A pro-democracy protester bangs pots to make noises in front of a picture of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha (Sakchai Lalit/AP)

Thailand’s prime minister survives no-confidence vote


Thailand’s prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has survived a no-confidence vote in parliament amid allegations that his government mismanaged the economy, bungled the provision of Covid-19 vaccines, abused human rights and fostered corruption.

Sikhs wave the Nishan Sahib, a Sikh religious flag, as they arrive at the historic Red Fort monument in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. Tens of thousands of protesting farmers drove long lines of tractors into India’s capital on Tuesday, breaking through police barricades, defying tear gas and storming the historic Red Fort as the nation celebrated Republic Day. (AP Photo/Dinesh Joshi)

Angry farmers storm historic fort in huge tractor rally in New Delhi


Tens of thousands of farmers have marched, ridden horses and driven tractors into India’s capital, breaking through police barricades to storm the historic Red Fort — a deeply symbolic act that revealed the scale of their challenge to prime minister Narendra Modi’s government.