Poverty & Development

Hindus drop below 80 percent of India's population

Muslim population increases marginally, but new census data suggests fertility rates across groups have stabilised.

Hindus drop below 80 percent of India's population

Reporter's Notebook

Inside Japan's 'corpse hotels'

A rising death rate and lack of crematoria spurs Japan's booming funeral industry, including hotels for the deceased.

Gender

The problem of too many baby boys in China

China ranks in the world's top five worst performing countries for equal gender ratios - with 33 million more men.

The problem of too many baby boys in China

Health

Vietnam tackles high abortion rates

In Vietnam, 40 percent of all pregnancies are terminated each year, a rate that health officials are hoping to reduce.

Vietnam tackles high abortion rates