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India's farmers face shortage of harvest labour amid coronavirus lockdown

NEW DELHI/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A severe shortage of labour, triggered by India's 21-day lockdown to rein in a coronavirus pandemic, will hobble harvesting of winter crops in the world's second largest producer of staple foodgrains such as wheat.

Japanese panel warns any possible eruption of Mt Fuji could paralyse Tokyo

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese government panel has said any major eruption of Mount Fuji would rain so much ash on the capital Tokyo that its transportation network of trains and highways would be paralysed in three hours.