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Nepali Women's Heavy Labor in Pregnancy

Nepal is one of just a few countries to significantly lower the number of women dying in childbirth. Still, until the status of women in society improves, childbirth will remain perilous.

The Tajiks Who Fight Their Own Government

In a remote region of Tajikistan, the government used U.S.-trained special forces to aggressively pursue local warlords. The operation backfired — the special forces suffered a humiliating defeat.

Bad Medicine

How China's great malaria breakthrough is drowning in a sea of fakes.