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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.

AseanPlus News 08 Jul 2017 | 1:21 AM

Japan floods death toll rises to 15

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

World 13 Jun 2017 | 6:54 PM

Hong Kong wastes away as rival Asian cities clean up

HONG KONG (Reuters) - From syringes and television sets strewn on its beaches to brimming landfills, Hong Kong is struggling to keep pace with a growing waste problem in one of the world's most densely populated cities.

World 01 Feb 2017 | 10:12 PM

Blue-collar bathers revel at alternative to Rio beach scene

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - In a city best known for fashionable beaches and world-class surf, bathers at one local watering hole take pride in the exact opposite – the no-fuss atmosphere of a giant, artificial pond.

Nation 13 Jan 2017 | 7:09 AM

Make clean environment a clear right in the Constitution, says CJ

PUTRAJAYA: Chief Justice Tun Arifin Zakaria would like the Federal Constitution amended to expressly include a right to a clean and healthy environment.