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Indians stepping up to try to save lives during COVID-19's catastrophic second wave

Despite declaring victory over COVID-19 in January, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been on the receiving end of scathing criticism for holding election rallies that allowed thousands to gather and spread the virus.

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How a Scottish graveyard in Kolkata revealed the untold stories of colonial women in India

These were selective narratives from a particularly male perspective and presented colonisers as transforming social benefactors installed to provide a civilising influence.

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Three women died in Kerala this week as a result of dowry disputes. This violence against women must stop

The dowry system was abolished in India in 1961. So why are thousands of young women dying every year in “dowry death” cases?

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With COVID-19 cases surging, Nepal asks global community for urgent vaccine help

Nepal’s Ministry of Health said: “Since coronavirus cases have spiked beyond the capacity of the health system and hospitals have run out of beds, the situation is unmanageable.” The ministry also said it had no more vaccines.

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India’s pandemic exodus was a biological disaster and stranded migrant workers should be classified as internally displaced

Shortly after the announcement of a lockdown, it was reasonably anticipated that the closure of business would detrimentally affect the social and economic conditions of millions of daily wage workers in the country.

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Fecal microbe transplants help cancer patients respond to immunotherapy and shrink tumors

Following this fecal microbe transplant treatment, tumors of six out of 15 patients in the study had tumors that shrank or remained the same.

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India and the USA: can Biden and Modi work together?

As the Biden administration gets started, Modi may be forced to change course.

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Human rights organisations shut down by Modi's increasingly authoritarian government

In forcing Amnesty International to close its doors, the government declared war on civil society

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What is a neural network? A computer scientist explains

Neural networks can teach themselves how to perform a task after being given basic instructions.

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Does reopening schools cause COVID-19 to spread? It's complicated

We are not able to assess how much these steps might help because we do not have information on safety protocols in individual schools or whether schools are following those protocols.

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I'm fully vaccinated – should I keep wearing a mask for my unvaccinated child?

Fully vaccinated adults are celebrating their new freedom and removing their face masks. Yet for parents of children under age 12, the rejoicing might be short-lived.

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Driver's license suspensions for failure to pay fines inflict particular harm on Black drivers

These are some of the situations facing millions of Americans who were unable to pay fines – and whose lives were turned into a nightmare by overly punitive policies in response.

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