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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

Malnutrition, child deaths plague India's...

Malnutrition, child deaths plague India's...

South Asia

Thu, Sep 20 2018

Campaigners have called for better protection for tribal lands

UN: World hunger levels rise for third...

UN: World hunger levels rise for third...

World

Tue, Sep 11 2018

A lack of food had caused an estimated 2.3 million people to flee Venezuela as of June

Asia's rising appetite for meat, seafood...

Asia's rising appetite for meat, seafood...

Asia Pacific

Sun, Sep 9 2018

Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Pakistan are among nations likely to contribute most to the rise...

Islam shows its female face with rise...

Islam shows its female face with rise...

World

Sat, Sep 8 2018

The Koran does not directly address whether women can lead congregational prayer, according to many traditional...

Gujarat amends law to give land to industry...

Gujarat amends law to give land to industry...

South Asia

Thu, Sep 6 2018

Protests flared in Gujarat earlier this year after the suicide of an activist over the delay in granting...

Aid agency: Yemen's plunging economy...

Aid agency: Yemen's plunging economy...

Middle East

Wed, Sep 5 2018

The World Food Program (WFP) says 8.4 million people are precariously close to famine

India takes over children's shelters...

India takes over children's shelters...

South Asia

Mon, Sep 3 2018

About 1,300 shelters are unregistered, according to the NCPCR, which means they operate illegally and...

India to probe children's shelters following...

India to probe children's shelters following...

South Asia

Wed, Aug 8 2018

There are about 7,300 care homes in India, which are home to some 230,000 children

UK watchdog accuses aid groups of failing...

UK watchdog accuses aid groups of failing...

Europe

Tue, Jul 31 2018

The report said there needed to be a global register of aid workers to ensure accountability, and better...

Indian minister pledges phones for shelters...

Indian minister pledges phones for shelters...

South Asia

Tue, Jul 31 2018

More than 100 cases of women being raped were reported daily in India in 2016

Fears grip Assam as millions made...

Fears grip Assam as millions made...

South Asia

Tue, Jul 31 2018

The government had failed to make clear what would happen to those rendered stateless

Calls for India to protect 'invisible'...

Calls for India to protect 'invisible'...

South Asia

Thu, Jul 26 2018

More than 100 cases of women being raped were reported daily in India in 2016, the latest government...

India hunger photo series sparks 'poverty...

India hunger photo series sparks 'poverty...

South Asia

Wed, Jul 25 2018

At least 194 million Indians go hungry daily, says the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization,...

Ten million slaves go missing from survey...

Ten million slaves go missing from survey...

South Asia

Mon, Jul 23 2018

The Walk Free Foundation attributed its new, lower estimate to a different method of measuring responses...

Forced to walk miles, India water crisis...

Forced to walk miles, India water crisis...

South Asia

Sat, Jul 14 2018

On an average, a rural woman walks 5km to 20km a day just to fetch water, according to estimates by...

Sri Lankan Islamic centre condemns ban...

Sri Lankan Islamic centre condemns ban...

South Asia

Thu, Jul 12 2018

Campaigners against khatna - which is performed on young girls - say it can cause psychological, sexual...

India’s ‘worst water crisis in history’...

India’s ‘worst water crisis in history’...

World

Sat, Jul 7 2018

India is “suffering from the worst water crisis in its history”, threatening hundreds of...

Mother Teresa charity home sold babies...

Mother Teresa charity home sold babies...

South Asia

Thu, Jul 5 2018

A home run by Mother Teresa's religious order in India has been sealed and a nun and another person...

Bangladesh cities join UN drive to build...

Bangladesh cities join UN drive en...

Bangladesh

Wed, Jul 4 2018

In disaster-prone Bangladesh, all the country's 329 municipalities have agreed to join the UN's...

Women most at risk from traffickers...

Women most at risk from traffickers...

World

Tue, Jun 26 2018

The poll of 548 people was conducted online, by phone and in person between March 26 and May 4 spread...