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  • Pakistan’s new coal project to provide power for 200 years

    A new coal mining project in the Thar desert is expected to provide enough power to last 200 years. It's also bringing jobs and opportunities to a community which has faced drought and famine.

    Pakistan’s new coal project to provide power for 200 years
    Pakistan’s new coal project to provide power for 200 years

    A new coal mining project in the Thar desert is expected to provide enough power to last 200 years. It's also bringing jobs and opportunities to a community which has faced drought and famine.

    03:12May 27, 2017

  • ISIL: Target Russia - Featured Documentary

    In response to President Vladimir Putin’s policy of military involvement in Syria ISIL is organising and training armed cells in Afghanistan to target Russia.

    ISIL: Target Russia - Featured Documentary
  • Scores killed in Sri Lankan floods and landslides

    At least 100 people have been killed in Sri Lanka’s southern and western regions following two days of heavy rain. Thousands have already been evacuated, with officials warning of rising water levels in several regions.

    Scores killed in Sri Lankan floods and landslides
  • Afghanistan: Sending more foreign troops is like 'adding wood to fire'

    NATO is holding a meeting to discuss the prospect of sending more troops to combat Taliban fighters who have gained significant ground in Afghanistan in recent years.

    Afghanistan: Sending more foreign troops is like 'adding wood to fire'
  • Afghan girls defy challenges to attend school

    Thousands of new Afghan students are now going to what for them is an unfamiliar place: a public school. But educational progress has been slow and hampered by war.

    Afghan girls defy challenges to attend school
  • Nepal boxers fight for international stardom

    Nepal’s maiden professional boxing championship has begun in the capital Kathmandu.

    Nepal boxers fight for international stardom
  • Afghanistan: ISIL claims attack on Jalalabad TV station

    ISIL has claimed responsibility for on a TV station in Afghanistan that killed at least six people. At least 24 people were injured, many of them journalists, after the Radio Television Afghanistan building was attacked in Jalalabad.

    Afghanistan: ISIL claims attack on Jalalabad TV station
    Afghanistan: ISIL claims attack on Jalalabad TV station

    ISIL has claimed responsibility for on a TV station in Afghanistan that killed at least six people. At least 24 people were injured, many of them journalists, after the Radio Television Afghanistan building was attacked in Jalalabad.

    02:09May 17, 2017

  • Ladakh's Ice Stupa Project - earthrise

    A look at the man-made ice sculptures helping communities in India's Ladakh stave off summertime drought.

    Ladakh's Ice Stupa Project - earthrise
  • Security concerns stifle investment in Afghanistan

    Afghanistan watched its economy improve slightly after the overthrow of the Taliban in Kabul in 2001, but it has fallen on hard times once again. Fewer security forces brought greater safety concerns and less investment.

    Security concerns stifle investment in Afghanistan
  • Pakistan a hub in China's 'New Silk Road'

    Pakistan is a key player in China's Belt and Road Initiative that has become known as the the "New Silk Road".

    Pakistan a hub in China's 'New Silk Road'
  • Nepal votes in first local elections in 20 years

    Nepal is holding its first local elections in two decades on Sunday. More than 50,000 candidates are vying for some 13,000 positions.

    Nepal votes in first local elections in 20 years
  • Mongolia sees light over 'New Silk Road'

    The government of landlocked Mongolia is hoping China’s so-called “One Road, One Belt” project - will prove beneficial by expanding its railway system.

    Mongolia sees light over 'New Silk Road'