Health

Aid group projects 48,000 births in crowded Rohingya camps

Jan 5, 2018

An aid agency projects 48,000 babies will be born this year in the refugee camps for Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh after military operations against them in Myanmar

India says Chinese construction on river dirtying water

Dec 12, 2017

Officials in India's northeast are complaining that Chinese construction activity on the upper reaches of one of Asia's largest river that flows into India are likely turning the waters downstream turbid and unfit for human consumption

AP: Rohingya methodically raped by Myanmar's armed forces

Dec 11, 2017

The Associated Press has found that the rape of Rohingya women by Myanmar's security forces has been sweeping and methodical

Iran challenges taboos as HIV infections from sex rise

Nov 29, 2017

Iran is challenging taboos to face a rising number HIV infections from sex, especially among its youth

Pakistani police arrest aunt in family poisoning case

Nov 8, 2017

Pakistani police say they arrested a woman for allegedly plotting with her newly married niece to poison the young woman's husband with tainted milk

Severe pollution hits Indian capital, causing health worries

Nov 7, 2017

Air pollution in India's capital has hit hazardous levels, prompting local officials to ask that schools shut down and a half marathon scheduled later in November be called off.

Mysterious braid-chopping bandits have Kashmiris in panic

Oct 24, 2017

Women in Indian-controlled Kashmir say bandits have attacked them and chopped off their hair, attacks that are spreading fear in the heavily militarized region

Study: World pollution deadlier than wars, disasters, hunger

Oct 20, 2017

Environmental pollutants are killing at least 9 million people and costing the world $4.6 trillion a year, a toll exceeding that of war, smoking, hunger or natural disasters

UN starts cholera vaccinations in Bangladesh among Rohingya

Oct 10, 2017

U.N. agencies say they have begun a "massive cholera immunization campaign" to stem a possible outbreak of the water-borne disease among more than a half million Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar into neighboring Bangladesh

Pakistan kicks off nationwide polio drive, citing success

Sep 18, 2017

Pakistan has launched its first nationwide polio vaccination drive, aiming to reach tens of millions of children while citing success in previous campaigns

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