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    India's capital chokes on 'severe' smog as farm fires soar

    Agence France-Presse. New Delhi | Updated at 04:45pm on October 23, 2020

    New Delhi was blanketed in noxious haze Friday as air pollution levels in parts of the city soared to ‘severe’ levels, hours after US President...

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    The mystery of India's low coronavirus death rate

    Agence France-Presse. New Delhi | Updated at 12:05pm on October 11, 2020

    India, with its population of 1.3 billion people, has the world's second-highest number of coronavirus cases, now more than seven million, but far fewer reported...

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    Amnesty suspends India work due to govt ‘witch hunt’

    Agence France-Presse. New Delhi | Updated at 01:51pm on September 29, 2020

    Amnesty International said Tuesday it has suspended its Indian operations after its bank accounts were frozen in what it called a government ‘witch-hunt’ against rights...

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    Farmers block rails, roads in India to protest new bills

    Agence France-Presse. New Delhi | Updated at 07:54pm on September 25, 2020

    Angry farmers took to the streets and blocked roads and railways across India on Friday, intensifying protests over major new farming legislation they say will...

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    Coronavirus cases soar in India as global toll rises to 9,36,000

    Agence France-Presse. New Delhi | Updated at 10:40am on September 16, 2020

    Coronavirus infections in India soared past five million on Wednesday, as the EU’s chief warned against ‘vaccine nationalism’ in the frantic global race to battle...

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    India overtakes Brazil with second-highest virus cases

    Agence France-Presse. New Delhi | Updated at 10:36am on September 07, 2020

    India overtook Brazil on Monday to become the second-worst affected country in terms of coronavirus cases behind the United States, according to an AFP tally....

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    Facebook bans India ruling party politician over hate speech

    Agence France-Presse. New Delhi | Updated at 10:54am on September 04, 2020

    Facebook has banned an outspoken right-wing Indian politician for spreading hate speech about Muslims as the social media giant battles accusations of bias over its...

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    Virus despair forces girls across Asia into child marriage

    Agence France-Presse. New Delhi | Updated at 11:06am on September 01, 2020

    Tens of thousands of girls across Asia are being forced into marriage by desperate families plunged into poverty because of the coronavirus pandemic, as campaigners...

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    India sets world's highest single-day rise in coronavirus cases

    Agence France-Presse. New Delhi | Updated at 11:11am on August 30, 2020

    India on Sunday set a new virus record when it reported 78,761 new infections in 24 hours, according to health ministry figures, passing the United...

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    IPL confirms September start in UAE

    Agence France-Presse. New Delhi | Updated at 03:05pm on August 03, 2020

    The Indian Premier League on Sunday confirmed that the much-delayed 2020 tournament will finally start in the United Arab Emirates in September because of the...

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