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Bangladesh
Dhaka's invisible slaves
A roof in exchange for a life

Driven by the impossibility of taking care of their own children, Bangladesh's poorest families are the first link in an invisible chain of slavery that ties children to unscrupulous masters and denies them their fundamental rights. In exchange for board and lodging, they leave the shanty towns and
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Thailand
Phi Phi Islands - A paradise lost
How to destroy a unique natural environment

The Phi Phi Islands (Thailand) are the perfect example of the effects of out-of-control tourist overcrowding. The uncontaminated paradise that the director Danny Boyle described in his cult film "The Beach" in 2000, no longer exists. At Phi Phi Don, the largest and only inhabited island, thousands o
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India
The power of Mozzarella
All Indians are now crazy for Pizza

The pizza in Calcutta is so good that it is literally unrivaled worldwide. Although the capital of West Bengal is considered the stronghold of the best Indian gastronomic specialties, an Italian entrepreneur has succeeded in ousting the supremacy of pakoras, puris and dosas with a lethal weapon: "ze
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Philippines
A Liter of Light
How a tiny Filipino Ngo went from distributing a modified plastic bottle to starting a solar revolution

It all started in the shantytowns, where millions of people all over the world are forced to live in darkness even in broad daylight. The shacks are often windowless, or so crammed that no light can get through, while electric power is too expensive or simply nonexistent.

In 2011, a Fili
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India
Indian Summer
Blending traditions and a need for plastic joy in amusement parks

India can fill with colours even its most remote outskirts. If the Holi Festival welcomes Spring with the brilliant colours of a thousands-years old tradition, the 120 amusement parks located all over the country represent today's version of the rituals to celebrate life.
They're always active
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India
Sheroes Hangout Cafe
Acid attack restart

The Sheroes Hangout Cafe is a truly unique place. Customers are served coffee as they do everywhere else, but the women working there share a painful past: they all have been victims of acid attacks. The cafe is located in the touristic area of Agra, known worldwide for the Taj Mahal, the loving tri
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Philippines
War on drugs
Surrenders and victims under President Duterte iron fist

On June 30th Rodrigo Duterte took office as President of The Philippines, and on the very same day he started a brutal war against drugs. PNP (Philippine National Police) official numbers tell a lot: after four months 2,236 persons were killed, 57% of them during PNP operations, 35% by unidentified
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Philippines
Strangers in the night
Call center workers at their desk at night

One of the Philippines' main assets is the 1.2 million youngsters who work in call centers: together, they create an industry with a turnaround of over 12 billion U.S. dollars a year and a 25% growth rate. The companies which use call centers are mostly American: due to the time difference, the empl
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India
Mother Teresa for Saint!
The angel of Calcutta

On September 4th, 2016 Pope Francis will proclaim saint a tiny nun from Albania, born in 1910 and passed away 87 years later: Mother Teresa. Just by saying that name everybody recalls immediately her minute figure, wrapped up in a white and blue sari, always with a smile on her wrinkled face. Having
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Philippines
Tomb raiders
Manila North Cemetery's population is very much alive

At least six thousand people arrived at Manila's North Cemetery well ahead of schedule: for they are all still alive. The space reserved for the dead, in the capital of the Philippines which counts more than 12 million inhabitants and suffocates under the weight of an out-of-control overpopulation,
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India
Bollywood Talkies
The country's movie theater world is definitely changing

The historic single screen cinemas are recently experiencing a deep identity and economic crisis, leading them to a fast disappearance. Simultaneously, multiple modern screen centers are at the peak of their development and success. As well as the entire Indian film industry. The videos parlour inst
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Thailand
Karen - No future, no hope
The existence of one of the world's oldest refugee camps is at risk

More than 120 thousands Karen refugees from Burma still live today inside 9 different camps in Thailand. They have been living there for the last 30 years and they have no chances to change their status. So far. They fled from a civil war, ethnic persecution, to find themselves prisoners without a f
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Indonesia
Jakarta Booming
Indonesian economy is growing at an incredible speed

It is has been one and a half decade since Indonesia has become a democratic country after the fall of Suharto Dictatorship Regime which lasted for 32 years. The recent election of Joko Widodo, the popular governor of Jakarta and former businessman from Solo, brought great optimism on the future and
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India
Women Empowerment
Violence on women in India has never been so evident

A 23 years old girl was gang raped by six men on a bus in Delhi suburbs. The injuries she reported were so dramatic she died after two weeks in December 2012. Instead of hiding her tragedy, her family demanded openly justice and forced India to become aware of this latent problem. Violence against w
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Bangladesh
Ship eaters

Chittagong, Bhatiary seafront, south-eastern Bangladesh: a laid-up ship arrives on a beach in the Gulf of Bengal to be dismantled. Like ants, hundreds of men, often adolescents, attack it to take it to pieces: a supertanker, weighing 20 thousand tons, literally disappears in four months. It produces
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South Korea
On the border
The last wall of the Cold War is a funfair closely watched by soldiers

Its name is Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), and it is the buffer zone created at the end of the war in 1953. Five hundred kilometres along the 38th parallel, open to tourists after half a century of isolation, which become a coast-to-coast trip through pristine nature reserves, underground tunnels
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