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First Malaria World Congress explores ways forward as elimination efforts stall

The message from the 1st Malaria World Congress: "We're at a crossroads. We neglect #malaria at our peril."

First comprehensive study on child abuse in Madagascar points to alarming level of violence

89% of children report having suffered from domestic abuse at least once and 30% of minors in the island have had a child.

The Nepali “sausage vine” evergreen plant is famous in the United Kingdom, yet remains unknown in Nepal

"We plant and eat fruits of foreign origin like avocado and kiwi...However, we don’t even know that foreigners are trading delicious fruits taken from our own jungles."

Can the United States connect Cubans to the internet? A historical review from the Cuban perspective

There is likely no way for the United States to provide internet access to Cuba without authorization by the Cuban government.

Taiwanese and Vietnamese activists are working together to pursue justice for the victims of the Vietnam marine life disaster

"This is the pain of Taiwanese. If we experience this kind of pain, we should not then inflict it on Vietnam."

Port Harcourt: Nigeria's city of ‘soot so thick’

Soot causes cancer and lung disease, and long-term exposure to soot increases the risk of coronary artery disease.

A fishing village and mangrove habitat in the Philippines faces threats of reclamation

"We will not leave our homes. We will fight so long as there are people supporting us and giving us the strength to fight."

As fuel prices in India hit a four-year high, an outraged public demands tax relief

Due to stronger global prices for crude oil, India is witnessing a rise in retail prices as the country sources 80% of its oil needs from abroad.

Bangladesh's ‘zero tolerance’ crackdown on drugs is leaving dozens dead

Human rights advocates say security forces are extrajudicially killing those suspected of drug crimes.

In India, 13 people are killed after police open fire on copper plant protesters

"My Constitution...ensures my right to protest. It ensures my right to life,livelihood,safe and healthy environment. #Thoothukkudi exposes the barbaric assault on these rights."

Bangladesh blasts off with their first ever satellite launch into space

"Successful deployment of SpaceX's Falcon 9 Block 5 launch of Bangabandhu Satellite-1 to geostationary transfer orbit confirmed. Maybe this is how a country changes. So proud."

An uneven playing field for female candidates in Sri Lanka

"They expect more women to come into politics, but when there's no support for us or action taken against harassers, we are left wondering if we are wasting our time."

Homeless, jobless, and penniless, residents resist closure of the Philippines’ Boracay island

"As an advocate for the environment I want it rehabilitated too, but I bleed more for the people who are affected by the closure."

Bulgarian environmental activists score important court victory in struggle to #SavePirin National Park

"Great news for @zazemiata + thousands of people protesting against plans to damage #Pirin national park in Bulgaria! #SavePirin"

Skopje's pedestrians call out cars and cafes for dangerously invading their #PublicSpace

"No problem, pal, the patients will find a way [around your car parked on the sidewalk]. #PublicSpace"

The Philippine government's plan to shut down Boracay resort island threatens to displace thousands

"Thousands upon thousands of real people will be affected by a complete closure of the island. Real, breathing humans, not statistics."

Empty Nets Syndrome: How young fishing families on Cambodia's Mekong are struggling to survive

For young parents from Cambodia's Cham fishing community, the river-based lifestyle led by their ancestors for 4,000 years is beginning to lose some of its appeal.

Brazil's Black Population Dominates Popular Politics, But Remains Left Out From Government

Brazilian scholar Flávia Rios reflects on achievements and challenges in the struggle for racial and gender equality.

Bangladesh Is the World's ‘Most Vegetarian Country'? Not Quite.

"Low meat consumption does not make one vegetarian even metaphorically!!"

Marvia Malik, Pakistan's First Transgender Newscaster, Wants to Change Societal Attitudes Toward Her Community

"...there’s nothing we can’t do; we’re educated, have degrees, but no opportunities, no encouragement. This is what I want to change."
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