In one of the most sparsely populated regions of the world, the hardy inhabitants are fighting for survival. Mongolia's three million people and forty million animals are now being tested by a brutal winter that followed a drought last summer. Tony Birtley of Al Jazeera English reports how grazing is under threat, and read what sources from Mongolia are saying.
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During the summer season, scientists had predicted a drop in H1N1 flu cases -- but a different story is unfolding in Britain, where the number of cases is now doubling every week. Andrew Pekosz of Johns Hopkins discusses the rapid spread of H1N1 and efforts to develop a vaccine.
Hundreds of people in Tajikistan died in the cold or went hungry last winter due to electricity shortages and crop devastation. A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes from Tajikistan to describe the conditions that the country's people still endure.