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Dravidian language family is approximately 4,500 years old, new linguistic analysis finds

The origin of the Dravidian language family, consisting of about 80 varieties spoken by 220 million people across South Asia, can be dated to about 4,500 years ago, based on new linguistic analyses. An international team used data collected first-hand from native speakers and analyzed these using cutting-edge computational methods. Show More Summary

New linguistic analysis finds Dravidian language family is approximately 4,500 years old

(Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History) The origin of the Dravidian language family, consisting of about 80 varieties spoken by 220 million people across South Asia, can be dated to about 4,500 years ago, based on new linguistic analyses. Show More Summary

Climate migrants will soon shift populations of many countries, says World Bank

A new World Bank report projects that tens to hundreds of millions of people fleeing the gradual effects of climate change will shift centers of population within many countries in Latin America, South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. If...Show More Summary

Big Mess at Port of Karachi After Container Ship Sideswipes Moored Vessel [Incident Video]

Dozens of shipping containers have fallen into the water at Pakistan’s busiest deepwater port containership collided with a moored vessel during berthing on Monday. The incident occurred at the South Asia Pakistan Terminals facilityShow More Summary

Experts reach for the stars to fight slavery as satellite pictures tell all

Researchers target further breakthroughs after using space imaging to estimate number of bonded labourers in south Asia’s ‘brick belt’ It has been used to identify suspected weapons sites, monitor troop movements, and chronicle war damage and allegations of genocide. Show More Summary

Truman and Eisenhower: The Real Reason the North Korea Problem Still Exists?

Daniel L. Davis Security, Asia Do their bad choices still haunt us to this very day?  North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean president Moon Jae-in have agreed to a historic summit with each other in Panmunjom in April, and President Donald Trump has agreed to meet with Kim in May. Show More Summary

Is North Korea Serious about Talks with America and South Korea?

Andrew Salmon Security, Asia While the spectrum of opportunity has dramatically expanded, so, too, have the risks. The Korean Peninsula is arguably the world’s most dangerous geopolitical flashpoint, but rarely – if ever – in inter-Korean...Show More Summary

Avian flu outbreaks emerge across the globe

Highly pathogenic avian flu outbreaks have affected countries in Europe, Asia and Africa in the past week. Countries hit are the Netherlands, India, South Africa and Saudi Arabia.

exotericenvironmentalism: Losing Lake Chad- another example of...

exotericenvironmentalism: Losing Lake Chad- another example of disappearing bodies of water across our planet In previous posts I’ve highlighted the cases of drying up lakes in Asia and South America- the Aral Sea in Kazakhstan/Uzbekistan,...Show More Summary

That was then, this is now

From the (early) MR archives Bush to drop most steel tariffs, Tyler Cowen, on December 1, 2003 at 7:45 am Bush decided in March 2002 to impose tariffs of 8 to 30 percent on most steel imports from Europe, Asia and South America for three years. Officials acknowledged at the time that the decision was […] The post That was then, this is now appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

One Thing North Korea Has That the South Doesn't: Google Maps

Keshia Badalge, Cullen Fairchild Security, Asia South Korea's own map and transport apps are great—as long as you can read Korean. Google Maps has charted new worlds for travelers: unknown terrain becomes easily navigable in an instant, making it possible to drive from Luxembourg to Latvia without having any familiarity with the route. Show More Summary

Monday Watch

Today's Headlines Bloomberg: Asia Stock Rally Builds as Yen Slips, Bonds Steady. Stocks advanced in Japan, Australia and South Korea and futures on the S&P 500 Index nudged higher following a solid U.S. session on Friday. Powell will...Show More Summary

S. Korean cosmetics lays foundation to seduce Europe

South Korean cosmetics brands, wildly successful at home and across Asia, now have their eye on the European beauty market where their penetration is, for now, only skin-deep. Picking luxury goods powerhouse France as its bridgeheadShow More Summary

Will There Be War Games in Korea after the Winter Games?

Asia Times, Andrew Salmon Security, Asia The Winter Olympics offered a diplomatic breathing space with regard to tensions on the Korean peninsula—but what might happen next? With the “Peace Olympics” in South Korea drawing to a close...Show More Summary

NGO Shipbreaking Platform: 80% of Tonnage Sold for Scrap in 2017 Ended Up on South Asia’s Beaches

CHITAGONG, BANGLADESH – CIRCA FEBRUARY 2016: workers returning from a big ocean ship that is being broken down. Sun is setting at the background " data-medium-file=""...Show More Summary

Duterte to China: ‘If You Want, Just Make Us a Province’

Asia Times, Richard Javad Heydarian Security, Asia Philippine leader's quip sets off a firestorm over his soft approach to Beijing's militarization of the South China Sea. “If you want, just make us a province, like Fujian,” quippedShow More Summary

Why North Korea’s Charm Offensive Won’t Last

John Dale Grover Politics, Asia Once again, North Korea is attempting to use the games for their ends. In the run-up to the 1988 Summer Games in Seoul, North Korea bombed South Korea Air Flight 858, killing 115 people. Afterward, when South Korea remained steadfast in its desire to host the games, North Korea suddenly offered high-level talks. Show More Summary

Can North Korea Get South to Join Dispute With Japan Over Two Islands in Asia?

North and South Korea both agree the islets called Dokdo, Takeshima or Liancourt Rocks belong to Korea, but how far will it divide two U.S. allies in Asia?

One World, Many Languages

ALEX AND ANI and UNICEF celebrate International Mother Language Day, and their partnership to improve multilingual education in South Asia.

The Real Face of North Korea Is a Prison State

Olivia Enos Security, Asia Don’t be fooled by the Olympics. Millions around the globe gathered around their TVs beginning Feb. 8 to watch the 2018 Winter Olympics, which are taking place in Pyeongchang, South Korea, a mountainous rural...Show More Summary

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