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The painful truth behind Italy's 'red gold' harvest

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Latest update : 2014-03-25

California hit by worst drought in 500 years

California is now in its third year of a drought that may turn out to be its worst ever. To make matters worse, the state has just had its warmest winter on record, depriving its parched land of snowmelt in the spring. Some communities are at risk of running out of drinking water, while those worst hit are ranchers and farmers. A lack of green grass means some are having to sell cows they can't afford, while the dry spell may force arable farmers to leave idle half a million acres of cropland.

By Valérie DEFERT , Sébastien VUAGNAT

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2015-08-31 Italy

The painful truth behind Italy's 'red gold' harvest

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2015-08-28 USA

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In New Orleans, much of the city has been rebuilt ten years after Hurricane Katrina, and many residents have been able to return. But for some, the damage is invisible to the...

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2015-08-27 India

Scandals tarnish reputation of India's pharmaceutical industry

The European Union has just suspended the sale of 700 Indian-made generic drugs. The decision came after Indian pharmaceutical research company GVK Bio was accused of allegedly...

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2015-08-26 Israeli settlements

Ten years since Israeli withdrawal from Gaza Strip

Ten years ago, Israel withdrew its settlers from the Gaza Strip. Some left voluntarily, others had to be forcefully removed. A decade on, some of the former settlers still do not...

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2015-08-25 France

Video: Building a community in Calais' 'Jungle'

We bring you a special report from the migrant camp dubbed the "Jungle" in the French port city of Calais, where an estimated 3,000 migrants live awaiting their chance to get to...

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