A ‘deviant’ Islamic sect find themselves trapped in transition
Almost a third of Vietnamese pre-school children are malnourished, according to a study by the National Institute of Nutrition. Stunted growth and increasing rates of obesity in urban areas are among other problems afflicting the nation’s young.
Orphanage tourism comes under the spotlight
Are Western consumers unwittingly contributing to human rights abuses in Cambodia by buying Cambodian sugar?
Despite the stunning architecture, Critics argue the Shanghai World Expo 2010 has failed to deliver a better city or a better life. The Shanghai World Expo 2010 has been talked up as the best World Expo ever by the one-party state, who regard the $50 billion event as a statement of status in world affairs.
Thailand has become a honeypot for alternative cures, therapies and promises of longevity – and for those cashing in on the trend. For thousands of years people have travelled the world looking for the elixir of lasting life and health. The Ancient Greeks journeyed to the island of Epidaurus, sanctuary of the healing god Asklepios.