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World 09 Aug 2019 | 5:40 PM

Sri Lanka tourism industry begins to recover after attacks, election is next hurdle

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's tourism industry, badly hurt by Easter day bombings, is showing signs of gradual recovery, industry executives say, although a national election later this year is likely to weigh on holiday season arrivals.

World 12 Mar 2015 | 8:30 PM

'Cyclone college' brings hope to India’s vulnerable coastal community

NEMMELI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Shankar Tilakvathy, 45, has lived all her life by the sea. Sorting, drying and selling fish is the only livelihood she has ever known.

Community 18 Feb 2014 | 12:00 AM

Set up more palm oil refineries, heavyweights urged

KUCHING: Sarawak needs to set up more palm oil refineries to boost capacity as the uptake of crude palm oil (CPO) from mills would be sharply reduced once the Wilmar International Ltd-owned refinery in Bintulu stops buying CPO produced from oil palm estates on peat swamp land and forest areas from 2015 onwards.

World 01 Sep 2012 | 12:00 AM

Wildfire under control near Spain's Marbella

MADRID (Reuters) - Firefighters tamed a wildfire on Saturday that had threatened villages north of the upmarket beach resort of Marbella in Spain's southern Costa del Sol, allowing about 4,000 people who had been evacuated to return to their homes and hotels.

World 01 Sep 2012 | 12:00 AM

Wildfire under control near Spain's Marbella

MADRID (Reuters) - Firefighters on Saturday tamed a wildfire that had threatened villages outside the upmarket beach resort of Marbella on southern Spain's Costa del Sol, allowing about 4,000 evacuees to start returning to their homes and hotels.