India's vast hinterland is now punctuated by mass graves of cows and buffalos. In some places, the carcasses rot in the open and the pained cries of sick animals are resound in villages.
Though most wouldn’t recognise his name today, President Nursultan Nazarbayev's predecessor was known by almost everyone in the Central Asian country 30 years ago.
Boko Haram reportedly claimed the kidnappings but parents are less concerned about who was behind the abductions as they reconsider sending their children back to school.
Mary Keller, head of monitoring and reporting at the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, says the deaths were caused by collapsed rooftops and electrocution.
The Christian man's so-called cow-lynching highlights the spike in such incidents ever since Prime Minister Modi's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) swept to power in 2014. Most victims have been Muslims and Dalits
Protecting cows and banning beef consumption was one of the measures by India's ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party to shore up support across the country. Instead, it is creating a backlash, even among Hindu farmers.
With consumption of the famed meat known for its melt-in-the-mouth tenderness and marbled fat on the decline in Japan, producers are looking overseas to boost sales instead.
Nigerian security officials say a group of armed men attacked two villages in Zamfara State in the country's northwest.
Conservationists claim the Maasai's cattle cause erosion and damage the environment. But the Maasai say their lifestyle is in complete harmony with the environment.
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