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As Water Runs Low, an Indian Town Blames the Men Who Work the Pipes

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The “key men” of Shimla, who control the water flow to each neighborhood, were subjected to so much wrath during a drought that they were given police protection. Source: NYT > World
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How a Tiny Kansas Town Rebooted Its Struggling Hospital into a Health Care Jewel

LAKIN, Kansas—No stoplight marks the entrance to Lakin, just a gas station, a Subway, and a Dollar General. On Main Street, a coffee shop owned by a Mennonite family stays open late once a week, but its storefront was the only one illuminated [...]
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Ballarat Journal: Australian Mining Town Breaks Its Silence About Grim Past of Sexual Abuse

2 months ago | 0 comment
Today, survivors speak of broken marriages, children being raised without fathers, lives spent in a haze of drugs and alcohol or in and out of institutional care. What happened here is often likened to a big black cloud hanging over the [...]
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In a Syrian Town, People Started Shouting: ‘Chemicals! Chemicals!’

2 months ago | 0 comment
Syria, Russia and Iran have denied the use of chemical weapons, accusing the rebels and rescue workers of concocting the story to gain sympathy as their defeat loomed. Photo President Trump with Vice President Mike Pence [...]
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Theresa May Gonna Put Putin In A Lorry TO PAIN TOWN, Population HIM!

3 months ago | 0 comment
Not the hero we want but We’ve been closely following the story of how Russia sure SEEMS to have poisoned former Russian spy-turned MI6 informant Sergei Skripal and his daughter in broad daylight in Salisbury, UK, especially once we learned [...]
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This Is What Happens When Bitcoin Miners Take Over Your Town

4 months ago | 0 comment
EAST WENATCHEE, Washington—Hands on the wheel, eyes squinting against the winter sun, Lauren Miehe eases his Land Rover down the main drag and tells me how he used to spot promising sites to build a bitcoin mine, back in 2013, when he was [...]
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Dangerously Low on Water, Cape Town Now Faces ‘Day Zero’

5 months ago | 0 comment
Hospitals, schools and other vital institutions will still get water, officials say, but the scale of the shut-off will be severe. Cape Town’s problems embody one of the big dangers of climate change: the growing risk of powerful, recurrent [...]
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Sidangkou Journal: China’s ‘Saxophone Capital,’ a Factory Town Transfixed by Kenny G

6 months ago | 0 comment
Others have found playing the instrument to be a source of relaxation. They join friends to play together outdoors, often with orchestral tracks blaring in the background. “It’s just so beautiful, I don’t know how to describe it,” [...]
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Marib Journal: As Yemen Crumbles, One Town Is an Island of Relative Calm

8 months ago | 0 comment
During a recent four-day trip to Marib with a group of Western journalists and researchers, I saw a town struggling for a sense of normalcy — and even progress — despite the collapsed country around it. The trip was organized by the [...]
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Amadiya Journal: An Iraqi Town Where Muslims, Jews and Christians Coexist, in Theory

8 months ago | 0 comment
Hazana’s biography is so hazy that he defeats a Google search. Locals don’t have much to add. He was “a really great guy, a pure person,” said Bzhar Ahmad, 55, a retired government worker who had just emerged from noon prayers [...]