Extreme heat often hovers over Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city. But each time Shahzad Qureshi transforms a barren patch of land into a dense, urban forest, he helps his city adapt to extreme urban heat.
A "Made in Bangladesh" tag on clothing typically also means "made by women," because they make up 80 percent of the country's garment-factory workforce. Many of them send the money they earn back to villages in the countryside.
When Deepak Singh was growing up in India, he always bathed in cold water. Quickly. Now that he lives in the US, he's come to appreciate a hot shower. And luxuriate. When he went home for a visit to India recently, he realized that he'd gone soft.
What do you do after you've danced on treadmills and filmed with huge contraptions to create viral hits? Bust out a drone and some unicycles and make another one. That's what Chicago band OK Go did, and the results are stunning.
Carnatic music is an ancient Indian style that relies on compositions hundreds of years old. But Uppalapu "Mandolin" Srinivas was the first man in history to introduce a Western instrument to the genre, earning him adoration from artists and fans. Srinivas died earlier this month after a liver transplant.
Michael Muhammad Knight thinks he knows why young American men are joining groups like ISIS. He was one of them.
While India is known for it's monsoons more than its droughts, the country's Punjab region is suffering through a water crisis due to poor government planning.
Journalist David Rohde says his experience as a prisoner of the Taliban in 2008 was easier than what US Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl must have gone through during five years.
There's a debate on the mountain this week, as Sherpas decide whether to continue climbing or leave for their homes after last week's avalanche. PRI's The World talks with the son of one of the most famous Sherpa mountaineers.
A jittery quiet returned to Ukraine's capital Kiev Tuesday, in the wake of the ouster of president Viktor Yanukovych. Ukrainian novelist Andrey Kurkov says the city's monastery played a critical role in sheltering protestors.