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About 12 million people in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia are at risk of hunger

By Daniel Wesangula NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate change is making drought and humanitarian disasters worse in the Horn of Africa, Oxfam said on Thursday, ahead of a major climate march in Washington to coincide with the first 100 days of the Trump administration. About 12 million people in Ethiopia, …

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U.S. President Donald Trump wants South Korea to pay for the $1 billion Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) system.

By James Pearson SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's suggestion that Seoul pay for the THAAD advanced U.S. missile defence system would be an "impossible option," a top foreign policy adviser to South Korean presidential frontrunner Moon Jae-in said on Friday. Trump told Reuters in an interview on Thursday …

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Old Mutual on track to complete its break-up

LONDON (Reuters) - Anglo-South African financial services group Old Mutual is selling its 26 percent stake in an Indian insurance joint venture for 156 million pounds, as part of the group's planned break-up into four parts. Old Mutual sold the stake in Kotak Mahindra Old Mutual Life Insurance to its …

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Nearly 12 million Colombians are at risk from disaster

By Anastasia Moloney BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Calculating the costs of natural disasters is a valuable way for governments to recognize and limit the potential for damage, especially as extreme weather linked to climate change occurs more often, the United Nations' disaster prevention chief says. Recent deadly landslides caused …

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China welcomes refugees with money to boomtown of Yiwu

YIWU, China (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As Europe and the United States crack down on migrants from the Middle East and Africa, China is welcoming those with money with the boomtown of Yiwu, known as "Christmas Town", luring business-savvy Syrians, Yemeni, Libyans and Iraqis. Although China doesn't have laws recognising …

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China is targeting 35 million vehicle sales by 2025

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China is targeting 35 million vehicle sales by 2025 and wants new energy vehicles (NEVs) to make up at least one-fifth of that total, the industry ministry said on Tuesday. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said in a market "road map" that China's urbanization drive …

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Russia calls objective investigation into the chemical weapons attack

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has told the United States it regrets Washington's opposition to letting its inspectors take part in an investigation into a chemical weapons attack in Syria earlier this month, the foreign ministry said on Friday. It said Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov spoke by phone to U.S. Secretary …

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India loom workers suffer hearing loss

By Roli Srivastava SURAT, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Udhiya Behera sat in a windowless room in the Indian textile hub of Surat, staring blankly at a small television as the ground shook with the noise of power looms on the floor below. For Behera, though, this was a moment …

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Kidnapping, forced marriage: Pakistan’s Hindu women hope for protection in new law

By Saleem Shaikh and Sughra Tunio ISLAMABAD (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sapna Gobia is busy preparing for her wedding in Pakistan in a few weeks. In many ways, her wedding will follow traditions passed down through generations, with the bride and groom circling a sacred fire lit by their families. …

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“READY FOR ANOTHER ONSLAUGHT”

With its ancient hypnotic rituals, Sufism is a mystical form of Islam that has been practised in Pakistan for centuries. Men and women beating drums, waving their arms and swirling together as they practice the dhamaal are a common Thursday night spectacle at the Lal Qalandar shrine. But such rituals …

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