50 years ago people with Down syndrome only had a life expectancy of 10 years. Things have radically changed. Nowadays, many can live fulfilling lives past the age of 60, writes DW’s Gudrun Heise.
After generations of trawling the same waters, the fishermen on the coast of Tamil Nadu in southeastern India know where to cast a net or park a boat without resorting to signs or GPS maps.
Twenty-year-old Sana Tajik managed to convince her parents to allow her to follow her childhood dreams and become a singer, but she realises the dangers of being a woman, let alone a woman entertainer, in tribal northwest Pakistan.
During a lull in Afghanistan’s never-ending war, before the fighting season resumes once again in the spring, Taliban fighters recall laying down their Kalashnikovs and, for a brief moment, enjoying a game of cricket.
Taeko Watanabe awoke one cold March night and found a trail of blood in the hallway, a bloody cleaver on her son Yuki’s bed and no trace of him in the house. Then police discovered a suicide note in his bedroom.
“What they experienced was so totally barbaric that even now we find many are reporting symptoms associated with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder,” said Yvonne Kayiteshonga, Mental Health Division Manager at the Ministry of Health.
Fighting against issues on women being objectified for their faces and figure has been a constant endeavour around the world, including Cambodia. There have been significant positive changes, yes.
A chest binder, packaging from used hormone injections and a preserved penis donated after a sex-change operation – all part of an exhibition designed to showcase Singapore’s rich transgender history.
The newly launched Asian Cultural Council devotes its efforts and resources to promote cultural exchanges and build interfaith harmony in Asia. To support its advocacy, ACC brought a group of young future cultural leaders to the storied nation of Vietnam. Sreu Rithiya, a youth voulunteer of ACC, reports.
After weeks of intense competition, Miss Universe Cambodia 2019 finally found its rightful winner, the woman who will bear the country’s flag and compete for the crown in the world’s most prestigious international beauty pageant this year.
Medical student Mahnoor Sherazi used to hail a shared public taxi to get to school, a way of traveling she found expensive, occasionally unsettling and often inconvenient, with many stops slowing her commute.
As a new imperial era begins in Japan, Emperor Akihito has left behind a legacy of modernity and compassion. During his 30-year reign, he defied monarchial norms, drawing both criticism and praise.
After 11 years of being Phnom Penh’s iconic arts hub, the German-Cambodian Cultural Center Meta House is ready to march forward with new plans for the years ahead.
Last week, 250 children at five London primary schools have carried backpacks that monitor air quality for a university-led study tracking pollution levels on their daily journeys.
India’s frenetic cities, historical monuments, tasty food, and beautiful scenery may be among the biggest attractions for foreign tourists.
One Friday morning before dawn, a half-empty Volvo coach slipped out of New Delhi’s Ambedkar bus terminal under armed guard, the sirens of a police convoy wailing.
Wearing his army fatigues while on tour in Afghanistan in 2013 thousands of miles from home, Britain’s Prince Harry cut a relaxed figure as he told journalists: “I am one of the guys, I don’t get treated any differently.”
Every year, He Rujun celebrates at least nine traditional ethnic festivals with neighbours from seven different minorities.
Siem Reap’s motorcycle club, The Dirty Cuts, and Asia Injury Prevention Foundation partnered for a great cause – to keep schoolchildren safe on the road. Dozens of kids at a primary school in Siem Reap received free motorcycle helmets through the Helmets for Kids initiative on Saturday,
From the skies to the stage, women are taking a stand for equality by wiping off their make-up, sparking a bare-faced trend that won rising numbers of followers globally but also triggered vocal defenders of the benefits of cosmetics.
HFMD is an infectious disease with following symptoms: fever, painful mouth ulcers, as well as blisters and a rash on the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet.
Over the past year, the number of patients treated each day in the hospital unit where cardiologist Ade Imasanti Sapardan works in Indonesia’s capital has almost doubled to about 100.
Europe’s first underwater restaurant opens in Norway yesterday with more than 7,000 customers booked in to eat among the fish.
Yogita has to fetch water up to six times a day – sometimes going out in the middle of the night – from a hand pump about half a kilometer from her house in India’s Madhya Pradesh state, leaving her baby son with a neighbour.
Paris and Hong Kong for the first time joined Singapore as the world’s most expensive cities to live in, a study revealed yesterday, with utilities and transport driving up the cost of living.
In dorms on Singapore’s fringes or employers’ backrooms, a growing number of migrant workers are using poetry to shed light on their hidden struggles and reconnect with their roots.
One theory suggests automatic processes in the cockpit of the Boeing 737 MAX are culpable for the crashes. US President Trump says today’s aircrafts are simply too complex. DW’s Alexander Freund asks: can human-machine relationships be better?
Develop Boeung Kak Art is working together with Phnom Penh Underground to throw the biggest, baddest art party Phnom Penh has ever seen. Anith Adilah Othman writes about what to expect in tomorrow’s artistic and entertaining gathering.
Great-grandmother Setsuko Takamizawa is determined to prove that it is never too late to learn as she bids to conquer the English language before the Tokyo Olympics, having been prevented from learning what was considered the “enemy language” in her youth.
Miri, a three-legged donkey, Gary, a sheep with leg braces, and Omer, a blind goat, munch on some hay at Israel’s only animal rescue and educational sanctuary.