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India facing US pressure to restart vaccine exports
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Between the lines

India facing US pressure to restart vaccine exports

Narendra Modi facing calls from Joe Biden to provide much-needed jabs to developing countries
15 Sep 2021
Child deaths on the rise as Indonesia grapples with rapid Covid-19 surge
Two children stand as their relatives pray by an ambulance in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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Child deaths on the rise as Indonesia grapples with rapid Covid-19 surge

Hospitals struggle as senior paediatrician says cases rising rapidly among minors
27 Jul 2021
India’s true Covid death toll ‘in the millions’, says new study
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In Depth

India’s true Covid death toll ‘in the millions’, says new study

New study findings fuel claims that government is deliberately under-reporting pandemic fatalities
20 Jul 2021
Are Chinese vaccines to blame for Asia’s rising Covid crisis?
Medical staff administer Covid vaccines in Bangkok, Thailand
In Depth

Are Chinese vaccines to blame for Asia’s rising Covid crisis?

Malaysia to phase out Sinovac jab amid growing concern over its efficacy
19 Jul 2021
Indonesia overtakes India as Asia’s Covid epicentre
Grave diggers bury a coffin in Semarang, Java
In Depth

Indonesia overtakes India as Asia’s Covid epicentre

Rapid spread of highly infectious Delta variant triggers hospital bed and oxygen shortages
15 Jul 2021
Will China’s crackdown end Hong Kong’s big tech hub?
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The latest on . . .

Will China’s crackdown end Hong Kong’s big tech hub?

Facebook, Twitter and Google threaten to leave over proposed data legislation
6 Jul 2021
Why Myanmar may be heading for a full-scale civil war
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Why Myanmar may be heading for a full-scale civil war

Civilian death toll rises as military battles anti-coup resistance groups
6 Jul 2021

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Kim Jong Un sacks North Korean officials over ‘huge crisis’ in Covid battle
Kim Jong-un addresses a meeting of the Politburo.
Unreported world

Kim Jong Un sacks North Korean officials over ‘huge crisis’ in Covid battle

Hermit state’s leader accuses politburo members of endangering ‘safety of the country and its people’
30 Jun 2021
What we know about Vietnam’s ‘very dangerous’ coronavirus variant
People wear face masks while shopping in Hanoi
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What we know about Vietnam’s ‘very dangerous’ coronavirus variant

WHO investigates new strain, prompting calls to add Southeast Asian nation to red list
2 Jun 2021
Black market scammers cash in on India’s coronavirus crisis
A relative sits with her family member in a hospital in Rajasthan, India
The latest on . . .

Black market scammers cash in on India’s coronavirus crisis

Desperate families being duped with fake medicines and promises of access to hospital beds and funeral services
18 May 2021
Record Pakistan infections prompt fears it is next coronavirus ‘timebomb’
Health workers take a nasal swab from a boy in Karachi
Global lens

Record Pakistan infections prompt fears it is next coronavirus ‘timebomb’

Hospitals overflowing with patients as concern rises that Indian ’double mutation’ is spreading freely
28 Apr 2021
The port city at the epicentre of India’s Covid catastrophe
A Covid patient breathes with the help of oxygen in a tent outside a Sikh Gurdwara
In Depth

The port city at the epicentre of India’s Covid catastrophe

Half of all people getting tested in Kolkata are positive for coronavirus
28 Apr 2021
Indian government ‘hiding true Covid death toll’
A man in PPE looks on as funeral pyres burn
In Depth

Indian government ‘hiding true Covid death toll’

Witnesses claim many coronavirus fatalities are not being recorded as double mutation triggers healthcare crisis
26 Apr 2021
How hiking health workers made Bhutan a vaccine world leader
A Buddhist monk receives a vaccine below an image of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck
In Depth

How hiking health workers made Bhutan a vaccine world leader

Army of volunteers inoculate more than half of population in just seven days
19 Apr 2021
‘Double mutant’ Covid variant threatens to overwhelm India
Holi celebrations in Guwahati in the northeast state of Assam
In Depth

‘Double mutant’ Covid variant threatens to overwhelm India

Hopes of herd immunity extinguished as wave of new strain sweeps across the country
30 Mar 2021
How the world reported Myanmar’s ‘day of shame’
Anti-coup protesters use slingshots against approaching security forces
Global lens

How the world reported Myanmar’s ‘day of shame’

Children among the dead in ‘bloodiest’ crackdown since military coup
29 Mar 2021
How India suppressed Covid while reopening its economy
A motorcyclist rides through a disinfection tunnel in Chennai
Getting to grips with . . .

How India suppressed Covid while reopening its economy

Experts left searching for answers after dramatic - and unexplained - decline in Covid infections
16 Feb 2021
How Southeast Asia successfully suppressed Covid-19
People wearing face masks to stop the spread of Covid in Hanoi, Vietnam
Getting to grips with . . .

How Southeast Asia successfully suppressed Covid-19

Region has reported low infection and death rates following speedy responses to pandemic
8 Feb 2021
Can Aung San Suu Kyi reclaim hero status following Myanmar coup?
Aung San Suu Kyi greets supporters in 2015
Today’s big question

Can Aung San Suu Kyi reclaim hero status following Myanmar coup?

The detained civil leader fell from grace over Rohingya crisis but remains face of nation’s pro-democracy movement
2 Feb 2021
Why India’s farmers are protesting in months-long stand-off
India farmers demonstrating in New Delhi
Global lens

Why India’s farmers are protesting in months-long stand-off

At least one demonstrator killed in clashes with New Delhi police as tensions over new agricultural laws boil over
28 Jan 2021
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2020 Quiz of the Year

Have you been paying attention to the year’s biggest events?
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Philip Green
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Michael Gove
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Boris Johnson
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Donald Trump
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Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 11 November
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Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street wearing a face mask.
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Venus
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Johnson
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