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Women Die in Childbirth in Rural India, Where Hospitals Lack Doctors

Doctors refuse job postings to a small village in a border district of West Bengal even as people suffer due to lack of medical services.

‘I Felt This Happiness in My Skin and Bones': Domestic Football Thrills Afghanistan

"(The) Afghan football final was a huge success regardless of who won. A sold out crowd cheered two hours straight."

One Nation, One Tax: The Impact of India's Goods and Services Tax

The Indian government deems the newly implemented Goods and Services Tax a success, but many small businesses have been adversely affected and protests are mounting.

Award-Winning Malian Blogger Boukary Konaté Was a Teacher, a Trailblazer and a Friend

Boukary Konaté traveled to regions of Mali far away from the capital to train the younger generations in the basics of blogging and safeguarding their culture.

Activist Faces Imprisonment For His Book Criticizing The Indian River Inter-Linking Project

"Sedition case for writing against river linking! This is a most financially, socially, environmentally disastrous idea."

Documentary: Lost in the Ruins of Georgia's Soviet-Era Tea Industry

"There was not a single unemployed person in Laituri. Everyone was employed at either the plantation or the factory."

Not Without a Fight: The Battle for Affordable Housing in Cape Town

For many residents of Cape Town, South Africa—a city often touted for its quality of life—the legacy of segregation and spatial apartheid persists in a tangible and powerful way.

The World’s First ‘EleFriendly Bus’ Curtails Human-Elephant Conflict in Sri Lanka

The human-elephant conflict has reduced by 80% since the Elefriendly Bus started running. In the first seven months, the number of conflicts fell from 83 to 21.

‘The Position of Women in Science Has Changed for the Better’, but ‘Is Still Far From Ideal’

"...tenured women scientists are not paid salaries comparable to their male counterparts. They are more frequently overlooked for promotions and administrative positions."

To Fight Against Smog, China Bans Coal in 28 Cities

Could a ban on coal help improve China's pollution problem? Or could the hastiness of its implementation backfire?

Will India’s Blood Banks Benefit From Facebook’s New Blood Donor Registration Feature?

"Becoming a blood donor on Facebook is like feeding the poor by forwarding food pictures on WhatsApp."

Farmers in India's Rajasthan Sit Neck-Deep in Mud to Protest Forceful Land Acquisition

"These #farmers are not begging for favors or asking for alms, they are demanding what is their genuine right."

A Pro-Environmental Campaign Pushes the Jamaican Prime Minister’s Public Petition Page Into the Limelight

Cockpit Country is an ecological gem, under threat from bauxite mining. As an online petition to save the area attracts support, Jamaicans find a new way to engage their government.

A 20 Billion Trade Agreement Between China and Guinea Raises Concerns

"Will this be a mutual agreement? At the moment, we are hanging on the government's every word as they negotiate this without providing many details."

The Unsung Heroes of the 2017 Floods in Mumbai, India

"...I want to ask this government, is the cleanliness of the streets the only important thing? What about the people who do this work?”

Brazil’s Belo Monte Hydroelectric Plant License is Suspended Again

The works are frozen until the hydroelectric plant improves the resettlement housing for the hundreds of displaced families in Altamira, Pará, Brazil.

Puerto Rico, Trapped Between Colonialism and Hurricanes

Irma and Maria's passing and aftermath have once again brought to light Puerto Rico’s primordial conundrum: colonialism.

Estonian President Warns of ‘Self-Occupation,’ Prompting Praise and Political Spin

Estonian president's remarks against close-minded nationalism received different political interpretations abroad, obscuring her focus on the real challenges - technological change, including the globalization of workforce.

Irma: A Meditation on Hurricanes and the Bahamas

"I do not believe that Bahamians should fear hurricanes the way we do...I believe we should look hard at ourselves and work out why we handle major storms so well."

Local Groups Warn Suicide Is on the Rise Among Iran's Impoverished Arab Ahwazi Community

Ahwazi Arabs experience systematic discrimination in Iran. "There are people who have had to change their first and last name...to hide their Ahwazi Arab identity to get hired."
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