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India cuts off internet near Delhi as farmers begin hunger strike

India cuts off internet near Delhi as farmers begin hunger strike

India blocked mobile internet services in several areas surrounding New Delhi on Saturday as protesting farmers began a one-day hunger strike after a week of clashes with authorities that left one dead and hundreds injured.

Security tight at India's historic Red Fort as farmers vow to continue protests

Security tight at India's historic Red Fort as farmers vow to continue protests

Hundreds of police guarded the historic Red Fort in the heart of the Indian capital on Wednesday following violent clashes between farmers and authorities in which one person was killed and at least 80 injured.

Indian farmers ride flag-bedecked tractors in Republic Day protest

Indian farmers ride flag-bedecked tractors in Republic Day protest

Tens of thousands of farmers drove a convoy of tractors festooned with brightly-coloured flags through the outskirts of India's capital of New Delhi on Tuesday, in a high-profile protest against controversial agricultural reforms.

Modi offers talks to end India protests against farm reforms

Modi offers talks to end India protests against farm reforms

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday defended India's biggest farm reforms in decades but offered to "very humbly" hold further talks with farmers protesting against the laws they fear would erode their incomes.

Indian farmers step up pressure with hunger strike against reforms

Indian farmers step up pressure with hunger strike against reforms

Leaders of protesting Indian farmers began a one-day hunger strike on Monday against agricultural reforms they say threaten their livelihoods, stepping up pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi ...

Fears world's biggest trade deal could spark conflicts, hurt farmers

Fears world's biggest trade deal could spark conflicts, hurt farmers

An Asia-Pacific trade deal backed by China could hurt small scale farmers, cause more land conflicts, and leave workers in poorer nations without protection as they struggle to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic, human rights groups said on Friday.

Gunmen kill at least 20 farmers in Sudan's Darfur: tribal chief

Gunmen kill at least 20 farmers in Sudan's Darfur: tribal chief

Gunmen killed at least 20 people, including children, who were visiting their farms in Sudan's wartime Darfur region for the first time in years, a tribal chief said Saturday.

Delhi pollution levels spike as farmers burn crop stubble

Delhi pollution levels spike as farmers burn crop stubble

The Indian capital was Wednesday shrouded in a grey haze as air quality plunged with increasing burning of crop stubble by farmers in neighbouring regions.

US farmers receive $8.52 billion in aid to date, USDA says

US farmers receive $8.52 billion in aid to date, USDA says

The US Department of Agriculture has to date paid out $8.52 billion in direct payments to American farmers as part of the 2018 aid program, designed to offset losses from trade tariffs by China ...

Water pipeline for illegal settlements in West Bank will harm Palestinian farmers

Water pipeline for illegal settlements in West Bank will harm Palestinian farmers

Israeli plans to build a 7-kilometer long water pipeline between two illegal settlements in the north of the West Bank is going to harm several Palestinian farmers whose land will be affected ...

Iraq fish farmers hit by carp deaths, amid fears over pollution

Iraq fish farmers hit by carp deaths, amid fears over pollution

Along the Iraqi banks of the Euphrates river, one question dominates the conversation. What killed the fish?

Rain brings relief to drought-stricken Australia farmers

Rain brings relief to drought-stricken Australia farmers

The wet weather was the first farmers in some areas had seen for more than a year, and even included hail.