GERMANY, July 29: Withered sunflowers, scorched wheat fields, stunted cornstalks -- the farmlands of northern Germany have borne the brunt of this year's extreme heat and record-low rainfall, triggering an epochal drought.
NAWALPARASI, Dec 18: In her twilight years, 59-year-old Pabitra Tiwari of Kuleni Rajahar still remembers how it used to be like living in the village during her youthful days. “Our farms were fertile. The yields were good. Water scarcity was virtually unheard of,” she recalled. “Most of our problems were petty.”
KATHMANDU, Dec 9: Barcelona will be looking to carry on its unbeaten run against Villarreal at the Estadio de la Cerámica, and extend the lead at the top of the table by seven points ahead of both second-placed Valencia, who has still a match to play later on Saturday, and Real Madrid, who beat Sevilla 5-0 at home on the same day.