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Over 1,200 people killed in South Asia monsoon

More than 1,200 people have been killed across South Asia in monsoon storms so far this year, according to figures collected by AFP.

Third of girls in South Asia miss school during periods: report

In one district of eastern Nepal there was just one toilet for every 170 girls.

Floods, landslides kill more than 800 people across South Asia

'The water level has gradually dropped. The flood situation will improve if it does not rain upstream any further.'
August 21, 2017 | 05:15 pm GMT+7

Much of South Asia could be too hot to live in by 2100: scientists

Deadly heatwaves beginning in the next few decades will strike parts of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
August 03, 2017 | 09:42 am GMT+7

World Bank to invest $2.5 bn in education for girls

US First Lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday delivered a strong call for more education for women worldwide as the World Bank announced a new $2.5 billion initiative to foster ...
April 14, 2016 | 08:15 am GMT+7

Singapore MP sorry for "time-bombs" comment about South Asian workers

A Singaporean MP who said crowds of South Asian workers were "walking time-bombs" who needed to be fenced off from residential areas in the city-state's Indian quarter apologised ...
April 08, 2016 | 03:36 pm GMT+7
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