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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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The few religious leaders who spoke up following the inhuman gang-rape of a young Indian woman ended up perpetuating the very mentality behind the bestiality.
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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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Thousands of displaced Burmese children in rural refugee camps await the end of hostilities, with no formal education or hope of attending a university.
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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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Survival was the name of the game during the critical martial-law era. Every story had to be cleared by the glaring eyes of military censors, or I would find myself jobless.
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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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Illegal abortion of female fetuses, prevalent among educated and urban Indians, has pushed India's child sex ratio to its lowest point since the country's independence.
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In India, religion and the accompanying ceremonies and rituals are all encompassing and pervade every sphere of life - be it business, politics, launch of a film or even the launch of a satellite.
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Overnight, bishop Raphael Cheenath went from planning his retirement to leading a community devastated by a bloody pogrom that lasted weeks.
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