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First "orange" pollution alert as smog rolls into Beijing

By Reuters | Fri, 21 Feb 2014 11:32 AM
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BEIJING, Feb 21 (Reuters) - China's capital Beijing, under fire to take effective measures against air pollution, raised its four-tiered alert system to "orange" for the first time on Friday, as heavy smog was forecast to roll into the city over the next three days.

The orange level, the second highest, advises schools and kindergartens to cancel outside sports classes, but...

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