A farmer works in her dry corn field beside a fenced-in canal ...
Aug 4th, 2009
(AFP/File) - A farmer works in her dry corn field beside a fenced-in canal that is part of China's South-North Water Diversion Project (behind her) in Yixian in June 2009. Farmers are hard pressed to irrigate their plots of land, despite being right next to the largest water project in history, because the water for Beijing comes from the region and province surrounding the capital.(AFP/File/Frederic J. Brown) -
By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - Controversial fashion designer John Galliano, who was fired by Christian Dior over his anti-Semitic tirades, lost another job after Parsons The New School for Design canceled his workshop because he refused to have a "candid conversation" with students about his career. Last month, the college booked... [Full Article]
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