Dozens die of dengue fever in India’s Uttar Pradesh, with cases of the mosquito-borne virus also reported in Delhi

As if Covid-19 wasn’t enough, India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh is faced with a major outbreak of dengue fever. The mosquito-borne tropical disease has already infected almost 600 people and killed dozens. … Read More >Dozens die of dengue fever in India’s Uttar Pradesh, with cases of the mosquito-borne virus also reported in Delhi

France to Australia: Pay up! You owe $66 B for subs (Full show)

France is demanding $66 billion from a reluctant Australia, the agreed-upon price for the 12 nuclear submarines it intended to sell the Australians before the US and UK stepped in with a better offer. France is planning to increase its military budget by $2 billion each year, and is one of the world’s foremost exporters of military equipment. … Read More >France to Australia: Pay up! You owe $66 B for subs (Full show)

Deadlier than Covid-19, but less contagious: What we know about Nipah bat-borne virus threatening to become new scourge in India

The Indian health authorities are sounding the alarm after a weekend in which a dozen people were infected and a 12-year-old boy died of Nipah virus, for which there’s currently no vaccine. So, what do we know about the outbreak? … Read More >Deadlier than Covid-19, but less contagious: What we know about Nipah bat-borne virus threatening to become new scourge in India

India may buy Russian S-500 anti-space-weapon defense system in world-first arms deal, despite risk of US sanctions, Moscow claims

An advanced new anti-aircraft rocket system hailed as the first ever capable of taking out incoming missiles from low-space orbit could be snapped up by Indian defense chiefs in a move likely to anger the US, Moscow has said. … Read More >India may buy Russian S-500 anti-space-weapon defense system in world-first arms deal, despite risk of US sanctions, Moscow claims

For the US, India is little more than a pawn to be deployed against China – not a nation to be respected on its own terms

The US is desperate to recruit allies in its hybrid war against China, and highly covets New Delhi – which has its own issues with Beijing – as a useful partner. So why is Washington so unhelpful and discourteous to its ally? … Read More >For the US, India is little more than a pawn to be deployed against China – not a nation to be respected on its own terms

Air pollution could cut 9 years of life expectancy for 40% of Indians if something isn’t done, study warns

More than 480 million people in India could see their life expectancy reduced by more than nine years if record levels of air pollution aren’t reduced swiftly, a report by US researchers has revealed. … Read More >Air pollution could cut 9 years of life expectancy for 40% of Indians if something isn’t done, study warns