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Date Title
2022-05-12 Ukraine crisis: Could India cut its defence ties with Russia?

India has been under pressure to distance itself from Russia over Ukraine, including reducing defence ties.

2022-05-12 Sri Lanka crisis: How war heroes became villains

The Rajapaksa brothers, hailed by many as heroes for winning the civil war, are now reviled as leaders.

2022-05-12 US surpasses one million deaths to Covid-19

Americans are taking stock after the pandemic's death toll in the US reaches a grim milestone.

2022-05-12 Coastal fire: California mansions burn as wildfires spread

Across North America, wildfire crews are gearing up for a particularly difficult season.

2022-05-12 United States passes one million Covid deaths

It's the highest total in the world - but the WHO thinks the true death toll may be higher elsewhere.

2022-05-12 Sri Lanka crisis: Gotabaya Rajapaksa speech fails to reassure as crisis grows

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa again ignored calls to resign amid protests over an economic crisis.

2022-05-12 North Korea orders strict lockdown with first official Covid cases

State media report the country's first outbreak, but observers believe the virus has long been present.

2022-05-11 Covid mask rules relaxed for EU air travel

Masks will no longer have to be worn on EU flights and in airports from next Monday, new guidance says.

2022-05-11 Sri Lanka protests: Leaders under pressure as anger at economic crisis boils over

Troops have orders to shoot looters on sight as an economic crisis sparks violence and arson.

2022-05-10 ‘If I die no-one will know’: Covid and Hong Kong’s 'cage men'

The Omicron variant overwhelmed the city's healthcare system resulting in many deaths.

2022-05-09 US faces baby formula 'crisis' as shortage worsens

Pressure is building on the White House to address the worsening shortage of formula milk.

2022-05-09 Sri Lanka: Protesters take over streets as country faces economic crisis

It comes as the country's PM, Mahinda Rajapaksa, resigns amid Sri Lanka's deepening economic crisis.

2022-05-09 Mahinda Rajapaksa: Sri Lankan PM resigns amid economic crisis

Protesters have been out on the streets since last month over soaring prices and power cuts.

2022-05-05 Sri Lanka's energy crisis hits country's fishing industry

A lack of fuel, ice, and places to sell their catch has left fishermen in Jaffna in the lurch.

2022-05-05 Covid: World’s true pandemic death toll nearly 15 million, says WHO

These include deaths from Covid and from the indirect effects of the pandemic over two years worldwide.

2022-05-05 Does US really have world's highest Covid death toll?

A new report suggests other countries had more excess deaths than US during the pandemic.

2022-05-04 Why Sigrid feels on top of the world

The pop star talks lockdown blues, singing Nirvana at school, and why she moved all her gold discs.

2022-05-04 Africa's digital business: The women swapping shops for smartphones

Three African women explain how they have boosted their income by going digital since the start of Covid.

2022-05-04 How Covid-scarred Shanghai will finally exit lockdown

A mass clean-up is sweeping through Shanghai, with the city's gradual reopening expected to follow.

2022-05-04 Ahmadreza Djalali: Sweden alarmed by Iran's reported plan to execute doctor

A semi-official news agency says dual national Ahmadreza Djalali will be put to death this month.

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