Myanmar law aims to settle land claims, but could cause conflict
The land permit process may exclude indigenous communities from untitled land they have been farming, experts warn
India's top court demands answers from states diluting land law
States are accused of diluting a 2013 law that placed tight restrictions on land purchases, including consent from farmers and adequate compensation
Syrian state seizes opponents' property, rights activists say
Lists circulating online show hundreds of seizure orders have been made, potentially affecting thousands of people.
Turning bombs into bracelets, as Laos villagers wait for safe land
About 1,600 square km (618 square miles) of land - roughly the size of Greater London - still needs clearing in Laos
Lawyers on wheels: 'solidarity bus' represents Kyrgyzstan's landless women
Land, a scarce and highly-prized resource in this former communist country, is of huge social value, with disputes over it particularly affecting women
Touted as a model abroad, Ethiopia’s rural land registration raises serious questions at home
Government and aid agencies are trying to regularize land rights through registration but do rural people benefit?
Their waters wrested away, Colombia's island fishermen lament - and learn
"Over there is a bank rich in fish, red snapper and lobster. The catch is very good...But we can't fish there."
Russian chefs offer soup to warm homeless on cold St Petersburg nights
Official statistics say there are almost 65,000 registered homeless people in Russia but others say the true figure is far higher
The $3bn map: scientists pool oceans of data to plot Earth's final frontier
"Can you imagine operating on the land without a map?" Drones and robots are helping to map the vast unknown
Tourism and marine parks threaten Thailand's 'people of the sea'
"Tourism is booming, but we are excluded. And we are worried that we will lose the cases and be removed from here"