November 8th, 2011
01:42 PM GMT
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Bangkok (CNN) – After a month of devastating floods, Thailand faces the prospect of a dry spell it could do without.

From Bangkok to Phuket, bars and supermarkets are starting to report shortages of beer - such as local favourite Singha - as distributors struggle to get their product out.

Singha, which has many of its production facilities based in flood-hit central provinces such as Phathum Thani, was recently forced to close one brewery that was effectively surrounded by water. A company spokesperson told CNN production has been severely disrupted.

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November 8th, 2011
09:33 AM GMT
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Tokyo (CNN) - What happens to the endless amounts of trash created by Tokyo, home to 13 million people?

Future Cities investigates the highly automated business behind trash disposal.

It also discovers the potential for the rubbish to feed Tokyo's green spaces.

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