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The Weekly Global Roundup

The Weekly Global Roundup: The News From India (April 30 to May 5, 2018)

This roundup covers news summaries across six regions: Africa, the Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, North America, and South America. Wherever possible I draw links to Singapore, but I think it is more important to understand geopolitical developments around the world, to draw attention to meaningful news stories, and to highlight both positive and negative events.

Around the world, I rely primarily on the email newsletters from “The Economist“, “Foreign Policy“, “Muck Rack“, “The New York Times“, “The Wall Street Journal“, and “The World Post“. In Singapore, the weekly digests from the European Union Centre and the Middle East Institute are handy. Do send me recommendations of news outlets or articles too, to jinyao.guan.yin.miao[a]gmail.com!

Taken from http://cdn.narendramodi.in/cmsuploads/0.34592100-1450848819-indian-pm-narendra-modi-russia-remains-our-principal-partner.jpg.

Indian Prime Minister Nadendra Modi.

April 30 to May 5, 2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that all villages in India now have access to electricity, but the important qualification is that a village is deemed electrified if 10 per cent of its homes and all public buildings are connected to the grid, which means 200 million Indians still lack such access. In the Indian states of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, at least 95 people were killed in fierce dust storms, and in separate incidents two teenagers were gang-raped in the past week, despite tougher penalties against rape which were introduced last month. And finally, a distracted bus driver who caused his bus to be hit by a train left at least 13 of his passengers dead.

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The Asia-Pacific


The Middle East

North America

Latin America

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