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Protecting Mongolia's parent-less children
Lack of child protection laws means abandoned and orphaned kids rely heavily on the care of strangers.
Last updated: 21 Oct 2014 09:26 GMT
The USSR's legacy in Mongolia
Mongolia's shantytowns set for redevelopment
UN enters 'water war' in major US city
UN officials 'shocked' by Detroit's mass water shutoffs, urging city to immediately resume service for poor residents.
Last updated: 21 Oct 2014 04:57 GMT
Gunning down the taxmen of Somalia
At least 25 tax collectors have been killed since 2012 in Mogadishu, a city awash in weapons and abject poverty.
Last updated: 20 Oct 2014 10:27 GMT
'Forced disappearances' surge in Bangladesh
Rights groups allege rise in number of opposition leaders being abducted by state agencies amid lack of accountability.
Last updated: 20 Oct 2014 08:35 GMT
Saving Alaska children from suicide in a tiny town
US state leads in rates of suicide, sex assault, and substance abuse, but one woman attempting to heal young hearts.
Last updated: 20 Oct 2014 05:02 GMT
Scotland's new SNP leader takes the reins
Since she was 16-years-old, Scottish Nationalist Party's Sturgeon has strove for independence from the UK.
Last updated: 19 Oct 2014 11:43 GMT
Indonesia's new president vs spurned elites
Joko Widodo's victory heralded as a win for grass-roots politics, but the establishment is fighting back.
Last updated: 19 Oct 2014 05:33 GMT
Philippines: Abu Sayyaf back in the spotlight
Armed group's ransom success with German hostages marks a re-emergence, as authorities investigate ISIL links.
Last updated: 18 Oct 2014 11:47 GMT
Hong Kong lawmaker: Occupy's next move at the UN
Legislator aims to 'put Hong Kong on the agenda' at UN's Human Rights Committee meeting in Geneva this week.
Last updated: 18 Oct 2014 07:02 GMT
Hunting for Myanmar's hidden treasure
Western nations are moving into the resource-rich country after decades of disinterest, challenging China's interests.
Last updated: 17 Oct 2014 08:12 GMT
New respect for PKK fighters after repelling ISIL
Separatist group's growing popularity puts Iraqi Kurdistan government in an awkward position.
Last updated: 17 Oct 2014 06:54 GMT
Indians feel the pain of toxic hip implants
Patients who opted for defective implant device say US pharmaceutical giant Johnson and Johnson's response was late.
Last updated: 16 Oct 2014 13:42 GMT
Greek hate crimes law: Threat to free speech?
Anti-racism law strengthens penalties for racist incitement and violence, but some fear it may curb free speech.
Last updated: 16 Oct 2014 10:46 GMT
Sri Lanka's grand tourism plan faces hurdles
South Asian island nation sets ambitious target of 2.5 million arrivals by 2016 but infrastructure a major concern.
Ian Lloyd Neubauer
Last updated: 16 Oct 2014 09:27 GMT
UK charity crackdown riles Syria aid workers
Muslim volunteers face questioning and threat of arrest, while aid has been disrupted or blocked, charities say.
Abandonment of 'Bring Back Our Girls'
Six months on, outrage and sorrow over the mass schoolgirl abduction has disappeared - except for families in Nigeria.
A soft approach to returning British fighters
ISIL combatants seeking an 'exit strategy' from Mideast conflict need positive reinforcement back home, analysts say.
Austrian youth flocking to ISIL
European nation hit by a wave of Islamophobia as many young fighters join ISIL in Syria and Iraq.
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