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The next Tokyo? Plan for 'flood-defence city' boasts first mile-high skyscraper

City links: An ambitious proposal to protect the Japanese capital, the rise of night mayors and a greener Madrid all feature in this week’s roundup of the best city stories from around the web<p>This week’s collection of urban gems takes us all the way from Tokyo to Porto Alegre via Amsterdam and …

Urbanism

Paraguay declares state of emergency amid severe flooding

Severe flooding has forced more than 100-thousand people out of their homes in the bordering areas of Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil and Argentina.<p>It has been sparked by heavy summer rains brought on by “El Nino.”<p>The Paraguayan government has declared a state of emergency in Asuncion and seven regions …

In Paraguay, more flee worst floods in decades as flood defenses creak

Around 90,000 people have already left their homes in Asuncion<p>By Mariel Cristaldo and Sarah Marsh<p>ASUNCION/BUENOS AIRES, Dec 27 (Reuters) - With …

In Paraguay, Tens of Thousands Flee Worst Floods in Decades

With further rain looming, more families abandoned their homes on Sunday in Paraguay, the country hardest hit by the worst flooding in decades in the area bordering Uruguay and Argentina, which has already forced more than 100,000 people to evacuate.<p>The El Nio weather phenomenon has exacerbated …

Weather
Africa

Foreign direct investment in China climbs in March

That brings inbound FDI up 11.3 percent to $34.88 billion for the first quarter.<p>The data follows a series of disappointing data releases , highlighting flagging domestic fixed asset investment, including in property, and slowing industrial activity.<p>Foreign investment projects take time to conceive …

Economic Development
Economy
South-east Asia
Weather

France floods: 17 dead on Riviera after storms

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1198000/1198022_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522681153_c289842095cf613615ce07a3b8cb409a<p><b>Violent storms and flooding have hit south-eastern France, killing at least 17 people with four more missing, officials say.</b><p>Three elderly people …

Johnny Hallyday

Earthquake artificial intelligence knows where damage is worst

Where to start? <i>(Image: Daniel Berehulak/New York Times/Eyevine)</i><p>WHEN an earthquake hits, emergency responders need to know which areas to go to first, …