Lethal pollution high in 2020 despite lockdowns

Deadly small particle pollution in four of five nations exceeded World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations last year despite Covid lockdowns, according to a report released Tuesday. The partial or complete shutdown of transport and industry for months at a time in 2020 reduced average levels of so-called PM2.5 pollution across the world, including in major […]

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Bollywood, streaming giants on edge as Amazon gets flak for hurting religious beliefs in India

By Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Aditya Kalra and Euan Rocha MUMBAI (Reuters) – Controversy in India over Amazon’s political drama “Tandav” has put Bollywood and global video streaming giants on edge, prompting a closer scrutiny of scripts for possible offence to religious sentiments in a key growth market. Companies like Amazon’s Prime Video and Netflix are inspecting […]

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Here’s how organized crime is exploiting COVID to seize power from governments around the world

On Monday, Foreign Policy reported that organized crime syndicates are poised to seize power from governments around the world, driven by their exploitation of the coronavirus pandemic. “As the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic forces the global economy to its knees, preventing people from working and supporting themselves in places where governments are ill-equipped […]

Justin Trudeau defends Canada taking Covid vaccines from sharing program

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday defended Canada tapping a vaccine-sharing program that pooled funds from wealthy nations to help poorer ones inoculate their populations against Covid-19, amid criticisms for being the only G7 beneficiary. “When wealthier countries invest in Covax, half of that funding is to get doses at home,” Trudeau told a news […]

Delta, British Airways to require negative virus tests for UK flights to New York

Passengers flying from Britain to New York with British Airways or Delta will have to first test negative for coronavirus, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Monday. The airlines agreed to the measures over growing concerns about the fast-spreading variant of Covid-19 that has prompted more than two dozen countries to suspend flights from the […]

Joe Biden speaks to two right-wing Trump allies as world leaders increasingly accept the president’s defeat

US President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday held his first talks since his victory with the prime ministers of Israel and India, allies of Donald Trump who has not conceded defeat. Biden told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who had a notoriously rocky relationship with the last Democratic president, Barack Obama, that he was determined “to […]

India hails Kamala Harris as history maker

Residents set off firecrackers in the ancestral home of Kamala Harris on Sunday as India celebrated the vice president-elect’s victory in the US election, with her uncle hailing her achievement as historic and an inspiration to women and girls. Harris — daughter of breast cancer specialist Shyamala Gopalan from the southern Indian city of Chennai — […]

India passes eight million coronavirus cases

India on Thursday passed eight million coronavirus cases, with the world’s second-worst-hit country bracing for a possible second wave ahead of winter and a series of religious festivals. There have now been 8,040,203 cases and 120,527 deaths across the country of 1.3 billion people, according to the latest government figures. The United States has seen […]

‘A definite and sustained increase’: Europe leads record single-day worldwide COVID-19 Infection surge

The World Health Organization reported a record one-day increase in global coronavirus infections on Thursday, with 338,779 new cases registered in the past 24 hours. According to Reuters, the record single-day surge is largely driven by 96,996 new cases in Europe, which is now reporting more new cases than the United States, India, and Brazil—the […]

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India exceeds 1 million coronavirus cases, behind only the US and Brazil

India crossed 1 million coronavirus cases on Friday, third only to the United States and Brazil, prompting concerns about its readiness to confront an inevitable surge that could overwhelm hospitals and test the country’s feeble health care system. A surge of 34.956 new cases in the past 24 hours took the national total to 1,003,832. The Health […]

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Fresh COVID-19 outbreaks lead to local lockdowns worldwide

Fresh outbreaks of the coronavirus have led to renewed, more localised, lockdowns — affecting millions notably in India and California, while several European states have tightened restrictions.Here is an overview of recent developments. EUROPE Spain: Residents in three districts in Barcelona suburb L’Hospitalet de Llobregat must stay indoors amid a resurgence, Catalan regional officials said Thursday. […]

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‘Chasing the virus’: How India’s largest slum beat back a pandemic

When coronavirus claimed its first victim in India’s largest slum in April, many feared the disease would turn its narrow, congested streets into a graveyard, with social distancing or contact tracing all but impossible. But three months on, Mumbai’s Dharavi offers a rare glimmer of hope with new infections shrinking, thanks to an aggressive strategy […]

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India and China deployed in ‘large numbers’ in border showdown: foreign ministry

India acknowledged for the first time Thursday that it has matched China in massing troops at their contested Himalayan border region after a deadly clash this month. But India’s foreign ministry accused China of causing the tensions by starting military deployments, and warned relations between the world’s two most populous nations could be undermined if […]

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