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Thursday, November 13, 1997 Published at 20:21 GMT



World: Far East

Malaysia tries artifical rain to beat haze

Malaysia is to try to generate rain using Russian equipment, in an attempt to clear the haze which has covered parts of south-east Asia for the past two months.

The Russian machinery has still to be tested, but the Malaysian authorities say it creates high winds, which then produce clouds and rainfall.They say they're confident the artificial cyclones won't damage property or the environment.

Russia has agreed to supply the equipment on the understanding that it will only be paid if rain comes.

From the newsroom of the BBC World Service






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