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Children born in 2020 face life with more heatwaves, floods, and droughts than ever before

The climate crisis is also a child-rights crisis, affecting children first and worst with deepening inequalities across borders and generations.
Representational image for wheat | Photo: Bloomberg

Here’s how to build sustainable, healthier, more equitable food systems: WEF founder

Nearly one-third of the global population cannot afford a healthy diet. There is even a risk of growing food insecurity in many 'advanced' countries.
File photo of New York Times Beirut bureau chief Ben Hubbard | Photo: Twitter/@NYTBen

NYT Beirut bureau chief who wrote book on Saudi crown prince ‘targeted thrice with Pegasus’

Journalist Ben Hubbard’s phone was ‘targeted’ with Pegasus in June 2018, July 2020, and June 2021, a Citizen Lab report says. Two attempts were allegedly successful.
Harvested oil palm fruits loaded into a trailer at a plantation in Kapar, Selangor, Malaysia | Photo: Joshua Paul | Bloomberg Photo

Worst-ever labour shortage triggers supply crunch for the world’ most consumed edible oil

Malaysia's output for palm oil production may slide below 18 million tonnes in 2021, a drop of at least 6% from last year and the lowest annual volume since 2016.
A protest in Tripura against communal violence targeting Hindus in Bangladesh | Representational photo | PTI

Why Sheikh Hasina govt is unlikely to restore Bangladesh’s ‘secular’ 1972 constitution

Islam was made state religion of Bangladesh in 1988, when the country was ruled by Hussein Muhammad Ershad. His predecessor Ziaur Rahman set in motion the process of Islamisation.
A man carrying a child, both wearing protective masks and raincoats, walk inside the Hankou railway station in Wuhan, China | Representational image | Bloomberg

China locks down over 35,000 people in northern county to contain delta outbreak

Ejin accounts for nearly one-third of over 150 cases detected over the past week. Residents have been warned of civil & criminal liabilities should they step out of their homes.

La Nina pattern threatens to worsen Asia’s energy crisis with colder winter

Temperatures in India are expected to fall to as low as 3 degrees celsius in some northern states in January and February before recovering.
'Hardship of Life' | Mehnat Aslan | Photo: sipacontest.com

‘One picture says it all about Syria’: Image that won Turkish photographer ‘photo of the year’

Mehmet Aslan won the top prize at Siena International Photo Awards 2021 for his image of a Syrian refugee, who lost his leg in a bombing, holding up his son born without limbs.

Investors know China’s economy is slowing down. But they don’t know how bad it is

According to a 'bearish scenario' painted by Bank of America strategists, China's economic growth could fall to 7.5 per cent this year and 2.2 per cent in 2022.
File photo of Hazara men, boys and Afghan Uniform Police watching U.S. Army Corps of Engineers inspecting a project site in Afghanistan's Daykundi province. | USACE photo by Karla K. Marshall | Wikimedia Commons

Taliban forcibly evicting Hazaras, former govt officials, giving land to supporters: HRW report

Human Rights Watch says the Taliban forced hundreds of Hazara families to leave their homes and farms from the southern Helmand province & northern Balkh province in October.

On Camera

YourTurn

If Hong Kong wants zero Covid strategy to succeed, it must improve its quarantine rules

It’s increasingly difficult to find a clear, logical justification for policies, which at this point are defensive and rooted in fear. The govt must improve its quarantine system.
File image of Subhash Chandra, chairman of Zee Entertainment Enterprises | Scott Eells/Bloomberg

How Subhash Chandra is fighting to keep control of his media empire

The 70-year-old tycoon risks losing control just as Zee’s prospects are looking up. The media mogul is looking for ways to raise his family’s shareholding.

Defence

A soldier at the LAC in Arunachal Pradesh | Nirmal Poddar | ThePrint

As tensions with China continue, beefed-up Mountain Strike Corps reaches Arunachal for exercise

The exercise will see use of various IAF assets and integrated operations with a focus on springing offensive capabilities in short period of time.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Aryan Khan isn’t a show to enjoy. NDPS is a weapon vengeful state could use on you or your kids

The draconian Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act has been handed over to people who are prone to misuse it. The story we see unfolding on our TV screens is of its blatant misuse.
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