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Andy Murray fails to end drought after Sydney Classic final loss to Karatsev

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Andy Murray’s bid for a first title in more than two years ended with defeat by Russia’s Aslan Karatsev in the final of the Sydney Tennis Classic. The three-times grand slam winner put together his best week since cla...

Power of the Dawgs: Georgia end 41-year title drought after seeing off Alabama

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Stetson Bennett delivered the biggest throws of his storybook career and Georgia’s defense sealed the sweetest victory in program history, vanquishing rival Alabama 33-18 in the College Football Playoff title Monday n...

‘All I can think about is the children’s future’: drought devastates Kenya

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Dahabley smells of rotting flesh. Bodies of starved cows lie in various stages of decomposition, after being dragged to the outskirts of the village in Wajir county, north-east Kenya. They are added to on a near-daily...

Six dead giraffes: Kenya drought horror captured in single picture

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Six dead giraffes lie in a spiral on the dry earth, their bodies emaciated and interwoven. The aerial shot, taken by the photojournalist Ed Ram, shows the devastation of Kenya’s drought, which has left people and anim...

Weather whiplash: California’s historic downpour interrupts historic drought

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Over the span of two days, dramatic scenes of dried landscapes and wildfires that have defined California’s summer were replaced with surging rivers, floods and mudflows as a historic rainstorm – deemed a category 5 un...

Lake Tahoe water level hits four-year low as drought pummels tourist spot

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Lake Tahoe’s water level dropped to a four-year low on Tuesday as gusty winds and the impacts of California’s devastating drought hit the popular tourist destination. After days of high winds increased evaporation rat...

Paraguay on the brink as historic drought depletes river, its life-giving artery

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In the shadow of towering grain silos that line the bank of the River Paraná, South America’s second-longest waterway, Lucas Krivenchuk stands watching workers rush to load a barge with soybeans. “Twelve barges had to...

‘The challenge for us now is drought, not war’: livelihoods of millions of Afghans at risk

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The war in Afghanistan might be over but farmers in Kandahar’s Arghandab valley face a new enemy: drought. It has hardly rained for two years, a drought so severe that some farmers are questioning how much longer they...

Rohit Sharma paces to perfection to finally end his overseas drought

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Depending on how you look at it Rohit Sharma’s first Test century on foreign soil took him about five hours of actual game time, o il 23 hours or so that passed after he first took guard in the glaring late-afternoo...

‘I don’t believe anyone is safe’: drought rules spark accusations of racism in California outpost

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“I love the smell of diesel power in the afternoon. It smells like victory.” The line, a play on the quote from the Vietnam war movie Apocalypse Now, is the first uttered in a July video by Doug LaMalfa, the US congre...

Spain launches inquiry after dams drained for profit during drought

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The Spanish government has launched an inquiry after it emerged that a power company drained two reservoirs during a heatwave and drought in order to profit from exceptionally high electricity prices. Iberdrola, the c...

West nile virus: another alarming side effect of US drought

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​​For five days in the late summer of 2019, doctors battled to bring down John Hayden’s high fever. Hayden’s sudden onset of symptoms, including high fever, had everyone stumped, said his daughter Anne Hayden, and his...

‘There’s magic in misery’: ultramarathon runners cross Death Valley – in a drought

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In the Badwater Basin at the bottom of California’s Death Valley, the air feels like a giant hair dryer and the pavement can melt the soles of your shoes. Yet on Monday night, 100 of the world’s top endurance runners ...

Severe drought threatens Hoover dam reservoir – and water for US west

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Had the formidable white arc of the Hoover dam never held back the Colorado River, the US west would likely have no Los Angeles or Las Vegas as we know them today. No sprawling food bowl of wheat, alfalfa and corn. No...

American west stuck in cycle of ‘heat, drought and fire’, experts warn

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As fires propagate throughout the US west on the heels of record heatwaves, experts are warning that the region is caught in a vicious feedback cycle of extreme heat, drought and fire, all amplified by the climate cri...

Argentina stun Brazil in Copa América final to end 28-year trophy drought

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Two long droughts ended on Saturday at the Copa América final: Argentina won their first major title since 1993 after a 1-0 win against Brazil. And Lionel Messi finally lifted his first major trophy for the national t...

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