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There have been complaints of slavery in some parts of the Thai tuna fishing fleet. It provoked protests in Thailand, and elsewhere. Now one of the biggest tuna fishing firms has agreed to improve workers' conditions - in co-operation with Greenpeace. Charles Haviland and the FT's Bangkok correspondent ...
Bangladeshi authorities are trying to evacuate up to a million people before a powerful cyclone makes landfall. Cyclone Mora is likely to hit the eastern coast early on Tuesday, the meteorological department said. Port cities in the south-east have been asked to display the highest warning system known as ...

A battle-hardened, world-weary but still young former Maoist guerrilla is summoned back to his native village after his father dies. As he trudges homeward, a young boy orphaned by the war latches on to him, looking for a father-figure. Once home, the man, Chandra - or Agni ('Fire') to give his ...
An explosion at a remote Sufi Muslim shrine in the Pakistani region of Balochistan has killed 52 people and injured more than 100, officials say. Emergency services struggled to reach the Shah Noorani shrine in Kuzdar. Worshippers were performing dhamal - a trance-like dance - when the bomb hit.
Up to now some commentators believed Mr Modi was staying quiet on the issue of vigilantes so he could maintain his appeal among Hindu nationalist voters, the BBC's Charles Haviland says. Mr Modi was similarly criticised last year, when he took two weeks to condemn the lynching of a Muslim man over ...
Reports say one suspected rebel was killed in the gun battle with security forces in Kokrajhar district. The NDFB wants an independent homeland for the Bodo ethnic group to be carved out of Assam. Assam police chief Mukesh Sahay told the BBC that the attack took place in a market in Balajan, an area ...

Much of the Hindu epic, the Ramayana, is set in Sri Lanka. But the island has seen something of a modern epic in the past year or so, with the crashing fall from grace of the family which once appeared to run most aspects of life there. Once Mahinda Rajapaksa lost the presidency a year ago, his successor ...
Nepal's parliament has elected women's rights campaigner Bidhya Devi Bhandari as its first female president, in a move hailed as a milestone. She is the second person to hold the mainly ceremonial role. The 54-year-old is currently the vice-chair of the ruling Communist Party of Nepal (United Marxist ...
Nepal is on the cusp of adopting a new Constitution. It potentially ends a Saga that began shortly after the end of the Maoist war in 2006. But while many are happy that The New Republic now has the much-heralded document, some, for varying reasons, remain deeply unhappy with it - and its birth-pangs ...
The principle of non-violence is central to Buddhist teachings, but in Sri Lanka some Buddhist monks are being accused of stirring up hostility towards other faiths and ethnic minorities. Their hard line is causing increasing concern. The small temple in the suburbs of Colombo is quiet. An image of the Buddha is surrounded ...
President Mahinda Rajapaksa hopes to be re-elected to a third term in Sri Lanka's election on Thursday. But what sort of a country has Sri Lanka become under Mr Rajapaksa and his brothers? One day last month six astrologers were brought onto government television to discuss the prospects for the ...
President Mahinda Rajapaksa hopes to be re-elected to a third term in Sri Lanka's election on Thursday. But what sort of a country has Sri Lanka become under Mr Rajapaksa and his brothers? One day last month six astrologers were brought onto government television to discuss the prospects for the ...
A doorman who worked for 72 years at the most famous hotel in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo, has died aged 94. Kottarappu Chattu Kuttan, who had started as a waiter, never retired from his job at the Galle Face Hotel. Guests would be greeted at the grand seafront entrance by the diminutive Mr Kuttan ...
Of course it was not unexpected, I knew it was coming," recalls his friend, lawyer and election agent, Prins Gunasekara, speaking to the BBC history programme, Witness. Even as the Tamil conflict flared up in the north the island had been wracked by violence in the south. Wijeweera's Janatha Vimukthi ...
An article by D. B. S. Jeyaraj (journalist well-known as a virulent critic of ... A report filed by the BBC correspondent, Charles Haviland, the same ...
There have been complaints of slavery in some parts of the Thai tuna fishing fleet. It provoked protests in Thailand, and elsewhere. Now one of ...
... to cyclones, many people don't live in dwellings sturdy enough to withstand bad weather, the BBC's South Asia editor Charles Haviland says.

