South and Central Asia

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Myanmar’s top general Min Aung Hlaing is strangling a democracy. What will the west do about it?
Joe Biden’s ‘waffle-fest’ summit shows the international community is toothless when faced with a murderous junta boss

Simon Tisdall

05, Dec, 2021 @9:15 AM

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Looted and left in an English garden, the goat goddess can return to India
The statue, once on sale at Sotheby’s, was recovered amid claims it was part of a precious trove of stolen artefacts

Dalya Alberge

04, Dec, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Nowhere left to pray: Hindu groups target Muslim sites in Gurgaon
The dwindling number of places available for the metropolis’s Muslims are becoming religious battlefields

Hannah Ellis-Petersen in Gurgaon

04, Dec, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘Tragic’ delays: documents reveal Australia knew time was running out to extract Afghan staff
Exclusive: Previously secret papers show charter flight considered ‘high risk’ a month before Kabul fell to Taliban

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

30, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Home Office U-turn on Sri Lankan scientist’s asylum claim
Dr Nadarajah Muhunthan and his family faced deportation to Sri Lanka where he experienced torture

Diane Taylor

30, Nov, 2021 @2:48 PM

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Nurdles: the worst toxic waste you’ve probably never heard of
Billions of these tiny plastic pellets are floating in the ocean, causing as much damage as oil spills, yet they are still not classified as hazardous

Karen McVeigh

29, Nov, 2021 @7:15 AM

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Tory anger grows over Priti Patel’s failure to start resettling stranded Afghans
MPs said to have confronted home secretary over ‘moral obligation’ to deliver refugee programme announced in August

Michael Savage and Toby Helm

28, Nov, 2021 @7:45 AM

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‘We will start again’: Afghan female MPs fight on from parliament in exile
From Greece the women are advocating for fellow refugees – and those left behind under Taliban rule

Amie Ferris-Rotman

27, Nov, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Switched off: Afghan media struggle to survive under Taliban rule
More than 250 newspapers, radio and TV stations have closed in first 100 days of militants’ rule

Emma Graham-Harrison in Kandahar

27, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Myanmar junta accused of forcing people to brink of starvation
Advisory group say military has destroyed supplies, killed livestock and cut off roads used to transport food since February coup

Kaamil Ahmed

26, Nov, 2021 @1:58 PM

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Chhorii review – Hindi horror remake falls prey to its own failings
Over-reliance on a spooky score and clunky pacing mean that Vishal Furia’s remake of his own film simply reiterates the original’s dubious talking points

Phuong Le

25, Nov, 2021 @6:30 PM

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India has more women than men for first time, survey finds
Survey of 650,000 households finds falling reproductive rate, suggesting population boom is ending

Hannah Ellis-Petersen in Delhi

25, Nov, 2021 @3:20 PM

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