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Over 100 killed, millions displaced from floods in India, Nepal and Bangladesh

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GUWAHATI, India/KATHMANDU, Nepal (Reuters) – Floods have forced more than four million people from their homes across India, Nepal and Bangladesh and killed more than 100 people as torrential rains in the initial days of monsoons wreaked havoc. Villagers use a makeshift raft to cross a flooded area on the outskirts of Agartala, India July Read More

China to investigate local authorities’ efforts to control African swine fever

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FILE PHOTO: Pigs are seen on the back of a truck outside a slaughterhouse in Dongguan, Guangdong province, China December 22, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s agriculture ministry said on Monday it will carry out checks on local veterinary authorities in 10 provinces as it tries to slow the ongoing spread of the Read More

China to carry out checks on local authorities’ ability to control swine fever

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FILE PHOTO: Pigs are seen on the back of a truck outside a slaughterhouse in Dongguan, Guangdong province, China December 22, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s agriculture ministry said on Monday it will carry out checks on the ability of local veterinary authorities to prevent and control the spread of the deadly African Read More

China’s first-half pork output falls amid disease outbreak

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BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s pork output fell by less than expected in the first half as the country tackles a devastating disease outbreak, although official data showed conflicting figures on the size of the decline in the hog herd. FILE PHOTO: A resident gets pork from a vendor at a market in Beijing, China December Read More

India lifted 271 million people out of poverty between 2006 and 2016 – UN

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A new report by the United Nations shows that 1.3 billion people across 101 countries are “multidimensionally poor,” which means that poverty is defined not simply by income but by a number of indicators. Those indicators include poor health, poor quality of work, and the threat of violence. The report identified 10 countries, with a Read More

United Nations chief calls for more support for cyclone-hit Mozambique

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FILE PHOTO: A child is transported on a fridge during floods after Cyclone Idai, in Buzi, outside Beira, Mozambique, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko MAPUTO (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Thursday called on the international community to provide more aid to Mozambique, where two cyclones spurred by climate change killed hundreds and Read More

Wall Street banks bailing on troubled U.S. farm sector

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CHICAGO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In the wake of the U.S. housing meltdown of the late 2000s, JPMorgan Chase & Co hunted for new ways to expand its loan business beyond the troubled mortgage sector. A dairy cow is seen grazing at the family farm, God Green Acres in Mayville, Wisconsin, U.S., June 24, 2019. Picture taken Read More

US scientist found dead in WW2 bunker on Greek island

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An “outstanding an inspiring” American scientist found dead on the Greek island of Crete may have been murdered, police have said. The body of molecular biologist Suzanne Eaton was discovered in a Second World War bunker almost a week after she went missing. The 59-year-old, who worked at the Max Planck Institute in Dresden, Germany, Read More

Brazil frosts hit coffee, sugarcane areas; production impact seen

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SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Frosts were reported in several agricultural areas in Brazil over the weekend, including coffee and sugarcane production regions, and cooperatives and companies expected some impact as they assessed the situation. Cane, coffee, late-planted winter corn and wheat are the most vulnerable crops in Brazil’s south and southeast regions, where frosts were Read More

Frosts reported in several coffee, sugarcane areas in Brazil: agronomists

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SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Frosts were reported in several agricultural areas in Brazil over the weekend, including coffee and sugarcane production regions, as an intense polar air mass sweeps through the country. Cane, coffee and late-planted winter corn are the most vulnerable crops in the south and southeast regions, where frosts were reported. The impact Read More