A lychee. Photo: Alamy

Encephalitis from lychees kills 31 children in India, say health officials

  • In 2015, researchers in the United States said the brain disease could be linked to a toxic substance found in the fruit
  • Yet the exact cause of the illness, which leads to seizures, altered mental state and death in more than a third of cases, is still unknown
Topic |   India

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A lychee. Photo: Alamy
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An Indian boy pours water on himself as he tries to cool himself off amid rising temperatures in New Delhi. Photo: AFP

Water shortages and heatstroke warnings issued as temperatures pass 50 Celsius in India heatwave

  • Several deaths from heatstroke have already been recorded as temperatures expected to remain high for up to a week in many states
Topic |   Extreme weather

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An Indian boy pours water on himself as he tries to cool himself off amid rising temperatures in New Delhi. Photo: AFP
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