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April 23, 2021

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A row of cremation pyres are shown with large orange flames and a worker wearing white off in the distance.

Flames rise from cremation pyres of victims of a fire that broke out in Vijay Vallabh COVID-19 hospital, at Virar, near Mumbai, India, April 23, 2021.

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India continues to record dizzying levels of coronavirus cases, setting the record two days in a row for the most daily infections around the world. And, researchers have found in preliminary results that a new vaccine for malaria is more than 77% effective in a clinical trial in Burkina Faso. Also, British Indian composer and pop musician Nitin Sawhney — whose music ties in deeply with politics, society, race and class — reflects on the Derek Chauvin trial.

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India sets another grim COVID-19 infections record for a second day

Top of The World: The coronavirus surge in India is pushing its health care system to the brink as the country reports the highest single-day number of new cases in the world. And, violence broke out in the streets of east Jerusalem on Thursday, after hundreds of Jewish extremists marched toward an area where large numbers of Palestinians had gathered chanting "death to Arabs.” Also, a significant breakthrough has been announced in a trial for a malaria vaccine.