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World 27 Oct 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

Drones spur Yemenis' distrust of govt, U.S.

WADI ABIDA, Yemen (Reuters) - An afternoon tribal meeting in a remote desert valley in Yemen is interrupted by the unmistakeable hum of an unmanned drone. The men, gathered in their chieftain's courtyard, rise to look at the sky.

World 27 Oct 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

Futuristic climate schemes to get U.N. hearing

OSLO (Reuters) - Futuristic schemes for slowing climate change such as dimming sunlight are fraught with risks but will get a serious hearing from the U.N. panel of climate scientists, a leader of the panel said on Wednesday.

World 27 Oct 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

U.N. talks to save nature zero in on historic deal

NAGOYA, Japan (Reuters) - Ministers from around the world began on Wednesday a final push for a U.N. deal to protect nature, as the World Bank urged them to value the benefits of forests, oceans and rivers on economies and human welfare.

World 27 Oct 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

Science struggling to track destruction of nature

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists are struggling to get a full picture of the variety of wildlife species around the globe as climate change, human exploitation and pollution threaten

World 27 Oct 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

Fifth of vertebrates face extinction - study

NAGOYA, Japan (Reuters) - About a fifth of the world's vertebrates are threatened with extinction, a major review has found, highlighting the plight of nature that is the focus of global environment talks underway in Japan.

World 27 Oct 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

Drones spur Yemenis' distrust of govt, U.S.

WADI ABIDA, Yemen (Reuters) - An afternoon tribal meeting in a remote desert valley in Yemen is interrupted by the unmistakeable hum of an unmanned drone. The men, gathered in their chieftain's courtyard, rise to look at the sky.

World 27 Oct 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

Drones spur Yemenis' distrust of govt, U.S.

WADI ABIDA, Yemen (Reuters) - An afternoon tribal meeting in a remote desert valley in Yemen is interrupted by the unmistakeable hum of an unmanned drone. The men, gathered in their chieftain's courtyard, rise to look at the sky.

World 28 Oct 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

W.Bank launches scheme to green govt accounts

NAGOYA, Japan (Reuters) - The World Bank on Thursday launched a programme to help nations put a value on nature just like GDP in a bid to stop the destruction of forests, wetlands and reefs that underpin businesses and economies.

Letters 28 Oct 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

Tap benefits of PM’s visit

From RUEBEN DUDLEY, Petaling Jaya.

Business 28 Oct 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

India wants greater M’sian participation in US$1tril projects

PUTRAJAYA: India, which plans to raise its investment target in infrastructure projects to US$1 trillion, welcomes greater Malaysian participation given Malaysia's strength in the sector, India's Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh said yesterday.