COVID: India is ‘at a critical juncture,’ says WHO chief scientist
16 May 2021 | 1:50 pm
Soumya Swaminathan, chief scientist at the World Health Organization, tells DW that India is at a very fragile and difficult stage in the pandemic. The WHO is concerned as the number of cases is rising significantly.
A Chinese woman has become the first person to die from a form of avian influenza rarely caught by humans, the WHO says. Only three people have so far been known to have contracted the disease, all of them in China.
An internal investigation by French security forces has cleared two police officers who fired rubber bullets at environmental protesters last month, saying the officers acted in self-defence. In recent years, there has been increased scrutiny of police tactics in France, particularly the use of rubber bullets that can break limbs and even cause blindness.
Undaunted by criticism from Pakistan, the Indian government has announced that it will hold G-20 and Youth20 meetings next month in the disputed region of Kashmir.
According to a UN forecast, India will overtake China as the world's most populous country this Friday, with more than 1.4 billion inhabitants. Large Indian cities like Mumbai are already saturated. More than 20 million people live in the country's economic capital, in an area barely six times larger than central Paris.
India's government is rejecting claims that Muslims face discrimination and violence in the country. However, many members of the community disagree.
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Atiq Ahmed, imprisoned since 2019, was being taken to the hospital by police when gunmen posing as journalists opened fire at close range. The TV footage showed the assailants chanting Hindu slogans after the attack.
Sudan's latest attempted coup has taken the world by storm this weekend. However, observers argue tensions have been brewing for a while, with the rift between its top military commanders growing. DW unpacks the crisis.
India is overtaking China this Friday as the world's most populous country. With 1.4 billion people and counting, India's population is not expected to peak for decades. We take a look at what life is like in the country and what lessons India can learn from neighbouring China. The challenges ahead are numerous: from education to democracy, but also as basic as having enough to eat. For more, we speak to Poonam Muttreja, Executive Director of the Population Foundation of India.
India is overtaking China this Friday as the world's most populous country. With 1.4 billion people and counting, India's population is not expected to peak for decades. We take a look at what life is like in the country and what lessons India can learn from neighbouring China.
The Songkran Festival has come as "a national relief" as Thailand celebrates a return to normality after three years of COVID-19. Revelers enjoyed water fights and other festivities throughout the country.
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