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Asia

The Hazara

A look into the sacred spaces of the Hazara Shia, the third largest group ethnic group in Afghanistan.

Losing Earth: From the Air

Photographer George Steinmetz documents the consequences of climate change from a different perspective in a new short film, "Losing Earth: From the Air."

Prayers of the Persecuted

Monika Bulaj is producing a visual atlas of threatened minorities and shared holy places.

Dairy in Distress

Dairy farms—Wisconsin's economic engines—have been decimated in recent years due to decreased demand, lack of workers, and slumping milk prices.

Afghan and Pakistani Women Against Extremism

What do Afghan and Pakistani women see as the roots of violent extremism, and how are some of them working together to build peace? Who are the women who are fighting to be more than mere victims?

Disabled Children of Bhopal Gas Tragedy

Reports of congenital disabilities are significantly higher in the northern part of Bhopal, where the 1984 Union Carbide accident occurred, than in the rest of India.

The Filipino Catholic Church in Crisis

The Catholic Church is an outspoken opponent of a deadly war on drugs in the Philippines. But in a face-off with President Duterte, the Church is losing ground, forcing its clergy to a crossroads.

The North Korean Underground Railroad

The North Korean underground railroad is credited with saving thousands of lives over the last two decades—but now Kim Jong-un is on the verge of destroying it.

Basketball in Tibet

On the Tibetan plateau, an unlikely group of nomads, Buddhist monks, and yak-wool artisans have seen their lives change—through basketball. Can they also help change Tibet?

Japan's Demographic Reckoning

As Japan experiences its steepest population decline since record-keeping began in 1967, Emiko Jozuka examines how a historically inward-looking country will reimagine its future.

The War Widows of Sri Lanka

It has been eight years since the end of Sri Lanka’s armed conflict, and Tamil-speaking war widows in the country's north are still seeking justice for wartime violations.

Meet the Journalist: Jason Motlagh

Journalist Jason Motlagh talks about his experience reporting on the persecution of Myanmar’s ethnic Rohingya minority—and the warning signs that went ignored prior to last year’s genocidal violence.

'Losing Earth' Curricular Materials

Reading comprehension tools, activities and other resources to bring "Losing Earth," The New York Times Magazine's special issue on climate change, into the classroom and beyond.