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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 ...

How would you like to handle acid with your bare hands? For many in Bangladesh, this is their only option

How would you like to handle acid with your bare hands? For many in Bangladesh, this is their only option Watch

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There is a dark side in the growing labor sector of Bangladesh, one that makes workers look decades older than they are.

New Indonesian president promises a 'people-centric' government

New Indonesian president promises a 'people-centric' government Watch

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Indonesia got a new president, Joko Widodo, a 53-year-old man who was sworn in on October 20 after Bambang Yudhoyono stepped down after having ...

Even state-recognized church in China targeted for persecution

Even state-recognized church in China targeted for persecution Watch

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By CNA/EWTN News

The state of religious freedom in China is moving from bad to worse, said U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.), responding to a new report by the ...

Pakistani Christian woman sentenced to death by hanging on blasphemy charges

Pakistani Christian woman sentenced to death by hanging on blasphemy charges Watch

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A Pakistani Christian woman has been sentenced to death by hanging following accusations that she made blasphemous comments about the prophet ...

Persecuted Indonesian Christians worship in strip mall

Persecuted Indonesian Christians worship in strip mall Watch

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The Evangelical Christian Church in Bekasi, Indonesia is held in a most unusual place. Driven from traditional houses of worship on account of ...

It's getting harder to be a Christian in Indonesia - hardline Muslims prevent the opening of churches, burn others

It's getting harder to be a Christian in Indonesia - hardline Muslims prevent the opening of churches, burn others Watch

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Christians in Indonesia are facing increasing persecution as hardline Muslims gain more influence in government. Indonesia is the world's most ...

Aware of Islamic State, Filipinos pray daily for Pope Francis' safety during January visit

Aware of Islamic State, Filipinos pray daily for Pope Francis' safety during January visit Watch

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The head of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, General Gregorio Catapang Jr. asked in a statement that all Catholic service members to also ...

Jesuit social activists meet to ask -- have we failed the poor?

Jesuit social activists meet to ask -- have we failed the poor? Watch

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A recent convention of Jesuits engaged in social work in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka met in Bhopal. ...

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un believed still in charge, in spite of low profile

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un believed still in charge, in spite of low profile Watch

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Many North Korean experts agree that 31-year-old dictator Kim Jong UN is still in power, in spite of not being seen in over a month. The leader ...

An Indian sex worker strikes back at the dirty cop who forced her into prostitution

An Indian sex worker strikes back at the dirty cop who forced her into prostitution Watch

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The body of an Indian constable was found partially burned in a slum in Mumbai, but the circumstances surrounding the death are horrifying.

Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi share Nobel Peace Prize award

Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi share Nobel Peace Prize award Watch

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A brave Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot and injured for daring to attend school is sharing the Nobel Peace Prize. Both India's Kailash ...

Hand stencils, paintings in Indonesian 'raises questions about early mankind'

Hand stencils, paintings in Indonesian 'raises questions about early mankind' Watch

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Prehistoric hand stencils and cave paintings dating back almost 40,000 years have been discovered in Sulawesi, Indonesia. The artwork was drawn ...

Australian woman who worked as nurse in West Africa may have brought Ebola back home

Australian woman who worked as nurse in West Africa may have brought Ebola back home Watch

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An Australian who was a volunteer nurse fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone is now being monitored in a Queensland hospital after fears arose that she ...

Has North Korea's Kim Jong Un been toppled?

Has North Korea's Kim Jong Un been toppled? Watch

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Few would really complain - but there are concerns that the 31-year-old dictator of North Korea, arguably the world's most repressed nation, ...

Teenage girl in India forced into marriage to stray dog

Teenage girl in India forced into marriage to stray dog Watch

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Eighteen-year-old Mangli Munda, who lives in a rural village in eastern India has never been to school and has very limited resources for a ...

WORSE THAN AL QAEDA - TWO MILLION people at risk of death from poisoned water supplies

WORSE THAN AL QAEDA - TWO MILLION people at risk of death from poisoned water supplies Watch

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The northeastern Indian state of Assam is facing a grave problem which may threaten the region's youth and future generations.

Emir of Qatar is a friend of the West, so why are his people funding terrorism?

Emir of Qatar is a friend of the West, so why are his people funding terrorism? Watch

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A Qatari man has been identified as a major financier of terrorist operations Syria and Iraq. Qatar, which is a major ally of the U.S. and U.K. is in ...

India sees epidemic of internet use as net addiction rises

India sees epidemic of internet use as net addiction rises Watch

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A new survey out of India shows that a large portion of the population is addicted to internet access in one form or another.

Deal W. Hudson: A Telling Vignette from a Chinese High School Classroom

Deal W. Hudson: A Telling Vignette from a Chinese High School Classroom

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By Deal W. Hudson

Last night I returned from a trip to China where I visited eight of its elite high schools and talked with the students about college education ...

Christians fight against Communism as Hong Kong protests continue

Christians fight against Communism as Hong Kong protests continue Watch

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The massive rallies in Hong Kong for political independence from China's overbearing Communist government have seen considerable support from the ...

Despite international outrage Japan begins its annual dolphin slaughter

Despite international outrage Japan begins its annual dolphin slaughter Watch

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The small Japanese coastal village of Taiji has begun another annual hunt for dolphins, which has caused Western environmentalists to clash with ...

Orphan trafficking ring stopped by Indian High Court

Orphan trafficking ring stopped by Indian High Court Watch

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An Indian court has begun legal action against orphanages that are supposedly sending large numbers of children into the southern Indian state of ...

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

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...