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Asia braced for Thai rice shock | Al Jazeera

With 650,000 people rendered jobless due to the worst flooding in the nation, the economic toll of Thailand’s flooding are now reaching the rest of the Asian continent. Rice crops buried deep under water are likely to increase food prices across the world’s largest continent. As Al Jazeera’s Wayne Hay reports from Nonthaburi, the world’s largest rice exporter now faces ...

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Thailand leader admits flooding has overwhelmed her government | guardian.co.uk

Thailand’s new prime minister has acknowledged that the flood crisis has overwhelmed her government and pleaded for solidarity from the country in the battle ahead. In an emotional appearance before the press, Yingluck Shinawatra said her administration was doing all it could and trying to be clear about where the flooding could strike next. Mixed messages from officials in recent ...

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