Speakers discussing the proposed ordinance to add caste to Seattle’s anti-discrimination laws at Seattle City Hall, on Feb. 21, 2023.
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Two social scientists explain how caste-identities are pervasive in not just Hinduism but other South Asian faith groups as well.
Wine remains among South Africa’s major agricultural exports.
South Africa’s focus should be on maintaining smooth relations with critical export markets while searching for new ones.
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Both countries have accepted very few Rohingya refugees to date, but new research suggests most Australians and New Zealanders are willing to resettle more.
Women display a poster during a rally against the persecution of Rohingya Muslims outside the Myanmar embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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Canada’s new Indo-Pacific strategy must include providing assistance to Rohingya women who have suffered sexual violence.
In the Sundarbans swamp, pneumatophores are upward growths of mangrove root systems that allow them to capture oxygen.
On the border between India and Bangladesh, the Sundarbans suffer from overexploitation and rising sea levels. With a “Climate Wall” project, a virtual museum is raising awareness and increasing resiliency.
Female police officers working with the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Liberia participate in a parade in 2008.
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The UN has been working for 20 years to increase the number of female peacekeepers – but countries that give their troops to the UN are reluctant to put more women in active combat.
People take refuge on a sports ground following flooding caused by Cyclone Idai in Mozambique.
Rising populations and a warming climate mean storm surges from super cyclones are likely to affect increasing numbers of vulnerable people.
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The situation in refugee camps in Bangladesh may offer some lessons for communities hosting Ukrainian refugees.
Rapes, torture and killings have all been reported from Bucha, Ukraine, where soldiers and investigators look at charred bodies lying on the ground.
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An expert on rape during war examines the emerging evidence from Ukraine that Russian soldiers raped Ukrainian women and explains the role rape plays in conflicts.
Russias Novovoronezh plant in central Russia which is a sister project to Turkey’s first nuclear power plant, the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant.
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Russia is a big player in the global nuclear power construction business. Why this era could soon be over.
A growing interest in fermented foods may direct people to a Bengali fermented rice dish.
A rice dish’s debut on a cooking competition show reflects the growing acceptance of ethnic foods.
Low-lying, poor, and targeted by cyclones: Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable to climate change.
Two Bangladeshi academics spoke to delegates at the Glasgow COP.
Floods across the world this year cost hundreds of lives and millions of pounds in damages.
Global floods in 2021 showed the danger of poor emergency preparedness - and the importance of planning ahead.
A Bangladeshi boy walks along a riverbank protected from climate-driven erosion by concrete blocks.
Research on the front lines of climate change highlights the need to address the mental health outcomes of extreme weather events.
Tents in a Rohingya refugee camp cluster on a muddy hillside in Bangladesh.
International law bars nations from causing environmental harms in other states. Should that include sending thousands of refugees over the border in search of food, water and shelter?
In this picture taken June 14, 2013, Henna Begum holds a picture of her daughter Akhi Akhter, a garment worker in the Rana Plaza building in Savar when it collapsed.
The 2013 Dhaka garment factory collapse is the clothing industry’s worst ever industrial incident. Not enough has changed for garment workers.
There are so many different states – and provinces, districts, regions and lander!
The U.S. is broken up into 50 states, plus territories like Puerto Rico and Guam, and a federal district, Washington, D.C. Most other countries have smaller parts too.
Cern’s LHCb experiment has spotted more evidence of an anomaly in the standard model of physics.
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A transcript of episode 9 of The Conversation Weekly podcast, including an update on the situation for Rohingya refugees in Myanmar living in camps in Bangladesh.
Bangladeshi children at the Independence Day celebrations in Dhaka in 2012.
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Pakistan, created during the 1947 partition, comprised two geographical areas, separated by over a thousand miles. The fault lines between the two regions resulted in the birth of Bangladesh.
Continued persecution in Myanmar and dire living condition in Bangladesh push Rohingya people to keep seeking refuge.