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Beijing tackles worst drought in decades

China has deployed 7,000 technicians, funnelled off 14 billion cubic meters of water, dug thousands of wells and sent silver iodide into the air to cause rain. It's all in an attempts to stave off the extreme dry spell that's crippling the country's agricultural industry. There hasn't been any rain for 150 days, meaning it's China's worst drought for decades.

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By Hervé Carriou , Baptiste FALLEVOZ

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2016-05-25 Liberia

Liberia prepares to take full control of its security

At the end of June, Liberia will retake full control of its own security. For the past thirteen years, the UN's peacekeeping force, UNMIL, has supported the country's police and...

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2016-05-24 Lebanon

Video: Christian NGO brings Syrian refugees to Italy

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2016-05-23 Tunisia

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In Tunisia, the tourist season is just beginning. Since last year's deadly terror attacks on the Bardo museum in Tunis and a hotel in Sousse, which targeted tourists, the sector...

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2016-05-20 China

Beijing tightens control of foreign NGOs

The Chinese government recently passed a law to bring foreign NGOs under stricter control. The legislation, which will come into force in 2017, gives police wide-ranging powers...

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2016-05-19 Philippines

Philippines: Moro Islamic Liberation Front dreams of 'caliphate' on Mindanao

The southern Philippines island of Mindanao is where the majority of the Muslim community lives in this predominantly Christian country. Various armed groups are fighting for the...

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