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5 Long-Term Effects of Pakistan Floods

Damaged infrastructure, weakened trust, and worse<p>This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>After weeks of flooding in Pakistan displaced two million people and left more than 10 million at risk of disease outbreak because they lack access to clean water, renewed flooding in Pakistan has …

Heavy Rains and Dry Lands Don’t Mix: Reflections on the 2010 Pakistan Flood

Each summer, monsoon rains sweep across southwestern Asia, soaking India and Bangladesh. In nearby Pakistan, the rains are usually less intense, more …

Weather

Case Study: The Pakistan Floods of 2010

Unprecedented levels of monsoon rainfall led to the catastrophic floods in Pakistan’s Indus River basin in July 2010 - the nations worst flood since …

Indus river journey: Pakistan after the floods

The Indus floods killed 1,700 Pakistanis and displaced millions. Declan Walsh travels the river, and asks whether the country can survive<p>Plagued by bandits, threatened by malaria: island-villages remain desperate for aid as floods refuse to go away. Declan Walsh reports in the third of a four-part …

Floods

Flooding in Pakistan : Image of the Day

Floods on the Indus River continued to surge downstream into southern Pakistan more than three weeks after the initial floods started. By August 19, …

Photos

Pakistan floods 'hit 14m people'

<b>The worst floods in Pakistan's history have hit at least 14 million people, officials say.</b><p>Twelve million are affected in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab provinces, while a further two million are affected in Sindh.<p>In Indian-administered Kashmir, at least 113 people died in mudslides.<p>Meanwhile, it has …

Pakistan

South Pakistan floods displace a million in 48 hours

<b>Fresh flooding in southern Pakistan has displaced almost a million people in the past 48 hours, the UN has said.</b><p>In Sindh province, 70% of the 300,000 residents of the town of Thatta have been forced to flee to safer areas after the Indus river burst its banks.<p>A UN spokeswoman said teams in the …

Swat Valley

Pakistan Floods Facts and Figures

<b>PAKISTAN BEFORE THE FLOODS</b><p>Pakistan is 125th of 169 countries in the Human Development Index<br>• 22% of people live in extreme poverty: they survive on …

Floods

The problem of too many baby boys in China | China

<b>Shanghai, China -</b> A decade ago China produced 121 males for every 100 females. It was a frightening figure that officials could not ignore - the natural sex ratio being 105 boys to every 100 girls.<p>Worrying visions of a dystopian society overrun by tens of millions single Chinese men led to a …

China

China to leave implementation of two-child policy to provinces | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s top family planning authority said on Friday the central government will leave provinces to hash out the details of implementing a new policy allowing couples to have two children.<p>About 90 million families may qualify for the new two-child policy, which would help raise …

China

China to abolish decades-old one-child policy

China's ruling Communist Party has decided to abolish the country's one-child policy and allow all couples to have two children, the official Xinhua News Agency said.<p>It cited a communique issued by the ruling Communist Party on Thursday after a four-day meeting in Beijing to chart the course of the …

China

China's one-child policy is eased in greatest reform for three decades

Party resolution to let couples have a second child if one parent is an only child has been formally approved<p>China on Saturday formally allowed couples to have a second child if one parent is an only child, the first major easing of its 3-decade-old restrictive birth policy.<p>First announced by the …

See How the One-Child Policy Changed China

China recently announced the end of its one-child policy—here’s why that’s a big deal for the country and what it says about the rest of the world.<p>China's decision to lift its one-child policy next year is expected to diversify the country’s aging, increasingly male population. But the degree to …

Geography

Chinese Families Can Now Have Two Children, But Can They Afford Them?

For all the historic significance of China’s decision to abandon its one-child policy, the move risks falling well short of reversing a trend that …

Without one-child policy, China still might not see baby boom, gender balance

China’s rapid economic development, its urbanization and its culture will continue to play a role in family size and the population’s gender makeup.

Demographics

No siblings: A side-effect of China's one-child policy

<b>What's it like to grow up in a world where no-one has brothers or sisters? Are siblings really that important? Researchers have been asking those questions for years - and China, with its famous one-child policy, has been a good place to look for an answer.</b><p>Chinese families used to have an average …

China

China's one-child policy: the only child's view - in pictures

Reuters photographer Carlos Barria shot a series of portraits in Shanghai of people born since China’s one-child policy has been in existence and asked them if they would have like to have siblings.

The 'model' example of China's one child policy

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1203000/1203768_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1526816804_f0cfcd655add4a35ec56fb94e58cfa61<p><b>Throughout the more than three decades of China's one child policy, few places have borne the brunt quite like Rudong, a county of some one million</b> …

Communist Party

Ageing China: Changes and challenges

China's population is ageing. By 2050 more than a quarter of the population will be over 65 years old and younger generations face an unprecedented burden of care.<p>Fewer children<p>In the late 1970s and early 1980s, the government advocated a "later, longer, fewer" lifestyle, encouraging people to …

Demographics

Five numbers that sum up China's one-child policy

<b>China has announced it's abolishing its one-child policy, which was introduced to limit the birth rate, amid concerns that the country's population is ageing too quickly. What difference has it made, statistically speaking?</b><p>400 million births prevented<p>China's government says the one-child policy, …

Geography

Explainer: What was China's one-child policy?

<b>China has decided to end its longstanding one-child policy and allow all couples to have two children.</b><p><b>What was it?</b><p>A decades-old government policy in China that limited many families to only one child, though exceptions were made. The one-child policy is estimated by the Chinese government to have …

Human Rights

The personal cost of China's one-child policy endures

<b>China's long-standing one-child policy is no more. Its impact, however, has affected generations.</b><b>Two Chinese people tell us their stories - one who grew up without siblings, and a mother who could not give her daughter any.</b><p>'Everyone knew the rules'<p><i>By Juliana Liu, Hong Kong Correspondent, BBC …

China

Govt. White Papers

China's reform and opening to the outside world as well as its economic development have created a favourable socioeconomic environment for family …

Geography

China's one-child policy creates massive gender imbalance

China's Lost Girls | National Geographic

London Slaps Polluting Vehicles With a High New Charge

It’s just the beginning of a major anti-pollution effort.<p>London is going to make life a lot harder for drivers of heavily polluting vehicles—by digging into their pockets. Starting in2017, choosing to drive an old fume-belcher into the city core will cost a lot more, more than an entrée in a good …

Browsing an Incredible New 'Social Atlas of London'

With Londonmapper, we can visualize anything from knife crime to hedgehog sightings in the British capital.<p>City map geeks should approach Londonmapper with caution. Before you get halfway through this new London mapping site, launched last weekend, the bulk of your morning might be gone. Dubbed “a …

No One Feels Sorry for the Latest Victims of London 'Gentrification'

Even the wealthy can’t always afford the city’s most expensive neighborhoods these days.<p>You should know the script by now. A previously overlooked inner-city area becomes newly fashionable, and its housing prices start to edge up. At first, the ensuing transformation creates some buzz—a new paint …

Housing