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PARIS (Reuters) - Wine output in France, the world's second largest producer, may fall by as much as 13% this year after vineyards were hit by adverse weather including hail, frost and a record-breaking heatwave, the farm ministry said on Friday.
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (Reuters) - Lee Westwood admits his caddie knows little about golf but that's alright because the person carrying his bag around the Royal Portrush links is his girlfriend Helen Storey.
Bangkok: The Mekong River’s extremely low level of water caused by upstream hydropower dam projects has triggered the death of masses of fish and heightened the risk of mass extinction of aquatic life in the entire Mekong River Basin, environmental experts highlighted.
NEARLY four years ago, the south Indian city of Chennai (capital of Tamil Nadu) was under water. The worst floods in living history – the result of cyclones from the Bay of Bengal – had reduced this manufacturing and services powerhouse of eleven million to a standstill as brackish water lapped at the wheels of the planes parked at the Anna International Airport. The human tragedy was substantial, with over 500 deaths and some 1.8 million people displaced.
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Developing a medical cannabis industry is among top policy priorities for Thailand's new government, according to a document released before the formal announcement.
BANGKOK: The Thai government has asked farmers to delay planting rice because of drought and the pumping of water from reservoirs for irrigation threatens household supplies, an agriculture ministry official said on Monday.
BANGKOK: Developing a medical cannabis industry is among top policy priorities for Thailand’s new government, according to a document released before the formal announcement.
Bangkok: The lack of rain has brought eight provinces to the brink of a water crisis.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A revamped Australia head into their second Rugby Championship clash against Argentina on Saturday in Brisbane desperate to build confidence ahead of the World Cup and appease home fans tired of hearing about the "positives" in defeat.
Jakarta: Indonesia’s rice crop is at risk of damage from an unusually long dry weather spell that has gripped several producing regions, raising prospects of elevated imports for a second year.