Drinking water shortages hit Peru
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Heavy flooding and mudslides have clogged up water treatment systems in Peru, leaving many in need of clean drinking water.
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A man was shot dead during protests that started in several cities in Iran over ongoing water shortages. Iranian authorities blamed his death on "rioters."
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Leftist candidate Pedro Castillo celebrates with his supporters after he was proclaimed Peru's next president by the country's elections jury.
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The Belgian city of Dinant has seen one of its districts devastated by violent torrents of water and mud, leaving residents to clear up the mess and cars destroyed. Robert Closset, the Deputy Mayor of Dinant, says "I really ask our Belgian government to send specialists to guide us towards what we should do for the population, because this must never happen again."
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Peru is seeing an alarming rise in coronavirus infections. The country has the highest per capita COVID-19 death rate in the world, with nearly 200,000 people dead. As DW's Johan Ramirez reports, a slow vaccine rollout has the public health care system reeling.
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Guido Bellido, the new prime minister, has previously expressed sympathies for the Shining Path guerrilla group, according to local media.
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A pregnant woman was seriously injured after an earthquake struck northern Peru. A 16th-century cathedral was among the buildings damaged.
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Across Spain, dozens of villages do not have access to drinkable water due to agricultural pollution, a lack of water quality controls and drought. Residents have no alternative but to purchase bottled water for their everyday needs and many are campaigning for change.
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