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A pan-Asian news operation with correspondents across the region, KBR Asia Calling publishes TV, radio, and digital content in multiple languages.

Afghanistan

In Afghanistan, Fighting To End Slavery Of Virgin Girls

"Baad" is a tribal tradition through which a woman is offered as compensation if her relative com...

Indonesia

Inside Indonesian Kitchens, A Story About The Archipelago

From the rich peanut sauce of gado-gado to the spicy tang of the fried rice nasi goreng, Indonesi...

Indonesia

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

JAKARTA — Yanti, 93, lives in a tiny room along with three other family members in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta. She’s unable to move or get up so she lies on a bed that dominates the cramped ...

India

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

NEW DELHI — I am outside the Reserve Bank of India building in New Delhi. It’s 8 a.m. The bank opens at 9 a.m. but more than 300 people have already queued up here. Among them is 60-year-old ...

Indonesia

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....

South Korea

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 ...

Philippines

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's ...

Turkey

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 ...