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Artificial rain eases Asia's droughts but heats up tensions

China advances drone tech, while India calls weather modification a threat

Lightning strikes across the sky during a thunderstorm in Guangzhou. China preparing for changing weather patterns.   © Reuters

BANGKOK/TOKYO -- As a heat wave pushes temperatures up to nearly 50 C, a recent video released by the United Arab Emirates shows a city in the arid nation lashed by torrential rain -- the result of a national cloud-seeding operation.

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