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Dams, taps running dry in northern Mexico amid historic water shortages

MONTERREY, Mexico, June 20 (Reuters) – Her elderly neighbor is hard of hearing so Maria Luisa Robles, a convenience store worker in the northern Mexican city of Monterrey, shouted the question a second time: Have you run out of water? She had – and it wasn’t just her. The taps across this working-class neighborhood of …

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Nigeria blocking repatriation of $450 million in foreign airline revenue, IATA says

DOHA, June 19 (Reuters) – Nigeria is withholding $450 million in revenue international carriers operating in the country have earned, an executive at the world’s largest airlines association said on Sunday. Africa’s largest economy has restricted access to foreign currency for imports and for investors seeking to repatriate their profits as the nation tackles a …

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Top three Aussie miners to shed $11 bln in market value as commodity rout accelerates

Rio Tinto tracks worst month since Aug 2021 BHP, Fortescue risk worst month since Sept 2021 June 20 (Reuters) – Australia’s big three miners were on track to lose more than A$16 billion ($11.12 billion) in combined market value on Monday at current levels, as a commodity selloff over easing China demand and fears of …

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Wildfires ravage woods in Spain’s Catalonia as heat-wave bites

ARTESA DE SEGRE/TOLEDO, Spain, June 16 (Reuters) – Three wildfires have laid waste to 1,600 hectares (3,950 acres) of pines and bushes in eastern Spain since Wednesday as a heatwave pushes temperatures close to record highs, regional firefighters said on Thursday . Hundreds of firemen were on the ground battling the blazes with 120 trucks …

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