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Countries across continents support India on Kashmir at UN, Pakistan isolated
Countries across continents support India on Kashmir at UN, Pakistan isolated [...]
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Air pollution killed 4.2 million people in 2016, says UN
Air pollution killed 4.2 million people in 2016, says UN [...]
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Russia warns NATO forces, says will take 'symmetrical measures'
Russia warns NATO forces, says will take 'symmetrical measures' [...]
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Heat and dust: Kathmandu's commuter hell – in pictures
As the government ploughs on with its controversial road expansion scheme, commuting in Nepal’s capital can take up to four hours – while many joke that the dust mask has become part of the national dress Continue reading... [...]
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Drowned, restrained, shot: how these migrants died for a better life
We may never know the life stories of the many thousands who died trying to reach Europe. But this is a tiny snapshot of some of the names on the ListDownload a PDF of the List hereThe Guardian is today publishing a list of 34,361 people who have lost their lives trying to get into Europe over the past 25 years. Many are just anonymous entries, but our reporters have investigated a few cases to put faces and stories to the victims.What is the List? Continue reading... [...]
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The doctor from Myanmar faced with 1 million patients and a plague of rats – podcast
When disaster struck his community in remote Chin state, Dr SaSa rushed to help – and found himself trying to treat 400 people a dayGrowing up in an isolated village in western Myanmar was tough, with no running water or electricity, and little access to healthcare. The nearest hospital was several days’ walk away. SaSa was determined to become a doctor, but just as he reached the end of his training, the bamboo on which his community survived was wiped out, triggering a huge increase in rats, who ate what little food was left. The overwhelming challenges of trying to bring medical help to the remote region inspired SaSa to found the organisation Health and Hope, which has since enabled hundreds of villagers in Chin state to become community health workers. Continue reading... [...]
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Cops get clean chit in Mandsaur firing that killed 6 farmers
Cops get clean chit in Mandsaur firing that killed 6 farmers [...]
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Record 68.5 million people fleeing war or persecution worldwide
As data shows one in every 110 people is displaced, UN special envoy Angelina Jolie warns of ‘terrible human consequences’ of Syria’s aid shortfallThe number of people forced to flee their homes rose to a record high in 2017, with 16.2 million people newly displaced around the world. The figure includes people who have been displaced for the first time, and those who have been forced from their homes multiple times.The figure of 68.5 million displaced people – 3 million higher than the total population of the UK – includes 25.4 million refugees, 40 million internally displaced and 3.1 million asylum seekers. Continue reading... [...]
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Fugitive Indian billionaire Nirav Modi last seen in Britain in March
Modi fled India in February after he was accused of being at the centre of a $1.8bn fraud The fugitive billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi was last seen in Britain in March, Indian federal investigators have said.The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is probing a multi-billion dollar scam allegedly involving Modi, who is worth $1.73bn according to Forbes, placing him 85th on India’s rich list. Continue reading... [...]
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Land for Ambedkar memorial in Mumbai partially transferred
Land for Ambedkar memorial in Mumbai partially transferred [...]
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Pramod Muthalik compares Gauri Lankesh's murder to dog's death
Pramod Muthalik compares Gauri Lankesh's murder to dog's death [...]
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Will ensure security, but don't work under pressure: Kejriwal responds to IAS body's presser
Will ensure security, but don't work under pressure: Kejriwal responds to IAS body's presser [...]
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Fasting AAP minister Satyendar Jain doing well in hospital, Kejriwal says
Fasting AAP minister Satyendar Jain doing well in hospital, Kejriwal says [...]
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Taliban refuse to extend truce with Afghan forces
Militants posed for selfies with soldiers and handed out red roses during Eid ceasefireAfghanistan’s first taste of peace in 17 years is expected to end after the Taliban refused to extend a three-day ceasefire during which civilians, militants and soldiers hugged and danced together over the festival of Eid.The Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said: “The ceasefire ends tonight [Sunday] and our operations begin tomorrow, inshallah [God willing].” Related: Isis claims deadly suicide bombing as Afghans celebrate Taliban ceasefire Continue reading... [...]
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Isis claims deadly suicide bombing as Afghans celebrate Taliban ceasefire
At least 25 people killed in Nangarhar province as country marks first truce in 17 yearsAt least 25 people have been killed in a suicide bombing in eastern Afghanistan as elsewhere across the country jubilant scenes marked the first ceasefire between the Taliban and Afghan government in 17 years.Islamic State, which is not part of the ceasefire, claimed the attack in Nangarhar province, near the city of Jalalabad. Related: Taliban leaders declare Eid ceasefire with Afghan forces Continue reading... [...]
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2,000 get caught in the Capital everyday for driving dangerously
2,000 get caught in the Capital everyday for driving dangerously [...]
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British government ordered to open Amritsar massacre files
Campaigners say papers could reveal details of UK role in 1984 assault at Golden TempleA tribunal has ordered that secret Downing Street files relating to Anglo-Indian relations at the time of the 1984 massacre at the Golden Temple of Amritsar must be made public.Campaigners say the Margaret Thatcher-era documents could reveal further information about the UK’s military role in the deaths of hundreds and possibly thousands at Sikhism’s holiest site following a violent assault by the Indian army in June 1984. Continue reading... [...]
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Pakistan's shame: the open secret of child sex abuse in the workplace | Kiran Nazish
Like millions of Pakistani children, Ahmed had to work to support his family. The sexual abuse he suffered is as commonplace as the government’s failure to actAwad was 12 when his employer started sexually abusing him. He had a new job in a factory in Kasur and, he says, he knew such abuse was common. It continued for more than a year. “He used to take my name, and say, ‘Awad you are my gift’ … He said that and kept hurting me.” In Awad’s mind, this was part of his job. “I could not refuse, because he paid me.” All Awad remembers from this time is feeling shame. Related: NHS admits doctors may be using tools made by children in Pakistan Continue reading... [...]
