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Philippine Capital Returning to Lockdown as Virus Surges
August 03, 2020

Philippine Capital Returning to Lockdown as Virus Surges

By Associated Press
Starting Tuesday, the metro Manila area and five densely populated provinces will revert to strict quarantine regulations.

Hiroshima at 75: A Painful Legacy Tempered by Hope and a Treaty
August 03, 2020

Hiroshima at 75: A Painful Legacy Tempered by Hope and a Treaty

By Jon Letman
75 years later, Japan’s atomic bomb survivors – the hibakusha – still remember the day in devastating detail.
Thai Court Allows Cambodian Class Action Against Thai Firm
August 01, 2020

Thai Court Allows Cambodian Class Action Against Thai Firm

By Associated Press
"This is a David vs. Goliath case that will redefine access to justice for the victims of corporate abuse in Southeast Asia and beyond,” one expert said.

Women Left Behind: India’s Falling Female Labor Participation
July 31, 2020

Women Left Behind: India’s Falling Female Labor Participation

By Bansari Kamdar
India’s female labor force participation is the lowest in South Asia.

India’s New Education Policy: Streams Merge Into a River 
July 31, 2020

India’s New Education Policy: Streams Merge Into a River 

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The merging of the arts, commerce, and science streams in Indian schools is a good decision.

In Vietnam, an Ancient Town Struggles With a New COVID-19 Outbreak
July 31, 2020

In Vietnam, an Ancient Town Struggles With a New COVID-19 Outbreak

By Pham Thi Thuy Duong
Even before the outbreak in Da Nang, Hoi An’s people were devastated by the loss of tourists. Now the slight hope of economic recovery has been dashed.

After 99 Days of Success, Virus Returns to Haunt Vietnam
July 30, 2020

After 99 Days of Success, Virus Returns to Haunt Vietnam

By Associated Press
The outbreak began last Thursday in Da Nang and the authorities haven’t figured out yet exactly how the virus crept back into the country.
How Nepal Got Its Borders
July 30, 2020

How Nepal Got Its Borders

By Sridhar Krishnan
After the Anglo-Gorkha War in 1814, the British and the Gorkhas had different understandings of what exactly a border meant. 

Is India Missing Its Chance to Learn From the COVID Crisis?
July 29, 2020

Is India Missing Its Chance to Learn From the COVID Crisis?

By Rwitoban Deb
The pandemic could have been a portal to a better India, but the door is closing.

Herd Immunity Can’t Save Afghanistan From COVID -19
July 29, 2020

Herd Immunity Can’t Save Afghanistan From COVID -19

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
The long-struggling Afghanistan might go through a new surge of COVID-19 cases that could trigger a full-scale crisis -- unlike the first wave.

COVID-19, Hot Winds, or Dust? Turkmenistan Lashes out Over Tajik Weather Report
July 29, 2020

COVID-19, Hot Winds, or Dust? Turkmenistan Lashes out Over Tajik Weather Report

By Catherine Putz
The hottest air is coming from the Turkmen government, paranoid about admitting COVID-19 is in the country.
Volunteers to the Rescue as Virus Rages in Kyrgyzstan
July 28, 2020

Volunteers to the Rescue as Virus Rages in Kyrgyzstan

By Daria Litvinova
As Kyrgyzstan’s health system collapsed, ordinary people stepped up to help.

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