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Invisible Asia

‘I was afraid I’d be rejected if I spoke up,’ says victim of childhood abuse in the Philippines

Children in the Philippines are particularly vulnerable to sexual abuse and domestic violence.

‘I wanted to escape this life by hiding who I was,' says an 'untouchable' in Japan

Descendants of a shunned caste are still ostracised in modern times because of their lineage.

'We've lived here for decades, but we still can't fit in,' say Hong Kong's silent outsiders

Some foreign-born residents continue to be treated like outsiders in the place they call home.


Three million masks every minute: How Covid-19 is choking the planet

The surge in the use of disposable masks could lead to an environmental problem that may last longer than the pandemic.

Singapore underwater VR project: How real is the threat of rising sea levels? Experience it

It may cost $100 billion or more over the long term to protect low-lying Singapore against rising sea levels, said PM Lee Hsien Loong. How serious is the threat?

WND 2021

Why a journalist created World News Day

A record number of newsrooms across the world have joined this year's World News Day.

Scientists dig deep to study Singapore's rising sea levels

A better understanding will yield more accurate predictions on future changes.

Climate emergency in the Amazon

Deforestation in world’s largest rainforest linked to extreme climate events, say experts.

WND 2020

ST's World News Day show shines light on journalism in face of pandemic

Straits Times China correspondent Elizabeth Law has reported from conflict zones and natural disaster-hit areas. Last year, she also reported on the Hong Kong protests.

More than 150 news outlets mark World News Day with journalism showcase, panel discussions

As the coronavirus rages, the young in Asia did not sit still.

US updates Covid-19 measures based on new findings; some media outlets misrepresent information: Anthony Fauci

America's policies on handling the Covid-19 outbreak are constantly updated based on the most recent findings about the virus.