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How vegetarianism divided a village

In religiously contentious India, a surprising new battleground: vegetarianism.
from Good Is on Dec 25, 2014.
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Malaysian PM defends 'golf diplomacy' with Obama during floods

Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Razak says playing golf with US President Barack Obama did not mean he was ignoring floods that have displaced160,000 people.
from The Star on Dec 27, 2014.

China and India moving up the economic league table

China's economy is forecast to overtake that of the US in 2025 and India will overtake the UK in 2018 and be the world’s third largest economy by 2014.

Ban urges Sudan to review decision to expel UN officials

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the Sudan government’s expulsion of two senior UN officials.
from UN on Dec 27, 2014.

India asks Bhutan and Myanmar to flush out militants

Following a massacre of villagers in Assam, India has asked Bhutan and Myanmar to expel Indian militants.
from Times of India on Dec 26, 2014.
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Zimbabwe: The clock is ticking for The Crocodile

Emmerson Mnangagwa could be Zimbabwe's next president, but as ever with President Mugabe there is no certainty.
from Mail & Guardian on Dec 23, 2014.

Laotian dam: well-meaning speeches and reality on the ground

The construction site of the Xekaman 1-Xanxay dam is a stark illustration of the marginalisation and exploitation of rural populations and the slicing up of mountains and forests.
from International Rivers on Dec 23, 2014.
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Ladakh villagers invent ‘ice stupa’ water storage

Buddhist followers on the Tibetan plateau are overcoming water shortages by building ‘ice stupas’ – artificial ice cones that store water for crops.
from China Dialogue on Dec 26, 2014.
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