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  • Farmers in India Commit Suicide After Losing Crops
    Farmers in India Commit Suicide After Losing Crops

    45-year-old Prakash Gadhe is standing in his five-acre wheat field in Ahmad Nagar district. He picks up a bunch of plants, which are almost ripe... looks at them with wistful eyes... and cries. ldquo;Itrsquo;s all gone, Irsquo;m ruined. I thought I would pay back my bank loan with this. I took out a loan five years ago and spent every penny of it on this land. I couldnrsquo;t pay it back, but ... Read More

  • Rebuilding Lives Destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan
    Rebuilding Lives Destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan

    When Typhoon Haiyan, known here as Yolanda, hit the bayside village of Anibong, it created a title surge that seemed more like a tsunami. 27 residents died here. And the survivors lost everything. Wana Eustriersquo;s home was wiped away by the floodwaters. Now all thatrsquo;s left is rubble in the spot where her home once stood. ldquo;My family was warned before the typhoon hit that we needed t... Read More

  • Afghanistan Women Volleyball Players’ First International Victory
    Afghanistan Women Volleyball Players’ First International Victory

    Players of both Afghan and India teams are all set at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium of Jaipur. Theyrsquo;re ready for the volleyball match. Although this is a friendly match neither team wants to lose. Afghan coach Mohammad Fahim says itrsquo;s not easy for Afghan women to become athletes. ldquo;Itrsquo;s not easy to train female players in Afghanistan. There are social and cultural taboos. Itr... Read More

  • Irrawaddy River’s Pop-up Beaches
    Irrawaddy River’s Pop-up Beaches

    This is Yankinthar beach ndash; a mile-long strip of sand in the Irrawaddy Delta. And it attracts thousands of visitors from the region over the summer months. In the past a village used to lie here, but it was demolished because of water erosion. Now, tarpaulin huts and colourful umbrellas stand in its place. Children play on rubber rings in the water, people from Rangoon drink beer in the shade... Read More

 

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Farmers in India are committing suicide after losing their crops. An Afghan doctor wins an international award for saving women. Also in Burma, pop-up beaches are creating jobs for locals.