The global boom in shrimp farming has been great for consumers, but not for the environment. Saltwater shrimp ponds destroy soil in Asian villages. Now scientists are breeding rice that could help flush the salt every six months.
This week a horrific scene shocked villagers in the state of Uttar Pradesh in northern India. Bodies of two girls, raped and murdered, hung from a mango tree. The case has sparked fresh debate about violence against women and castes in India.
The south Indian state of Kerala is home to one of the oldest synagogues in the world and its Jewish community dates back to ancient times. But over the past several decades, most of Kochi's Jews have gone to Israel.
A brutal gang rape and beating of a young woman on a public bus in India has the nation clamoring for justice. Marco Werman speaks with Rupa Jha who hosts a Hindi language program for the BBC about why this case has transfixed India.
Jim Riddle, former chairman of the National Organic Standards Board, and a blueberry farmer, just returned from a short trip to Iran. He was invited to talk about organic farming. He says Iran is interested in advancing its already robust organic industry.
Reporter Rhitu Chatterjee woke up yesterday in New Delhi to the sound of something she hasn’t heard in years — a radio broadcast heralding the start of the Hindu religious festival of Mahalaya. It turns out the program has been the exact same recording for decades, uniting generations of Bengalis.
The man who executed American reporter James Foley spoke with a British accent, presumably one of hundreds of British nationals that authorities think are fighting alongside members of ISIS. So why are they there, and how can they be stopped?
Anger is deepening in India, residents are holding vigils in memory of a gang rape victim who died this weekend. Ananya Vajpeyi, an associate Fellow with the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies in New Delhi attended two very different protests.
Bangladeshis today are honoring the memory of those killed one year ago in the deadly factory collapse at Rana Plaza. Building owner Sohel Rana and several factory owners are in jail awaiting trial. Zafar Sobhan, the editor of the Dhaka Tribune explains why prosecution of the men would be a big step forward for the weak Bangladeshi justice system.
Afghan president Hamid Karzai has threatened to send troops into neighboring Pakistan because militants from Pakistan have been making cross-border raids; Anchor Lisa Mullins gets more from The World's Quil Lawrence who's in Kabul.