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  • Farmer Tom Albaugh holds drought impacted ears of corn in a field on his farm, Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, in Ankeny, Iowa. Albaugh expects to be harvesting by the middle of September, ahead of the usual end of September or early October schedule. The harvest is three to four weeks ahead of schedule in most of the corn belt because an unusually warm spring allowed farmers to plant earlier.

    The world urgently needs to adopt drought-management policies as farmers from Africa to India struggle with lack of rainfall and the United States endures the worst drought it has experienced in decades.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 23, 2012, 2:43 PM EDT
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  • In this July 18, 2012 file photo, Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping, second from left, shakes hands with visiting U.N. delegates during his meeting with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, unseen, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

    The world's two biggest economies are entering the final stages of political campaigns to pick their national leaders. But that's where the similarities end.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 30, 2012, 11:35 AM EDT
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