Britain, India want Gurkha women to fight for them. Nepal’s not so sure
  • The coronavirus is only the latest problem to befall plans by both countries to enlist Nepali women into the elite regiments
  • While some argue the policy could be an economic boost for Nepal and a victory for equality, the public is increasingly asking whether young Nepalis – whatever their gender – should be fighting other countries’ battles
22 Sep 2021 - 10:01PM
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Britain, India want Gurkha women to fight for them. Nepal’s not so sure
22 Sep 2021 - 10:01PM
  • The coronavirus is only the latest problem to befall plans by both countries to enlist Nepali women into the elite regiments
  • While some argue the policy could be an economic boost for Nepal and a victory for equality, the public is increasingly asking whether young Nepalis – whatever their gender – should be fighting other countries’ battles

Coronavirus pandemic

From Hong Kong to Singapore, how many will die even after most are jabbed?
  • Statistically, societies may have to accept more Covid-19 deaths than those caused by the flu to move beyond the likes of lockdowns and border closures
  • Among territories with fully vaccinated populations of more than 70 per cent, mortality rates vary, but health experts say the time for this conversation is nigh
21 Sep 2021 - 10:22AM

Coronavirus pandemic

From Hong Kong to Singapore, how many will die even after most are jabbed?

Statistically, societies may have to accept more Covid-19 deaths than those caused by the flu to move beyond the likes of lockdowns and border closures – and health experts say the time for this conversation is nigh.

21 Sep 2021 - 10:22AM
Hunger, debt: hit by Covid, Filipino farmers want more for their children

Some are migrants who lost their jobs overseas and returned home to become farmers, others are families who never left their land. Many fear hunger, while falling into debt.

19 Sep 2021 - 5:14PM
Wuhan lab’s US partner embroiled in funding debate as Covid-19 ‘lab leak’ row rages on

EcoHealth Alliance, which has been studying how coronaviruses from animals could affect humans, is facing scrutiny amid efforts to determine the source of Covid-19.

16 Sep 2021 - 12:49PM
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