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11 Jun 2018

G7, what's next?

Trump's spectacular bust-up with America's allies at G7 raises stakes for Tuesday's summit with Kim and highlights dangers of US leader's self-serving diplomacy.

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G7, what's next?
29 Aug 2016

Kiss of life

In Laos, where nightfall brings out the drink drivers, there's a 100% volunteer group acting to save lives when the drunks crash.

29 Aug 2016
Kiss of life
25 Aug 2016

A dying breed

Decades ago, Myanmar's national symbols of pride and resistance were too numerous to count, but the peacock is easy to capture - and trade to extinction.

25 Aug 2016
A dying breed
22 Aug 2016

Hong Kong runs on...

... milk tea. Known in Cantonese as <i>cha chaan teng</i>, the tea restaurants serve up Chinese-style, western snacks but always with <i>lai cha</i>.

22 Aug 2016
Hong Kong runs on...
10 Aug 2016

Hun Sen's click farm

What a man! Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has more than 5 million Facebook fans, or so it says. Most Cambodians suspect he's buying popularity from abroad.

10 Aug 2016
Hun Sen's click farm
2 Aug 2016

Afghanistan's sexism

"People claim to be open-minded but many cannot bear having a woman in this position," says Masooma Muradi, the country's only female governor.

2 Aug 2016
Afghanistan's sexism
29 Jul 2016

Cheaper than phones

The Turkish or Bulgarian MP5 costs thousands of dollars but Gul's version, with a one-year guarantee, costs 7,000 rupees, or 2,300 baht.

29 Jul 2016
Cheaper than phones
6 Jul 2016

Pablo's hippopotamuses

Drug lord Pablo Escobar was killed, his gang imprisoned - and his two pet hippos in the past 20 years have turned into a Colombian hippo herd.

6 Jul 2016
Pablo's hippopotamuses
29 Jun 2016

Islamic war criminals

Yezidi women who have escaped the apparently planned genocide of their people in Iraq have begun a campaign to send Islamic State leaders to the International Criminal Court.

29 Jun 2016
Islamic war criminals
20 Jun 2016

Life in limbo

Children of refugees from Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere are given new hope in Indonesia, where the refugees themselves have set up schooling.

20 Jun 2016
Life in limbo