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TECH 22 Sep 2016 | 2:00 AM

Wearable activity trackers may not boost weight loss

For young adults on a long-term healthy diet and exercise programme, tracking activity with a wearable device may not lead to additional weight loss, according to a new study.

World 22 Sep 2016 | 2:43 AM

U.N. says aid convoys ready to roll again in Syria

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations is gearing up to resume aid deliveries in Syria suspended after a deadly attack on a relief convoy near Aleppo two days ago, officials said on Wednesday.

World 22 Sep 2016 | 4:12 AM

Panamanian leader says supporting Haiti could avoid U.S. immigration crisis

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Haiti's economy and democracy must be fortified if the United States is to avoid a new wave of illegal immigrants, Panama's president said on Wednesday, urging fellow leaders to actively manage immigration rather than leave it to human traffickers.

AseanPlus News 22 Sep 2016 | 4:38 AM

Lawsuit settled in RM1.27mil 'slimming package' case

SINGAPORE: An 85-year-old woman has settled her lawsuit against a slimming centre in which she sought a full refund and damages over a S$400,000 (RM1.27mil) weight-loss package.

TECH 22 Sep 2016 | 10:04 AM

Whose sky is it anyway? US drone case tests rights to air space

When a small town American roofer took legal action against a neighbour for shooting down his drone, the local dispute sparked a case that could help shape the newest frontier of property rights law – who owns the air.

World 22 Sep 2016 | 1:45 PM

U.S. says to bolster efforts to end female genital mutilation

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United States unveiled plans on Thursday to ramp up efforts to end female genital mutilation (FGM) after figures showed more than half of million women and girls were living at risk.

World 22 Sep 2016 | 3:14 PM

Just do it: Chinese city tells cadres to set example and have second child

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - With China facing a demographic crisis of stalling birth rates and a fast-ageing population, one city has taken a novel approach: a direct call to action aimed at young government officials to lead the way and have a second child.

World 22 Sep 2016 | 5:27 PM

High costs slowing Sri Lanka push towards solar energy

COLOMBO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An ambitious plan by the Sri Lankan government to outfit 100,000 homes with solar panels, to turn them into power producers for the national grid, may be too expensive for many families to afford, experts warn.

World 22 Sep 2016 | 7:22 PM

Spain's regional rift makes third election more likely

GUERNICA, Spain (Reuters) - At the back of a council building in the Spanish town of Guernica, people take photos of each other in front of an oak sapling, a direct descendent of sacred trees under whose branches village elders held assemblies in medieval times.

World 22 Sep 2016 | 9:07 PM

Climate change could cross key threshold in a decade - scientists

OXFORD, England (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The planet could pass a key target on world temperature rise in about a decade, prompting accelerating loss of glaciers, steep declines in water availability, worsening land conflicts and deepening poverty, scientists said this week.