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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

‘I went home devastated’: Sick Gazan newborns die alone in hospital as mom denied access by Israel

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A Gazan mother told RT that Israel denied her access to her three ill newborn babies because her travel permit expired. Instead, she learned by phone that two of her kids died, and waited months to see her surviving daughter. Diagnosed with early labor, Hiba Swailam, 24, obtained a permit from Israel to leave Gaza Read More

Eight Australian children of IS fighters to be repatriated from Syria

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Eight Australian children whose parents and grandparents joined Islamic State have been removed from Syria ahead of their repatriation to Australia. The government has not identified the group, but media reports say it includes three children of Sydney-born Khaled Sharrouf: Zaynab, 18; Hoda, 16; and Humzeh, eight. Zaynab reportedly married her father’s friend – a Read More

Foxconn picks chip-unit head for chairman, as Gou seeks Taiwan presidency

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TAIPEI (Reuters) – Foxconn chose chip-unit boss Liu Young-way as chairman of the world’s biggest electronics contract manufacturer to succeed Terry Gou, who is preparing to contest Taiwan’s presidential elections next year. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Foxconn, the trading name of Hon Hai Precision Industry, is seen on top of the company’s building in Read More

Foxconn chairman hands over reins ahead of presidential bid

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TAIPEI (Reuters) – Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou said on Friday he will hand over the running of the world’s largest electronics contract manufacturer to a new operations committee as he prepares to contest Taiwan’s presidential elections next year. FILE PHOTO: Terry Gou, founder and chairman of Foxconn reacts during an interview with Reuters in New Read More

Foxconn chairman hands over reins to new committee

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FILE PHOTO: Terry Gou, founder and chairman of Foxconn reacts during an interview with Reuters in New Taipei City, Taiwan June 12, 2017. REUTERS/Eason Lam/File Picture TAIPEI (Reuters) – Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou said on Friday he will hand over the running of the world’s largest electronics contract manufacturer to a new operations committee as Read More

Elephants beaten and jabbed by handlers to ‘play games’ in horrifying footage

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Published time: 20 Jun, 2019 16:39 A disturbing video from Nepal shows a number of elephants, forced to take part in the Chitwan Elephant Festival, being hit and gouged with sharp bullhooks, sticks, and other weapons, and their ears being violently pulled. Elephant handlers, known as mahouts, are seen beating the animals with the hooks Read More

SHARC Energy Invited to Participate in the Canadian Water & Wastewater R&D Mission to South Korea June 25th to 28th

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sharc International Systems Inc. (CSE: SHRC) (FSE: IWIA) (OTCQB: INTWF) (“SHARC” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce that the Company has been invited by Global Affairs Canada (“GAC”) through the Embassy of Canada in Seoul and the National Research Council Industrial Research Assistance Program (“NRC-IRAP”), Read More

In Greta Thunberg’s footsteps: the climate kids fighting for their future

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NEW YORK/SHENYANG, China (Reuters) – A keen reader of graphic novels, nine-year-old Zayne Cowie has a bookshelf laden with tales of the struggles of imaginary superheroes. Now, a real-life role model has inspired him to join a battle for his own planet’s future. Kept awake some nights by fears that rising seas will devastate his Read More

Fall armyworm invades crops across Asia, smallholders worst hit

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BAN NONG TOR, Thailand/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Looking out at his empty, red-earth field, Thai farmer Puang Timdon said his two-week-old maize crop didn’t stand a chance against the fall armyworm pest. A farmer shows a Fall Army Worm in a maize field at Pak Chong district, Nakhon Ratchasima province, Thailand June 12, 2019. Picture taken on Read More