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Study: Deadly air pollution shortens...

Study: Deadly air pollution shortens...

World

Tue, Nov 20 2018

The tiny particles ingested from polluted air shorten life more than first-hand cigarette smoke

One year in, #Metoo finding fresh battlefields...

One year in, #Metoo finding fresh battlefields...

World

Fri, Oct 12 2018

The movement is newly taking hold in India, where one Bollywood actress's complaint of sexual misconduct...

Stop, check and call: How Nepal's women...

How Nepal's women 'human interceptors'...

South Asia

Fri, Oct 5 2018

'Watching thousands of people crossing the border every day is not easy'

'Flying news': Humanitarian media counter...

Humanitarian media counter Rohingya...

South Asia

Thu, Sep 27 2018

Humanitarians are trying innovative projects to counter rumours and let refugees know how to access healthcare...

Malaysia's crackdown on illegal migrants...

Malaysia's crackdown on illegal migrants...

World

Fri, Aug 31 2018

The Southeast Asian nation relies heavily on foreign domestic helpers as well as labourers from countries...

Indigenous people fighting for land...

Indigenous people fighting for land...

World

Fri, Aug 10 2018

The right of indigenous people to land and territories is protected by international legal conventions...

After saying #MeToo, Chinese women fight...

After saying #MeToo, Chinese women fight...

World

Fri, Aug 10 2018

The latest wave of sexual misconduct claims in China emerged last month after Lei Chuang, the founder...

Report: North Korea, Eritrea have world's...

Report: North Korea, Eritrea have world's...

Asia Pacific

Fri, Jul 20 2018

China, Pakistan, North Korea and Nigeria rounded out the top five nations with the largest number of...

Helping refugees proves labour of love...

Helping refugees proves labour of love...

Europe

Fri, Jul 20 2018

Germany expects to spend around €78 billion on migration-related issues through 2022, with social...

Poor countries face $168 billion interest...

Climate change: Poor nations face $168bn...

Climate Change

Wed, Jul 4 2018

For every $10 climate-vulnerable countries paid in interest over the past decade, $1 was attributable...

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...

Major brands fail to join Bangladesh...

Major brands fail to join Bangladesh...

Business

Sat, Jun 2 2018

The new pact is a three-year extension of the Bangladesh Accord, a legally-binding agreement between...

Child brides sold into sex slavery,...

Child brides sold into sex slavery,...

South Asia

Thu, May 3 2018

Authorities rescued a girl who had been married off and then forced to work without wages on a farm,...

Nepal's medical drones bring healthcare...

Nepal's medical drones bring healthcare...

South Asia

Mon, Apr 30 2018

The poor Himalayan country has just over 2,600 doctors - less than one for every 10,000 people - and...

Campaigners: Indian workers dying on...

Campaigners: Indian workers dying on...

South Asia

Fri, Apr 27 2018

In their complaint, the charities cited a 32-year-old worker who died after severing two fingers in a...

India grants land ownership rights to...

India grants land ownership rights to...

South Asia

Fri, Apr 27 2018

About 3 million refugees from the Sindh and Punjab provinces in Pakistan are believed to have fled to...

Rana Plaza's 'forgotten' victims battle...

Rana Plaza's 'forgotten' victims battle...

Bangladesh

Tue, Apr 24 2018

Begum is among more than 2,000 workers who were injured when the eight-storey building crashed on April...

France: Syria strikes' aim met, more...

France: Syria strikes' aim met, more...

Europe

Sat, Apr 14 2018

The French strikes, involving 12 cruise missiles, fighter jets and warships, were Macron's first major...

Burning issue: Dhaka slums fight fires...

Burning issue: Dhaka slums fight fires...

Dhaka

Thu, Feb 1 2018

Fire is just one of the threats inhabitants face on a daily basis, which include eviction, drugs, crime,...

Study: Indian police extort transgender...

Study: Indian police extort transgender...

South Asia

Tue, Jan 23 2018

The HIV prevalence among India's transgender community is estimated at 7.5%, much higher than the country's...

Global brand to pay $2.3m for worker...

Global brand to pay $2.3m for worker...

Bangladesh

Tue, Jan 23 2018

The settlement is one the largest payments made by a brand to remedy workplace dangers in