The novel coronavirus continues to spread as four countries in the Middle East announced their first cases and Italy is issuing lockdowns. US President Donald Trump is in India, where he and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are touting their close relationship. And in Chile, women are calling for political change with a traditional form of protest — embroidery.
Protests against a new Indian Citizenship Amendment Act based on religion are spreading and becoming more violent. Even the Bollywood film industry, not known for taking political stances, is out in the streets.
Protests over a new Indian citizenship law based on religion spread to student campuses Monday as critics said the Hindu nationalist government was pushing a partisan agenda in conflict with the country's founding as a secular republic.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi scored a dramatic election victory on Thursday, putting his Hindu nationalist party on course to increase its majority on a mandate of business-friendly policies and a tough stand on national security.
Forget the Taj Mahal — what about a Modi rally? The upcoming election takes more than five weeks to allow everyone to vote and tour groups are offering packages that include traditional tourist sites with political events.
The enormous "Statue of Unity" has been condemned for its lack of environmental oversight and its displacement of local Adivasi people, whose land was forcibly taken to build it. The Gujarat government says it will promote tourism and sustainable development.
Severe flooding has killed more than 240 in Pakistan and forced thousands more from their homes. With the Pakistani government wrapped in its own political drama, ordinary citizens have taken a central role in relief efforts and documenting the tragedy.
Before the rise of ISIS in Iraq and Syria, al-Qaeda was the most-feared jihadi group in the world. But like a nimble start-up, ISIS broke away from al-Qaeda and let the parent fight the big powers, while it used new tactics and social media to gain money, power and a big reputation.
India's big messy democracy celebrated a celestial triumph today. It's on-the-cheap mission to Mars entered the Red Planet's orbit on its first try, making it the first Asian nation to accomplish such a feat. And it did so for the bargain price of $75 million dollars, less than the budget for the film, "Gravity."
India and Pakistan have disagreed over the border between the two countries in Kashmir since the partition decades ago. And they've fought at least two wars over the territory as well. But peace had taken hold for years recently — until new fighting broke out over the weekend.
India's new prime minister wants to clean up his country — and he's making all of his underlings go along with it. A leader in Delhi, though, may have missed the point. That story and more in today's Global Scan.
President Obama visited with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, known as "India's Obama." The visit started with a precedent-breaking bear hug on the tarmac and has blossomed into a breakthrough on a nuclear deal between the two countries.