Mangoes in particular could stay ripe longer with an external application of hexanal.
Hexanal, a chemical produced naturally by fruits and vegetables, may help keep produce fresher for longer.
The spectacular view of the tourist town of Pokhara, one of the places that could be connected by a trans-Himalaya rail line.
Sri Lanka has become the cautionary tale when it comes to Belt and Road investment with China. Can Nepal avoid a similar fate?
The Sri Lankan president’s sacking of the prime minister and installation of a former strongman has left the country in political limbo.
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Old political rivalries have boiled over in Sri Lanka's worsening political crisis. Some fear possible violence less than a decade after the end of a brutal 25-year civil war.
Former petroleum minister Arjuna Ranatunga (wearing helmet) is escorted to safety by police following unrest in Colombo on October 28.
Could the country now face a return to civil war?
Evidence shows that outright bans save lives.
Heavy rainfall recently devastated large swathes of Kerala, India.
Green infrastructure can be a valuable tool in helping vulnerable communities to face the double threat of flooding and drought.
A protest in Melbourne last month to stop the deportation of Tamil asylum seekers Priya and Nadesalingam back to Sri Lanka.
Australian government reports used to determine asylum claims often differ from human rights groups on the current political climate in countries like Sri Lanka.
The aftermath of anti-Muslim violence in Kandy.
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Fed by colonialism, civil war and online hate speech, Buddhist extremism in Sri Lanka has been on the march for decades.
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More and more radical scholars and activists in the West are rejecting human rights. Is this right?
Waste not, want not.
Artisanal fishers in Sri Lanka are throwing away more marine species than they keep.
Nationalist Buddhist monk Wirathu is the spiritual leader of the anti-Muslim movement in Myanmar.
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Ten years after the Saffron Revolution in Myanmar, some Theravāda Buddhist monks are now preaching violence against Muslim or Hindu minorities in the name of "holy war".
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.
Suspected Somali pirates captured by the Dutch navy working under NATO command.
The tanker hijacking off the Somali coast will not be an isolated incident unless the international community remains engaged to root out piracy.
Human rights groups have warned against returning Sri Lankan refugees back to their country.
The Sri Lankan government has made little progress in providing accountability for wartime abuses.
A disempowering judgment by the Special Court for Sierra Leone should not blind us to how local activists still made use of its symbolic power.
How are we to understand why people in different parts of the world continue to demand and participate in transitional justice institutions and processes in spite of the shortcomings?
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