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  • 5 Aug 2020- 04:56 by Local Press Report SEOUL The Korea Herald North Korea has recently released water from a border dam three times without notifying Seoul, in defiance of an inter-Korean agreement, authorities here confirmed on Tuesday. Pyongyang partially opened the floodgates at Hwanggang Dam,
  • 5 Aug 2020- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom New research commissioned by WaterAid and End Water Poverty, released at the end of July, shows that the economic effects of COVID-19 means that low- and middle-income countries will have almost $400 Billion USD less than projected
  • 5 Aug 2020- 05:01 by Local Press Report KHARTOUM CGTN Africa A sudden collapse of a dam in Sudan’s Blue Nile State has destroyed 600 houses, local Sudanese media reported on Friday. The local official warned against a big wave of displacement in the area, noting that the Bout dam constitutes the
  • 30 Jul 2020- 10:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium The European Commission (EC) has announced creation of a pan-European Umbrella Study to examine RNA fragments of SARS-CoV2 in wastewater. The purpose of the study is to reliably monitor the presence of the virus without direct testing
  • 29 Jul 2020- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Sana'a, Yemen Thousands of people in war-torn Yemen could be dying from undetected cases of cholera because COVID-19 has overwhelmed the country’s health facilities and people are too frightened to seek treatment for fear of the virus, aid agency
  • 29 Jul 2020- 08:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Tel Aviv, Israel Israel’s planned annexation of parts of the West Bank threatens to block possible cooperative regional approaches to solving water and energy issues while endangering the food security of Palestinians and halting cross-border
  • 29 Jul 2020- 07:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent New York, United States “The climate emergency is a danger to peace”, Miroslav Jenca, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Europe, Central Asia and the Americas told the Security Council 18 July, as he called on peace and security actors to play their
  • 29 Jul 2020- 07:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAKU, Azerbaijan Tension continues at the Armenia-Azerbaijan border after two weeks of skirmishes and increasing threats to civilians and crucial infrastructure. Armenia has claimed that things are “relatively calm” and that its forces were in control
  • 29 Jul 2020- 06:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom New  research from three universities in London reveals that microplastics are present in high quantities across the tidal Thames River in London and are being ingested by the river’s wildlife. While pollution from trace metals
  • 29 Jul 2020- 09:01 by Local Press Report BLACKPOOL Express Giant paddling pools are threatening drinking water supplies as the climate warms, experts say. Scientists in the industry have criticised the use of paddling pools which can hold a week's worth of water for a family of four. Climate
  • 15 Jul 2020- 09:38 by Local Press Report DHAKA Al Jazeera A third of Bangladesh is underwater after some of the heaviest rains in a decade, officials said. Almost four million people have also been hit by monsoon floods in South Asia. "This is going to be the worst flood in a decade,"
  • 20 Jul 2020- 09:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China China President Xi Jinping has urged local governments and communist party members to take responsibility in flood-triggered disaster prevention and relief work as large parts of China struggle with disastrous seasonal flooding. Xi made
  • 20 Jul 2020- 08:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico This news article was updated 22 July The head of the United States section of the International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC) issued a formal statement, 9 July, that Mexico is in violation of the 1944 Water Treaty between
  • 14 Jul 2020- 10:19 by Local Press Report BAGHDAD The Arab Weekly As lower oil prices and a coronavirus-driven downturn batter Iraq’s economy, availability of safe water is eroding and could fuel greater tensions, security experts warned. Hospitalisations due to worsening contamination from sewage,
  • 14 Jul 2020- 11:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom International credit ratings agency Fitch has warned that water scarcity is the greatest emerging risk in the mining and metals sector. A new  report, issued 8 July, identifies that localised water shortages and competition for

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