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People sit in an observation area after getting inoculated with a dose of Covishield vaccine at the BKC Jumbo vaccination centre in Mumbai on May 2nd. Photograph: Indranil Mukherjee/AFP via Getty Images

India’s prime minister has suffered a rare political defeat in a key state election, amid signs of a voter backlash over his handling of the coronavir(...)

A man was fatally injured by a rooster with a blade tied to its leg during an illegal cockfight in southern India, local police have said. File photograph: Jes Aznar/Getty Images

A man was fatally injured by a rooster with a blade tied to its leg during an illegal cockfight in southern India, local police have said. The incide(...)

A health care worker takes a person’s temperature in November, in Ganjam, a rural district of India that was untouched by the coronavirus until migrant workers began to return home. Photograph: Atul Loke/The New York Times

Special trains operated by the government to ease suffering and counteract a disastrous lack of planning  instead played a significant role in(...)

An Indian health worker prepares before taking swab samples from patients at a rapid antigen clinic in Guwahati, Assam, on Saturday. Photograph: EPA

The number of coronavirus cases recorded in India has passed four million as the country closes in on Brazil’s total. Authorities recorded 86,432 cas(...)

People sit on the terrace of a bar in Barcelona, Spain, the government begins to further ease coronavirus restrictions. Photograph: Marta Perez/EPA

Spain has said it will lift a two-week mandatory confinement for all travellers arriving from overseas starting on July 1st. The government said in a(...)

Smokes rise from an LG Polymers plant following a gas leak incident in Visakhapatnam, India. Photograph: AFP via Getty

At least eight people have been killed after a chemical gas leaked from an industrial plant in southern India, leaving people struggling to breathe an(...)

Indian homeless people and stranded migrant workers wait to get free food at Ramakrishna Ashram, as nationwide lockdown continues over  coronavirus on April 2nd in New Delhi, India. Photograph: Yawar Nazir/Getty

The lockdown enforced across India for its 1.3 billion people to try to combat the coronavirus pandemic has revealed a glaring class divide in which t(...)

When Donald Trump issues dark warnings about the “fake news media”, he emboldens autocrats elsewhere. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

In Algiers last Sunday, police arrested the reporter Sofiane Merrakchi on suspicion of having filmed a demonstration for Al Jazeera, whose coverage of(...)

A TV grab shows ISRO scientist reacting after the communication and data were lost from the vikram lander at ground station Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Photograph: Jagedeesh NV/EPA

India’s space agency said it lost touch Saturday with its Vikram lunar lander, as it aimed to land on the south pole of the moon and deploy a rover to(...)

A man uses a hand pump to fill up a container with drinking water as others wait in a queue on a street in Chennai, India. Photograph: P Ravikumar/Reuters

More than 600 million people dependent on agriculture have been adversely affected by drought conditions across swathes of India. Soaring temperatur(...)

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