Lauren Frayer

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Delhi — where most people don't have AC — hits 120 degrees in South Asian heat wave

Thursday, May 19, 2022

What's it like to try to survive 120-degree heat, without air conditioning? Here's how people are coping in the heart of Delhi.

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Sri Lanka's president sends tanks into streets and refuses to step down

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Even while the curfew was lifted, tanks patroled the streets amid a state of emergency. The Indian Ocean nation faces a political vacuum — on top of a severe economic crisis.

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India's Supreme Court will soon rule on Muslim headscarves in public schools

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

When her high school banned the hijab, Ayesha Shifa sued — and her case went to India's Supreme Court. A verdict, expected soon, may redefine what secularism means in the world's largest democracy.

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Sri Lanka's prime minister resigns after weeks of protests

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

People in Sri Lanka have endured months of food and fuel shortages — the island nation's worst economic crisis in decades. The prime minister tendered his resignation amid violent protests.

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The prime minister of Sri Lanka resigns after weeks of protests

Monday, May 09, 2022

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has tendered his resignation amid an economic crisis and violent protests against he and his brother, the country's president.

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Climate scientists say South Asia's heat wave (120F!) is a sign of what's to come

Tuesday, May 03, 2022

Some schools have closed early for summer. More than a billion people are in danger of heat stroke. Summer's early arrival in South Asia also threatens global grain supplies.

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South Asia's heat wave leaves a billion people in danger of related health problems

Tuesday, May 03, 2022

Some schools have closed early for summer. Hospitals are on watch for heat stroke. South Asia is already hard-hit by climate change. Summer's early arrival this year also threatens the grain harvest.

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Many countries are seeing the worst inflation in decades

Friday, April 15, 2022

Inflation isn't just an American problem — it's happening in places around the world and stretching some countries to the point of political unrest.Many

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The U.S. and India — democracies and friends — agree to disagree on the Ukraine war

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

India has yet to condemn Russia's invasion of Ukraine, which the U.S. wants to change. Leaders from both countries met virtually on Monday to discuss the war and other topics.

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Why India has not condemned Russia's invasion of Ukraine

Monday, April 11, 2022

The U.S. wants India to condemn Russia's invasion of Ukraine, but so far the world's biggest democracy has not. India has deep ties with Moscow, some distrust of the West and big concerns about China.

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The U.S. and Russia are each seeking India's support

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Top diplomats from the U.S. and Russia are visiting India. They both want the backing of the world's biggest democracy — which has so far refused to condemn the invasion of Ukraine.

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Ukrainian women are volunteering to fight — and history shows they always have

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Ukraine's military has been inundated with volunteers. That includes women, who are not required as men are to stay and fight the Russian invasion.

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How some people are trying to make art, not war, in Ukraine right now

Thursday, March 17, 2022

The lead singer in Ukraine's biggest rock band is one of Ukrainian celebrities who are using their fame and connections to speed relief supplies to those who need them most.

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Ukrainian musicians and artists respond to the war in many different ways

Thursday, March 17, 2022

In the midst of the Russian invasion, there are artists in Ukraine who are trying to find hope, redemption — and boost their country's spirits.

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Ukraine scrambles to protect artifacts and monuments from Russian attack

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

On top of the humanitarian crisis, Ukrainians worry about Russian destruction of cultural heritage sites. In Lviv, they're wrapping statues in fireproof material to protect them from Russian bombs.

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Russian strikes on Ukraine hit near the border of Poland, a NATO member state

Monday, March 14, 2022

New talks begin Monday to address Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The diplomatic effort comes after Russian missiles hit a Ukrainian military base near the Polish border, where refugees have crossed.

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Journalist Brent Renaud is killed while reporting on the war in Ukraine

Sunday, March 13, 2022

An advisor to Ukraine's interior ministry said Renaud was killed and another journalist was wounded in Irpin, a suburb of Kyiv.

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Ukrainians work to protect historic monuments from Russian bombs

Saturday, March 12, 2022

Over half of Ukraine's UNESCO-protected monuments are in the western city of Lviv. To protect them, city officials are wrapping statues in fireproof material and hiding artifacts in bunkers.

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Some LGBTQ Ukrainians are fleeing Russian occupation. Others are signing up to fight

Saturday, March 12, 2022

LGBTQ people have faced persecution in Russia and in separatist-controlled regions of Ukraine. That's why many in Ukraine are deciding whether to flee the war or stay and fight.

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Russia strikes a Ukrainian maternity ward as evacuations continue

Wednesday, March 09, 2022

The mayor of the southern Ukrainian port city of Mariupol has accused Russian forces of firing on evacuation points and violating Wednesday's temporary ceasefire.

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