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Acknowledging the plight of Sri Lanka's Tamil war widows

Acknowledging the plight of Sri Lanka's Tamil war widows

As many as 50,000 families headed by single women in the Northern Province alone, says govt

Korea sex ed debate pits LGBT activists against Christians

Korea sex ed debate pits LGBT activists against Christians

Protestant lobbying prevents homosexuality from being mentioned on school curriculums

Fighting drought with an obsession for tree planting

Fighting drought with an obsession for tree planting

Locals ridiculed, then praised one Indian man's decades-long passion that 'saved' an arid district

Squalor, misery await Afghan returnees forced out of Pakistan

Squalor, misery await Afghan returnees forced out of Pakistan

Urgent need for shelter, food, education and health facilities, says aid agency

In Indonesia, seeing the forest for the oil palm trees

In Indonesia, seeing the forest for the oil palm trees

Forest use moratorium must be extended until rampant violations of land concession permits cease, say activists

China seeks new wave of migrants for restive Xinjiang

China seeks new wave of migrants for restive Xinjiang

Through liberal residency rules, govt hopes to trigger a fresh influx of Han Chinese

Daily abuse takes toll on foreign maids in Singapore

Daily abuse takes toll on foreign maids in Singapore

Despite hardships, most want to continue working in the city state

After Nepal quake, survivors struggle in squalid camps

After Nepal quake, survivors struggle in squalid camps

Disease fears grow, residents complain of insufficient food, water and sanitation

Afghan runaways fight addiction on mean streets of Pakistan

Afghan runaways fight addiction on mean streets of Pakistan

Children without families are among the most vulnerable of the 1.5 million Afghan refugees living in Pakistan

New Down syndrome test could increase abortions, stigma

New Down syndrome test could increase abortions, stigma

Experts worry the test could be used to 'screen out' individuals considered 'less worthy'

Thai people smuggling crackdown creates fresh dangers

Thai people smuggling crackdown creates fresh dangers

Migrants face added risks as traffickers try to avoid Thailand

Nepal quake survivors struggle to perform last rites for dead

Nepal quake survivors struggle to perform last rites for dead

With no homes and no money, many worry about how to provide traditional funeral ceremonies

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