South Asia

Development

South Asian leaders try new ways to reduce child marriage

UNICEF reports that Nepal is among the 20 countries with the highest rates of child marriage — and its location in South Asia places it in the region with the most child marriages in the world. But the Nepalese government and local NGOs have been working together over the past few years to end the practice once and for all.

Environment

Mount Everest has a problem — with poop

The Nepal Mountaineering Association says human waste is a bigger problem than trash on Mt. Everest. But the climbers aren't going away, so we asked an Everest expedition leader how he plans to safely heed the call of nature atop the world's tallest mountain.

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Threat of potential Pakistani militias

Pakistan's security forces are continuing to pursue Islamist militias that threaten the northwest city of Peshawar; David Rhode co-wrote a recent article on the topic and he talks with anchor Marco Werman.

Drug use on the rise in Afghanistan

Afghanistan is a major supplier of the raw material for heroin but some of the drug is being consumed at home, and now Afghanistan is struggling with a growing addiction problem, as The World's Quil Lawrence reports from Kabul.

Suicide car bombing in Kabul

A suicide car bombing in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killed more than forty people. Eyewitnesses described the horrific scene after the blast.