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Parched Jordan to tap ancient aquifer

Jordan, one of the world's 10 driest countries, said it will start pumping water from a 300,000-year-old southern aquifer on Thursday to the capital and other cities to help them meet high demand.

Jul 10, 2013 not rated yet 0

Dangerous chemicals found in south China river

(AP)—Residents and water plants along a river in southern China that is used as a drinking source have been warned not to use the river's water after authorities detected excessive amounts of two dangerous chemicals.

Jul 06, 2013 4.7 / 5 (15) 0

Jordan blocks 254 news websites

The Jordanian government said on Tuesday that it had blocked 254 unlicensed news websites, 16 of them in the previous two days, using powers under a 2012 law criticised as a threat to freedom of expression.

Jul 02, 2013 not rated yet 0