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Documentary: Witness – Dust in the lung (Video)

info-pictogram1 One journalist is determined to help China’s millions of migrant workers suffering from the deadly black lung disease.
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Flood-hit Southeast Asia awaits more rain (Video)

info-pictogram1 People in South East Asia have been warned to prepare for more flooding, after days of heavy rain around the region that killed dozens of people and displaced tens of thousands in Thailand, Malaysia and Sri Lanka.According to officials, more than 200,000 people are homeless across the region because of the floods.

Search under way for missing AirAsia flight (Video)

info-pictogram1 Families fear the worst after flight QZ8501 disappears over the Java Sea en route to Singapore with 162 people on board.

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Documentary: 101 East – We built this city (Video)

After Singapore’s first riot in decades, locals ask hard questions about the migrant worker abuse.

info-pictogram1 On the night of December 8, 2013, paramedics rushed to the scene of a fatal traffic accident in Singapore’s Little India neighbourhood, where tens of thousands of South Asian workers socialise on their day off.

Little did anyone expect the situation to escalate into a bloody riot, Singapore’s first in more than 40 years.

Foreign workers power Singapore’s booming economy, forming a fifth of Singapore’s 5.3 million population, mostly in low-paying jobs that locals avoid.

The accident had occurred after construction worker Sakthivel Kumaravelu, a 33-year-old labourer from India, was stopped from boarding a bus ferrying migrant workers back to their dormitories. The bus ran over and killed him as he chased after it and fell.

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China: For my Blue Brothers (Video)

info-pictogram1 Follow former Chinese journalist He Zhongzhou as he struggles to support migrant workers and protect their rights.
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Demand for female imams in China rising

Source: globaltimes.cn

By: Liang Chen

The number of female imams, known locally as ahong, acting as spiritual leaders and teachers for Muslim women, is rising in China, especially in the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. They have broken through taboos and barriers and won wide recognition among female believers. After learning doctrines and taking certification exam, more than 80 female imams in Ningxia have been licensed by the government. They lead Muslim women in prayer at mosques, teach them about the Koran and Islamic culture and offer religious services. They also mediate domestic disputes and enhance women’s awareness of their rights. Female imams are playing an increasingly essential role in improving gender equality, the quality of local women’s religious life and social harmony.

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Documentary: 101 East – South Korea, Caught in the Web (Video)

info-pictogram1 We look at the impact of internet addiction as more and more South Koreans get caught in the web.
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The unholy, anti-Muslim pact of Buddhist and Hindu fanatics

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By: Dr. Mohammad Manzoor Alam

Sourcemilligazette.com

Now it is official. Extremist Buddhists and Hindus are forming a grand alliance against Muslims in South Asia. What damage they can cause Muslims is not really known, beyond a cowardly attack on Muslims here and a riot there.

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Vietnam woos Muslim tourists

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Source: ttrweekly.com

By: Wanwisa Ngamsangchaikit

More Muslim travellers from Indonesia, Malaysia, India, and the Middle East are visiting Vietnam.

Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Culture, Sports, and Tourism deputy director, La Quoc Khanh, said that the number of tourists from Muslim countries, especially Indonesia and Malaysia, has gone up considerably in recent years.

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