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Thailand promises to defend the defenders

The Thai government is praised for accepting several recommendations by foreign governments on protecting human rights defenders.
from Protection International on May 19, 2016.
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India plan to divert rivers to combat drought affecting 330 million

India is to divert water from major rivers to drought-prone areas where 330 million people are affected, a senior minister has said.
from Nature World News on May 19, 2016.

China and India face huge mental health burden

China and India are home to more than a third of people with mental illness, of whom only a tiny fraction receive medical help, according to researchers .
from Japan Times on May 19, 2016.

Zika expected to spread in Europe this year

Some European countries may experience a Zika virus outbreak this year, the World Health Organization has warned.
from WHO on May 19, 2016.

Aircraft and shipping emissions 'must peak soon to hit climate targets'

Shipping and aviation will have to cap their greenhouse gas emissions soon for the world to meet the goals in the Paris Climate Agreement, conference delegates have been told.
from Environment News Service on May 19, 2016.
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Duterte Harry has been dirty for a long time

The new president of the Philippines has been bragging about murdering “criminals” for at least a decade.
from Foreign Policy on May 19, 2016.

As Kabila eyes another term, the AU must speak up

Joseph Kabila’s government in the D R Congo seems to have no intention of holding elections in the near future.
from Institute for Security Studies on May 18, 2016.
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Colombia's war-weary farmers head home amid hopes and fears

When gunfire and cylinder bombs erupted around their Colombian farmhouse, Jesus Alebio Portillo and his family took refuge under a bed, trembling with fear.
from Place on May 18, 2016.
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