The San Juan river will take months to clean up after a Pemex pipeline ruptured when thieves attempted to tap into it.
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Hamas granted Reuters journalists an exclusive look at underground tunnels in Gaza, in what appeared to be an attempt to dispute Israel’s claim that it had demolished all of the Islamist group’s border infiltration tunnels in the Gaza war. Plus archived images of smuggling tunnels in Gaza.
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Growing cities, overuse of fertilizers and factory wastewater have degraded China’s water supplies to the extent that half the nation’s rivers and lakes are severely polluted. China aims to spend $850 billion to improve filthy water supplies over the next decade, but even such huge outlays may do little to reverse damage caused by decades of pollution and overuse in Beijing’s push for rapid economic growth.
Across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, at least 672 people have died from the worst outbreak yet of the hemorrhagic fever, the World Health Organization said, placing great strain on the health systems of some of Africa’s poorest countries. Sierra Leone now has the highest number of Ebola cases, surpassing neighboring Guinea where the outbreak originated in February. Highly contagious, especially in the late stages, its symptoms include vomiting and diarrhea as well as internal and external bleeding.
Fluid Movement, a Baltimore-based performance art group, put on a water ballet at Druid Hill Park on July 24, 2014 in honor of the Star Spangled Banner Bicentennial. “Star Spangled Swimmer: A War of 1812 Water Ballet” sold out its first night and drew a large crowd the following night.