Bangladesh Hangs Opposition Leader Nizami, May Make Islamic Radicalism Even Worse
The Bangladeshi government just killed the leader of the largest Islamist party. Islamic State and other radical groups in Bangladesh may get a boost from this.
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Proposed Chinese Coal Plants Spark Outrage, Arrests, and Deaths in Bangladesh
Forty percent of people in Bangladesh lack access to electricity, but locals fear that the construction of new power plants will lead to thousands of evictions and the razing of schools and religious sites.
Eating with the Dog Thieves of Cambodia
Driven by poverty and a belief that dog meat possesses medicinal properties, desperate men in Phnom Penh resort to stealing people's pets to make a quick but horrific buck.
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How Myanmar’s Landmark Election Could Influence One of Its Most Lucrative, and Shady, Industries
Jade mining accounts for half of Myanmar's entire economy, powers one of the world's oldest civil wars, and could limit the process of political reform after the country's election.
Cops Raided Albania's Cannabis Capital Yesterday
Naturally, its inhabitants shot at them with machine gunes, rockets, and mortars.
In Photos: Murder, Misery and Children in Albania’s Mining Industry
It’s rare enough that labor rights are respected for public employees in Albania, let alone for children working for warring gangsters.
Meet the Children and Pregnant Women Carrying Rocks All Day for Albania's Mining Pirates
According to the Confederation of Trade Unions of Albania, 88 miners have died in their line of work only in the last five years. Many more have been severely injured or crippled. No one really knows how many deaths and injuries occur in the informal...