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Australian artist sizes up 3 grain silos for huge murals depicting water diviner

November 06, 2020 11:35 AM

BARRABA, AUSTRALIA (REUTERS) - When Mr Fintan Magee was asked to paint a mural on a trio of 40m high grain silos in the small Australian town of Barraba, he decided against an archetypal image of sheep and cattle.

Drought spurs Australia to import rice or risk empty shelves

July 08, 2020 1:01 PM

MELBOURNE (BLOOMBERG) - This season, like nearly nine-tenth of Australian rice growers, Mr Rob Massina decided to skip planting the grain on his land near the tiny town of Jerilderie, about four hours north of Melbourne.

Seoul seeks to send food aid to North Korea as drought worsens

May 17, 2019 5:00 AM

SEOUL • North Korea is suffering its worst drought in decades and food supplies are reportedly running low, but South Korea's push to provide aid is bogged down by growing tension over missile tests and sanctions crackdowns.

Australia election: Drought wilts support for government in rural heartlands

May 16, 2019 4:10 PM

MILDURA, Australia (REUTERS) - A conservative stronghold for a century, Australia's hinterland is now cracking like the drought-parched earth, voters say, with once-safe districts in jeopardy ahead of Saturday's (May 18) election.

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