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Bangladesh's Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan (second from right) receives Myanmar's Home Minister Kyaw Swe (second from left) in Dhaka on Feb. 16. A human rights report criticizes Myanmar's treatment of Rohingya Muslims. But in presenting the findings, Amnesty officials called Bangladesh's acceptance of the Rohingya refugees, a rare bright light in a year of worsening human rights violations. AP hide caption

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Critics Raise Questions About Donald Trump Jr.'s Visit To India

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Bhutan Faces Challenges As it Sits Between Asia's Biggest Powers

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The environment is central to Bhutan's Gross National Happiness. The Index measures a myriad of issue including attitudes on conservation, pollution and waste. Preserving 60% of Bhutan's forests is enshrined in the constitution to maintain the country ecological diversity. Julie McCarthy for NPR hide caption

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Archers indulge in a raucous competition, cheering teammates and jeering opponents. Here archers celebrate with a ritual dance after a teammate hit the narrow target. Tashi Dorji hide caption

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Bhutan's Alcohol-Fueled Archery: It's Nothing Like The Olympics

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Tea pickers stand in the scorching sun, hand-plucking the tea leaves for about eight hours a day. Furkan Latif Khan/NPR hide caption

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Tea Farmer In India Leads Charge For Organic, Evades The Charge Of Elephants

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Jadav Payeng, "The Forest Man of India," has planted tens of thousands of trees over the course of nearly 40 years. He has made bloom a once desiccated island that lies in the Brahamputra river, which runs through his home state of Assam. Furkan Latif Khan/NPR hide caption

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A Lifetime Of Planting Trees On A Remote River Island: Meet India's Forest Man

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The East Khasi Hills, of Meghalaya, is one of the seven small states of India's remote northeast region, and home to the "Cleanest Village in India." The mountain road climbs to Mawlynnong, at an altitude of 5,000 feet, giving way to Bangladesh farther south. Julie McCarthy/NPR hide caption

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Welcome To 'The Cleanest Village In India'

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Rahul Gandhi (center), the new president of the Indian National Congress, waves while being garlanded during a political rally at Chilloda village on Nov. 11. Gandhi takes over the party leadership this week from his mother, Sonia Gandhi, who steps down after nearly two decades as the head of the party the Nehru-Gandhi family has dominated for 70 years. Sam Panthaky/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Ivanka Trump (left) speaks as Chanda Kochhar, managing director and CEO of ICICI Bank, looks on, during a panel discussion at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad on Wednesday. Money Sharma/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Hyderabad, Indian Entrepreneurs Size Up Ivanka Trump

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Hindu Nationalists Stir Up Controversy Over Taj Mahal

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Fear Of Toxic Smog Leads India To Limit Diwali Fireworks

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Indian Supreme Court Says Sex With Underage Wife Is Rape

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Monsoon Season Hits South Asia Hard

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