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Ukrainians still finding bodies in former occupied villages outside Kyiv

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The man’s body was first discovered by local people who were ploughing a nearby field. Only lightly covered with dirt, it lay near a copse of trees beside open pastureland roamed by cows near Zahaltsy, a small village...

‘Like a scene from Titanic’: floods in Assam submerge entire villages

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People living in Assam, in north-east India, are usually stoical about the flooding that occurs to a greater or lesser extent every monsoon season. But this year they say the situation is dramatically worse. “It was l...

‘Like a scene from Titanic’: floods in Assam submerge entire villages

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People living in Assam, in north-east India, are usually stoical about the flooding that occurs to a greater or lesser extent every monsoon season. But this year they say the situation is dramatically worse. “It was l...

Ukraine jails two Russian soldiers for shelling villages

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Two Russian soldiers have each been sentenced to more than 11 years in jail after a court in central Ukraine found them guilty of firing artillery at civilian areas. The verdict after the trial in the Poltava region c...

Turkey floods: Heavy rains sweep away cars and leave villages without power

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Floods caused by heavy rainfall hit Turkey's northern coast on Wednesday, sweeping away cars and leaving villages without power. State broadcaster TRT Haber reported one person died in the Bartin province. The floodin...

German villages could be left with no drinking water after floods

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Towns and villages devastated by last week’s extreme weather events in western Germany fear they could be left without access to power and drinking water for months as the country starts to debate whether a more effic...

10 of Britain’s prettiest seaside villages

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A jumble of red-roofed cottages open on to a wide stretch of beach at Runswick, an under-the-radar gem. Rock pools, fossil hunting and acres of sand make it a great choice for families, and walkers can follow the Clev...

‘Living hell’: deaths reported as Czech Republic tornado devastates villages

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A tornado and hailstones the size of tennis balls has hit the Czech Republic’s south-east, rescuers said, razing houses and causing an as yet unknown number of fatalities. Video footage from the region on social netwo...

10 of Britain’s most eccentric villages: chosen by readers

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Ilam, Staffordshire, is a surprise. Although there has been a settlement here since Saxon times, the current buildings are all in the style of a Swiss village. It was built in the early 1800s by a wealthy local landow...

Superiore 10 novels set in villages

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What comes to mind when you think of a village, no matter where in the world it’s located? Perhaps a place where everyone knows everyone else’s business? A place that is small enough to let an eccentric or two stand o...

Drowned land: hunger stalks South Sudan’s flooded villages

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After the unprecedented floods last summer, the people of Old Fangak, a small town in northern South Sudan, should be planting now. But the flood water has not receded, the people are still marooned and now they are f...

Pretty walks, lovely villages, great cheese: a trip to Teesdale

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When I tell people that I’m off to have a long weekend in Teesdale – which is more often than you might think – there inevitably follows a moment of confusion. They always think I mean Teeside, and even as they smile ...

Entire villages would be wiped out if natural disaster hit dam on PNG mine, critics say

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A proposed dam to hold billions of tonnes of mine waste near the head of Papua New Guinea’s longest river is a potential environmental disaster that could wipe out entire villages if there was a natural disaster, gove...