Japanese Mom Forces Daughter to eat 30 pet goldfish

Japanese Mom Forces Daughter to eat 30 pet goldfish

Abuse is on the rise in Japanese circles, with a more recent atrocity highlighting a string of domestic cruelty cases. A woman and her boyfriend made her daughter to eat their entire tank of goldfish, at age 16 allegedly killing...
read more
Burma Opposition NLD on Crossroads

Burma Opposition NLD on Crossroads

Aung San Suu Kyi is now eligible to run for Parliament under amendments to Burma’s election laws. The changes pave the way for her party the National League for Democracy (NLD) to return to mainstream politics. The NLD boycotted last...
read more
Burma’s Civil War Denies More Children an Education

Burma’s Civil War Denies More Children an Education

Burmese rights groups say thousands of children in conflict areas are missing out school as physical survival and food security takes priority. Rights groups say nationally 60 percent of Burmese children don’t finish primary school and in conflict areas the....
read more
Thailand’s Amnesty Law: Trigger for a New Round of Conflict?

Thailand’s Amnesty Law: Trigger for a New Round of Conflict?

Thailand has suffered a great deal of political instability over the last few years with a series of coups, changes in government, and mass demonstrations. Many believe that these have left Thai people with deep wounds. To heal these wounds,...
read more
Foreign Maids say Hong Kong Court Ruling is Socially Exclusive

Foreign Maids say Hong Kong Court Ruling is Socially Exclusive

In a landmark decision, Hong Kong’s highest court has ruled against granting residency to domestic workers. The decision by five judges in the Court of Final Appeal has dashed the hopes of maids and home helps who aspire to be...
read more
Burma’s Missing Children

Burma’s Missing Children

According to the United Nations over 900 children each year in Myanmar are rescued from the hands of human traffickers. While these lucky ones are reunited with their families, many are still missing. As the country’s borders are opening up...
read more
US Army Hands Over Bagram Prison to Afghanistan

US Army Hands Over Bagram Prison to Afghanistan

After a year of tough negotiations, the US army this week handed over the only prison still under American control to the Afghan government. The handover ends a chapter in Afghan-US relationship.  The Afghan President says control over the prison...
read more
Students’ Suicide Sparked Call for Education Reforms in the Philippines

Students’ Suicide Sparked Call for Education Reforms in the Philippines

The body of Kristel Tejada was laid to rest at the Manila cemetery last week. Earlier this month, the 16-year-old student killed herself after she was unable to pay her tuition fees.   Her death has sparked outrage over the...
read more
China Takes Control of Key Pakistani Port

China Takes Control of Key Pakistani Port

China recently took over management of Gwadar port in Balochistan province in Pakistan. It’s located on the Arabian Sea at the mouth of the Gulf through which 30% of the world’s daily oil supply passes. The Pakistani government hopes that...
read more
India Welcomes New Rape Law

India Welcomes New Rape Law

The Indian Parliament has passed the much awaited anti-rape law to tackle the rising incidents of sexual violence against women. The legislation comes in response to the huge public outcry over the last year’s gang-rape of a woman in New...
read more