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Rate Hikes Ahead - German Outlook - India's Latest Wave
A meeting in Oslo between western officials and Taliban delegates has wrapped up without any real commitments. It leaves wide open the question of improving women’s rights in the country. And a new report from Human Rights Watch highlights the dangerous situation for Afghanistan's LGBTQ people under Taliban rule.
Uyghurs say China's treatment of the Muslim minority group in the remote Xinjiang region amounts to "genocide." They are calling for a boycott of the upcoming Games.
Running out of Gas - Airline in Crisis - Snow Solution
Coal powered the industrial revolution, which led to unprecedented global prosperity - but it came with a price. These days the most coal is burned in Asia. How can the world reduce its dependency on the raw material?
It's the first time that a Taliban delegation has arrived in Europe since regaining control of Afghanistan over five months ago. But the visit to Norway has angered some.
Gas Crisis - Business Mood Improves
Price Of The Pandemic - Can Indonesia Go Electric? - Euro Or Zloty?
It's been over five months since the Taliban took over Afghanistan. Students at the country's public universities are desperate to resume their courses, but it remains unclear if and when universities will reopen.
Pakistan's Achro Thar desert is known for its vast salt lakes. For generations, locals have worked here collecting salt. It is hard labor with low pay, little worker protection and no social benefits.
Energy Split - Fighting Inflation - Powering Up
With India's slowly recovering economy, the recent spike in cases has had an impact on the sales and service sectors. Fresh restrictions in most parts of the country during this third wave of infections has meant a loss of livelihoods and incomes.
As vicious and mean as they are often made out to be, vultures are a key part of the ecosystem — their preference for rotting flesh actually helps protect humans from diseases. So when vultures started dying en masse in Nepal and throughout South Asia in the 1990s, conservationists sounded the alarm. They also came up with a unique way of making sure the birds could eat, thrive and repopulate.
Turkey Inflation - Afghan Economy - Train Robbery
Sanction Threat - China Trade - Plastic Problem
Hundreds of thousands of migrant domestic workers in Taiwan are not protected by the island's labor laws. Rights activists say this leaves them open to abuse.
Health authorities in Karachi have kick-started the campaign to erase the gap in the rates of inoculation between men and women in Pakistan's largest city.
Women in a poor, remote mountain village spearheaded the cleanup of their local stream. A decade on, their novel efforts have proved effective and they're setting a benchmark for the region.
Cleaner Cars - Plane Panic - Bouncing Back
With fewer and fewer fish in the seas, jellyfish is more popular than ever in Asia, especially in Thailand. It's been consumed for hundreds of years there.
Slowing Down - Swine Fever - Power Struggle
African swine fever has left a trail of devastation in Europe and Asia. Shortages and rising prices are the consequences, also in Thailand.
Sultana Begum, a 68-year-old resident of a slum in Kolkata city, wants the Indian government to hand over the imposing 17th-century Red Fort to her.
Emaan Danish is a 10-year-old activist helping other children learn about climate change with an interactive website raising awareness about how global warming impacts Pakistan and the world.
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