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Stories about South Asia
27 April 2017
The Internet is back on in English-speaking Cameroon, while social media has been shut down in Kashmir. Journalists in Maldives mourn the stabbing death of a blogger.
22 April 2017
"I want to transfer the chance I got to my little sisters in Nepal. I want to help them learn what I learned and reach where I am today."
21 April 2017
"Where in the world are student protests crushed with such force & brutality, pellets & tear gas shells rain today many got injured"
18 April 2017
Years ago, officials planned to decommission the Meethotamulla garbage dump and convert it into a “beautiful place.” But it never happened and now locals find themselves confronting their worst fears.
17 April 2017
12 April 2017
Mahila Swarojgar Samiti is helping teenage girls in Varanasi shape their identity and find more confidence in their sexuality through football.
4 April 2017
Many of the new users do not yet know how to differentiate between authentic sources and fake or malicious ones.
3 April 2017
2 April 2017
The fifth meeting of Instagram users took place in Negombo city in Sri Lanka. A notable change from the previous ones was the shift from using smartphones to cameras.
1 April 2017
Caring for a terminally ill person is a stressful challenge for everyone involved. The Indian Association of Palliative Care is using comedy to share some life with the dying.
31 March 2017
Raudha Athif, the 20-year-old aqua-blue-eyed Maldivian model, was found hanging inside her dormitory room in north Bangladesh on Wednesday. On social media, Maldivians are mourning the loss of this woman.
30 March 2017
Venezuelan independent media sites suffer online attacks, Japan may use mass surveillance to punish “preparations” for crime, and the UK calls for backdoors on encrypted messaging apps.
22 March 2017
The level of pollution in Kathmandu has surpassed the minimum acceptable level and the residents are reacting by putting masks over their faces, just like the city's iconic statues.
20 March 2017
This year, roughly 12 million slaves in India couldn't celebrate My Freedom Day. That number could rise to 18 million, if more isn't done to help India's most vulnerable.
19 March 2017
18 March 2017
14 March 2017
12 March 2017
The Lanura village lacks basic facilities, like electricity infrastructure, water and other amenities of life. The people were stunned to learn that the village was declared a "cashless village."