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Asia Abridged Podcast: The 'Horrific' Plight of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims

A Rohingya refugee girl looks on at newly arrived refugees who fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar on September 6, 2017. (K M ASAD/AFP/Getty)
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Asia Society's Debra Eisenman discusses the ongoing rape and killing of the group often called "the world's most persecuted minority."

Asia Abridged Podcast: Confronting 21st Century Slavery

An Indian child attends a protest in New Delhi on the Global Day against Child Trafficking. (Raveendran/AFP/Getty)
Current Affairs

Human trafficking expert Matt Friedman describes how millions are lured into slavery in Asia — and what can be done about it.

Explainer: What's Happening to Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims

Rohingya refugees run to the crew of the Nautical Aliya as they provide relief supplies at the Balu Khali Rohingya refugee camp on February 15, 2017 in Chittagong, Bangladesh. (Allison Joyce/Getty Images)
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Asia Society Policy Institute Executive Director Debra Eisenman describes the events that led to unprecedented violence toward Myanmar's "stateless" Muslim minority.

Asia Society Honors I.M. Pei, Other 'Asia Game Changers' at United Nations

I.M. Pei celebrates his Asia Game Changer lifetime achievement award with his children and grandchildren. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

The legendary architect, film director Zhang Yimou, and eight others were recognized for their achievements.

How Durreen Shahnaz Became a Social Entrepreneur — Without Even Knowing It

Durreen Shahnaz speaks at the Clinton Global Initiative Winter Meeting on February 10, 2015. (Juliana Thomas)
Current Affairs

The pioneering Bangladeshi businesswoman describes how "impact investing" can combine financial return with improving lives.

The Sacred Islamic Tradition of the Hajj in 8 Photos

Muslim pilgrims walk around the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque in the Saudi holy city of Mecca on November 30, 2009. (Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

The annual pilgrimage brings roughly two million Muslims to the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

Multimedia: 10 Asian Sports That Would Spice Up the Olympics

Lifestyle

Gymnastics, archery, swimming and volleyball are all well and good. But these Asian sports would definitely give the world something to talk about.

Photo of the Day: Carving Away in Bangladesh

A carpenter uses a myriad of tools to carve out intricate designs on a wooden door in Dhaka, Bangladesh on January 16, 2016. (Md. Aktar Hossain Ratan/Flickr)
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A carpenter uses a myriad of tools to carve out intricate designs on a wooden door in Dhaka, Bangladesh on January 16, 2016. (Md. Aktar Hossain Ratan/Flickr)

Filmmaker: The Torture of Undocumented Workers 'Made My Skin Crawl'

Filipino domestic workers attend a demonstration for migrant laborer rights. (ILO in Asia and the Pacific/Flickr)
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Producers of the documentary "I Am Not Here" discuss how they depicted the perilous situations many undocumented domestic helpers find themselves in after migrating abroad.

Photo of the Day: Resting on a Branch in Bangladesh

 A small brown bird with black streaks on its wing perched on the slender branch of a plant in Bangladesh. Photographed on October 9, 2015. (Tareq Uddin Ahmed/Flickr)
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A small brown bird with black streaks on its wing perched on the slender branch of a plant in Bangladesh. Photographed on October 9, 2015. (Tareq Uddin Ahmed/Flickr)