About 300 students and activists have rallied in Bangladesh’s capital to denounce the death in prison of a writer and commentator who was arrested last year on charges of violating a sweeping digital security law that critics say limits free speech.
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As countries roll out vaccines that prevent COVID-19, studies are underway to determine whether shots can also stop people from getting infected and passing on the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Vaccines that prevent transmission could help to bring the pandemic under control if they are given to enough people.
When the whole world was celebrating the day of love, Valentine’s Day on 14th of February 2019, the brave soldiers of India were attacked by terrorists in Jammu, leaving the country in shock. This attack killed 40 CRPF soldiers. February 14th is thus also considered a black day in Indian history.
A portion of the Nanda Devi glacier broke off in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district on Sunday, triggering an avalanche and a deluge in the Alaknanda river system that washed away hydroelectric stations, leaving at least ten people dead and 143 missings who are feared dead.
Pakistan has started a five-day vaccination campaign to try to protect tens of millions of children against polio.
The EU is launching a coordinated vaccine rollout to fight Covid-19, in what the bloc’s top official says is a “touching moment of unity”.
Mozambique is stepping up plans to formalise international help to combat the Islamist insurgency in gas-rich Cabo Delgado province.
Amid India’s pandemic, some 500 people suddenly fall ill, and it has nothing to do with the coronavirus. More than 500 people have been hospitalized in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh
Muslims in Nepal on Sunday organised a protest against atrocities on Uighur Muslims in the Xinjiang province of China.