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In Japan, sightings of wild bears have soared to their highest level in five years, while many northern regions have reported the most in over a decade. This has led to a number of fatal attacks and scores of injuries. We look at the multiple factors behind the increased number of bear sightings.
Next, we see how in India, the ruling party has taken to labelling dissenters and activists as “anti-nationals”. Three vaguely worded laws, including a controversially revised anti-terrorist measure, have led to a crackdown on dissent with thousands of people being arrested.
Finally, life in Thailand’s tourist hotspot of Phuket has been flipped upside down by the pandemic. But it has also led to a brighter perspective for the Chao Lay people. They have enjoyed a welcome break from mass tourism, with the country closed to foreign visitors over the past eight months.
Source: Thanks france24