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Indonesia begins cloud-seeding to fight haze

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Indonesia has begun seeding clouds in an attempt to create rain to extinguish blazes that have choked Singapore and Malaysia with smog, officials said, while launching investigations into plantation firms suspected of starting the fires. 

The Kuala Lumpur skyline is shrouded by haze on June 23, 2013. Indonesia has begun seeding clouds in an attempt to create rain to extinguish blazes that have choked Singapore and Malaysia with smog, officials said, while launching investigations into plantation firms suspected of starting the fires.

The pollution index dropped to "moderate" in Singapore on Sunday after having hit "hazardous" levels but the smog intensified in Malaysia, with its government declaring a state of emergency in two southern districts.

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