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India’s true Covid death toll ‘in the millions’, says new study
Funeral pyres burning in New Delhi, India
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
Why your AstraZeneca vaccine may mean no European holidays
Boris Johnson receives his second dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
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Why your AstraZeneca vaccine may mean no European holidays

Month-long wait for Indian-made jabs to be approved on the continent
15 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
Brighton Pier accidentally charges thousands for rides
Brighton
Tall Tales

Brighton Pier accidentally charges thousands for rides

And other stories from the stranger side of life
25 Jun 2021
‘Delta plus’: what we know so far about new Covid ‘variant of concern’
Patients queue for a vaccination in Noida, India
Getting to grips with . . .

‘Delta plus’: what we know so far about new Covid ‘variant of concern’

Strain feared to be more infectious than original Delta variant has reached UK
23 Jun 2021
Indian villagers pray to ‘Goddess Corona’
Transit of Venus seen in New Delhi, India
Tall Tales

Indian villagers pray to ‘Goddess Corona’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
14 Jun 2021
UFOs ‘come from under water not outer space’
UFO
Tall Tales

UFOs ‘come from under water not outer space’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
4 Jun 2021

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People queue for vaccinations during a spike in the India variant in Bolton
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21 May 2021
The plan for stopping the India coronavirus variant
Covid testing in Bolton
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The plan for stopping the India coronavirus variant

Vaccinations could be brought forward to halt more infectious strain
14 May 2021
Doctors say cow poo cannot stop Covid
Cows on a beach in India
Tall Tales

Doctors say cow poo cannot stop Covid

And other stories from the stranger side of life
12 May 2021
What is the ‘black fungus’ killing Covid patients?
Indian hospital
In Depth

What is the ‘black fungus’ killing Covid patients?

India reporting surge in fatal mucormycosis infections in people who have recovered from coronavirus
11 May 2021
Concern over clusters of ‘double mutant’ Covid variant in the UK
A Covid patient in New Delhi, India
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Concern over clusters of ‘double mutant’ Covid variant in the UK

Leaked emails reveal PHE considers risk from highly infectious strain to be ‘high’
7 May 2021
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Boris Johnson on the campaign trail in Llandudno
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Quiz of The Week: 24 - 30 April

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30 Apr 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
‘Rampant Covid in poorer countries will shape the evolution of the virus’
India Covid
Instant Opinion

‘Rampant Covid in poorer countries will shape the evolution of the virus’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
27 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 long will India be on UK’s Covid travel ‘red list’?
Delhi airport
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How long will India be on UK’s Covid travel ‘red list’?

Critics say ban on new arrivals comes too late amid rising fears over Indian variant of the virus
20 Apr 2021
Monkey sentenced to life after boozy rampage
A monkey
Tall Tales

Monkey sentenced to life after boozy rampage

And other stories from the stranger side of life
15 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
Great ape named Karen given Covid vaccine
A great ape
Tall Tales

Great ape named Karen given Covid vaccine

And other stories from the stranger side of life
5 Mar 2021
How India suppressed Covid while reopening its economy
A motorcyclist rides through a disinfection tunnel in Chennai
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How India suppressed Covid while reopening its economy

Experts left searching for answers after dramatic - and unexplained - decline in Covid infections
16 Feb 2021
Snake robots, farm protests and pet food
A dog
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Snake robots, farm protests and pet food

What can we learn from the skin of sidewinders? Why are farmers descending on Delhi? And would your cat eat lab-grown mouse protein?
5 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
Meet the ‘vaccine king of India’
Adar Poonawalla gestures during a press conference in Pune.
Global lens

Meet the ‘vaccine king of India’

Adar Poonawalla bet big on Oxford vaccine - but plans to keep prices low for the world’s poorest countries
25 Jan 2021
The strangest Christmas customs from around the world
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In Depth

The strangest Christmas customs from around the world

From defecating logs to KFC-fuelled feasts, Christmas inspires a host of eccentric and colourful rituals
16 Dec 2020
Instant Opinion: Conservatives ‘hollowing the state’
Boris Johnson
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Conservatives ‘hollowing the state’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 30 November
30 Nov 2020
China deploys microwave weapon to blast Indian troops
Indian army convoy carrying reinforcements and supplies drives towards a highway bordering China
In Brief

China deploys microwave weapon to blast Indian troops

The radiation technology left soldiers vomiting and incapacitated without breaking no-live-shots rule
17 Nov 2020
Instant Opinion: US was ‘lucky to get Trump’
Donald Trump
In Depth

Instant Opinion: US was ‘lucky to get Trump’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 11 November
11 Nov 2020
Man who farted in Uber ends up in court
Uber, London
In Brief

Man who farted in Uber ends up in court

And other stories from the stranger side of life
16 Oct 2020
Instant Opinion: Boris Johnson’s ‘tone-deaf lies fall flat’
Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street wearing a face mask.
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Boris Johnson’s ‘tone-deaf lies fall flat’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 7 October
7 Oct 2020
Instant Opinion: what happens ‘when a president gets sick’?
Donald Trump walks into the White House
In Depth

Instant Opinion: what happens ‘when a president gets sick’?

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 2 October
2 Oct 2020
Instant Opinion: Remainers fighting ‘long-lost war’
Brexit
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Remainers fighting ‘long-lost war’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 1 October
1 Oct 2020
The Week Unwrapped: Border spats, office gurus and inflation
China India
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The Week Unwrapped: Border spats, office gurus and inflation

Are China and India on the war path? Does your office need spiritual guidance? And what is the Fed up to on inflation?
11 Sep 2020
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