An aerial view of the Datong Panda Power Plant, Shanxi Province of China, 25 July 2017. The plant aims for a total capacity of 100MW upon completion.
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China has become a commanding authority in infrastructure and has the opportunity to shape global development in ways that may define the rest of the 21st century.
Kim Jong Un guides the test-fire of Pukguksong-2 in an undated photo released on Feb. 13, 2017.
Kim Jong Un's regime has already earned millions from the export of arms, missiles, drugs and endangered wildlife products.
September 2017 in Nangarhar.
Suffering the daily toil of violence, with little chance of escape.
Drilling a groundwater well by hand, near Lahore, July 2017.
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Millions of livelihoods depend on the Indus Basin aquifer.
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Without a legitimate government, Afghanistan will never be stable ... no matter how many terrorists are killed.
Donald Trump announced the new US strategy for the war in Afghanistan from Fort Myer, Virginia, on August 21 2017.
In Afghanistan, geopolitics are thorny, relationships are key and patience is strategy. The US president has outlined a decent plan, but can he see it through?
How will U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis handle America’s “Forever War’?
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Donald Trump's speech on "principled realism" in Afghanistan contained few surprises. Now, under the aegis of DOD chief Mattis it is the latest stage in America’s "forever war."
President Donald Trump has upped the ante in America’s longest-running war, but it is not clear whether an all-guns-blazing strategy will bring the long-running conflict any nearer to a conclusion. In…
An addict prepares heroin in Lamu on the east coast of Kenya.
South Africa is only one piece in a larger puzzle of the heroin trade along the continents east coast.
Saad Mohammad Al-Husainy, a student in Birmingham, marries Colette O'Neill in 1954.
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For some, the forced movement and brutalities of partition in 1947 led to new opportunities for women and migration to Britain.
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A law to ban forced conversions has never been ratified.
Mahatma Gandhi with Lord and Lady Mountbatten, 1947.
As the British Empire became an unaffordable burden, planning for India's independence quickly ran into trouble.
Emotions run high in Lahore.
Economic trouble and political violence are much more pressing concerns for Pakistanis than the political fate of their prime minister.
A young boy being treated at Baghbanan health centre.
A small community health project in north-west Pakistan is showing how UK aid can change lives and perhaps have an impact on national security.
A massive protest against the Gorrano Dam on January 26 2017 in Islamkot, Tharparkar.
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China is sinking billions into energy development in rural Pakistan, much of it earmarked for renewables. That may be good for the climate and the national economy, but what about the locals?
Iranians watch a soccer match between Iran and Uzbekistan at a Tehran cafe last month. Compared to their neighbours, Iranians are not plagued by ethnic tensions.
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Unlike its neighbours, Iran's different ethnic groups live in relative peace and harmony. Given terrorism is often spurred by ethnic conflict, will Iranians be spared further terrorist attacks?
A bus displaying the Pak-China friendship sign, along a road in Karachi, Pakistan.
Are Chinese lives the price to pay for doing business in Pakistan?
The minority view …
Experiences of LGBT asylum seekers in Netherlands flies in the face of the much-vaunted Dutch reputation for tolerance.
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Hydropower dams in upstream India have left Pakistanis worried.
Pakistani students hold portraits of Mashal Khan who was killed by a mob for alleged blasphemy in in April 2017.
A spate of violence linked to accusations of blasphemy has rocked Pakistan.