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26 May
The burning of fossil fuels like coal and gas supercharged the heat wave that has scorched India and Pakistan in recent weeks, two separate attribution studies have found.
3 Apr 2021
Despite recent efforts to curb abuse, students in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan still face violence in classrooms. Some laws have been passed to ban the practice, but advocates say legal efforts are still not enough.
14 Jun 2020
The South Asian country has recorded almost 300,000 infections, behind only the US, Brazil and Russia. Meanwhile, the UN has warned the pandemic could cause a spike in child labor. Follow DW for the latest.

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