Oct 26, 2016 Last Updated 11:46 PM, Oct 24, 2016

Managing village water

Managing village water

Two communities on the slopes of West Java’s Mount Ciremai try to take control of their water needs, in the face of stiff competition

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Empty seas and hard times

Empty seas and hard times

A community in western Bali hopes that government regulation and a shift to eco-tourism will save it from the decline of its traditional fishing industry

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  • Why size matters
    Anthony - 21 Oct
    Very good and enlightening article. I had no idea that existed among these young men. Too bad the challenge of living comes down to this unnecessary ...
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    Jonathan Foe - 19 Oct
    In one area of the Philippines, some guys insert small ball bearings under the skin. This gives women more pleasure supposedly. But although Filipinos ...
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