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  • India : Five farmers shot dead during protest

    Farmers in India are blocking highways as they demand change in the agriculture industry. Thousands of farmers commit suicide each year because of debt, poor crop yields, and competition from cheap imports.

    India : Five farmers shot dead during protest
    India : Five farmers shot dead during protest

    Farmers in India are blocking highways as they demand change in the agriculture industry. Thousands of farmers commit suicide each year because of debt, poor crop yields, and competition from cheap imports.

    02:12Jun 17, 2017

  • Inside Story - Why is Indian farmers' plight being ignored?

    Farmers committing suicide as they fail to repay bank loans and crop prices fall.

    Inside Story - Why is Indian farmers' plight being ignored?
  • Scores killed in Bangladesh landslides after heavy rain

    At least 134 people were killed in landslides and flooding after heavy monsoon rains battered southeast Bangladesh, police and medical officers said.

    Scores killed in Bangladesh landslides after heavy rain
  • Businesses still affected two weeks after massive Kabul blast

    Afghanistan's capital is under a virtual lockdown, nearly two weeks after a suicide bombing that killed more than 100 people. Roadblocks and constant traffic jams are affecting businesses, which are said to be losing thousands of dollars a day.

    Businesses still affected two weeks after massive Kabul blast
  • Afghan women's magazine ‘Gellera' challenges local traditions

    A new women’s magazine is turning the page on Afghan cultural traditions, with features on fashion, make-up, and even adverts about birth control. It has prompted a re-think of which some are applauding, and others are critical.

    Afghan women's magazine ‘Gellera' challenges local traditions
  • Afghanistan: Peace conference opens in Kabul amid ongoing violence

    A rocket attack has targeted an Indian embassy complex in Afghanistan but there were no injuries. It was just a few kilometres from a peace conference, where the president confirmed a rise in Wednesday's bomb blast death toll to more than 150.

    Afghanistan: Peace conference opens in Kabul amid ongoing violence