A combination of declining mortality and relatively high fertility is the driver of rapid population growth in Africa.
His visit will include attending two major summits, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Vietnam and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations conclave in the Philippines.
Poor shelter, lack of sanitation and hygiene in slums, and insufficient family and community support further compound the problems of the urban poor.
Hundreds of elephants used in Asia’s tourism industry are kept in “severely cruel” conditions, animal welfare NGO World Animal Protection said on Thursday.
With its 4.4 billion inhabitants, Asia is, in fact, one of the most culturally diverse regions in the world.
The latest figures on the world wine market confirm that the industry is undergoing considerable change, with European countries finding their positions and strategies challenged by the new world.
Indian strategic thinkers have been quick to conclude that China’s goal is to cut India off from the rest of Asia. But this is a frog-in-the-well kind of perspective.
The population growth rate is projected at zero for Asia by 2050 and the share of working-age people will decline over the coming decades, a report said.
Will the expansion of hydropower shift the region towards a low-carbon future or simply overexploit a fragile ecosystem?
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As scientists prepare for IPCC’s sixth assessment report, they want more systematic information on the Himalayas and the rivers that flow down from there.
It is important to support and maintain the capital that we have as a champion of the developing world, India’s foreign secretary said.
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Doctors and health experts say the rise in the number of cases is due to warmer weather and erratic rainfall, which caused flash floods and thereby water stagnation.
Protesters marking World Habitat Day outside the regional Asian UN headquarters said they would hand a petition to UN to demand land reform.
A statement by ASEAN on Wednesday listed eight points related to the South China Sea, but made no mention of the ruling that declared illegal some of China’s artificial islands in the sea and invalidated its claims to almost the entire waterway.
Many missing children are thought to be in Greece, the EU country that has become the staging post for attempts by refugees hoping to reach wealthier northern Europe.
The ministry’s finance division noted “certain shortcomings” – the “absence of documentary evidence” of the finalised cost and the lack of “prior approval” in holding negotiations with the lowest bidder – in granting the construction contract to Larsen and Toubro Limited.