Indians face higher power bills as government mulls passing on green costs
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India is considering regulatory changes to let power companies pass on costs of installing emission-cutting equipment to consumers, a government official said, a politically sensitive proposal amid rising pollution in big cities.
Swiss Re says catastrophes, low prices to push prices higher
ZURICH (Reuters) - Major natural disasters in 2017 like Hurricane Harvey and wildfires in California together with low prices will likely push pricing in non-life insurance and reinsurance higher, Swiss Re
said in its outlook for the global insurance industry on Tuesday.
Insurance industry nurses wounds inflicted by costly disasters
LONDON, Nov 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With its string of hurricanes, floods and other weather shocks, 2017 may be the most expensive year on record for disaster losses, insurance experts warned on Tuesday.
Lebanon army chief asks troops for readiness at Israel border
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's army chief urged "full readiness" at the southern border to face the "threats of the Israeli enemy and its violations," the army said in a tweet on Tuesday.
Sound in Atlantic not from missing Argentine submarine: navy spokesman
MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina/BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - A sound detected on Monday in the South Atlantic, near where an Argentine navy submarine with 44 crew went missing five days ago, is not believed to have come from the ill-fated vessel, a navy spokesman said.
Sounds detected not from missing Argentine submarine -navy spokesman
BUENOS AIRES, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Sounds detected by probes searching for a missing Argentine submarine in the South Atlantic on Monday did not come from the vessel, navy spokesman Enrique Balbi told reporters.
INTERVIEW-Wealthy nations have a responsibility to help rebuild storm-hit Barbuda: PM
UNITED NATIONS, Nov 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rich nations responsible for climate change need to help rebuild the Caribbean island of Barbuda where living conditions remain "primitive" more than two months after Hurricane Irma, Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne said on Monday.
Argentina's first female submarine officer on board missing vessel
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - One of the 44 crew members on board the Argentine submarine that is missing in the South Atlantic is Eliana Maria Krawczyk, who came from a landlocked province to become the country's first female submarine officer.
Satellite calls yield no clues on missing Argentine submarine
MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina (Reuters) - A storm on Sunday complicated efforts to find an Argentine navy submarine missing in the South Atlantic with 44 crew members, while satellite calls thought to come from the vessel did not help searchers identify the vessel's location.
FEATURE-Reverse migration? Pollution in India's cities draws residents back to rural life
MUMBAI, Nov 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Namita Singh's young daughter suffered from bronchitis when the family lived in the northern Indian city of Lucknow, where fumes from clogged traffic and a smoky haze every winter outweighed the charms of its Mughal architecture and famed cuisine.
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