India witnessed the hottest March in 122 years. With temperatures several times crossing 49 degrees Celsius (120 degrees Fahrenheit) in northern India, heat waves amplified the existing divisions between the poor and well-off, reports Sanket Jain.
The months-long deteriorating environmental situation in Tunisia took a hopeful turn after the government started clearing piles of trash from the coastal city of Sfax, vowing to create a new dump. Experts and activists point to poor governance and corruption underlying the continuing waste crisis in the north African country, reports Alessandra Bajec.
India "liberalizing" its economy in the early 1990s devastated the healthcare infrastructure needed to get people back on their feet.