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SYDNEY MORNING HERALD (Australia), BBC NEWS, THE GUARDIAN (UK)

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MELBOURNE - Two million liters of water were shot into the air after a faulty valve ruptured in a peaceful neighbourhood of Melbourne, reports BBC News.

At least one house has been significantly damaged, with water flooding into its living room and the garage roof collapsing, writes The Sydney Morning Herald.

It took the water company an hour to stop the flow.

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Fading Flavor: Production Of Saffron Declines Sharply

Saffron is well-known for its flavor and its expense. But in Kashmir, one of the flew places it grows, cultivation has fallen dramatically thanks for climate change, industry, and farming methods.

Photo of women harvesting saffron in Kashmir

Harvesting of Saffron in Kashmir

Mubashir Naik

In northern India along the bustling Jammu-Srinagar national highway near Pampore — known as the saffron town of Kashmir —people are busy picking up saffron flowers to fill their wicker baskets.

During the autumn season, this is a common sight in the Valley as saffron harvesting is celebrated like a festival in Kashmir. The crop is harvested once a year from October 21 to mid-November.

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