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Rohingya refugees fish in troubled waters – photo essay
As monsoon season approaches, some Rohingya refugees are finding work in the fishing industry in BangladeshAid agencies have said the monsoon season could trigger “an emergency within an emergency” for Rohingya refugees living in temporary shelters in south-east Bangladesh. The region is prone to cyclones, landslides and devastating downpours during the rainy season, which begins in June and typically lasts three months. It “is going to be big test for everybody involved in the humanitarian response”, said Caroline Gluck, a spokewoman for the UN refugee agency.The Shamlapur refugee camp, near a fishing colony on one of the world’s longest beaches, is home to about 10,000 refugees, aid groups say. Many were driven out of Myanmar’s Rakhine state by sectarian violence last year.Sometimes I don’t get paid and sometimes it’s 200 or 300 taka or I get paid with fish. The owner of the boat is Bangladeshi Continue reading... [...]
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High-speed rail from Delhi to Haryana soon
High-speed rail from Delhi to Haryana soon [...]
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Delhi tries to water down dust pollution
Delhi tries to water down dust pollution [...]
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BJP councillor's brother killed over water dispute in South Delhi
BJP councillor's brother killed over water dispute in South Delhi [...]
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Kashmir editor shot dead in Srinagar alongside bodyguards
Shujaat Bukhari, 50, first journalist to be killed in 12 years in disputed region A leading journalist and editor who worked for peace in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir has been shot dead along with his bodyguards.Shujaat Bukhari had just left the Srinagar city office of his newspaper, Rising Kashmir, on Thursday when three men on a motorcycle fired at him and his two guards, police said.#GlobalEditorsSummit 2018 #Lisbon pic.twitter.com/U4VyrSxrMUGeneral public is requested to identify the suspects in pictures involved in today’s terror attack at press enclave.#ShujaatBukhari @JmuKmrPolice @spvaid @DIGCKRSGR @PoliceSgr pic.twitter.com/3cXM0CC8BDThe @FCCNewDelhi strongly condemns the senseless killing of @RisingKashmir editor and veteran journalist Shujaat Bukhari and his two personal security officers.Despite understandable grief, the journalists at @RisingKashmir still managed to put out the next day's newspaper. pic.twitter.com/Uqyrhq9IBs Continue reading... [...]
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Japanese brewery admits donating to Myanmar army during Rohingya crisis
Japan urged to examine payments made by Kirin subsidiary at height of ethnic cleansing campaign in Rakhine state, which firm claims were for victimsThe Japanese government has been urged to investigate “immoral” payments made by a subsidiary of one of the country’s most popular breweries to Myanmar’s military.Kirin Holdings Company has admitted its offshoot, Myanmar Brewery, made the payments late last year, during the height of the ethnic cleansing campaign against the Rohingya population in Rakhine state. Related: Myanmar army killing civilians in escalating conflict in Kachin, warns UN Continue reading... [...]
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Delhi's air pollution is now so bad it is literally off the chart
Dust storms come months before the start of city’s traditional ‘pollution season’Smog more toxic than can be measured by monitoring devices has blanketed the Indian capital this week, months before the start of Delhi’s traditional “pollution season”.A thick haze was visible across the city from Tuesday and some government pollution monitors have recorded concentrations of 999 – the highest they can measure – as dust storms kicked up in nearby Rajasthan state blanketed the region.river of dust, high atmospheric aerosol loading, and hazardous air quality over N.I. subcontinent, as seen today by @nasa satellites and forecast at https://t.co/wBpx9GB1Cn - data from @NASAEarthData #worldview @airqualityindia @PakAirQuality @Open_AQ @jksmith34 @CBhattacharji pic.twitter.com/KnE25oTBJs Related: Breathless in Delhi: a taste of environmental Armageddon | Brigid Delaney's diary Continue reading... [...]
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US drone strike kills Pakistan Taliban leader, say officials
Kabul and Islamabad say Mullah Fazlullah killed along with two others in AfghanistanA US drone strike in north-east Afghanistan has killed the leader of the Pakistani Taliban, Mullah Fazlullah, according to Pakistani and Afghan officials.A spokesperson for Afghanistan’s ministry of defence said two other Taliban militants were also killed in the strike in Kunar province. Fazlullah led the insurgency in Pakistan’s Swat valley between 2007-09 and ordered some of the most shocking attacks in the country’s history, including an assault on a school that killed 132 children and the shooting of the young activist Malala Yousafzai. Continue reading... [...]
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Intruder rapes woman in her South Delhi home
Intruder rapes woman in her South Delhi home [...]
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Reporting from south-east Asia: 'I have witnessed hope triumph over fear'
The Guardian’s recently arrived correspondent reflects on the remarkable events of her first months in the job“Re-for-masi, Re-for-masi, Re-for-masi.” It was a warm evening last month as I stood in a field in Malaysia, listening as this deafening chant rang out from a crowd of thousands, gathered in an intoxicating mass. This was history in motion: Anwar Ibrahim, the man who had paid the high price of two jail terms for his attempts to bring reform in Malaysia – and who had coined the “reformasi” chant as the rallying cry for change – had just been released from prison that morning. A free man, he stood triumphant on stage as I watched from the sidelines. “We have entered a new era for Malaysia,” he shouted, to another euphoric roar from the crowd. Mahathir Mohamad takes no prisoners in his answers and, at 92, would probably outpace me in a marathon Continue reading... [...]
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