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Savitri Prasad, a 23-year-old bride, takes her wedding vows inside her parents' house in a riot affected area following clashes between people demonstrating for and against a new citizenship law in New Delhi, India, February 26, 2020. Reuters
A Hindu wedding in a
Muslim neighbourhood

The Delhi bride’s father says his Muslim neighbours are family and he is comforted by their presence

Let’s call it Trumpvirus

Chances are he’ll suddenly announce that the US needs a barrier much bigger, thicker and more expensive than the Mexico walls

A boy from Ta Dar U village pets a dog after villagers relocated their houses inland in Bago, Myanmar, Feb 6, 2020. REUTERS

Myanmar villages on
climate change frontline

Extreme weather patterns and rising sea levels have amplified and accelerated natural erosion

A security guard wearing a face mask is seen at the Shanghai railway station in Shanghai, China, as the country is hit by an outbreak of a new coronavirus, Feb 27, 2020. REUTERS

The asymptomatic carriers of coronavirus

They were infected with the virus but they never showed signs

Beijing is tapping its old propaganda playbook as it battles the relentless coronavirus outbreak, the biggest challenge to its legitimacy in decades. The problem for China’s leaders: This time, it isn’t working so well. The New York Times

Coronavirus weakens China’s propaganda machine

Beijing is pushing tales of perseverance, but many young people are openly questioning the Communist Party’s message

Locals, who oppose the building of a new closed migrant detention centre, block the road to riot police, in Karava on the island of Lesbos, Greece, Feb 25, 2020. REUTERS

Coronavirus’ next victim?

It could be Europe’s open borders

Women raise their hands as they protest against gender violence and femicide in Puebla, Mexico, Feb 22, 2020. REUTERS

No women in Mexico for a day

Women are urged to disappear for a day in a protest demanding greater support for their rights

A group of men chanting pro-Hindu slogans, beat Mohammad Zubair, 37, who is Muslim, during protests sparked by a new citizenship law in New Delhi, India, Feb 24, 2020. REUTERS

India's protests pit Hindus against Muslims

Tensions between members of the country's two dominant religions may be hard to contain

The Facebook campus in Menlo Park, Calif, Sep 18, 2019. The New York Times

Facebook vs Bloomberg campaign vs the internet

The Bloomberg campaign is putting out more memes on private Instagram accounts than Facebook can keep up with

FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective masks wait for checking their temperature in an Apple Store, in Shanghai, China, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, February 21, 2020. REUTERS

Coronavirus clouds
new iPhone timeline

Travel restrictions to China have come just when Apple Inc’s engineers usually jet off to Asia to perfect the production of new iPhones

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India to lift onion export ban

Prices in the domestic market have stabilised, a minister says

Policemen move in a truck in a riot affected area after clashes erupted between people demonstrating for and against a new citizenship law in New Delhi, India, February 26, 2020. Reuters

Police criticised as
Delhi riots continue

More people question whether the police simply do not care to protect India’s Muslim minority

British singer Duffy performs during a concert in Singapore Mar 22, 2009. REUTERS

Duffy resurfaces with
tale of captivity

The British singer has written on Instagram that she was ‘raped, drugged and held captive’