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Pakistan is planting lots of mangrove forests. So why are some upset?

Friday, November 10, 2023

Pakistan is reforesting its river delta with mangrove forests nearly the size of Rhode Island. But why are some upset?

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India's top court defers same sex marriage decision, upsetting LGBTQ rights advocates

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

India's top court refused to legalize same-sex marriages. The five judges hearing the case ruled that only the Indian parliament could make that decision.

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India's supreme court has issued a ruling on same-sex marriage.

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

India's top court declines to grant recognition to same-sex marriages. It's a blow to hopes of India's LGBTQ+ community.

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Western Afghanistan has been hit once more by an earthquake

Monday, October 16, 2023

It's the seventh earthquake to roil this area in the past 10 days, and there have been several aftershocks. The U.N. has struggled to raise money for Afghans.

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Thousands of Afghans are without homes after devastating earthquakes

Friday, October 13, 2023

The United Nations is pleading for more aid as thousands of Afghans shiver in tents after earthquakes flattened villages and killed more than 1,000 people.

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Rescue workers hurry to reach hundreds of Afghans buried under quake debris

Monday, October 09, 2023

A powerful earthquake has killed more than 2,000 people in western Afghanistan.

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Over 2,000 feared dead after powerful earthquakes hit Afghanistan

Saturday, October 07, 2023

Images shared by Afghan journalists showed at least one village reduced to rubble after a series of quakes flattened stone and mudbrick homes in the country's west.

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Pakistan is planting lots of mangroves — but it's upsetting some environmentalists

Wednesday, October 04, 2023

An initiative to revive the Indus River hopes to save this major waterway from overuse and pollution. Some 240 million people are riding on the outcome. But the financing of it is controversial.

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In Pakistan, residents are returning to ancient practices to deal with melting glaciers

Sunday, September 03, 2023

Residents in Pakistan's Himalayas are reviving an ancient practice to cope with rapidly melting glaciers due to rising temperatures.

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A glacier baby is born: Mating glaciers to replace water lost to climate change

Sunday, September 03, 2023

Residents of Pakistan's Himalayan region turn to science and folklore, with backing from the U.N. They're erecting ice towers, harvesting avalanches and performing an ancient glacier ritual.

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Bangladesh's Nobel laureate Mohammad Yunis faces trouble in his homeland

Friday, September 01, 2023

Mohammad Yunis has faced a slew of legal cases, and now is accused of siphoning off dividends owed to workers, labor law violations and corruption.

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The Matildas' culture-shifting World Cup run is over after losing in the semi-finals

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Australians fall silent as their team, The Matildas lose to England in the World Cup semi-finals. The team's rise has been called a "feminist cultural reckoning."

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Australia has 'Matilda Mania' as the team goes on to Women's World Cup quarter-finals

Friday, August 11, 2023

Australians are smashing viewing records as they watch their team, The Matildas, advance in the Women's World Cup. But for some women, it's a bittersweet moment.

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Pakistan's prime minister is expected to announce the dissolution of parliament

Wednesday, August 09, 2023

It's a move that should trigger general elections by November. But already there are concerns that elections could be delayed — potentially throwing the country into more instability.

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Listeners are enthralled by Pakistan's first true crime podcast

Monday, August 07, 2023

Over 50 years ago, a poet was found dead in Karachi, Pakistan. The incident triggered a media frenzy, but the murder mystery faded from memory — until now.

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Pakistan's former Prime Minister has been arrested after being sentenced to prison

Saturday, August 05, 2023

Police in Pakistan have arrested that country's former Prime Minister, Imran Khan, after a court sentenced him to three years in prison for concealing assets.

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Pakistan's government vows to find those behind a deadly bombing

Monday, July 31, 2023

Pakistan is vowing to hunt down those behind a massive suicide bombing on Sunday that targeted a rally of a pro-Taliban cleric. Dozens of people were killed and nearly 200 wounded.

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'I am crying at my salon': Taliban orders Kabul beauty parlors to shut down

Friday, July 14, 2023

All beauty salons in Kabul must close by the end of July. These businesses are one of the few places where women can work and congregate under the Taliban regime.

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The Taliban are banning women's beauty salons in Afghanistan

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Since returning to power nearly two years ago, the Taliban have resumed pushing women and girls out of public life. The Taliban now say they're shutting down women's beauty salons.

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Effects of a dangerous cyclone are already hitting parts of India and Pakistan

Thursday, June 15, 2023

Authorities in Pakistan and India have been evacuating people from coastal areas ahead of the storm. Schools and government buildings have been converted into shelters.

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