A Bangladeshi farmer processes paddy produce in Mirpur embankment area near the Turag river during the harvesting season in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photo: Monirul Alam/EPA
21 September 2019
Poor, rural Bangladeshis are spending far more than the government and aid agencies to...
Over the past three decades the world has made great strides in the battle against polio, with only 33 cases reported worldwide in 2018 (AFP Photo/NOORULLAH SHIRZADA)
20 September 2019
The Philippines has detected its first case of polio since 2001, officials said Thursday...
A group of young women make their way along a street in Jakarta on Sept 19, 2019. Indonesia is set to vote on a plan to outlaw gay and pre-marital sex while beefing up its blasphemy laws in a shakeup fuelled by religious conservatism and slammed by rights groups Thursday. Photo: AFP
20 September 2019
Indonesia is set to vote on a plan to outlaw gay and pre-marital sex while beefing up its...
This handout picture taken on September 17, 2019 and released by Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation shows orangutans at the Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre inNyaru Menten, central Kalimantan. Photo: AFP
19 September 2019
Massive forest fires in Indonesia that have caused a toxic haze to spread as far as...
Philippines Police Major General Guillermo Eleazar (2nd R) gestures during a press conference with other officials and three (back, orange shirts) of 277 Chinese arrested for "illegal online operations" (AFP Photo/Ted ALJIBE)
18 September 2019
Philippines immigration agents, backed by troops, have arrested more than 300 Chinese for...
Rohingya children play at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia on September 13, 2019. Photo: Munir Uz Zaman/AFP
18 September 2019
UN human rights experts have raised new concerns about the treatment of Rohingya refugees...
Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam (R) shakes hands with Professor Pericles Lewis (C), president of Yale-NUS college after officiating the inauguration ceremony to mark the start of the Yale-NUS College while other officials look on in SIngapore on August 27, 2013. Yale-NUS College is Singapore's first liberal arts college with a full residential program, with the first cohort comprising 155 students. (AFP PHOTO/ROSLAN RAHMAN)
17 September 2019
Yale University has launched a probe into the cancellation of a course on democratic...
The fires -- usually started by illegal burning to clear land for farming -- have unleashed choking haze across Southeast Asia. Photo: AFP
17 September 2019
Indonesia has arrested nearly 200 people over vast forest fires ripping across the...
This aerial picture shows a flooded area in Thailand's northeastern province of Ubon Ratchathani on September 14, 2019. Photo: Krit Phromsakla Na Sakolnakorn/AFP
16 September 2019
Floods in northeastern Thailand have submerged homes, roads and bridges, leaving more...
The culprit behind the smog-belching blazes raging in Indonesia are usually illegal fires set to clear land for farming. (AFP/File / ADEK BERRY)
16 September 2019
Working around the clock, thousands of firefighters are struggling to contain smog-...
A Rohingya refugee man works at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia on Setember 13, 2019. Photo: Munir Uz Zaman/AFP
14 September 2019
Two more Rohingya men were shot dead by officers Friday in a southern Bangladesh border...
Thousands of Ganesha idols, some 24 feet (seven metres) tall, were carried by devotees down to the Arabian Sea or to artificial ponds for a final immersion (AFP Photo/Punit PARANJPE)
13 September 2019
Hundreds of thousands of worshippers thronged the streets of Mumbai on Thursday for the...

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