India: Hindu pilgrims bathe in Ganges despite COVID surge
17 January 2022 | 6:46 am
Hundreds of thousands of devotees have congregated on the banks of the Ganges to mark Makar Sankranti, amid soaring COVID-19 infections.
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People residing in and around the Sundarbans — the world's largest mangrove forest — are being forced to spend their meager incomes on buying drinking water as climate change and local policies exhaust their options.
India and Pakistan traditionally have hostile relations, but there is hope on one front, at least. In order to enable the Sikhs from India to make a pilgrimage to one of their holiest shrines, a "peace corridor" has been opened between the two countries.
The declassified materials are believed to point at links between the COVID outbreak and a Chinese laboratory. Biden vowed not to disclose information deemed harmful to national security.
German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach wants to help those who suffer from serious side-effects of the COVID-19 vaccines. For those affected, this is a long overdue step.
Indian authorities are carrying out a massive manhunt for Sikh separatist leader Amritpal Singh. As he evades the police, his popularity haunts Punjab as a reminder of once deadly tensions.
Thousands of Myanmar's nationals, caught in the crossfire between the army and pro-democracy rebel forces, have crossed the border and entered the northeast Indian state of Mizoram.
We look at reactions in the international papers as France's pensions reform protests turn violent and chaotic. Elsewhere, India continues its search for the leader of a Sikh separatist movement who has been on the run for nearly a week and whose supporters defaced the Indian embassy in London this week. Finally, we end with a stunning photo from the animal kingdom!
In the world's highest mountain range, global warming threatens thousands of glaciers, resulting in increasingly frequent natural disasters: landslides, avalanches and glacier collapses.
Myanmar's largest city has been cut off from the world for almost four years. DW spoke with Yangon residents about what life is like under a military regime.
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