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Karma Kitchen - Growing in Generosity (See If There's One Near You!)
Offbeat  (tags: India, Seva CafĂ©, Karma Kitchen, generosity, pay it forward, Good News, spreading, US, Europe, Japan, Asia, volunteers, food, humanity, interesting )

Evelyn
- 35 days ago - karmakitchen.org
Based on Seva Café: "Your meal was a gift from someone who came before you. To keep the chain of gifts alive, we invite you to pay it forward for those who dine after you." That's Karma Kitchen, a volunteer-driven experiment in generosity.
The 50 Most Beautiful Places in Asia
Offbeat  (tags: photos, pictures, interesting, travel, culture, news, Asia )

Connie
- 160 days ago - cntraveler.com
Some lovely places here.
The War on Elephants
Offbeat  (tags: Elephants, War, Poachers, Ivory, Africa, China, Asia )

Ray
- 396 days ago - bbc.co.uk
How the very existence of AfricaâEUR(TM)s elephants is threatened by poachers, traffickers and AsiaâEUR(TM)s appetite for ivory
Rapid Decline of Chinas Wetlands Threatens Mass Extinction for Rare Birds
Offbeat  (tags: mass, migration, china, asia, wetlands, birds, rare, birds )

Scooby
- 586 days ago - chinadialogue.net
Loss of coastal wetlands during ChinaâEUR(TM)s prolonged boom has contributed to a collapse of numbers of migratory birds in East Asia.
Modern Humans Migrated Out of Africa to China First: Study
Offbeat  (tags: world, asia, africa, humans, history, civilization, Ancient Period )

Rituraj
- 590 days ago - timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Upturning the generally accepted theory that modern humans migrated out of Africa 50,000 years ago, analysis of human fossil teeth found in China suggests that they reached present day China 80,000-120,000 years ago.
Send Girls Off to Learn, Not Off to Marry, Says 13-Year-Old Pakistani Activist
Offbeat  (tags: child, children, culture, ethics, freedoms, humans, interesting, law, rights, sadness, safety, society, women, violence, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', ethics, humanrights, interesting, asia, HumanRights, freedoms, abuse, children, ethics, investigation, prevention, ris )

ELIZABETH
- 599 days ago - takepart.com
Hadiqa Bashir goes door-to-door in her community, calling for families to end child marriage so girls can complete their education.
Grandson of Atomic Bomb Crewman Writes of Hibakusha Horrors
Offbeat  (tags: war, usa, asia, death, hibakusha, hiroshima )

Naoko
- 605 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
Beser's grandfather, Jacob, was an army lieutenant and radar specialist who became the only man in the world to fly on both of the B-29s carrying the "Little Boy" and "Fat Man" atomic bombs.
Stroll Through History / Manzanar War Relocation Center in California / Japanese-Americans Stripped of Freedom
Offbeat  (tags: war, freedoms, asia, usa, relocation, Japanese-Americans )

Naoko
- 636 days ago - the-japan-news.com
Following the December 1941 attack by the Imperial Japanese Navy on the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, Japanese-Americans living in the United States were viewed as "enemy aliens" and deprived of their freedom.
Stroll Through History / Urakami Cathedral in Nagasaki / For Whom the Bell in A-Bomb Site Tolls
Offbeat  (tags: war, asia, death, Urakami Cathedral, Nagasaki, suffering, sacred site )

Naoko
- 642 days ago - the-japan-news.com
Urakami Cathedral in Nagasaki city is a sacred place for Christianity in Japan. The size of the stately cathedral with its two towers and its congregation of about 7,000 people are both the largest in Japan. In addition, its history of suffering gives it
As Violence Worsens in Yemen, War Crimes Alleged on Both Sides of Conflict
Offbeat  (tags: activists, abuse, child, children, crime, culture, death, ethics, freedoms, government, humans, murder, politics, rights, sadness, women, world, violence, war, violence, world, middle-east, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', asia, children, conflict, corr )

ELIZABETH
- 647 days ago - takepart.com
Violence in Yemen has taken a turn for the worse, with human rights advocates voicing concern that war crimes are allegedly under way on both sides of the conflict, leaving scores of women and children among the civilians trapped in the crossfire.
A Bus Stop and a Broken Promise: Kids Waited Daily for Mother Who Never Came Home
Offbeat  (tags: war, usa, asia, Japan, Tokyo Air Raid, WW2, evacuation )

Naoko
- 654 days ago - mainichi.jp
Over the previous night, over 300 U.S. B-29 bombers had blanketed Tokyo with around 330,000 firebombs in the Great Tokyo Air Raid, and their mother had gone missing.
Where Is All the Aid Money for Nepal Going? Open Data Could Help Lift the Veil
Offbeat  (tags: ethics, Refugees&Relief, middle-east, news, corruption, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', asia, crime, world, destruction, world )

ELIZABETH
- 658 days ago - takepart.com
The OpenNepal site looks to make donations transparent by publicly tracking how much money NGOs and agencies receive.
China to Deport 11 Foreign Tourists After Some Watched Genghis Khan Video
Offbeat  (tags: asia, china, freedoms, politics, Genghis Khan, detained, deported )

Naoko
- 680 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
China will deport nine foreign tourists whom it detained last weekend, apparently after some of them said they watched a documentary on Genghis Khan in their hotel room, a spokesman for two of the tourists said Saturday.
U.S. Historian Reflects on A-Bomb Sentiment as Exhibition Is Held in Washington
Offbeat  (tags: war, usa, asia, Nuclear weapons, Hiroshima atomic bombing, exhibition )

Naoko
- 713 days ago - mainichi.jp
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- As the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II approaches, an exhibition recalling the devastation of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki is under way at the American University Museum in Washington, D.C.
 

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