People are being urged to heed flood warnings into the weekend, with the Environment Secretary warning of the possibility of more "challenges" in parts of England due to wet weather next week. … [Read more...] about Storm Christoph: Flood warnings as ‘exceptionally high river levels’ expected on Saturday
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Concerns over Chinese growth could spell problems for Africa and other parts of the developing world. Beijing funded an overseas investment boom in the past few decades as it strove to become the world’s second largest economic superpower, while also buying vast amounts of the natural resources produced by emerging nations. … [Read more...] about Fears grow in Africa that the flood of funds from China will start to ebb
In this security vacuum, the resurgent Taliban laid siege to the highway. Attacks on LBG road crews intensified — fueled in part, Afghan officials told me, by grievances over the company’s failure to hire local workers and consult tribal elders. In February 2004, militants shot down an LBG helicopter, killing the pilot and injuring three employees. Meanwhile, travelers were increasingly stopped at gunpoint and shaken down. State employees were often summarily executed on the roadside. The Taliban made a special effort to destroy fuel and supply trucks that serviced the main NATO military bases at Bagram and Kandahar. In one infamous 2008 attack in Ghazni province, a convoy of more than 40 trucks was blown up and left to burn. “The highway was a vehicle graveyard,” says the senior U.S. officer, who returned to Afghanistan after serving in Iraq. “We tried to send logistics guys to move all the carcasses of the dead trucks off the road as fast as … [Read more...] about Highway to Hell: A Trip Down Afghanistan’s Deadliest Road
Is there a difference between male and female storms? A study of American hurricanes has shed light on an alarming pattern, and explained that more people are killed by "female" storms than those with male names. … [Read more...] about Storm names 2021: What is the next storm to hit the UK?