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Two-thirds of the globe face water shortages, major study finds

Four billion people live under conditions of severe water shortages at least one month of the year, according to new research. Nearly half of these people live in India and China, according to astudy by Science Advances. Other populations facing severe water scarcity live in Bangladesh, the United States (mostly in western states), Pakistan and Nigeria. Of the total figure half a billion people …

Image: Powerful earthquake hits Nepal

Nepal Death Toll Could Reach 10,000: Millions Starving, Entire Mountain Villages Flattened

Death toll in the Nepal earthquake could reach 10,000 as rescue teams have started reaching isolated mountain villages. Entire mountain villages have been razed to the ground and millions of people are starving as they are cut off from all food supply and communication. Wet weather and cold are making life intolerable. An estimated 8 million people have been affected. …