A redacted online resume of a North Korean IT worker is shown in this screenshot obtained on Monday.
ASIA PACIFIC / Social Issues
Nov 21, 2023
North Koreans use fake names to land remote IT work for cash
Landing a job outside North Korea to secretly earn hard currency for the country demands highly-developed strategies to convince Western firms.
Children with their parents pray in a temporary church at a camp for internally displaced people in Demoso township in Myanmar's Kayah state.
ASIA PACIFIC / Social Issues
Nov 20, 2023
Myanmar's displaced pray and teach under deadly skies
The junta has battered Kayah with airstrikes from its Russian and Chinese-built jets, and more than 100,000 people are now displaced in the state.
Kyrgyz male labor migrants wait to depart for work in Russia at the office of a company organizing passenger transportation on Oct. 17.
ASIA PACIFIC / Social Issues
Nov 16, 2023
Pressured amid war effort, Central Asia migrants leave Russia
Moscow is offering incentives for migrants to work in places like Mariupol, while enlistment offices seek to entice them into the Russian army.
A mother assists her child to breathe with the help of a nebuliser at the emergency ward of the government-run Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya children hospital in New Delhi on Tuesday.
ASIA PACIFIC / Social Issues
Nov 10, 2023
'Like breathing poison': Delhi children hardest hit by smog
"Imagine telling a parent not to let their child go out and play in this toxic environment."
Vehicles and pedestrians by the intersection of Burgos and Real streets in Tacloban city, Leyte province, the Philippines, on Oct. 12.
ASIA PACIFIC / Social Issues
Nov 6, 2023
Sex trafficking plagues Philippine city where typhoon wrought havoc
Typhoon Haiyan, which killed more than 6,000 people and displaced millions, triggered a humanitarian crisis that provided fertile ground for traffickers.
Coffins carrying bodies of Thai migrant agricultural workers who were killed in an attack by the Palestinian militant group Hamas on Israel, arrive at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport, Thailand, on Oct. 20
ASIA PACIFIC / Social Issues
Oct 31, 2023
Stay or leave? Israel's migrant workers face tough choices
While many migrant workers fear for their safety if they stay in Israel, some said they cannot afford to give up their jobs.
A community health worker speaks during a meeting with pregnant teenagers, teen mothers and their partners, in Navotas, Metro Manila, in 2016.
ASIA PACIFIC / Social Issues
Oct 28, 2023
Can new law help tackle Philippines' teen pregnancy emergency?
The costs of teen pregnancies in the country are high, with around 30% of the population now under 15 years old.


Yoshiko Koide sits in a classroom at Nagoya College where she teaches a Japanese-language observation seminar.
How a dictionary came to spark outrage among the web’s otaku