Kenya buries victims of rose farm dam burst
SOLAI, Kenya May 16 (Reuters) - Kenya on Wednesday buried 41 people who were killed last week when a dam at a commercial farm broke its walls and unleashed water that swept away everything in its path.
Power outages linger as U.S. Northeast recovers from deadly storm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A violent spring storm that killed at least five people in the northeastern United States downed trees and power lines, leaving hundreds of thousands of people without power on Wednesday.
Large parts of Pakistan hit by power cut
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A power cut hit large part of Pakistan on Wednesday, suspending work at factories and businesses in its industrial heartland and highlighting the challenges successive governments have faced in getting to grips with chronic power shortages.
As wells dry, Zambia regulates use of groundwater
LUSAKA, May 16(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Faced with longer droughts and growing water demand, the Zambian government has introduced fees on groundwater use.
Hundreds of thousands remain without power after deadly storm pounds U.S. Northeast
NEW YORK, May 16 (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of people remained without power in the U.S. Northeast on Wednesday after ferocious storms packing fierce winds and hail battered the region, killing three people.
U.S. Northeast storms kill two, snarl transport, cause power outages
(Reuters) - Powerful storms carrying high winds, torrential rain and hail slammed heavily populated parts of the U.S. Northeast on Tuesday, knocking over trees that killed two people, snarling transport and causing widespread power outages.
U.S. insurers unprepared for climate change disasters - study
NEW YORK, May 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Most U.S. insurance companies have not adapted their strategies to address the dangers of climate change, making them likely to raise rates or deny coverage in high-risk areas, said a study released on Tuesday.
Japan's first quarter GDP growth seen slowing sharply in setback for 'Abenomics'
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's economy likely slowed to a crawl, or possibly even contracted slightly at the start of this year, which would break the longest run of growth seen for decades and thwart Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's reflationary 'Abenomics' polices.
'Adapting to uncertainty' needed in face of climate shocks - experts
LONDON, May 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - What do an Ethiopian coffee grower, a Colombian fisherman and a Vietnamese rice farmer have in common?
Bosnia struggles to cope with arrival of thousands of migrants
SARAJEVO/BIHAC, May 15 (Reuters) - Bosnia is struggling to cope with the arrival of thousands of migrants and refugees, many of whom are sleeping in parks in the capital and other towns as they seek passage into western Europe.
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