China's flood misery worsens

A battered dyke in China has suffered a fresh breach, sending flood water crashing down on an area where more than 200 lives have already been lost


Gas war hots up

The stakes in the gas war between Russia and Belarus have been raised even higher. Russia has now reduced gas supplies by 60 per cent over unpaid


Grapes, robots and saints

Grape producers in the Shimane region of Japan have a new weapon in their fight to keep crops irrigated – the mobile phone. All it takes is click

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Strike and demo in Greece

Various unions, including trades such as construction workers, electricians, factory workers, and health sector workers held a demonstration in the