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Faithful gather to celebrate 500 years of the Catholic Church in Myanmar

Faithful gather to celebrate 500 years of the Catholic Church in Myanmar Watch

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As the Catholic Church there begins to celebrate its 500 years there, Christianity remains a small minority in predominantly Buddhist Myanmar. ...

China's icy heart? Has the Catholic Church warmed up the Asian superpower?

China's icy heart? Has the Catholic Church warmed up the Asian superpower? Watch

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Relations between the Vatican and China have been frosty since the communist takeover in the 1950s, and the Holy See has found it very difficult ...

Lessons not learned: 132 Indian women sterilized in five hours following tragedy

Lessons not learned: 132 Indian women sterilized in five hours following tragedy Watch

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The nation of India recently saw the deaths of 13 women, with as many as 50 women seriously injured after a hasty mass sterilization camp in ...

Two billion people drink water contaminated by feces

Two billion people drink water contaminated by feces Watch

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By Magdalena Mis, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Nearly two billion people use water contaminated by feces, posing a global health risk despite billions of dollars spent on sanitation, said a ...

Five million people expected in Goa, India to venerate St. Francis Xavier

Five million people expected in Goa, India to venerate St. Francis Xavier Watch

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Five million people are expected to flood Goa, India in order to venerate the remains of 16th century Spanish missionary Francis Xavier. The ...

PHOTO: Baby born with four arms, four legs in India called 'God's baby'

PHOTO: Baby born with four arms, four legs in India called 'God's baby' Watch

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A baby boy born with four arms and four legs is drawing crowds to Baruipur, a city in India's eastern West Bengal State. The child has been ...

Eight reasons why North Korea's leaders should be tried for crimes against humanity

Eight reasons why North Korea's leaders should be tried for crimes against humanity Watch

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The Telegraph has published a list of eight crimes for which North Korea and its leadership could be tried in international court. Although the odds ...

Stripped naked, Indian woman forced to parade on donkey through village

Stripped naked, Indian woman forced to parade on donkey through village Watch

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By Kieran Guilbert, Thomson Reuters Foundation

A woman in northern India was stripped naked and paraded through her village on a donkey after being accused of murdering her nephew, according ...

DEPTHS OF DEPRAVITY: Two U.S. men flee Thailand after allegedly shipping BABY PARTS overseas

DEPTHS OF DEPRAVITY: Two U.S. men flee Thailand after allegedly shipping BABY PARTS overseas Watch

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It's too early for Christmas - but two American men are on the run after a grisly package that they allegedly shipped from Thailand made it back ...

One group fights to save the lives of thousands of newborns

One group fights to save the lives of thousands of newborns Watch

Asia Pacific

An ongoing campaign in Nepal to cut down on the number of newborn deaths is being carried out by thousands of volunteers, aided by the U.S. ...

Time to face the music! Priest who abused a 14-year-old girl extradited to the United States

Time to face the music! Priest who abused a 14-year-old girl extradited to the United States Watch

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A Catholic priest was extradited to the United States from India in order to face sexual abuse charges from ten years ago.

Chinese president swears off force to achieve nation's goals

Chinese president swears off force to achieve nation's goals Watch

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Chinese president Xi Jinping promised that China has no desire to use force to achieve its goals. Emphasizing that China has come to peaceful ...

Chemical used in rat poison was used in medicine given at Indian sterilization clinic

Chemical used in rat poison was used in medicine given at Indian sterilization clinic Watch

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Indian women who died after attending government-run sterilization camps last week were given antibiotic pills contaminated with zinc phosphide, ...

Rusty instruments used on women at horrific Indian sterilization clinic

Rusty instruments used on women at horrific Indian sterilization clinic Watch

Asia Pacific

The death toll from an Indian sterilization clinic has now climbed to 13. Horror stories are emerging about the filthy conditions and rusty ...

Was dreaded 'White Widow' British terrorist shot to death in Ukraine?

Was dreaded 'White Widow' British terrorist shot to death in Ukraine? Watch

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Her smug, impeccably made-up face struck terror in the hearts of the western world. Samantha Lewthwaite, the notorious Islamist terrorist ...

Meet the man playing the world like a fiddle

Meet the man playing the world like a fiddle Watch

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During an economic summit in China, the presidents of the United States and China pledged to reduce and limit their country's level of carbon ...

Why does Obama insist China is our enemy?

Why does Obama insist China is our enemy? Watch

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Who is America's greatest national enemy? What nation is our greatest rival, actively seeking to oppose our every move around the globe? If you ...

Alibaba sells over $9 billion during this strange Chinese holiday

Alibaba sells over $9 billion during this strange Chinese holiday Watch

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The online retailing giant Alibaba has reported more than $9 billion in sales during China's Singles' Day, showing the world the buying power of ...

Russia agrees to build eight nuclear reactors in Iran

Russia agrees to build eight nuclear reactors in Iran Watch

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International powers, including Russia, have been pressing Iran to curb its nuclear ambitions amid fears it wants to build a bomb. This flies ...

Why are 11 women dead in India? State sanctioned sterilization

Why are 11 women dead in India? State sanctioned sterilization Watch

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Eleven women have died and some dozens more are in critical condition in a hospital in India, after a state-run sterilization procedure went ...

Ten women dead in India following sterilizaton procedure, up to 60 more hospitalized

Ten women dead in India following sterilizaton procedure, up to 60 more hospitalized Watch

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Ten women in India have died following a mass sterilization procedure. Their deaths, and the hospitalization of sixty others demonstrates that ...

Evolutionists produce fossil that plugs 'missing link' in hole cited by creationists

Evolutionists produce fossil that plugs 'missing link' in hole cited by creationists Watch

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Sorry creationists, the evolutionists have discovered a fossil that ads significant weight to the notion that all life on Earth has evolved from more ...

Star Wars? How about Drone Wars: China develops laser to fight U.S. drones

Star Wars? How about Drone Wars: China develops laser to fight U.S. drones Watch

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China has decided to take a page out of Star Wars, designing a laser that can shoot targets within a 1.2 mile radius, and experts believe that ...

Piece of Amelia Earhart's aircraft positively identified

Piece of Amelia Earhart's aircraft positively identified Watch

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Daring female aviatrix Amelia Earhart vanished over the Pacific Ocean on July 2, 1937 in a failed attempt to fly the globe. A fragment of her ...

Many locals resigned to the volcanic destruction of their Hawaiian town

Many locals resigned to the volcanic destruction of their Hawaiian town Watch

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Lava from the Kilauea volcano on the island of Hawaii is threatening to destroy the village of Pahoa, just 20 miles south of Hilo, and on October ...

While ISIS makes advances in Iraq and Syria, China fears potential Islamic revolution in western provinces

While ISIS makes advances in Iraq and Syria, China fears potential Islamic revolution in western provinces Watch

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China has begun to enforce and implement strict border security in an attempt to halt the travel of Islamic extremists between the Middle East ...

Six times as many people are executed in China as the rest of the world COMBINED

Six times as many people are executed in China as the rest of the world COMBINED Watch

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The Dui Hua Foundation, a San Francisco-based human rights group, said that China executed 2,400 prisoners last year.

MASSIVE FAILURE - Good money after bad in Obama opium strategy

MASSIVE FAILURE - Good money after bad in Obama opium strategy Watch

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Despite American and Coalition expenditures in Afghanistan, that country has produced a record crop of opium. The crop is important because it is ...