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Marathon walk to storm city spotlights Philippine climate risks

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By Imelda V. Abano MANILA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of activists led by the Philippine climate change commissioner kicked off a 38-day walk of more than 1,000 km from Manila to the typhoon-hit city of Tacloban to raise awareness of rising risks from higher seas and extreme weather. Climate commissioner Naderev “Yeb” Saño grabbed global attention at U.N. climate talks in Warsaw last November when he gave a tearful speech and fasted in solidarity with the victims of super typhoon Haiyan, which killed more than 6,000 people in the central Philippines. ...

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Scientists speed up analysis of human link to wild weather

Added: 02.10.2014 13:24 | 1 views | 0 comments


By Megan Rowling BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate scientists hope to be able to tell the world almost in real-time whether global warming has a hand in extreme weather thanks to an initiative they plan to launch by the end of 2015. In recent years, scientists have become more adept at working out whether climate change caused by greenhouse gas emissions is exacerbating wild weather and its impacts around the world, but the task usually takes months. ...

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Rapists confess as Kenyan cleric takes up equality struggle

Added: 02.10.2014 8:44 | 1 views | 0 comments


By Katy Migiro NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When the elderly man, in his black-and-white striped prison uniform, confessed to raping his 18-month-old granddaughter to prove his manhood, Reverend Timothy Njoya knew he had made a breakthrough. “He stood up and testified: ‘I wanted to show who has the penis, who is the boss’,” recalled Njoya, a retired Kenyan cleric who campaigns for gender equality. “‘My son had a Mercedes, my daughter-in-law a BMW and I was still driving a Volkswagen. I had to prove that I still have what it takes to be a man,’” the prisoner said. ...

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Cap on liability for climate damage worth a look: expert

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By Thin Lei Win KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Developing countries in Asia are embarking on projects to assess and address future loss and damage from climate change, with the aim of convincing rich nations to compensate them and to reduce emissions, speakers at a regional climate forum said Wednesday. ...

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London's famous red phone box goes green and solar-powered

Added: 01.10.2014 19:20 | 2 views | 0 comments


LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Some of London's famous red telephone boxes are going green, transformed into free, solar-powered mobile chargers to provide a carbon-neutral source of energy in the city. The "solarbox", unveiled on Wednesday, was invented by two graduates from the London School of Economics (LSE) and can be used to charge phones, tablets, cameras and other devices. ...

From: news.yahoo.com

Modi to wield broom in nationwide 'Clean India' campaign

Added: 01.10.2014 18:14 | 2 views | 0 comments


By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take up a broom and sweep the filthy streets of the capital on Thursday, launching a nationwide campaign to raise awareness of cleanliness and better sanitation. The Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, or Clean India Mission, is being launched on the birthday of independence leader Mahatma Gandhi - a public holiday - and aims to inform people about the link between sanitation and public health. "A clean India is the best tribute we can pay to Bapu when we celebrate his 150th birth anniversary in 2019. ...

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Nobel Laureates condemn South Africa visa denial to Dalai Lama

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By Abhishek Madhukar DHARAMSALA India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nobel Peace Laureates Jody Williams and Shirin Ebadi on Wednesday slammed South Africa's refusal to give fellow laureate and Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, a visa to attend a peace conference and said they would boycott the event. The Dalai Lama, who lives in exile in India and is at loggerheads with China over Tibet, had been hoping to join a Nobel peace conference in Cape Town on Oct. 13. ...

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J.P. Morgan Chase To Face Class-action Suit Over Mortgage-backed Securities

Added: 01.10.2014 13:36 | 0 views | 0 comments


J.P. Morgan Chase Co. will have to face a class-action lawsuit by investors, Reuters reported.

From: feeds.foxbusiness.com

At least 10 people killed in shelling on and near school in Ukraine's Donetsk: city authorities

Added: 01.10.2014 12:41 | 1 views | 0 comments


DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - At least 10 people were killed on Wednesday when shells hit a school playground and a mini-van in a nearby street in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, city authorities and Reuters witnesses said. There were no children among those killed in the shelling at School No. 57 on the first day of the new school year, though witnesses said the dead included a biology teacher and the parent of a child at the school. Reuters correspondents saw the bodies of three adults at the school and an additional six bodies in a burnt-out mini-van and on streets nearby. ...

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At least 10 people killed in shelling on and near school in Ukraine's Donetsk: city authorities

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DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - At least 10 people were killed on Wednesday when shells hit a school playground and a mini-van in a nearby street in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, city authorities and Reuters witnesses said.

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