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Afghan girl coders design games to fight opium and inequality

5 months, 8 days ago
HERAT, Afghanistan: Think Super Mario Bros, but with an Afghan twist. This is how Afghanistan’s first generation of female coders explain their abilities as game-makers after uploading more than 20 games on digital app stores this year.…

Opium, Bananas, animals banned for Hong Kong military parade

1 year, 3 months ago
HONG KONG: Opium, umbrellas and fruit were all banned for reporters covering Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to a military parade in Hong Kong on Friday, on a peculiarly exhaustive list of items considered too dangerous to bring along.…

Afghan opium cultivation jumps 10% in 2016: UN

1 year, 11 months ago
KABUL: Afghanistan saw a 10 percent jump in opium cultivation this year, a sharp rise owing to favourable weather, growing insecurity and a drop in international support for counter-narcotics operations, the UN said Sunday. Cultivation…

Mexico debates legalizing opium poppy for medicine

2 years, 5 months ago
MEXICO CITY: Fed up with drug-related violence, a growing number of Mexican politicians see one potential cure: legalizing the cultivation of opium poppies for the production of medicine.