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Long Lines, Black Markets: How India’s Cash Crunch Looks On Street Level

India is reeling from a severe cash crisis following the government’s decision to withdraw high value currency notes from the country’s financial system. The gove......


Jakarta’s Sick Lack Palliative Care, One NGO Offers Relief


India, A Dumping Ground For Rich World’s Toxic Electronic Waste

I’m here in Seemapuri, an area on the outskirts of Delhi, one of the areas in the city where electronic scrap is building up. Walking through the narrow alleyways there......


Giant Lizards Try To Survive Bangkok' Urban Jungle

Researchers say the Asian water monitor is amongst the creatures likely to be hardest hit by climate change. Like other reptiles, they're particularly sensitive to global warming because they r......


An Indonesian Village Where Farmers Are Still Guided By The Stars

For decades the village of Cirompang in West Java has been self-sufficient when it comes to food. Residents rely on ancestral wisdom to grow and harvest rice.


The Curious Case Of South Korea's “Sea Women”

JEJU ISLAND — Kang Ok-ja, 75, looks out toward the ocean from the roadside. It's not a good day for diving, she tells me. Waves crash against black volcanic......


In Philippines, Seeking Environmental Justice 20 Years After Mining Disaster

MARINDUQUE — Elisa Hernandez dips her yellow blouse into the Boac River's rushing water and then slaps it up against the shoreline......


Mom vs. ISIS: Indonesian Student Torn About Going To Syria

JAKARTA — Teuku Akbar Maulana, 17, is from the westernmost Indonesian province of Aceh. He was a brilliant student and was offered a scholarship to study in......