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Covid-19 in India: Orphaned children at risk of trafficking

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Sometimes lost in the cacophony of Covid-19 – the death toll, the case count and the economic damage – is how hard it is for bereaved survivors to carry on. Among those feeling the most acute pain are children. In India, the pandemic has created thousands of orphans. Their struggle is not just to cope but to avoid falling victim to abuse or human trafficking. Our correspondents Diya Gupta and Thomas Denis explain. 

Meanwhile, there are fears that Hong Kong’s press is slowly being muzzled. Articles critical of China are being scrapped, online archives expunged and journalists unable to fight for the truth are quitting their jobs. Antoine Védeilhé, Vivien Wong and Oliver Farry report.

Finally, scientists are baffled as to why a herd of wild elephants has trekked some 500 kilometres across China, for no apparent reason. We take a closer look.

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