Landmark Caspian Sea deal signed by five coastal nations

Convention seen as vital to break Irans sense of economic isolation after US sanctions Vladimir Putin gratified the Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, on Sunday at the close of a dramatic week in which each had been threatened with punishing economic sanctions by the US. But they were not meeting to publicly concur a united response […]

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Slaying most foul: polluted Indian river given ‘living entity’ status but reported dead

After the Yamuna river, a tributary to the Ganges, was awarded the commendation, it induced sense for activists to tell police that somebody had killed it One morning in late March, Brij Khandelwal called the Agra police to report an attempted murder. Days before, the high court in Indias Uttarakhand state had issued a landmark […]

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Assassination most fouled: polluted Indian river devoted ‘living entity’ status but reported dead

After the Yamuna river, a tributary to the Ganges, was awarded the accolade, it stimulated sense for activists to tell police that somebody had killed it One morning in late March, Brij Khandelwal called the Agra police to report an attempted murder. Days before, the high court in Indias Uttarakhand state had issued a landmark […]

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Abu Dhabi: the town where citizenship is not an option

Four-fifths of the UAEs population are classed as foreigners. So how do you find belonging in a city that will never permanently be home? Abu Dhabi Indian School, founded in 1975 , not long after the Trucial Nation became the United Arab Emirates, sits by Muroor Road. It was here that, in 1986, garmented in […]

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Radio Monsoon aims to ensure safety reigns among anglers in south India | Nicola Slawson

With the rainy season approaching in Kerala state, a radio station is providing a low-tech forecast service to encourage 30,000 families to fish more safely For the fisherfolk of Indias southern country of Kerala, risking life and extremity is part of everyday life. As fish stocks deplete in coastal waters because of overfishing and climate […]

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The murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh indicates India descending into violence | Mari Marcel Thekaekara

Hindu radicals go unpunished, leading to a culture in which lynching, mob violence and hate crimes are widespread, tells human rights activist and writer Mari Marcel Thekaekara Once quiet, civilised Bangalore is shaken to the core by the news of the shocking slaying of its most famous journalist, Gauri Lankesh. In big cities and little […]

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Abu Dhabi: the city where citizenship is not available

Four-fifths of the UAEs population are classed as foreigners. So how do you find belonging in a city that they are able to never permanently be home? Abu Dhabi Indian School, founded in 1975 , not long after the Trucial Country became the United Arab Emirates, sits by Muroor Road. It is there that, in […]

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UN report on Rohingya hunger is shelved at Myanmar’s request

Exclusive: Document warned of spiralling food crisis among Rohingya population The United Nation food aid bureau withdrew a critical report exposing desperate hunger among the persecuted Rohingya population after the Myanmar government demanded it be taken down, the Guardian has learned. The July assessment by the World Food Programme( WFP) warned that more than 80,000 […]

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