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'Flood fighter' game teaches Asian kids survival tips

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May 13, 2014
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Dodging electrocution, drowning and even crocodiles, the Thai virtual hero of a new mobile game called "Flood Fighter" aims to educate children across Asia about the perils posed by Mother Nature (Duration 01:51) Video provided by AFP


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In Borneo Jungle, Natives Stand Up Against Malaysian Dams

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