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A member of the Barathtiya Janatha Party holds an image of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi. Photograph: Arun Sankar/AFP via Getty Images

Amnesty International is suspending its operations in India after New Delhi froze its bank accounts following the human rights group’s criticism of Na(...)

A health worker takes a nasal swab to test for Covid-19 at Barhampur village in Nagaon District of Assam, India. Photograph:  Anuwar Ali Hazarika/Barcroft Media via Getty Images

Where better to seek sanctuary from a virus roaring through a crowded metropolis than a remote mountainside with views of the Himalayas? This was the(...)

Catherine Freeman outside BBC Broadcasting House in London in the 1950s

Born: August 10th, 1931 Died: July 15th, 2020 The BBC in the 1950s was not a hostile place for women, but it was slow to recognise their abilities. F(...)

Prerna Shah, who lives in Stillorgan with her husband: ‘If you were to ask me, even a decade from today, what made coming home to Ireland so beautiful after an anxiety ridden journey – I would say, the warmth and kindness of our neighbours and the chattiness of our driver.’

Last week, we stepped out of our apartment in Stillorgan for the first time in two weeks. It would also be five months since we had seen anything of (...)

A US army officer registers residents at a drive-through military Covid-19 testing site at Nations Tobin Recreation Center in El Paso, Texas. Photographer: Joel Angel Juarez/Bloomberg

The US has reported a record 77,300 new coronavirus cases in a day, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker, which relies on official govern(...)

 Indian prime minister Narendra Modi greeting soldiers during a visit on July 3th to Nimu in the  northern Himalayan Ladakh region in India. Photograph:   Press Information Bureau via AP

China has started pulling back troops who have been locked in a standoff with the Indian army since early May along their disputed border in the north(...)

Indian Border Security Force soldiers guard a highway leading towards Leh, bordering China, in Gagangir on Wednesday. Photograph: Tauseef Mustafa/AFP

Grim details of the clash that left at least 20 Indian soldiers dead near the Chinese border have begun to trickle out, revealing that soldiers used i(...)

French riot police officers receive projectiles during a protest  for healthcare workers in Paris, France. Photograph: Yoan Valat/EPA

About 8.1 million people have now been reported to have been infected by the novel coronavirus globally, and 437,340 have died, the latest Reuters tal(...)

A Chinese soldier and an Indian soldier at the Nathu La border crossing in 2008. Photograph: Diptendu Dutta/AFP via Getty Images

Twenty members of India’s armed forces have died following a “violent face-off” with Chinese soldiers on India and China’s disputed Himalayan border i(...)

Commuters sit inside a bus with seats spaced to observe social distancing in Manila, Philippines. Photograph: Ezra Acayan/Getty

Two months ago, when there were roughly 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases and the primal politics of survival was sweeping the world, shutting dow(...)

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