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Factbox - How the world found common ground in landmark climate accord

PARIS (Reuters) - After four years of global negotiations, two weeks of intense talks and more than a few sleepless nights, climate officials from almost 200 nations meeting in Paris are on the cusp of a landmark accord to arrest climate change.


Growing with demand

Datuk Dr Jessie Tang, who switched from medicine to entrepreneurship, is determined to face the highs and lows of the palm oil industry.


Thousands of Iraqis in Baghdad, Basra protest Turkish deployment in north

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Thousands of Iraqis protested on Saturday against Ankara's deployment of troops to a base near the northern city of Mosul, with some burning Turkish flags and threatening violence against the soldiers for what they see as a violation of sovereignty.


Venezuela's Maduro sees 'tense' post-vote power struggle

CARACAS (Reuters) - Smarting from last weekend's election defeat, President Nicolas Maduro warned on Saturday of a "large-scale crisis" in Venezuela as a showdown looms between the socialist government and opposition-led legislature.

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Nepal quake victims face deadly winter as parties bicker

Philim (Nepal) (AFP) - Thousands of Nepalis still living in tents months after a massive earthquake are facing a desperate winter, because of a fuel crisis and bickering politicians' failure to spend a $4.1 billion reconstruction fund.


U.N. climate talks to last an extra day into Saturday - Fabius

PARIS (Reuters) - The global climate summit in Paris forged a landmark agreement on Saturday, setting the course for a historic transformation of the world's fossil fuel-driven economy within decades in a bid to arrest global warming.


Analysis - A la carte action on climate change

PARIS (Reuters) - At the end of bargaining, when the last bracketed differences in diplomatic language were [resolved] [dropped] [glossed over], the global climate accord that emerged from two weeks of talks in Paris proved to be a very a la carte deal.


For big business seeking CO2 emissions price, a ray of hope from Paris

PARIS (Reuters) - For the most part, big business wanted one thing from the climate accord in Paris on Saturday: a price on carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. While on the surface their hopes were dashed, looking deeper may give them cause for hope.


Eye on Islamic State, Western powers coax Libyans to accord

ROME (Reuters) - The United States and Italy on Sunday led an international diplomatic push to get Libya's warring factions to sign a deal to form a unity government, hoping it will stop the spread of Islamic State militancy in the North African country.


PM: Malaysia needs to start looking beyond 2020

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia needs to look beyond 2020 and start a discourse to formulate a new vision, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said.