Air pollution tanks South Asia’s cities in liveability rankings

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Bad air has pulled South Asian cities down The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Ranking while political stability has nudged Hong Kong above Singapore. How did the rest of the region fare?

A man carries firewood past the smoking stacks of brick kilns Dhaka

A man carries firewood past the smoking stacks of brick kilns in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The capital city has among the worst air quality in the world. Image: Scott RandallCC BY-NC-ND 2.0By Hannah Koh

Nepal capital Kathmandu fell two positions to 129th place while Dhaka dropped two places to 139th spot in this year’s Global Liveability Ranking by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), which assessed living conditions in 140 cities.
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