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World 11 Oct 2018 | 4:06 PM

Rising sea levels, storm surges pose risks for Hong Kong's artificial island project

HONG KONG (Reuters) - As Hong Kong recovers from one of the strongest typhoons in decades, a controversial plan to build a vast artificial island is facing intense scrutiny from environmental groups, lawmakers and academics who say it will be vulnerable to rising sea levels and storms.

Nation 06 Oct 2018 | 1:37 AM

Master of community building

WHAT makes a community? For UEM Sunrise Berhad’s managing director and chief executive officer Anwar Syahrin Abdul Ajib, building communities is all about bringing people together.

World 15 Sep 2018 | 4:07 AM

Venezuelan firemen jailed after donkey video mocking Maduro - rights groups

CARACAS (Reuters) - Two Venezuelan firefighters were detained by military officers this week as suspects behind the making of a viral video that mocked unpopular President Nicolas Maduro by likening him to a donkey touring a fire station, two rights groups said on Friday.

World 15 Aug 2018 | 8:28 PM

Hospitals scrap surgeries, Venezuelans forgo showers as taps run dry

CARACAS (Reuters) - At one of Caracas' biggest public hospitals, most bathrooms are closed. Patients fill jugs from a tiny tap on the ground floor that sometimes has a trickle of water. Operations are postponed or cancelled.

World 03 Jul 2018 | 4:06 AM

In Tabasco, hometown friends of Mexico’s new president say - Remember your roots

TEPETITAN, Mexico (Reuters) - Childhood friends, neighbours and early collaborators of Mexico's president-elect, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, are celebrating their hometown hero's victory, but urged him to remember his roots and bring badly needed jobs to the country's impoverished south.

World 09 Mar 2018 | 9:25 AM

Mexico plan for army land sale swept into election campaigns

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The Mexican government said its plan to sell a prime piece of land in the capital that could fetch up to $1 billion will not take place in the short term, meaning it will likely be left to the next administration and could face resistance if a left-wing frontrunner wins office in July.

AseanPlus News 15 Nov 2017 | 12:00 AM

Rakhine exodus leaves ghostland behind

Ale Than Kyaw: Torched villages and unharvested paddy fields stretch to the horizon in Myanmar’s violence-gutted Rakhine state, where a dwindling number of Muslim Rohingya remain trapped in limbo after an army crackdown coursed through the region.

World 10 Oct 2017 | 5:10 AM

The Basque: Spain's effective but expensive antidote to secession

BILBAO, Spain (Reuters) - As Spain and Catalonia head towards a constitutional collision over the region's claim to independence, lawmakers on both sides of the crisis are pointing to a way out: north, to Basque Country.

World 01 Sep 2017 | 9:37 AM

Modi's $87 billion river-linking gamble set to take off as floods hit India

DAUDHAN, India (Reuters) - After years of foot-dragging India will begin work in around a month on an $87 billion (£67.2 billion) scheme to connect some of the country's biggest rivers, government sources say, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi bets on the ambitious project to end deadly floods and droughts.

Japan 09 Jul 2017 | 12:00 AM

Japan flood death toll rises to 15

Tokyo: The death toll from heavy rains and flooding in southern Japan has risen to 15, media reported, as rescuers continued work to bring out isolated survivors.