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150 more bodies found in Iligan

As many as 150 more bodies were recovered in Iligan City on Christmas Eve, bringing the total death toll from the flash floods and landslides unleashed by Tropical Storm “Sendong” on Dec. 16-17 to over 1,200, authorities said. “What’s sad is that the number goes up every day. The body […]

Famine and abundance rub shoulders in Ethiopia

by Philipp Hedemann in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Infosud/swissinfo.ch While millions of people in the Horn of Africa suffer a terrible drought, foreign investors are harvesting tonnes of cereals to be exported to Asia and the Gulf states. swissinfo.ch reports from western Ethiopia on farmland leased by an Indian entrepreneur, where […]

‘Malta lacks plan on water management’

Opposition spokesman on resources Joe Mizzi said that the government did not have a national plan on water management even though it had set up the Malta Resources Authority and Mepa. No wonder the island suffered from scarcity of water. Utility bills did not reflect a serious system of water […]

More than 2 million affected by China flooding

BEIJING – More than 2 million people have been displaced or otherwise affected by flooding in eastern China’s Zhejiang province that is also pushing up food prices, state media reported Sunday. Torrential rains have left huge areas of the relatively wealthy province under water, with 422,500 acres (171,000 hectares) of farmland inundated, […]

A coast to boast about

Gozo has been named one of the best 10 destinations among 50 chosen by a jury that evaluated 500 coastal regions in nine southern European countries. This was announced during the Quality Coast 2011 – Southern European Top 50 awards ceremony in Kouklia, Cyprus. Find more: