A Gallup poll done for the Charitable Aid Foundation finds more correlation between happiness and giving than between wealth and giving. The survey's ranking of countries puts America as number five. Many poor nations are high in giving of one type or another.
09/10/2010 03:27 pm
White elephant: Traditionally a symbol of power and prosperity, the albino pachyderm which was transported from the jungle to the country's remote capital, state media reported Tuesday.
08/11/2010 02:27 pm
The cluster bomb ban – officially known as the Convention on Cluster Munitions – comes into force today. Countries that have ratified the treaty must stop making cluster munitions, dispose of stockpiles, and clear contaminated areas.
08/01/2010 01:28 pm
Cambodia women are rising fast in the wide world of sports. Pétanque player Duch Sophorn has alone won gold, silver, and bronze medals in international competitions over the past decade.
07/16/2010 02:40 pm
Tourists throng to photograph the Buddhist ceremonies of Luang Prabang. A Massachusetts native recently stepped in to give tourists guidelines for how to act appropriately.
07/14/2010 04:21 pm
The Laos government is banking on hydropower - with plans to build 55 dams - to sell electricity to its Asian neighbors. But critics say hydropower comes at the cost of more displaced farmers and altered rivers.
07/02/2010 09:00 am
White elephant, not a lousy gift but an actual albino elephant, was captured in the jungles of Maungdaw township in northwestern Rakhine state in Myanmar.
06/29/2010 05:49 pm
Libya, just elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council, also appears on Freedom House's 'Worst of the worst' list of human rights violators.
06/03/2010 05:09 pm
Every conflict has its own scribes. Southeast Asia's had a singular take.
05/19/2010 04:21 pm
If you have any interest in Vietnam, don’t miss this novel.
05/14/2010 01:29 pm