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World 19 Apr 2016 | 6:12 AM

Brazil's Rousseff cancels U.S. trip to sign climate pact - sources

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff cancelled a scheduled trip to New York to participate in a climate event at the United Nations this week, two sources from the presidential palace said on Monday.

Environment 19 Apr 2016 | 4:02 AM

Climate change may boost spread of Zika, other viruses

PARIS: As Europe and the United States brace for the likely arrival of the Zika virus from Latin America this summer, experts warn global warming may accelerate the spread of mosquito-borne disease.

World 19 Apr 2016 | 12:10 AM

U.N. Mideast meeting descends into Israeli-Palestinian shouting match

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A monthly meeting of the United Nations Security Council on the Middle East deteriorated into a shouting match on Monday as Israeli and Palestinian envoys yelled "shame on you" at each other across the chamber.

Letters 19 Apr 2016 | 12:00 AM

Extreme cost of road projects

From WONG EE LYNN, Coordinator, Green Living Special Interest Group, Malaysian Nature Society.

TECH 18 Apr 2016 | 10:00 PM

Protecting nature – there are apps for that

Apple set out to inspire people to protect nature with a special collection of apps whose proceeds will go toward doing just that.

World 18 Apr 2016 | 7:15 PM

Does premature Paris climate deal risk a painful birth?

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When ministers and climate change negotiators from the world's poorest countries gathered in Kinshasa recently, they were dismayed at a proposal from the Third World Network (TWN) urging them not to rush into signing the new Paris climate agreement at a U.N. ceremony this week.

World 18 Apr 2016 | 3:03 PM

Australia parliament debates make-or-break labour reform

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's parliament returned for a special sitting on Monday to debate crucial labour reform bills which are likely to be blocked in the upper house Senate, leading to the dissolution of both houses and an election on July 2.

World 18 Apr 2016 | 11:54 AM

Brazil markets set to rally after Congress backs impeachment

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's financial markets are expected to react with euphoria on Monday after the lower house of Congress backed impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff, analysts and traders said.

People 18 Apr 2016 | 12:00 AM

Couldn’t get no satisfaction

When the joy is gone, and work is just about security and comfort, it may be time to move on. Darren Lim Weng Chee, 35, tells LIM WING HOOI he started his own mobile app company with a partner when it became a drag to go to work.

World 17 Apr 2016 | 5:15 PM

Delta drought gives glimpse into bleak future for mighty Mekong

CU LAO DUNG, Vietnam (Reuters) - While China has been releasing water from a hydro-electric dam in the upper Mekong River to help relieve drought down river in Southeast Asia, little of it has flowed to Nguyen Van Thach's sugarcane farm in southern Vietnam.