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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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From 13 unis to 1: why Australia needs to reverse the loss of South Asian studies

Only five of the 40 Australian universities offer semester-length subjects on India or South Asia. Six universities offered an Indian language in 1996. Now only two do so.

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There are 209 Australian kids stranded in India — they have special legal rights we must not ignore

Given parents are not allowed to travel to get them back, the situation is almost impossible. Some have reportedly resorted to hiring strangers to help get their kids home. As desperate parents seek alternative solutions, young people may become prey to strangers while in transit.

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Destination Moon: is it time for us to send astronauts back?

Just a few short years later, the scenario is no fantasy. Fifty years after the Apollo 11 mission in 2019 the United States announced its intention to return to the Moon in 2024.

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Ghana's national security ministry ignites old fears after fracas over photos

The events shocked Ghanaians who were shown footage of heavily armed members of a special tactics unit bursting into the offices of one of Ghana’s leading media houses.

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Profile: Mamata Banerjee, the most powerful woman in India

West Bengal is one of the few states that stands against the BJP – and Mamata Banerjee, a woman of real integrity, is a rare political leader.

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It may not be possible to bring all Australians with COVID home from India. But we can do better than we are now

I would argue we can, and should, bring home at least some COVID-positive Australians — particularly those at highest risk of needing hospital-level care.

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Paying people to get vaccinated might work – but is it ethical?

The push to get as many people vaccinated as possible is laudable and may well work. But leading behavioral scientists are worried that paying people to vaccinate could backfire if it makes people more skeptical of the shots.

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COVID-19: which countries will be the next to see a big spike in cases?

Could we see further situations like those in India, with cases rapidly spiking and health systems being overwhelmed? The short answer, sadly, is yes.

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How can the world help India — and where does that help need to go?

Several countries including the United States, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Russia, Germany, and France have already sent aid such as oxygen and related equipment, ventilators, medicines and ICU equipment. The US has also said it will provide vaccine help, and critical drugs.

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World's worst pandemic leaders: 5 presidents and prime ministers who badly mishandled COVID-19

India is the new epicenter of the global pandemic, recording some 400,000 new cases per day by May 2021. However grim, this statistic fails to capture the sheer horror unfolding there.

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What is mucormycosis, the fungal infection affecting COVID patients in India?

As of March this year 41 cases of COVID-19-associated mucormycosis had been documented around the world, with 70% in India.

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