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Indian capital engulfed in smoke after landfill catches fire

Acrid smoke hung over New Delhi for a second day on Wednesday after a massive landfill caught fire during a scorching heat wave, forcing informal waste workers to endure hazardous conditions.

The landfill in northern Delhi's Bhalswa is taller than a 17-story building and covers an area bigger than 50 football fields.

Countdown starts for Mardin Biennial

The 5th Mardin Biennial will be held this year with the concept of "The Promise of Grass' from May 20 to June 20. The biennial, hosted by the Mardin Cinema Association and directed by Döne Otyam and Hakan Irmak, is curated by Adwait Singh, an independent curator, theorist and writer living in New Delhi.

Delhi schools shut indefinitely as smog worsens

Delhi shut down schools until further notice, urged people to work from home and banned non-essential trucks from entering the Indian capital due to dangerous levels of air pollution.

One of the world's most polluted cities and home to some 20 million people, Delhi is cloaked every winter in a thick blanket of smog.

Career highlight for Dvoršak at prestigious shooting event

Tokyo – Slovenian shooter Živa Dvoršak achieved her best ever result at Olympic Games after finishing seventh in the rifle three position in Tokyo on Saturday.

Gold went to the Swiss competitor Nina Christen, with the Russians Yulia Zykova and Yulia Karimova grabbing silver and bronze.

Covax raises $2.4 bln to help combat jabs shortfall

The Covax vaccine programme secured another $2.4 billion from donors on June 2, but underlined it was still struggling to get enough doses to help poorer countries fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

The scheme is trying to get enough vaccines for 30 percent of the population in 92 of the poorest participating territories - 20 percent in India - with donors covering the cost.

Turkey sends aid to India to fight COVID-19

A Turkish military plane carrying medical supplies to fight COVID-19 left on May 25 for India's capital New Delhi, Turkey's Defense Ministry announced on Twitter.

The plane was carrying medical supplies, including 630 oxygen tubes, five oxygen generators, 50 ventilators, and 50,000 boxes of tablet medicines prepared by the Turkish Red Crescent and Turkey's Health Ministry.