South and central Asia

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Go wild in these countries: five exciting rewilding projects to visit
From Montana’s prairies to Kazakhstan’s steppes, vast tracts of land are being enriched. Here’s how to witness those changes

Graeme Green

26, Jun, 2022 @8:15 AM

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Sri Lanka almost out of fuel, with no fresh supplies in sight
Bankrupt nation’s energy minister apologises to motorists but unable to say when petrol and diesel imports will be restored

Staff and agencies

26, Jun, 2022 @1:41 AM

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Exploited in a crisis: why are Sri Lankans getting on boats bound for Australia?
Poor and vulnerable people fleeing Sri Lanka are being met by Australian boat turnbacks and ‘enhanced assessments’ that may breach international law

Devana Senanayake in Colombo, Aliyar Mohammed Geeth in Trincomalee, and Ben Doherty in Sydney

25, Jun, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Fears grow for Afghanistan earthquake survivors left without shelter
First shipments of international aid arrive in country as officials say death toll has risen to 1,150

Peter Beaumont and agencies

24, Jun, 2022 @11:28 AM

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‘I must stay strong’: hardship for workers fleeing Sri Lanka’s broken economy
For many, leaving their country and their family behind to earn money overseas is the only option

Aanya Wipulasena in Colombo

24, Jun, 2022 @12:24 AM

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‘I dared not look at the faces’: the Afghan man who lost 22 family members in the quake
Karim Nyazai recounts his experiences since the devastating earthquake that struck Afghanistan this week

Akhtar Mohammad Makoii

23, Jun, 2022 @2:40 PM

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Aung San Suu Kyi moved to solitary confinement, says Myanmar junta
Ousted leader, held at secret location for past year, charged with at least 20 offences and could spend rest of life in jail

Rebecca Ratcliffe and agencies

23, Jun, 2022 @9:43 AM

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Afghanistan earthquake: Taliban appeal for more aid as death toll set to mount
The hardline Islamist leadership says help needs to be ‘scaled up’ after the quake devastated towns and villages in the country’s mountainous east

Shah Meer Baloch in Islamabad, and Martin Farrer

23, Jun, 2022 @8:16 AM

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Afghan quake: at least 1,000 people killed after 5.9 magnitude tremor
Toll expected to rise after deadliest quake in two decades strikes during night near Khost, 95 miles south of Kabul

Shah Meer Baloch in Islamabad, Akhtar Mohammad Makoii and Peter Beaumont

22, Jun, 2022 @10:22 PM

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Isolated Afghanistan may face struggle for aid after earthquake
Analysis: humanitarian appeals for Taliban-ruled country have had poor responses and there are sanctions complications

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

22, Jun, 2022 @4:45 PM

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Fans, sprinklers and cold baths for cows: India’s dairy farmers face searing heat
Milk and cheese output from world’s largest producer faces catastrophic decline unless more heat stress resistant cattle are bred

Charu Sudan Kasturi in Bengaluru

22, Jun, 2022 @5:30 AM

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‘We want justice, not fuel’: Sri Lanka’s Tamils on north-south divide
In the middle of a crippling economic crisis, demonstrating is a luxury the country’s Tamil minority cannot afford

Hannah Ellis-Petersen and Rubatheesan Sandran in Mullaitivu

22, Jun, 2022 @12:00 AM

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