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Rice cultivation area shrinks in Bhutan

A decline in cultivated land has resulted in Bhutan losing more than 31,300 tons of rice in the last 20 years, which could have otherwise fed one-fifth of the total population for a year.

December 15, 2018

Poonah paper – a spiritual connection on the verge of oblivion

The Mong ethnic minority in Vietnam uses poonah paper as part of spiritual life, but the craft seems to be disappearing.

December 15, 2018

'Ingenious' fix for Japan's empty houses - homes for single moms

A Japanese charity was named a World Habitat Award winner on Thursday for converting vacant and abandoned houses into homes for single moms.

December 13, 2018

Scores of migrant girls quietly vanishing from Indonesia

Hundreds of trafficked girls have quietly disappeared from Indonesia with a tantalizing job offer.

December 13, 2018