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The pandemic is birthing billionaires and killing the poor

As we enter year three of this cruel pandemic, amid its turmoil, we are still tempted to reimagine our world.…

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UK asked to probe Indian officials over Kashmir ‘war crimes’

The request by a London-based law firm was made to the British police under the principle of ‘universal jurisdiction’ allowing…

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Taliban arrests fighter who shot dead Hazara woman at checkpoint

The Taliban says the fighter will be punished for ‘mistakenly’ killing 25-year-old Zainab Abdullahi, which has caused a public outcry.…

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‘We are homeless’: Victims of twin Afghan quakes await aid

Many people spent a second night in open as aid trickles in following Monday’s quakes that killed 26 people. Survivors…

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India’s COVID cases hit 8-month high, experts say peak weeks away

Government scientist warns it will take weeks before hospitalisations and deaths data will show how severe the latest wave will…

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Afghan acting PM calls for diplomatic recognition of Taliban

Mullah Hasan Akhund calls on all governments, especially of Muslim countries, to ‘start recognising’ the Taliban administration. Afghanistan’s acting prime…

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In Pictures: COVID vaccine workers trek Kashmir’s snowy mountains

In a village in Indian-administered Kashmir, health worker Masrat Farid packs her bag with vaccines on a frigid morning as…

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Tonga faces ‘unprecedented disaster’ as New Zealand warns of further eruptions

In its first official update since Saturday’s eruption of the underwater Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai volcano, Tonga’s government on Tuesday confirmed the deaths…

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Nepal: COVID cases may double as infections hit record

Nepal reported the most cases in a single day on Tuesday as government projects the tally could double by the…

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Sri Lanka’s dilemma: Pay off debt or pay for milk, meds and gas

Colombo, Sri Lanka–A lone bullock cart carrying a barrel of Kerosene, a symbol of life in Sri Lanka in the…

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