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She was just five years old -- Taliban kill their youngest victim without batting an eye during school attack

She was just five years old -- Taliban kill their youngest victim without batting an eye during school attack Watch

Asia Pacific

They were told not to kill the littlest children, but they did it anyway, firm in their belief they would see heaven that day. Khola Altaf was just ...

Horrific school massacre may backfire against Afghanistan Taliban

Horrific school massacre may backfire against Afghanistan Taliban Watch

Asia Pacific

As members of Afghanistan's Taliban swept through an army-run school in Peshawar, the results were horrifying. Unarmed children cowered under ...

Making good on Mao: China begins massive water transfer project, worlds largest

Making good on Mao: China begins massive water transfer project, worlds largest Watch

Asia Pacific

China has made good on one of the late Chairman Mao's visions with the world's largest transfer project. Those living in the dry, Northern ...

This is the new face of terrorism! Two dead after gun battle in Sydney Australia

This is the new face of terrorism! Two dead after gun battle in Sydney Australia Watch

Asia Pacific

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

In Australia, security forces stormed a cafe where a gunman was holding several hostages, ending a 16 hour siege.

More priests and male clergy encouraged to join fight against human trafficking

More priests and male clergy encouraged to join fight against human trafficking Watch

Asia Pacific

Disguised along with local police officers, nuns in India have assisted local law enforcement in raids against brothels. Many women and young girls - ...

'Twitter' used as a weapon of warfare: Indian man found tweeting pro-Islamist State messages

'Twitter' used as a weapon of warfare: Indian man found tweeting pro-Islamist State messages Watch

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It has long been said that the next war would be an information war. An Indian man, since arrested, has been caught posting pro-Islamist State ...

Chinese freight train makes world record trip through '21st Century Silk Railway'

Chinese freight train makes world record trip through '21st Century Silk Railway' Watch

Asia Pacific

A Chinese freight train hauling Christmas cheer set a new record after finishing a three-week journey, the longest in the world, from Yiwu in ...

For girls in rural Uttar Pradesh, internet access and computer skills can be the difference between life and death

For girls in rural Uttar Pradesh, internet access and computer skills can be the difference between life and death Watch

Asia Pacific

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

India is one of the world's fastest growing developing nations, and internet use in the country is also growing despite low-but increasing-wages. ...

Mongolia to receive its first deacon - from Mongolia

Mongolia to receive its first deacon - from Mongolia Watch

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The Apostolic Prefecture of Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia will receive its first indigenous deacon, 23-year-old Enkh Baatar during an ordination this ...

Indian father strangles daughter's rapist, mutilates attacker with hot tongs

Indian father strangles daughter's rapist, mutilates attacker with hot tongs Watch

Asia Pacific

A 36-year-old father lured the suspected rapist of his 14-year-old daughter into his Delhi home and cooked him dinner before slipping him a ...

In Nepal, largest mass religious slaughter takes place in reverence to Hindu goddess

In Nepal, largest mass religious slaughter takes place in reverence to Hindu goddess Watch

Asia Pacific

The world's largest religious mass slaughter occurred in Nepal on November 29, a religious festival in the Hindu tradition dedicated to the ...

Monstrous Indian mom sold 10-year-old daughter to pimp for $80

Monstrous Indian mom sold 10-year-old daughter to pimp for $80 Watch

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A monstrous mom in India made an agreement with a pimp to sell her then 10-year-old daughter for $80. The daughter, now 15 years old, has since ...

Pakistani Christian woman miscarries after being BEATEN with a pipe by Muslim brothers

Pakistani Christian woman miscarries after being BEATEN with a pipe by Muslim brothers Watch

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A 28-year-old Pakistani Christian woman lost the child she was carrying after two Muslim brothers beat her with pipes. Christian activists in ...

Four mythological symbols of China found along 1,700-year-old Silk Road

Four mythological symbols of China found along 1,700-year-old Silk Road Watch

Asia Pacific

The four mythological symbols of China - the White Tiger of the West, the Vermilion Bird of the South, and the Black Turtle of the North and the ...

Agreement between Vatican and China remains far from certainty

Agreement between Vatican and China remains far from certainty Watch

Asia Pacific

While there appear warming overtures both between the Vatican and China, seemingly insurmountable differences remain. The general consensus is ...

Abortion as a contraceptive? The ugly truth of abortion in Vietnam

Abortion as a contraceptive? The ugly truth of abortion in Vietnam Watch

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A report from Vietnam's Hanoi Central Obstetrics Hospital has revealed that 40% of all pregnancies in Vietnam end in abortion, a figure that is ...

20 minors rescued in India child-trafficking bust

20 minors rescued in India child-trafficking bust Watch

Asia Pacific

A massive police crackdown on organized child trafficking has led to the arrest of 10 child traffickers and the rescue of 20 minors in India.

A prelude to war! Chinese island building project aimed to create military bases in South China Sea

A prelude to war! Chinese island building project aimed to create military bases in South China Sea Watch

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New satellite images are showing that China has begun constructing an island on a reef near the disputed Spratly Islands, which could be large ...

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

Asia Pacific

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

Asia Pacific

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

Asia Pacific

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. ...