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Indian builders woo buyers with cleaner, greener, ‘smart’ homes

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BENGALURU (Reuters) – When Arkesh Mishra, 33, and his wife Anasuya scouted for a new home in India’s tech hub of Bengaluru this year it was not the old real estate adage of “location, location, location” that was their main consideration – it was “peace of mind”. FILE PHOTO: High-rise residential buildings are seen in Read More

India’s space startups ignite investor interest

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MUMBAI (Reuters) – From companies building palm-sized satellites to those aiming to propel satellites into space using cleaner fuels, a new wave of space technology startups are mushrooming in India, catching the attention of investors keen to join the space race. Bellatrix Aerospace CEO Rohan Ganapathy stands next to a vacuum chamber at their laboratory Read More

Libya intercepts almost 200 Europe-bound migrants at sea

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By Tania Snuggs, news reporter Almost 200 Europe-bound migrants, including women and children, have been intercepted off Libya’s Mediterranean coast this week. The country’s coast guard said 39 people in two boats were stopped on Wednesday. Another 17 in a vessel were intercepted on Thursday, while on Friday, more than 143 migrants in two boats Read More

Florida town pays $600,000 virus ransom

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A Florida town has decided to pay malicious hackers $600,000 (£475,000) to get its computers working again. Municipal computers for Riviera Beach, a suburb of Palm Beach, were rendered unusable by the ransomware attack. The virus disabled email, hit emergency response systems and forced staff to use paper-based admin systems. The local council for the Read More

Great game in Arctic: US eyes military port to counter Russia & China at North Pole

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US lawmakers want its military to challenge Russia and China on the high seas by finding one or more locations for a port that would help feed Washington’s growing appetite for Arctic oil and other natural riches. The National Defense Authorization Act 2020 (NDAA) suggests that the Coast Guard and other branches of the US Read More

China needs nearly $440 billion to clean up rural environment: report

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A woman rides a scooter past a steel plant in Anyang, Henan province, China, February 18, 2019. Picture taken February 18, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China will need to spend 3 trillion yuan ($440 billion) over three years to improve village sanitation and clean up its heavily polluted rural environment, the official People’s Read More

With far-north temperatures rising, Alaska tundra fires proliferate

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ANCHORAGE (Reuters) – In Alaska, where sea ice has shrunk to record lows in places and far-north temperatures have climbed to record highs, dozens of fires are burning the treeless tundra and releasing carbon into the atmosphere. The latest flurry of Alaska tundra fires has been on the Seward Peninsula, which juts out to the Read More

Pemex to produce 2.6 million b/d based on asset-led exploration and EOR: company official

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Highlights Pemex plans steam, water, CO2 and air EOR pilot projects Will continue efforts to evaluate Mexico’s subsalt potential Will restart shale and deepwater appraisal efforts in four years Mexico CIty — Mexico’s Pemex plans to book as reserves more than 20 billion boe via exploration and increased recovery factors, allowing it to achieve its Read More

Mexico to cut Pemex’s profit-sharing duty cut to 54%, increasing resources by $4.8 billion by 2021

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Mexico City — The Mexican government will cut Pemex’s profit-sharing duty, known as DUC, to 54% by 2021 from the current 65%, the company’s financial director, Alberto Velazquez, said Thursday. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now “Results from this plan might be huge, spectacular,” Velazquez said at Read More

New tokens thrive in crypto market but sales raise questions

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Initial exchange offerings (IEOs) have been the latest darlings in raising funds for cryptocurrency projects, but intensifying regulatory scrutiny and investors’ concern about the viability of the companies raising capital are flashing red flags. FILE PHOTO: Bitcoin.com buttons are seen displayed on the floor of the Consensus 2018 blockchain technology conference Read More