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What will Trump’s visit do for US-India ties?

Image copyright Getty Images US President Donald Trump will begin his maiden trip to India on Monday, becoming the seventh American president to visit the country. Rudra Chaudhuri, who writes about diplomacy and security, explains the significance of the trip. Mr Trump’s two-day visit is

Coronavirus: South Korea confirms huge rise in cases

Image copyright AFP Image caption Two coronavirus patients have died in South Korea so far South Korea says the number of new coronavirus cases in the country has more than has doubled in one day. Officials said on Saturday that 229 new cases had been confirmed since Friday, raising the total to 433. Vice Health […]

India and Bangladesh: Migration claims fact-checked

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The garment industry has been a major driver of the Bangladesh economy As controversy continues over India’s moves to restrict rights to citizenship, a row has erupted between India and its eastern neighbour, Bangladesh. Indian Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy recently claimed that Bangladesh would […]

Crossing Divides: What happens when pen pals reunite

Duaa Bhat is a 17-year-old girl in Indian-administered Kashmir, one of the most heavily militarised zones in the world. Two years ago, she became pen pals with Saumya Sagarika, 18, from the country’s capital, Delhi, in a bid to understand the different worlds they were growing up in. The army has been deployed in Kashmir, […]

Trump in India: A brief history of US presidents’ trips

US President Donald Trump is expecting a raucous welcome on his first official state visit to India on Monday and Tuesday. He follows a long line of leaders who have made the journey. Some of his predecessors were greeted enthusiastically; others stumbled through diplomatic gaffes; one even had a village named after him. Can history […]

Coronavirus outbreak to cost airlines almost $30bn

Airlines stand to lose $29.3bn (£23.7bn) of revenue this year due to the coronavirus outbreak, the global airline industry body has warned. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) predicts demand for air travel will fall for the first time in more than a decade. Airlines in China and other parts of the Asia Pacific region […]