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Worst drought in decades hits Chile capital and outskirts
Officials in Chile say the capital city and its outskirts are suffering from the worst drought in many years.
Drought reveals lost temple in Thailand submerged by dam
Thousands are flocking to see a Buddhist temple in central Thailand exposed after drought drove water levels to record lows in a dam reservoir where it had been submerged.
Ancient 3,400-year-old palace revealed after drought dries up Iraq reservoir
An ancient 3,400-year-old palace has been found in a reservoir after water levels dropped because of a drought.
India's PM calls for water conservation push as drought hits crops
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday pushed for greater grassroots water conservation efforts amid concerns weak monsoon rains would push millions of drought-hit people to the edge and hammer agricultural production in Asia’s third-biggest economy.
Turkey facing tough battle against drought in region
As it recovers from the toll of recent heavy rains and floods, Turkey is battling against the effects of the global climate change, which is likely to impact the region deeply.
Namibia forced by drought to auction 1,000 wild animals
Drought-hit Namibia has authorized the sale of at least 1,000 wild animals — including elephants and giraffes — to limit loss of life and generate $1.1 million for conservation, the authorities confirmed Saturday.
After drought and floods, Afghanistan confronts critical harvest
Afghanistan’s summer harvest will be one of the most critical in years, especially of wheat, its biggest cereal crop, as the country recovers from floods and the worst drought in decades, government and aid organization officials say.
California water agencies fight over multistate drought plan
A major Southern California water agency is trying to push the state through a final hurdle in joining a larger plan to preserve a key river in the US West that serves 40 million people.
Australia's drought leading to 'suffering' of children, UN warns
A prolonged drought in Australia is having a devastating impact on children and forcing them to ‘grow up’ prematurely, a UN report warned.
US says two states must finish Colorado River drought plan
Two states in the US West have work to do on a plan to combat the shrinking supply of Colorado River water that 40 million people depend on but that’s threatened by a prolonged drought, a federal official said.
Kabul faces water crisis as drought, population strain supply
Standing in his garden in Kabul, Baz Mohammad Kochi oversaw the drilling of a new well more than 100 meters deep after his first water reservoir dried up. He is not alone.
Conflict and drought ravage Iraq's prized date palms
Sweet Iraqi dates adorn tables in homes across the country, but the fruit tree and national symbol has come under threat from conflict and crippling drought.
German farmers struck by drought fear further damage from climate change
In Germany, record temperatures and no rainfall since early April have led to a drought and thousands of farms are facing bankruptcy because of crop failure.
'No grass': Europe's livestock sector stricken by drought
"Our cows have been living off hay cut in June, there isn't any grass," said Jean-Guillaume Hannequin, a farmer in eastern France, who like his counterparts across much of northern Europe is wondering how he will feed his animals this winter.
Drought reveals remains of German 'Atlantis' in lake
A sustained drought in Germany has revealed the ruins of a village abandoned when a large reservoir was created more than 100 years ago.

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