Delhi riots: Victims struggle to rebuild their lives
24 March 2020 | 6:56 am
Homeless survivors of last month's New Delhi riots now face an uncertain future in squalid camps as they wait for help. DW spoke with volunteers and people living in the camps.
23 Dec 2020
This week we begin by looking at South Korea's strategy against Covid-19. It has been widely praised as effective against the virus but is it corrosive to personal freedoms? Next we see how monks are racing to save a Buddhist temple from rising waters in Thailand. The result of failed economic planning at the cost of the local environment. Finally, we head to India where the pandemic has exacerbated the problem of aggressive monkeys in New Delhi. We will look at how innovative solutions such as facial recognition are being used to deal with the problem.
4 Jan 2021
"When the vaccine comes, I’m ready. I’m ready to take a shot," says one man in India's capital, New Delhi after two Covid-19 vaccines were approved for use, kicking off one of the world's biggest inoculation drives. India, which has the second highest number of registered cases worldwide, authorised the use of shots developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University as well as by local pharmaceutical firm Bharat Biotech.
13 Jan 2021
The Auschwitz Memorial had asked Etsy to remove the item as it was "disrespectful to the memory of all victims." It emerged that a rioter at the US Capitol had worn the top.
28 Jan 2021
Papers in the Netherlands condemn a third night of riots over the country's Covid-19 restrictions. For NRC Handelsblad, the rioters are "indefensible" but the government also deserves blame for failing to communicate the urgency of the health crisis. We also look at growing calls to change the date of "Australia Day", which many have come to think of as "Invasion Day", plus Joe Biden's rollback of a ban on transgender people serving in the military. Finally, a reminder that sometimes the best remedy for stress is a good old-fashioned cry.
28 Jan 2021
After three consecutive nights of violent riots over COVID lockdown restrictions, the situation remains tense in the Netherlands. Police have beefed up their presence to prevent another night of unrest.
26 Feb 2021
Distraught family members wait for news outside a prison in Ecuador's western port city of Guayaquil, after at least 75 inmates died and several were injured in riots. Tuesday's violence is being blamed on gang rivalries at three jails in the country's overcrowded prison system.
19 Apr 2021
The capital is the worst-hit city in India, with new infections threatening to overload the health care system. The country as a whole has reported another record daily rise in cases.
10 Jun 2021
Cars line up outside a shopping mall in India's capital New Delhi where a drive-thru clinic has been set-up to administer Covid-19 vaccines. Demand is far outstripping supplies for jabs in India, with only 3.5 percent of the population fully vaccinated. "We’re vaccinating a little more than we were about 10 days ago, two weeks ago. We’ve crossed three million per day," says Gautam Menon, professor of physics and biology at India’s Ashoka University.
25 Jun 2021
An Indiana woman has become the first to be sentenced among those charged with participating in the January 6 US Capitol violence. Meanwhile, a member of the extremist Oath Keeper group has pleaded guilty to conspiracy.
1 Aug 2021
Congressman Adam Kinzinger says he'll work "to get to the truth and hold those responsible for the attack fully accountable." Republican leaders have boycotted the inquiry into the Capitol Hill riot on January 6.
29 Jul 2021
New Delhi's Central Vista used to be a favourite spot with residents of the Indian capital. But the large public space, close to the president's house and heritage buildings, is being remodelled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government. The €2 billion construction caused uproar when it was deemed an "essential service" at a time when Indians were dying by the thousands from Covid-19. The move reopened debate around heritage conservation and public spaces in India’s ancient capital. Our correspondents report.
25 Aug 2021
Around 300 Afghan refugees in New Delhi shout slogans demanding human rights and resettlement by UN Agencies. The refugees say most of them have not received any help from the UN agencies in India. "We have nothing, no future, no education," says a 14-year-old Afghan refugee in India.
9 hours ago
Beijing and several other provinces are being affected by thick, dense sandstorms that are severely affecting visibility. Deforestation has escalated already rampant air pollution in the Chinese capital.
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NBA Hall of Famer Willis Reed has died at the age of 80, the New York Knicks have confirmed. Reed spent his entire 10-year career, which spanned from 1964 to 1974, with the Knicks. Reed began his playing career at Grambling State before being selected by New York in the second round of the 1964 draft.
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Taha Siddiqui is an award-winning former FRANCE 24 journalist who fled Pakistan after escaping a kidnapping attempt. He's now exiled in France and has since discovered he's on a kill list in Pakistan and can never return to his home country.
10 hours ago
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Kyiv have reached a staff-level agreement for a $15.6 billion loan which should be finalised in the coming weeks.
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Desalination is highly energy intensive and environmentally toxic. But the unconventional freshwater resource is now vital for human survival in dry regions.
10 hours ago
The French papers look ahead to Emmanuel Macron's live TV interview amid ongoing nationwide anger over pension reforms. In the UK, former PM Boris Johnson is to defend his actions over the Partygate scandal in front of a parliamentary committee that could decide his political future.