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A Fiery Farewell for Cambodian King

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Download Millions of Cambodians paid their final respects to King Norodom Sihanouk during the royal cremation this week.

King Sihanouk died of a heart attack three months ago.

The late king was referred to by many Cambodians as “the King Father”.

Lien Hoang was among the huge crowds of mourners in the capital, Phnom Penh.

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Growing Blogsphere in Pakistan

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Download The first ever International Urdu Bloggers Conference was recently held in Lahore with around 70 Urdu participants.

The Pakistani blogsphere is growing fast.

And as Mudassar Shah reports, bloggers are eager to show that Pakistan is fertile ground for literary talent.

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Nepal's First HIV School

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Download In Nepal, children who are HIV positive are often denied an education.

Due to the stigma and misinformation surrounding HIV/AIDS, schools are too frightened to enroll them.

To fill the gap a private school called the Saphalta HIV Shiksya Sadan School,
has been set up just for HIV-positive children.

Sunil Neupane reports from Kathmandu.

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Indian Women Taking Self-Defense Classes

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Download The Delhi gang-rape has been a wake-up call for Indian society.  

Following  the tragic case, women and girls are starting to take up self-defense classes.

More than 200 girls joined a month-long camp in Bhopal to learn basic self-defense techniques. The course is provided free of charge.

Shuriah Niazi has more from Madhya Pradesh.

সর্বশেষ আপডেট ( শনিবার, 09 ফেব্রুয়ারী 2013 11:15 )
 

Asia Pulp and Paper Says It Will Stop Logging Virgin Rainforest

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Download Indonesia's forests have been at the mercy of loggers for decades.

But sustained campaigns from conservation groups to stop the clearing and destruction of carbon-rich peatlands are now paying off.

One of the world's largest pulp and paper companies, Asia Pulp and Paper, says it will no longer log virgin rainforests.

They’re the world’s third largest company of its kind selling their products to 65 countries.

Conservation groups have accused it of illegally logging protected species and directly threatening the endangered Sumatran tiger.

George Roberts from Radio Australia has more from Aditya Bayunanda, from Indonesia’s World Wildlife Fund.

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US Navy Ship Runs Aground in Philippine Marine Heritage Area

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Download The US Navy plans to dismantle a Navy Ship that ran aground on a World-hertiage coral reef in Philippine waters.

It wants to break up the USS Guardian to prevent further damage to the globally important marine park.

Jofelle Tesorio and Ariel Carlos report.

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The Challenges of Tourism in Burma

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Download Last year one million people travelled to once closed-off Burma, an increase of 50 percent on the year before.

In the past people had concerns about the ethics of travelling in a country run by a military dictatorship.

But now Burma is on the road to reform and it has opened its doors to those seeking adventure.

However with hoards of tourists flocking to discover one of the last untouched parts of Asia, the country's ancient infrastructure is struggling to cope.

Ye Khaung reports on the state of tourism in Burma.

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India’s Jailhouse Rock

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Download Meet the Flying Souls, India’s first inmate rock band from Tihar Jail, South Asia’s largest prison.

They just launched the first commercial music album produced behind bars.

Bismillah Geelani meets the ‘Jailhouse Rock’ band members inside the prison.

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