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After India’s brutal coronavirus wave, two-thirds of population has been exposed to SARS-CoV2

The decline of cases in India has been surprisingly rapid given that there were daily new cases in the range of 400,000 in the first week of May and the test positivity rate in some districts was as high as 20%.

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Global inequality may be falling, but the gap between haves and have-nots is growing

In one of the most unequal countries in the world, South Africa, the poorest 40% have annual incomes of less than US$1,000 (£727) per person.

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Pandemic has teens feeling worried, unmotivated and disconnected from school

The academic worries were elevated among older students who were further along in secondary school, for whom graduation and college planning are more imminent.

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Andhra Pradesh’s failed alcohol prohibition: why the Election Commission needs to step in

Jagan Mohan Reddy won votes with his promise to ban alcohol. But he’s failed to follow through.

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Jawaharlal Nehru’s vision for a just and equitable post-colonial world, with India leading the way

Jawaharlal Nehru was not just the architect of modern India and the country’s first prime minister. He also played a central role in the discrediting of European imperialism and gave a voice to people across Asia and Africa struggling for self-determination and racial equality.

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India’s ‘love jihad’ anti-conversion laws aim to further oppress minorities, and it’s working

Love jihad” is a term used by these groups to suggest Muslim men seek to deceive Hindu women through marriage and convert them to Islam.

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Afghanistan has vast mineral wealth but faces steep challenges to tap it

Afghanistan possesses a wealth of nonfuel minerals whose value has been estimated at more than US$1 trillion.

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Taliban’s religious ideology – Deobandi Islam – has roots in colonial India

Researches have studied the origins of the Taliban’s religious beliefs that the roots of this ideology – Deobandi Islam – can be traced to 19th century colonial India.

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India and Pakistan fought 3 wars over Kashmir – here’s why international law and US help can’t solve this territorial dispute

Kashmir, an 85,806-square-mile valley between the snowcapped Himalaya and Karakoram mountain ranges, is a contested region between India, Pakistan and China. Both India and Pakistan lay claim to all of Kashmir, but each administers only part of it.

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Mahua Moitra: a politician who speaks the mind of a nation

In her first speech in the Lok Sabha in 2019, Mahua Moitra warned that India was sliding towards fascism.

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How a vial of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine travels from a lab in Missouri to an arm in Bangladesh

Some of the vaccines require super-cold storage at virtually all points along the journey until they reach someone’s upper arm.

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After India’s brutal coronavirus wave, two-thirds of population has been exposed to SARS-CoV2

India emerged in June and July of 2021 from a particularly savage second wave of COVID-19, with total confirmed cases at about 32 million and more than 400,000 deaths.

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