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    Climate change urgency grows

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 01/07/2019

    » Climate change is global in nature but it is having an especially severe impact on Asia. Chennai, one of India's largest cities, has run out of water as the summer heat intensifies. With monsoon rains below average, four lakes in the city of 4.7 million have dried up. Residents don't have enough water to drink, bathe or wash clothes, malls have closed their washrooms and restaurants are not open for customers.

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    Pope Francis puts the 'Dirty War' rumours to rest

    News, Published on 06/05/2015

    » Pope Francis continues to surprise. He recently slammed wage inequality between men and women as "a pure scandal", called climate change man's "slap in the face of nature" and beckoned the homeless to tour the Sistine Chapel.

  • OPINION

    Cape Town may soon run out of water

    News, Mihir Sharma, Published on 25/01/2018

    » April 22, Earth Day, might have a bit of extra significance this year. It might be the day that, for the first time, a great world city runs out of water.

  • OPINION

    'Hunger Games' problems an echo of our own reality

    News, Published on 01/12/2014

    » I headed out in the snow on the night before Thanksgiving to watch The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1. I enjoyed the film, although perhaps in a the-third-Star-Wars-movie-was-fun-but-not-as-good-as-the-second-and-I-don't-believe-the-Ewoks-could-have-beaten-the-Imperial-stormtroopers sort of way.

  • OPINION

    Fight over disputed islands has just begun

    News, Josh Rogin, Published on 29/10/2015

    » After months of internal debate, the White House permitted the Defence Department to sail one ship near a reef in the South China Sea that China claims. The Chinese reaction shows Beijing has no intention of backing down. Now the Obama administration is debating what to do next.

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    Merkel, Juncker fight the dreamers

    News, Leonid Bershidsky, Published on 08/07/2016

    » It is increasingly clear that the European Union (EU) is about to waste the crisis brought on by the UK's withdrawal vote. The leaders of the nation states have no stomach for any meaningful reform of EU institutions, the bureaucrats in Brussels are forced to take a back seat, and federalist dreamers are unceremoniously shunted aside.

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