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In Pakistan, a high mountain water pipe brings peace with water

SIKSA: When a pipeline was installed last year to bring spring water and snowmelt to this village of 500 households in northern Pakistan, it brought something else as well: peace. Previously, neighbours argued over the limited water that coursed through channels to the town. The community strictly regulated water use, with each household allowed half an hour of supply a week to irrigate their fields. Cheating brought arguments. To wash their clothes or to bathe, villagers had to clamber down to the river at the bottom…

Cruise ship becomes real-life Titanic after water pipe burst

NEW ORLEANS: Passengers at a cruise ship had a terrifying moment when it suddenly flooded with water in scenes reminiscent of the Titanic. Pictures and videos showed water streaming into corridors on board the Carnival Dream cruise liner in the Caribbean as 50 rooms were flooded. The flooding happened when the ship’s fire extinguishing system was breached, leaving many to be relocated to the boat’s on-board spa to sleep on yoga mats. A user posted photos and videos on Facebook when she had a ‘rare moment of…