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Wild leopards in the Indian city of Mumbai may be helping to save people’s lives. Steve Winter/National Geographic

Leopards in a city park in India may help lower human injuries and deaths from stray dog bites

Wild leopards that live in an Indian city park like to dine on stray dogs, which new research says may help reduce the number of potentially deadly dog bites on people.
A scene from Sir Clarmont Percival Skrine’s film Quetta-Damghan, almost certainly the only colour footage of the Indian Long Range Squadron in action. The film recently has been digitised by the Royal Geographical Society and the British Film Institute. British Film Institute/Royal Geographical Society

British Empire’s hidden workings in India and Iran revealed in remarkable new film footage

More than 100 historic expeditionary and travel films have been digitised recently by the Royal Geographical Society and the British Film Institute.
A protest to mark the first anniversary of the Delhi gang rape, in New Delhi, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

#MeToo is riding a new wave of feminism in India

Millennial Indian women have been leading a new kind of feminism since the early 2000s.
Many Americans would be appalled to think that caste might exist in the supposedly meritocratic U.S. But is the country’s persistent, entrenched inequality really so different? Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Does America have a caste system?

An Indian scholar makes the case that caste explains inequality in America better than race and class.
The cancer Kaposi sarcoma. South Africa has large productivity losses because of deaths caused by it. Shutterstock

Cancer is costing BRICS economies billions each year

Policies encouraging lifestyle changes that reduce the risk of cancer could have positive effects on the economies of BRICS countries.
As cities in developing countries - like Lagos in Nigeria, pictured here - grow, so do obesity risks. Reuters/Akintunde Akinleye

Developing countries could get sick before they get rich. Policy can help

Governments must understand that the factors making cities convenient and productive also make their residents prone to obesity. They must confront this challenge with intelligent, focused policies.

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