The scenes in India echoed disasters around the world caused by deadly floods in recent weeks in China and in Germany and Belgium.
- by Sammy Westfall
The choice of the mixed-race national icon for the lighting of the cauldron threw the spotlight on the intersection of three of Japan’s great unspokens – racism, sexism and discrimination.
- by Eryk Bagshaw
Events have conspired to drive global supply chains towards breaking point, threatening the fragile flow of raw materials, parts and consumer goods.
- by Jonathan Saul, Muyu Xu and Yilei Sun
When a small group of armed insurgents in cars arrived in a village in the Wakhan Corridor, it put a sharp focus on Beijing’s role in Afghanistan.
- by Marta Pascual Juanola
The visit shows the ruling Chinese Communist Party’s confidence in having established order and gained support in the once-restive region, analysts say.
- by Gabriel Crossley and Yew Lun Tian
As more than 1000 people die from COVID-19 each day in Indonesia, police in Jakarta are investigating reports of funeral operators allegedly exploiting the pandemic by overcharging.
- by Chris Barrett and Karuni Rompies
Tokyo’s coronavirus cases have jumped to their highest level in six months just over 24 hours out from the Olympics opening ceremony.
- by Eryk Bagshaw
As the insurgency takes control of more than half the country and most of its borders, Afghan interpreters are fleeing for Kabul hoping to evacuate.
- by Eric Schmitt
More than 500 were pulled to safety after a subway tunnel flooded, state media reported, as dozens are reported dead in the Chinese region’s record deluge.
- by Alfred Cang
Across India, vigilante groups have created a vast network of local informers who tip off the police to planned interfaith marriages.
- by Sameer Yasir, Emily Schmall and Iqbal Kirmani
Excess deaths in India during the pandemic could be a staggering 10 times the official COVID-19 toll, likely making it modern India’s worst human tragedy, according to new research.
- by Sheikh Saaliq and Krutika Pathi