India: Police under fire for using violence to enforce coronavirus lockdown
30 March 2020 | 12:33 pm
Videos have been circulating on social media showing officers beating people for violating India's coronavirus lockdown. The opposition has called on Modi to stop police from using violence to enforce the measures.
Although social services are improving in India's urban areas, rural tribal communities are being kept from accessing education and health services.
Abortions in India are usually permitted only up to 24 weeks of pregnancy. But in a recent landmark ruling, a Delhi court allowed a woman to undergo an abortion in the 33rd week due to fetal abnormalities.
Over the past few years, tens of thousands of migrants from sub-Saharan Africa have been expelled from Algeria into Niger. They are taken to the border between the two countries, an open desert, and must then cross 15km on foot to reach the village of Assamaka.
A Hong Kong judge has criticized police for banning a vigil to mourn the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre. The court overturned the conviction of an activist who had urged people to attend.
Mammai Bhoo Laxmi's husband went to Qatar to work on its FIFA World Cup infrastructure as a construction worker. Within one week after arrival, he was reported dead.
The self-declared "Islamic State" said it was responsible for the blast that killed at least nine police officers near Kirkuk. The militia is still active in parts of Iraq, despite Baghdad declaring victory over it.
A shootout left three officers dead as police were trying to arrest a suspect in the killing of a commander in the southern city of Maan. Unrest ripped through the region last week after a strike over fuel prices.
Only deaths resulting directly from respiratory failure due to a coronavirus infection will be counted as COVID-19 deaths under new Chinese rules. With the new guidelines in place, cases have risen but deaths declined.
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The Indian government wants to end the spread of tuberculosis (TB) by 2025. But the COVID-19 pandemic has made it harder to diagnose and treat the disease.
Germany's Constitutional Court is weighing up whether CIA-funded Palantir surveillance software can be used by the country's police. Experts are divided over whether "Hessendata" constitutes "predictive policing."
India's financial hub Mumbai is battling to contain a post-COVID surge in measles. Health officials partly blame a disruption to immunization programs which has resulted in many children missing measles vaccine doses.
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