Palm oil boom in Indonesia and Malaysia is doing irreparable damage to rare biodiversity and accelerating the effects of global warming.
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In a world hungry for cheap shrimp, Burmese migrants are the backbone of a Thai shrimp industry that is the world’s third largest. But low prices often come at their expense.
Thanks to a bottomless appetite for inexpensive shrimp in the West, Burmese migrants are the backbone of a Thai shrimp industry that is the world’s third largest. But there's a darker side.
A Chinese-backed hydroelectric dam in Burma is stalled for now but has already displaced thousands of ethnic Kachin. Its completion threatens a fragile ecosystem and a peace agreement with the rebels.
Deep in the hills of northern Burma’s Kachin State, a civil war grinds on between government forces and Kachin rebels, calling into question the more conciliatory signals emanating from the capital..
What is life like for a 13-year-old Haitian girl, two years after the earthquake?
Costa Rica is rapidly becoming another hub in Central America for drug trafficking, a source of rapidly increasing violence and a looming threat to the region's peace and stability.
A new UN report shows Honduras to have the highest murder rate in the world. With Mexico's drug cartels looking for new routes to the U.S. market, the grim toll in Honduras is likely to get worse.
Forty percent of girls in India do not attend school. Rusda Shaikh, 10, is determined to continue her education.
Tiny Belize is becoming a prime gateway for drug trafficking as Mexican drug cartels carve out new smuggling routes through Central America.
Millions of children from around the world celebrated Global Handwashing Day, an effort to raise awareness about importance of good hygiene.
Armenia and Azerbaijan may be on the brink of another bloody battle over the disputed land of Nagorno-Karabakh, a de-facto state in the mountainous region of the South Caucasus.