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Protests erupt after sexual assault...

Protests erupt after sexual assault...

South Asia

Thu, Mar 14 2019

Outrage increased after police said the footage was part of wider plot by a group of men to befriend...

UK launches global fund to help end...

UK launches global fund to help end...

Europe

Mon, Mar 4 2019

It is estimated that half of all women and girls in poor countries are forced to use rags, cloths, grass...

India forest dwellers to fight mass...

India forest dwellers to fight mass...

South Asia

Mon, Feb 25 2019

A growing population and increasing demand for industrial projects are placing greater stress on land...

India's Kumbh Mela steps up anti-trafficking...

India's Kumbh Mela steps up anti-trafficking...

South Asia

Tue, Feb 12 2019

Religious congregations are an integral part of Indian culture but are becoming dangerous places for...

Elephants face 'time bomb' in Bangladesh...

Elephants face 'time bomb' in Bangladesh...

Rohingya Crisis

Thu, Feb 7 2019

After about 730,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar into Bangladesh 18 months ago and set up camp, they realised...

Indian police rescue 180 Nepalis in...

Indian police rescue 180 Nepalis in...

South Asia

Wed, Feb 6 2019

Most of the 183 people rescued so far had either flown to India from Nepal or travelled by road

Refugees in West Bengal get land titles...

Refugees in West Bengal get land titles...

South Asia

Tue, Jan 29 2019

There are an estimated 150,000 families in the eastern state's refugee colonies

A decade after war ends, Sri Lankan...

A decade after war ends, Sri Lankan...

South Asia

Fri, Jan 25 2019

About 30,000 acres of land is still held by security forces in Mullaitivu

Venezuelan migrants surge into Colombia...

Venezuelan migrants surge into Colombia...

Latin America

Fri, Jan 25 2019

Every day, 35,000 to 40,000 Venezuelans had been crossing the bridge into Colombia

Britain unveils 'landmark' laws against...

Britain unveils 'landmark' laws against...

Europe

Tue, Jan 22 2019

The proposed new laws will for the first time set a legal definition of domestic abuse to include economic...

Bangladesh lends land to islanders as...

Bangladesh lends land to islanders as...

South Asia

Tue, Jan 15 2019

22 acres of fallow land in Hatiya sub-district have been divided up between 45 families who have each...

Saudi women to be told of divorce by...

Saudi women to be told of divorce by...

Middle East

Mon, Jan 7 2019

In recent years women in Saudi Arabia have been allowed to enter sports stadiums for the first time,...

In rare move, Indian state to return...

In rare move, Indian state to return...

South Asia

Thu, Dec 27 2018

About 660 disputes over land have stalled hundreds of projects and forced millions of people from their...

Killing of American on Indian island...

Killing of American on Indian island...

South Asia

Tue, Nov 27 2018

More than half India's 104 million tribal people live outside their traditional habitats, with many...

Bangladesh silent on Canadian offer...

Bangladesh silent on Canadian offer...

South Asia

Tue, Nov 13 2018

The UN human rights investigator on Myanmar urged Bangladesh on Tuesday to drop plans to start repatriating...

Contraceptive use growing slowly among...

Contraceptive use growing slowly among...

Health

Tue, Nov 13 2018

World set to miss contraception goal leaving millions of women behind

Petitions, protests as Indian farmers...

Petitions, protests as Indian farmers...

South Asia

Mon, Nov 5 2018

As India builds increasingly ambitious projects, analysts say the definition of what constitutes public...

Report: 'Insurance gap' threatens disaster-prone...

Report: 'Insurance gap' threatens disaster-prone...

Business

Mon, Oct 22 2018

Globally, assets worth about $163 billion are not insured against catastrophes, posing a “significant...

Nine years after war's end, Sri Lankans...

Nine years after war's end, Sri Lankans...

South Asia

Tue, Oct 9 2018

The government has said it has returned between 80% and 85% of the confiscated land to original...

Oxfam: Nigeria, Singapore and India...

Oxfam: Nigeria, Singapore and India...

World

Tue, Oct 9 2018

The index, which included an indicator on violence against women, said less than half of countries had...

Water experts warn: As sand mining grows,...

Experts: As sand mining grows, Asia’s...

South Asia

Sat, Sep 22 2018

Worldwide, over half a billion people live in delta areas