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STEM Jobs Bill Could Drown in Partisan Quagmire
Dec 13, 2012
 A prominent Indian American technology entrepreneur slammed the Obama administration for its opposition to a House jobs bill that would allocate 55,000 immigrant visas to foreign students who have obtained an advanced degree in science or technology in the U.S.The...
Pak-Am Rapper Slams Taliban Over Girl's Shooting
Oct 16, 2012
Editor’s note: Tens of thousands of people rallied in Karachi, Pakistan over the weekend in the largest show of support yet for a 14-year-old girl who was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman on Oct. 9 for speaking...
Rapper Slams Taliban Over Girl's Shooting
Oct 15, 2012
Editor’s note: Tens of thousands of people rallied in Karachi, Pakistan over the weekend in the largest show of support yet for a 14-year-old girl who was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman on Oct. 9 for speaking...
Burma Task Force Protests Suu Kyi Visit
Oct 04, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO – Among the crowds gathered at the University of San Francisco to greet Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi last week was a small coterie of Muslim and Burmese activists. They were there not to celebrate...
Burmese Muslims Protest Suu Kyi Visit
Oct 04, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO – Among the crowds gathered at the University of San Francisco to greet Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi last week was a small coterie of ethnic Muslim Burmese. They were there not to celebrate the...
Indian Activist Urmi Basu: Sex Selection Fuels Human Trafficking
Sep 24, 2012
photo caption: Human rights activist Urmi Basu speaks with actress America Ferrera.Editor's Note: The practice of gender selection, grinding poverty among the people and the stifling caste system have contributed to making India the country with the largest number of...
The Rising Tide -- Environmental Refugees
Aug 15, 2012
  The modern world has long thought of refugees in strictly political terms, victims in a world riven by competing ideologies. But as climate change continues unabated, there is a growing population of displaced men, women and children whose homes have...
Assam Riots: No End in Sight to Refugee Misery
Aug 09, 2012
 BONGAIGAON, Assam --  When I ask for directions to the refugee camp at the military checkpost, the man in uniform is bemused.“Which camp?” he says. “There are so many.” When I tell him it’s in a high school, he shrugs....
Hunger Wars: Heat, Drought, Rising Food Costs Portend Global Unrest
Aug 09, 2012
The Great Drought of 2012 has yet to come to an end, but we already know that its consequences will be severe. With more than one-half of America’s counties designated as drought disaster areas, the 2012 harvest of corn, soybeans,...
In Buddhist Myanmar, Monks Gone Wild
Jul 31, 2012
For a country steeped in Buddhism, Myanmar is accruing terrible karmic debts. Alarming news and images of attacks and killings by the Buddhist majority in Rakhine Province against a Muslim minority there have been slowly trickling out onto the...
Prominent Scientist Loses Berkeley Homes After Prolonged Battle With City
May 02, 2012
BERKELEY, Calif. – An eminent Bangladeshi American scientist, who helms a nonprofit organization attempting to mitigate the effects of arsenic in Bangladesh’s wells, lost a 12-year battle April 30 with the city of Berkeley to retain ownership of his homes.Property...
Hanoi Most Polluted City in Southeast Asia, Expert Says
Mar 24, 2012
  Hanoi is among the most polluted cities in Asia and the most polluted in Southeast Asia, a Viet Nam news service reported, citing a French expert. Jacques Moussafir of ARIA Technologies, a French company specializing in computation of pollutant dispersion,...
Two Longtime U.S. Residents Face Deportation
Feb 13, 2012
A school bus driver in Raleigh, N. C., who was due to be deported Feb. 14 has received an 11th hour temporary stay of deportation valid for one year.Mark Gomes has lived in the United States since 1991, after fleeing...
The Cost Conundrum for East and West
Dec 24, 2011
Purchasing demand for Chinese goods has slowed a tad in the United States as higher manufacturing and shipping costs are prompting US retailers to turn to cheaper destinations in a bid to crank up profit margins.Though most of the new...
Spices
Caution Advised About Lead in Indian Spices and Powders
New America Media, News Report, Anuja Seith, Apr 02, 2010
Recent reports about traces of lead being found in Indian spices and ceremonial powders has led to a lot of confusion.
Kidnap
Kidnappings Thrive in India's Prosperity
Siliconeer, News Feature , Priyanka Bhardwaj, Mar 22, 2010
Indias explosive economic growth has led to acute social and economic disparities, with huge wealth and downright penury existing cheek by jowl. One side effect is the rise of a vicious kidnap and ransom industry.
Climate change
Natural Disasters Hit Women Harder Than Men
Inter Press Service, Thalif Deen, Mar 08, 2010
Climate change is exacerbating existing gender inequalities with a devastating effect on the quality of life of poor women and girls.

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