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Water: Why the taps run dry

PARIS: The world has abundant freshwater but it is unevenly distributed and under increasing pressure, UN agencies say, as highlighted by the severe shortages in Cape Town. South Africa has recently declared a “national disaster” over a…

The ‘water mafias’ that suck Karachi dry

KARACHI: The moment they saw the city water tanker stop in their neighbourhood, Mohammed and Nayla rushed towards it. That day, the water was free -- a rare event in Karachi, where organised gangs siphon it off to sell to thirsty residents.