Asia

India plans big increase in health-care spending to catch up to rivals

by Rama Lakshmi Washington Post March 9, 2012

In recent years, India has watched with alarm as countries such as China, Egypt, Mexico and Brazil raced ahead, and as its performance on child health and infant mortality was overtaken even by much of sub-Saharan Africa. ...

Intractable Afghan graft hampering US strategy–Afghan government has yet to prosecute a high-level corruption case

by Matthew Rosenberg and Graham Bowley New York Times March 7, 2012

KABUL, Afghanistan — For the past few months, possibly the most intriguing poker game in Kabul has been taking place in the sprawling pink sitting room of the man at the center of one of the most public corruption scandals in the world, the near collapse of Kabul Bank....

North Korea agrees to suspend some nuclear activities and missile tests in exchange for US food aid

by Associated Press/Washington Post /Washington Post February 29, 2012

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Nepal’s Monsanto debate spotlights seed sovereignty

by IRIN News January 12, 2012

An effort by US donors and multinational agribusiness Monsanto to partner with Nepal to boost local maize production with imported hybrid seeds has met civil society opposition calling - instead - for home-grown solutions. ...

Developed world failing on climate funds pledge, says Bangladeshi minister

by Fiona Harvey The Guardian January 2, 2012

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Lentils in Nepal(short video)

by IRIN News December 30, 2011

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Vietnam: From rice to shrimps and ginger – adapting to saltwater intrusion caused by rising sea levels

by IRIN News December 28, 2011

Rising sea levels and saltwater intrusion in Vietnam’s fertile Mekong Delta are forcing farmers and development agencies to rethink how livelihoods can be maintained, using methods such as genetic modification, new crop varieties and simple farming fixes. ...

As many as a million people live and work in Dharavi, a sprawling slum in Mumbai, India. Photo: Adam Ferguson/New York Times

In one slum, misery, work, politics, and hope

by Jim Yardley New York Times December 28, 2011

MUMBAI, India — At the edge of India’s greatest slum, Shaikh Mobin’s decrepit shanty is cleaved like a wedding cake, four layers high and sliced down the middle. The missing half has been demolished. What remains appears ready for demolition, too, with temporary walls and a rickety corrugated ...

Typhoon kills 1000 in Philippines

by BBC News December 20, 2011

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