Europe faces the risk of vegetable shortages

Europe faces the risk of vegetable shortages

Emmanuel Lefebvre produces thousands of tons of chicory every year on his northern farm but this year may have to drop the crop because of high electricity prices. Across Northern and Western Europe, vegetable producers are contemplating stopping growing crops …

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Struggling because of drought in China

Struggling because of drought in China

Like many generations ago, Zhang Yue and her husband rely on Pang Yang, China’s largest freshwater lake, for their livelihood. The couple earns 60,000 yuan ($8,700) a year from growing rice, corn and sesame along Ba Duong Lake, just enough …

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Apprenticeship wave in Hong Kong

Apprenticeship wave in Hong Kong

Inside a workshop in Hong Kong, nurse Eric Pun and more than 20 young people crowded to learn how to use a drill. Fast-moving businesses have begun offering training courses on skills such as home repair and hairdressing, as Hong …

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Pakistani pregnant women face death amid record floods

Pakistani pregnant women face death amid record floods

Eight months pregnant, Naseeba Ameerulla nearly died while walking in pain looking for an ambulance and took 12 hours to get to the hospital due to flooding. When Naseeba Ameerullah, 23, found an ambulance, she had to beg the driver …

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