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Fighting China’s mighty floods

Xinhua news agency

MORE THAN 30,000 soldiers, emergency workers and residents are on guard at dikes near Wuhan, capital of central China’s Hubei province, as the city on Wednesday braced for flood waters from two swollen rivers.

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Afghanistan: time to go

THE MASSIVE leak of US military files concerning the war in Afghanistan to the Wikileaks website and selected newspapers has only served to confirm what most peace campaigners already knew or suspected. They confirm the reports we have from investigative journalists like Guy Smallman who toured Afghanistan a year ago, speaking to villagers and recording on film the devastation caused by US and British air strikes on Afghans civilians, their homes and their way of life.

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