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Karachi Heat Wave, Hottest in Recorded History, Death Toll Surpasses 1,100

27/06/2015

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Ice Seller, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan, Photo by Raja Islam

Victoria Copeland, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 02:09 a.m. EST, 27 June 2015 KARACHI, Pakistan – As the temperature approached 100 degrees Fahrenheit civilians struggle to stay dehydrated. Now that temperatures have surpassed 112°F or 45°C people are dying in the streets. This heat wave is one of the highest recorded temperatures since another deadly heat […]

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MERS Outbreak in South Korea Hits Record High, 3 New Cases, 2 More Die

22/06/2015

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WHO Says South Korea's MERS Outbreak Large and Complex, Photo Courtesy of Ritika Patel

Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 00:46 a.m. EST, 22 June 2015 SOUTH KOREA – An outbreak of MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) in South Korea has led to 138 confirmed cases and 14 deaths, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Just 17 hours ago news outlets reported 3 new cases with 2 […]

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Death Toll Rises to 431 in Yangtze Ferry Disaster

08/06/2015

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China Ferry, By Jason Pearce

Victoria Copeland, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 23:34 p.m. EST, 8 June 2015 YANGTZE RIVER, China – Almost a year after the Korea Sewol ferry incident, another fatal ship accident occurred in Asia — this time in China on the Yangtze River. The vessel was carrying over 400 passengers and capsized last Sunday with the death […]

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The Answer is Behind Every Door

22/01/2015

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Miao Shaman, China, Photo by Ruro Photography

Author Unknown Last Modified: 16:35 p.m. DST, 22 January 2015 There is an old Chinese tale about a woman whose only son died. In her grief, she went to the holy man and asked, “What prayers, what magical incantations do you have to bring my son back to life?” Instead of sending her away or […]

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South Korea’s Abysmal Record of Disability Rights Despite Economic Prosperity

21/01/2015

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Salt works on the west coast, Jeollabuk-do Province, Korea, Photo by Bruce Stainsby

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 22:56 p.m. EDT, 21 January 2015 SINAN COUNTY, South Korea – Though South Korea’s record of human rights abuse is not as heinous as its neighbor North Korea, it still grapples with abuse of the weakest members of its society. Prior to the latest exposé, there have been several studies […]

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