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5 Jan 2017

FEATURE-Central African Republic Christians, Muslims unite to heal trauma

By Zack Baddorf | January 5 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Blindfolds secured tightly, more than a dozen men and women are led by their partners around leafy plants and trees […]

5 Jan 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Why reducing food waste is important and attainable.

By Michel Landel, CEO, Sodexo | 5 January 2017 Across the globe, more than one-third of food that is grown and produced for human consumption ends up lost or wasted. And […]

3 Jan 2017

U.S. scrambles to clear egg exports to bird flu-hit Korea

By Tom Polansek | January 3 2017 (Reuters) U.S. officials are urgently seeking an agreement with South Korea that would allow imports of American eggs so farmers can cash in on […]

3 Jan 2017

Qatar World Cup construction workers to get ‘cooling’ hats

By Tom Finn | January 3 2017 (Reuters) Migrant workers building soccer stadiums in Qatar’s desert heat are to be given ‘cooling’ hard hats to reduce their body temperature and […]

3 Jan 2017

Smog returns, but Beijing says skies are getting cleaner

By David Stanway | January 3 2017 (Reuters) The Chinese capital was on the second-highest orange smog alert in the depth of winter on Tuesday but city officials said the air […]

3 Jan 2017

Four million in Damascus without mains water after springs targeted: U.N.

By Lisa Barrington | January 3 2017 (Reuters) Four million people in Damascus have been without safe drinking water supplies for more than a week after springs outside the Syrian capital […]

29 Dec 2016

Madrid to cut traffic volumes in half as pollution rises

By Maria Vega | December 28 2016 (Reuters) Madrid said on Wednesday all privately-owned cars with even-numbered registration plates will be banned from the Spanish capital’s roads on Thursday to curb […]

21 Dec 2016

Chinese cities choked by dangerous smog for fifth day; factories, schools closed

By David Stanway | December 21 2016 (Reuters) Northern China was shrouded in almost record pollution for a fifth day on Wednesday, disrupting flights, traffic and shipping, and closing factories and schools, […]

19 Dec 2016

Air pollution in northern Chinese city surpasses WHO guideline by 100 times

By Stella Qiu and Ryan Woo | December 19 2016 (Reuters) Concentrations of airborne pollutants in a major northern Chinese city exceeded a World Health Organisation (WHO) guideline by 100 […]

19 Dec 2016

Texas city lifts tap water ban after chemical spill fear

By Laila Kearney | December 19 2016 (Reuters) Tap water in Corpus Christi is safe to drink, the mayor of the Texas city said on Sunday, lifting a four-day ban after a […]

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