sisters celebrate their 50 years in Goa, India

Pauline Sisters celebrate their 50 years in Goa, India Watch

Asia Pacific

The Pauline Sisters are due to celebrate their 50 years of presence in Goa, India, this September 20th. Goa is the former headquarters of the ...

China takes fight to internet! Begins banning mail-order bride websites

China takes fight to internet! Begins banning mail-order bride websites Watch

Asia Pacific

Online bride-shopping websites are being targeted by Chinese and Cambodian authorities in a new anti-human-trafficking initiative, aimed at ...

QUITE A BOAST! North Korea has 'the world's most advantageous human rights system,' leaders say

QUITE A BOAST! North Korea has 'the world's most advantageous human rights system,' leaders say Watch

Asia Pacific

Widely regarded as the most oppressive government on the face of the Earth, a report from North Korean officials heralds that the nation has "the ...

Vietnamese children will be able to be adopted by American parents after six-year ban

Vietnamese children will be able to be adopted by American parents after six-year ban Watch

Asia Pacific

American parents who wish to adopt children from Vietnam will be able to do again shortly after a six-year ban. However, Vietnamese children who ...

Hundreds of children rescued from Illegal Muslim schools in China

Hundreds of children rescued from Illegal Muslim schools in China Watch

Asia Pacific

Officials in China's Xinjiang region have rescued 190 children and detained 85 people in a series of widespread raids on underground Islamic schools.

Nearly half of all girls in South Asia are married before they turn 18 years of age

Nearly half of all girls in South Asia are married before they turn 18 years of age Watch

Asia Pacific

According to a United Nations report, nearly half of all girls in South Asia marry before they turn age 18. Published by the U.N. children's ...

After devastation of Typhoon Haiyan, Church moves in to construct 25 chapels and emergency shelters

After devastation of Typhoon Haiyan, Church moves in to construct 25 chapels and emergency shelters Watch

Asia Pacific

The social service arm of the archdiocese of Manila is building 25 chapels in areas of the Philippines that were devastated by the super typhoon ...

Born again capitalists? China added 40,000 new millionaires last year

Born again capitalists? China added 40,000 new millionaires last year Watch

Asia Pacific

For a government that is ostensibly communist, China sure is adding a lot more millionaires among its populace. A new study found that China ...

Islamic Caliphate on the creep: Philippines surrenders Mindanao to Muslims in bid to end violence

Islamic Caliphate on the creep: Philippines surrenders Mindanao to Muslims in bid to end violence Watch

Asia Pacific

Philippines President Benigno S. Aquino III submitted to Congress this week the draft bill that should pave the way for the creation of a new, ...

India pounded by monsoons as flooding leaves hundreds dead

India pounded by monsoons as flooding leaves hundreds dead Watch

Asia Pacific

Massive relief operations continue across the Kashmir region of Northern India and Pakistan in response to the devastating floods that have ...

Heaviest rainfall in 50 years sees most of Pakistan and India flooded

Heaviest rainfall in 50 years sees most of Pakistan and India flooded Watch

Asia Pacific

More than 400 people have died in the Indian and Pakistani region of Kashmir, the victim of the heaviest rains to fall in that region in 50 years.

Welcome to China's largest ghost town, a potent reminder of real estate bubbles

Welcome to China's largest ghost town, a potent reminder of real estate bubbles Watch

Asia Pacific

Only two or three people live in China's largest ghost town, Ordos New Town. Most of the town's new buildings-rampant apartment blocks full of ...

VIDEO: Al-Qaeda declares it will open a new branch in India

VIDEO: Al-Qaeda declares it will open a new branch in India Watch

Asia Pacific

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, in a 55-minute long video announced that his terrorist organization will launch a new branch in the Indian ...

In India abortion practices so evil, they cause human trafficking

In India abortion practices so evil, they cause human trafficking Watch

Asia Pacific

Indian men have a problem. They can't find women who will marry them. The problem is caused by sex-selective abortions. And as evil begets evil, many ...

Would you let your child get a deadly disease?

Would you let your child get a deadly disease? Watch

Asia Pacific

A mass immunization campaign has started in the Philippines, with the health of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the British government, ...

Islamic State making dangerous inroads in Indonesia, Malaysia

Islamic State making dangerous inroads in Indonesia, Malaysia Watch

Asia Pacific

As the Islamic State group garners even more international media attention, there is growing concern in the Southeast Asian nations of ...

It's the little things: Toilets seen as tool against rape in India

It's the little things: Toilets seen as tool against rape in India Watch

Asia Pacific

When it comes to civilization, it's the little things. In the drive to get more indoor toilets throughout India in order to combat open ...

Forget Oxford and Cambridge, India starts classes at 1,000 year old University

Forget Oxford and Cambridge, India starts classes at 1,000 year old University Watch

Asia Pacific

India's ancient Nalanda University (NU) opened for classes for the first time in more than 800 years, at its newly established campus at Rajgir ...

What they are doing in the Philippines will make you sick!

What they are doing in the Philippines will make you sick! Watch

Asia Pacific

The passage of Typhoon Haiyan through the Philippines has caused devastation and humanitarian disaster on a scale not previously seen, forcing ...

CRISIS HEATS UP: Russia sends troops over border into Ukraine

CRISIS HEATS UP: Russia sends troops over border into Ukraine Watch

Asia Pacific

Armored Russian troops have been sent across the border into eastern Ukraine, in the boldest move yet by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The ...

AMAZING PHOTOS: Chinese man survives metal bar going through head - and lives!

AMAZING PHOTOS: Chinese man survives metal bar going through head - and lives! Watch

Asia Pacific

Luck was with a 50-year-old Chinese man - an inch thick metal spear went straight though his head. The object narrowly missed his brain and left ...

People of Hong Kong prepare to rebel against Beijing if their demands are not met - will it end in massacre, or democracy?

People of Hong Kong prepare to rebel against Beijing if their demands are not met - will it end in massacre, or democracy? Watch

Asia Pacific

China's Standing Committee of the National People's Congress is set to hold a week-long session starting August 25, to discuss how Hong Kong will ...

CASTE SYSTEM AT WORST: India's 'night soil gatherers' collect human excrement

CASTE SYSTEM AT WORST: India's 'night soil gatherers' collect human excrement Watch

Asia Pacific

Due to a brutal caste system, as well as being a nation tolerant of open defecation and dry, non-flush latrines, women born into a certain ...

Time to learn Chinese: Forget Microsoft, your next OS could be Chinese!

Time to learn Chinese: Forget Microsoft, your next OS could be Chinese! Watch

Asia Pacific

China's state-controlled Xinhua News Agency announced that China is developing their own operating system for desktop computers and mobile ...

WRONG ANALOGY? Cardinal outrages child sexual abuse victims - and truck drivers!

WRONG ANALOGY? Cardinal outrages child sexual abuse victims - and truck drivers! Watch

Asia Pacific

Australian survivors of clergy abuse are highly incensed by comments made by Cardinal George Pell. Speaking form the Vatican via video-link, ...