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China's price for progress: One fifth of its soil found contaminated

China's price for progress: One fifth of its soil found contaminated Watch

Asia Pacific

China leap into an economic powerhouse has come at a very heavy price. A recent study has found that a fifth of China's soil is contaminated. ...

SELF TORTURE: Disregarding church, Filipino faithful flagellate themselves in bloody ritual

SELF TORTURE: Disregarding church, Filipino faithful flagellate themselves in bloody ritual Watch

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Their practices are not condoned by the Catholic Church - who says it takes away from the real meaning behind Lent. Regardless, Filipino men don ...

Baby born with headless twin, four hands, recovering after surgery

Baby born with headless twin, four hands, recovering after surgery Watch

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A 13-day-old baby boy now has a greater chance at a normal life after doctors have removed superfluous limbs from him. Now in stable condition, ...

DON'T READ THIS if you're squeamish

DON'T READ THIS if you're squeamish Watch

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Don't read this following article if you are in any squeamish or delicate in nature. We mean it. Two Brothers in Pakistan have been arrested for ...

Indian slums switch to solar powered lamps

Indian slums switch to solar powered lamps Watch

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In the slums of New Delhi, India, where starvation, disease and filth run rampant, a most extraordinary thing is happening. The poor here are ...

Tantalizing clues persist in Flight 370 mystery as searchers dive deep

Tantalizing clues persist in Flight 370 mystery as searchers dive deep Watch

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International search efforts for Malaysia Air Flight 370 continue in the Indian Ocean, over a thousand miles off the coast of Perth Australia. ...

Chinese seek out Christ on Internet - over Chairman Mao

Chinese seek out Christ on Internet - over Chairman Mao Watch

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Weibo, the Chinese version of Twitter, has revealed a highly interesting fact. As the Chinese Communist Party rigorously censors any mention of ...

Ukraine instability raises fear of gas shortages in Europe

Ukraine instability raises fear of gas shortages in Europe Watch

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Russia's "theft" of Crimea has brought international condemnation, fears of a new cold war and made Ukraine highly nervous of a military ...

Auto sales in China increase by nine percent

Auto sales in China increase by nine percent Watch

Asia Pacific

It's a sign of China's growing middle class - in addition to trying to beat the clock before new regulations go into effect. Passenger vehicle ...

Running dry: Pakistan is running out of water

Running dry: Pakistan is running out of water Watch

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Lack of planning coupled with lack of rainfall is pushing Pakistan into a very precarious corner. With only 30 days of water in reserve, the ...

Sold into marriage: National shame over India's trafficked brides

Sold into marriage: National shame over India's trafficked brides Watch

Asia Pacific

It's something you would expect in scattered, rural sections in developing nations, and not in the world's largest democracy. Women in India are ...

Will new elections in the world's largest democracy benefit Indian women?

Will new elections in the world's largest democracy benefit Indian women? Watch

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As the world's largest democracy, India, heads to the polls, the question arises: Will the three main political parties satisfactorily address ...

Hopes for finding plane slowly withering

Hopes for finding plane slowly withering Watch

Asia Pacific

A potential lead in the desperate hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has slowly disappeared, taking with it much of the optimism ...

China uses unusually harsh language in warning North Korea against nuclear aspirations

China uses unusually harsh language in warning North Korea against nuclear aspirations Watch

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Increasingly isolated, nettlesome North Korea can only count on mainland China as its only true ally - but even that friendship has limits. In ...

Three journalists murdered in 11 days in the Philippines

Three journalists murdered in 11 days in the Philippines Watch

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Those who speak the truth - or voice their opinion - always risk their loss of life. Radio broadcaster Rogelio Estrada Butalid was shot and ...

New clues suggest Flight 370 WAS hijacked, recovery ships trying to triangulate homing signal from black box

New clues suggest Flight 370 WAS hijacked, recovery ships trying to triangulate homing signal from black box Watch

Asia Pacific

New allegations have been released to the media suggesting that Malaysian officials still haven't come clean regarding what they know about the ...

India's new wealth not well distributed: One-third of children in New Delhi slums malnourished

India's new wealth not well distributed: One-third of children in New Delhi slums malnourished Watch

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India's capital of New Delhi, with a population of 16 million people, has enjoyed prosperity over the last two decades. The city features an ...

Nuclear sub join search for missing Malaysian jet

Nuclear sub join search for missing Malaysian jet Watch

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A British nuclear sub with underwater search capabilities has joined in the hunt for missing Malaysian jet MH370. Malaysian police warned the ...

Statistics show the power of Chinese state media and they will blow your mind

Statistics show the power of Chinese state media and they will blow your mind Watch

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China continues to advance on many fronts, making its way to world superpower status. China has the world's largest state-controlled media including ...

Indonesian women come forth to speak on domestic violence

Indonesian women come forth to speak on domestic violence Watch

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According to a recent report by the National Commission of Violence against Women in Indonesia, or Komnas Perempuan, authorities recorded 11,719 ...

Myanmar's global timber trade - doesn't add up - WHY?

Myanmar's global timber trade - doesn't add up - WHY? Watch

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Citing "criminality and corruption" in the country's timber sector, a United Kingdom-based watchdog group, the Environmental Investigation Agency ...

Filipino peace pact ends 45 years of conflict with Muslims, Maoist separatists

Filipino peace pact ends 45 years of conflict with Muslims, Maoist separatists Watch

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The Philippines and its largest Muslim rebel group, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front have signed a final peace pact. With the agreement, 45 ...

In India, you can buy a bride for as little as $100 USD -- and nobody will care.

In India, you can buy a bride for as little as $100 USD -- and nobody will care. Watch

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India is a place where anyone can buy a wife for as little as a hundred dollars. The "wives" are trafficked as girls and sold into slavery, often by ...

'No way it went north;' How numbers played part in deciding Myanmar mystery

'No way it went north;' How numbers played part in deciding Myanmar mystery Watch

Asia Pacific

Officials have said that missing Malaysian flight 370 now definitely is at the bottom of the South Indian Ocean, without survivors. They arrived ...

French satellite scans confirm Chinese image of possible plane debris

French satellite scans confirm Chinese image of possible plane debris Watch

Asia Pacific

In the hunt for that missing Malaysian jet airliner that fell off the world's screens on March 8, satellite scans from France have provided new ...

Further sanctions levied on Russia

Further sanctions levied on Russia Watch

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Crimea, the former semi-autonomous southeastern region of Ukraine, has formerly become a part of the Russian Federation, following Russian ...

Flight 370 could join other unsolved mysteries of the sea and air

Flight 370 could join other unsolved mysteries of the sea and air Watch

Asia Pacific

More questions than answers remain in the loss of Malaysian Air Flight 370. Australian officials are hotly pursuing the possible sign of debris in ...

Lurking killers lurk in Myanmar's rice paddies - landmines

Lurking killers lurk in Myanmar's rice paddies - landmines Watch

Asia Pacific

A ceasefire in southeastern Myanmar has failed to roust the deadly remainders of a six-decade long armed conflict. The 2012 agreement between ...