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A man admits to killing and having sex with the corpses of 32 children. But because the victims are from marginalized social and religious groups, the story has gotten little attention.
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Today, hundreds of female tempo drivers ply the streets of Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital. The woman who paved the way for all of them is Laxmi Sharma, Nepal’s first female tempo driver.
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With hundreds of thousands still homeless, human traffickers are targeting women and children living in temporary shelters.
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Mani is a talented person and accomplished journalist who suffers from a progressive condition that results in blindness and affects about one in 300 in India.
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Bhutan boasts an unusual measure of national wellbeing: Gross National Happiness. The concept derives from Buddhist economics, which its architects say holds "no place for human greed."
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Fernando and Jose,106 and 104, are among the oldest WWII veterans in the world. Both are devout Catholics who attribute their survival during the war to their faith in God and constant prayers.
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While Kashmiris afflicted with depression have the option of seeking faith healers or mental health professionals, the stigma of mental illness deters many from getting psychiatric help.
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Tang Raw, an ethnic Kachin from northern Burma, says he lost four brothers to drugs and was heavily addicted to heroin himself, until he discovered the Christian religion.
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Considered “untouchable” during their menstrual periods, Hindu women sleep apart from their families, refrain from attending religious festivities and must use unhygienic absorption methods.
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Though health concerns are growing due to the decomposing bodies, the victims have not been buried because officials have not finished identifying the dead.
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