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Death toll in Mozambique cyclone, floods could surpass 1,000: president

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MAPUTO/HARARE (Reuters) – The number of people killed in a powerful storm and preceding floods in Mozambique could exceed 1,000, the president said on Monday, putting the potential death toll greatly more than current figures. A man looks at a washed away bridge along Umvumvu river in Chimanimani, Zimbabwe March 18, 2019. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo Only Read More

At least 157 dead in Zimbabwe, Mozambique as Cyclone Idai leaves trail of destruction

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HARARE/MAPUTO (Reuters) – Cyclone Idai killed at least 157 people in Zimbabwe and Mozambique as it tore across Southern Africa, officials and state media said on Monday, and vast areas of land have been flooded, roads destroyed and communications disrupted. Flooding caused by Cyclone Idai is seen in Chipinge, Zimbabwe, March 16, 2019 in this Read More

At least 89 dead in Zimbabwe as Cyclone Idai leaves trail of destruction

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Flooding caused by Cyclone Idai is seen in Chipinge, Zimbabwe, March 16, 2019 in this still image taken from social media video obtained March 17, 2019. Tony Saywood via REUTERS HARARE (Reuters) – At least 89 people have died in Zimbabwe after Cyclone Idai tore across the eastern and southern parts of the country, a Read More

Zimbabwe death toll rises to 64 after Cyclone Idai pounds country

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HARARE (Reuters) – Cyclone Idai has killed at least 64 people in eastern Zimbabwe and destroyed homes, bridges and roads, making rescue efforts difficult, a government minister said on Sunday. The tropical storm has already pounded neighboring Malawi and Mozambique. The latter has cut electricity exports to South Africa, which led to rolling blackouts in Read More

Cyclone Idai batters Zimbabwe, at least 31 people dead

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HARARE (Reuters) – At least 31 people have died in eastern Zimbabwe while dozens were missing as homes and bridges were swept away by a tropical storm, state television reported on Saturday. Cyclone Idai, which brought floodwater and destruction to areas of Mozambique and Malawi, hit Zimbabwe on Friday, cutting off power and communications. Pictures Read More

Exclusive: Indian antitrust watchdog raids Glencore business, others over pulse prices – sources

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s antitrust watchdog raided units of global commodities trader Glencore and two other firms in Mumbai on Saturday in an inquiry into alleged collusion on the price of pulses, four sources with knowledge of the raids told Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The logo of commodities trader Glencore is pictured in front of Read More

If new gene-edited cooking oil is a scientific marvel just say so – but don’t secretly feed it to us

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With a new generation of genetically-altered foods, manufacturers are still trying to gain public acceptance by stealth. If they are sure of their product, they should convince people to buy it, not sneak it into the food chain. This week, Minnesota biotech firm Calyxt announced the first commercial gene-edited product on the US market – Read More

Cyclone Idai batters Zimbabwe, at least 24 people dead

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HARARE (Reuters) – At least 24 people have died in south eastern Zimbabwe as homes and bridges were swept away by a tropical storm, the country’s information ministry said on Saturday. Cyclone Idai, which brought floodwater and destruction to areas of Mozambique and Malawi, hit Zimbabwe on Friday, cutting off power and communications. “Number of Read More

California declared totally drought free for first time in seven years

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – California was declared totally drought free for the first time in more than seven years on Thursday, following unusually abundant winter rains and snowfall statewide, according to the government’s weekly report on U.S. drought conditions. FILE PHOTO: Dried grass is pictured at a vista point near Woodside, California July 22, 2014. Read More

Hot weather to linger across Australia in blow to rural sector

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Hot weather will linger in Australia for at least another three months, the country’s meteorology bureau said on Thursday, piling pressure on the rural sector in one of the world’s top exporters of commodities such as wheat. The entire country has a 70 percent chance of temperatures exceeding average levels between April Read More