Restaurant owners and workers bash pots   at a demonstration against restaurant and bar closures in Marseille, southern France, on Friday. Photograph: Daniel Cole/AP Photo

France and Britain have reported new daily records for coronavirus infections, now both well into five figures. France reported nearly 17,000 new con(...)

A health worker takes a swab sample for a Covid-19 test in New Delhi. Photograph: Rajat Gupta/EPA

Indian doctors have accused Narendra Modi’s government of a callous disregard for frontline healthcare workers battling coronavirus as the number of d(...)

People wearing face masks wait outside a railway station to catch a train in Hyderabad, India. The nation passed over  one million coronavirus cases on Friday, third only to the United States and Brazil. Photograph: Mahesh Kumar/AP

India hit a milestone at the weekend that it had made great sacrifices to avoid: recording more than one million coronavirus infections. The virus ha(...)

Indian children wear masks as they take part in a protest against air pollution: the city’s air quality index is  15 times over the permissible limit prescribed by the World Health Organisation. Photograph: EPA/Rajat Gupta

The party governing New Delhi, India’s federal capital, has disbursed no financial resources from the €102.5 million “Environment Cess” it has harvest(...)

Indian schoolchildren cover their faces as they walk to school amid heavy smog in New Delhi on November 8th, 2017. Doctors are warning of a public health emergency. Photograph: Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty

Authorities in India’s capital New Delhi have shut down schools, put construction projects on hold and advised residents to stay indoors as part of an(...)

  India’s top court has given the federal government two days to come up with a  plan to tackle alarming levels of smog in New Delhi, the world’s most polluted capital. Photograph: Getty Images

India’s capital New Delhi is choking as pollution has reached its worst level in nearly two decades. Visibility in the smog-choked city of over 17 (...)

The location where a fire triggered by fireworks resulted in an explosion and a roof collapse at a temple in Kollam, India, on Sunday. Photograph: EPA

Indian police have detained five people after a fireworks display at a Hindu temple set off explosions and fire killing 108 people, an officer said o(...)