By Charles Haviland BBC News ... Director Rauniyar told BBC News he wanted to show how the bitter experience of the 1996-2006 war still ...
By Charles Haviland BBC News ... Director Rauniyar told BBC News he wanted to show how the bitter experience of the 1996-2006 war still ...
The BBC's Charles Haviland says that because Sufism includes music and dance and reverence for saints, religious zealots often target its ...
... staying quiet on the issue of vigilantes so he could maintain his appeal among Hindu nationalist voters, the BBC's Charles Haviland says.
Assam police chief Mukesh Sahay told the BBC that the attack took place in a market in Balajan, an area just outside the town of Kokrajhar.
Nepal is on the cusp of adopting a new Constitution. It potentially ends a Saga that began shortly after the end of the Maoist war in 2006.
By Charles Haviland BBC News, Colombo .... The Dark Side of Buddhism is on BBC Radio 4 on Sunday 31 May at 13:30 BST, or catch up later on iPlayer. Subscribe to the BBC News Magazine's email newsletter to get ...
President Mahinda Rajapaksa hopes to be re-elected to a third term in Sri Lanka's election on Thursday. But what sort of a country has Sri ...
President Mahinda Rajapaksa hopes to be re-elected to a third term in Sri Lanka's election on Thursday. But what sort of a country has Sri ...
A doorman who worked for 72 years at the most famous hotel in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo, has died aged 94. Kottarappu Chattu Kuttan ...
By Charles Haviland BBC News ... his friend, lawyer and election agent, Prins Gunasekara, speaking to the BBC history programme, Witness.
It is just over three years since the Sri Lankan army decisively crushed the Tamil Tiger militants, ending a 26-year civil war. Hundreds of thousands of people were left displaced, and parts of the island were devastated. The BBC's Charles Haviland has been given access to the area of Putumattalan which ...
There have been complaints of slavery in some parts of the Thai tuna fishing fleet. It provoked protests in Thailand, and elsewhere. Now one of ...
... to cyclones, many people don't live in dwellings sturdy enough to withstand bad weather, the BBC's South Asia editor Charles Haviland says.
By Charles Haviland BBC News ... Director Rauniyar told BBC News he wanted to show how the bitter experience of the 1996-2006 war still ...
By Charles Haviland BBC News ... Director Rauniyar told BBC News he wanted to show how the bitter experience of the 1996-2006 war still ...
The BBC's Charles Haviland says that because Sufism includes music and dance and reverence for saints, religious zealots often target its ...
BBC South Asia Editor Charles Haviland says that is not the first time the poor state of India-Pakistan relations has had a cultural knock-on ...
... staying quiet on the issue of vigilantes so he could maintain his appeal among Hindu nationalist voters, the BBC's Charles Haviland says.
Assam police chief Mukesh Sahay told the BBC that the attack took place in a market in Balajan, an area just outside the town of Kokrajhar.
Nepal's parliament has elected women's rights campaigner Bidhya Devi Bhandari as its first female president, in a move hailed as a milestone.
Nepal is on the cusp of adopting a new Constitution. It potentially ends a Saga that began shortly after the end of the Maoist war in 2006.
By Charles Haviland BBC News, Colombo .... The Dark Side of Buddhism is on BBC Radio 4 on Sunday 31 May at 13:30 BST, or catch up later on iPlayer. Subscribe to the BBC News Magazine's email newsletter to get ...
President Mahinda Rajapaksa hopes to be re-elected to a third term in Sri Lanka's election on Thursday. But what sort of a country has Sri ...
A doorman who worked for 72 years at the most famous hotel in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo, has died aged 94. Kottarappu Chattu Kuttan ...
By Charles Haviland BBC News ... his friend, lawyer and election agent, Prins Gunasekara, speaking to the BBC history programme, Witness.
When Sri Lanka's long civil came to an end in 2009, the town of Puthukudiyiruppu was left with a grim legacy. Landmines and other ...
Not too long after the war then BBC correspondent in Sri Lanka Charles Haviland lamented in an article the plight of a former LTTE combatant who had been rehabilitated and reintegrated into society.
It's never enough, of course. Charles Haviland, one time BBC correspondent in Colombo, once wrote about a 'rehabilitated' LTTE militant in Jaffna who was lamenting about being unemployed.
... protes terhadap Myanmar, Bangladesh berusaha keras untuk menghentikan orang Rohingya masuk ke wilayahnya dan banyak di antara mereka yang sudah masuk dikirim balik ke Myanmar, lapor wartawan BBC urusan Asia Selatan, Charles Haviland.
Wartawan BBC, Charles Haviland, mengatakan karena Sufisme menggunakan unsur musik dan tarian dan menghormati orang-orang suci, para penganut agama yang fanatik sering menargetkan situs ibadah mereka di Pakistan.
Wartawan BBC Charles Haviland mengatakan karena Sufisme menggunakan unsur musik dan tarian dan menghormati orang-orang suci, para penganut agama yang fanatik sering menargetkan situs ibadah mereka di Pakistan.
The BBC's Charles Haviland says that because Sufism includes music and dance and reverence for saints, religious zealots often target its sites in Pakistan.


 

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