‘We’ve returned to the Middle Ages’ – life in Venezuela’s blackout

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For Venezuelans today, suffering under a new nationwide black-out that has lasted days, it’s like being thrown back to life centuries ago. A man sits on a bench in pitch dark, during a power cut in Caracas.Foto: Cristian Hernández / … Read More

In embattled Venezuela, residents line up for hours to get clean water

The scene in Venezuela‘s capital of Caracas is dire: a long line of people searching for clean water during the country’s daily power outages. Children and adults alike can be seen carrying jugs as residents prepare to make a dangerous trip … Read More

Japan flood tool nears 200, sun scorches thousands battling thirst

The death toll rose to 195, with several dozen people still missing, the government said on Thursday. Reuters KURASHIKI, Japan – Intense heat and water shortages raised fears of disease outbreaks in flood-hit western Japan on Thursday as the death … Read More