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6 Nov
The German capital's BER airport was almost nine years behind schedule and way over budget when it finally opened for business a year ago. Now, the scandal-hit site has a new problem: dirty water.
24 Oct
Images show partially submerged houses, evacuated residents, and a flooded airport in Nepal where 31 people were reported dead after days of heavy rains across the country. Swelling rivers flooded homes in several districts, damaging roads and bridges and reportedly destroying crops. Landslides are a regular danger in the Himalayan region, but experts say they are becoming more common as rains become increasingly erratic and glaciers melt.
9 Oct
Water shortages and volcanic ash are making life tough for banana farmers on the island of La Palma, where life has been heavily disrupted since the La Cumbre Vieja volcano began erupting in September.
11 Aug
Giant pumps whir deep underground at a plant in Singapore that helps transform sewage into water so clean it is fit for human consumption.
1 Aug
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."
25 Jul
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."
8 Jul
A woman was arrested for allegedly spraying liquid from a water gun on an Olympic torch relay runner in eastern Japan on Sunday (July 4). Kayoko Takahashi, 53, was arrested by police in the city of Mito in Ibaraki Prefecture, about 100 kilometres northeast from Tokyo on suspicion of forcible obstruction of business.
16 Jun
Portuguese football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo removed two bottles of Euro 2020 tournament sponsors Coca-Cola away from him as he entered a news conference, before holding up a bottle of water to the media, dismissing the famous sugary drink.⁣
15 Jun
Portuguese soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo removed two bottles of tournament sponsors Coca-Cola away from him as he entered a news conference on Monday (June 14) before holding up a bottle of water to the media, dismissing the famous sugary drink.
4 May
Importation of more than 16000 bottles of expired table water intercepted by the KLT Command of the Nigeria Customs Service begs the question of waste of scarce foreign exchange.
25 Apr
Raul Barrientos takes his trusty donkeys each morning to haul several litres of water up hilly dirt paths to his home in a working class neighbourhood of Mexico City, where the general water supply does not reach. According to a study by the National Autonomous University of Mexico, close to 10 percent of the Mexican population does not have access to drinking water, or some 12 to 15 million inhabitants.
18 Apr
Japan will release more than a million tonnes of treated water from the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocean, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga says, despite concern from neighbouring countries and fierce opposition from local fishing communities.

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