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TULI GULED, Ethiopia (Reuters) - First, drought in Ethiopia’s Oromiya region destroyed Asha Khalif Ali’s crops and animals. Then her husband and brother were killed in ethnic violence. She fled with her seven children, the youngest on her back, and watched their small faces grow gaunt with hunger as they sought safety.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The United Nations is seeking $730 million in humanitarian aid for Afghanistan this year, an increase on 2019 as poverty surges in a country worn down by war and drought, the U.N.'s deputy special representative for Afghanistan said on Monday.
JAKARTA: The Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) is opposing the administration’s plan to construct a cable car facility around Mount Rinjani on Lombok Island.
BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe (Reuters) - In Zimbabwe's second city Bulawayo, Abraham Kavalanjila and his two sons have given up waiting for the water to come back on, and trekked out into the maize fields to draw on an open well.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia Day celebrations on Sunday saw thousands of people flock to beaches and music festivals, but festivities were clouded by the tragedy of bushfires which have killed 33 and destroyed hundreds of homes.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's bushfire-stricken state of Queensland saw heavy rainfalls on Sunday dampening some of the fires that have razed 2.5 million hectares (1.2 million acres) of land since September, but the wet weather caused major flooding.
CYBERJAYA: Kedah, Penang and Melaka have yet to apply for cloud seeding activities despite having low water levels in their dams, says the National Water Services Commission (SPAN).
LONDON (Reuters) - Australia's bushfires are contributing to one of the biggest annual increases in the concentration of carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere since record-keeping began more than 60 years ago, according to a forecast published by Britain's Met Office on Friday.
MELAKA: With the water level at the Durian Tunggal dam taking a drastic dip, the state government has announced there will be a water rationing exercise for three districts here next week.
MELAKA: The state government has announced a scheduled water rationing exercise beginning on Wednesday (Jan 29) due to the ongoing dry spell.