Excess deaths in India during the pandemic could be a staggering 10 times the official COVID-19 toll, likely making it modern India’s worst human tragedy, according to new research.
Indonesia has entered the “worst case scenario” as the Delta strain wreaks havoc, recording more new COVID-19 cases than any country in the world.
While the Taj Mahal has partially reopened, life for locals remains in limbo: no longer totally shut down but far from fully normal or safe.
The fears that Indonesia was heading down the same path as India are beginning to come to pass in devastating fashion.
Scientists warn that Indonesia’s outbreak is starting to resemble India’s as morgues fill up and the government scrambles for doses for its 270 million people.
The stakes in India are particularly high for internet firms because – shut out of China – it’s the only billion-people market up for grabs.
In a rare move, the United Nations General Assembly has voted overwhelmingly for an arms embargo against Myanmar’s junta, although China and India abstained.
Two-year-old Gurman Chechi has been in India for nearly 18 months without his parents but can’t get a travel exemption to be reunited with them in Hobart.
Members of the Royal family and G7 leaders at The Eden Project during the G7 Summit in St Austell, Cornwall, England. UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, hosts leaders from the […]
Prime Minister Narendra Modi promises to ramp up vaccine procurement to try to vaccinate 75 per cent of Indians sooner than in two years.
The Kangs are considering moving to Canada in the hopes of reuniting with their little boy after 15 months apart.
DFAT secretary Frances Adamson says diplomats have a “steely determination” to bring the children home.
In the last few weeks, Vietnam has confirmed more than 3,500 new cases and 12 deaths, increasing the country’s total death toll to 47.
I feel affection for the country of my father’s birth, but I don’t normally feel a closeness. Right now, as India heaves, I am craving recognition for where I come […]
The first repatriation flight from India to Melbourne has touched down early, several hours before the Victorian government’s seven-day snap lockdown begins.
It remains unclear how effectively antibodies from the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines will neutralise the coronavirus variant known as B.1.617.1. But in a hopeful sign, both are effective against a […]
Heavy rain and a high tide lashed parts of India’s eastern coast as a cyclone pushed ashore in a region already struck by a devastating coronavirus surge.
The COVID crisis in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh is distressing Australia’s south Asian community, particularly the large number of international students who do not have close family and friends in […]
Travel exemptions for people in India wanting to come to Australia were rejected three times more often than those arriving from Britain and the US last year.
Sunil Khanna, 51, formerly from Sydney’s west, had been living in New Delhi before his death where he cared for his elderly parents who are not Australian citizens.
India’s total virus cases swept past 25 million on Tuesday as the country registered more than 260,000 new cases and a record 4,329 deaths in the past 24 hours.
Cricket Australia’s interim chief executive Nick Hockley has confirmed the Indian board is paying for Australian players’ quarantine period in Sydney.
The family of Govind Kant, who flew to India last month for his mother’s funeral, say he was desperately trying to get back to Australia in the weeks before his […]
The most powerful cyclone in more than two decades, which has already killed at least 16 people and left a trail of destruction, has now made landfall in the state […]
In the last week, the number of new cases plunged by nearly 70 per cent in India’s financial capital Mumbai, home to 22 million people.
It comes after an Australian man who returned from India received his positive nasal swab test result for COVID-19 after landing in Darwin, despite trying to get his results.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been silent as India endures one of the worst outbreaks of coronavirus in the world.
Sunny Joura has been trying to return to Melbourne since June last year. On Friday, hours before his flight was due to leave, he tested positive to coronavirus, leaving he […]
At this stage there are no plans to organise a separate flight for COVID-positive people stranded in India.
The state’s hotel quarantine system will likely host returnees from COVID-ravaged India soon as the option of flying via a third country reopens.