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South China Sea reefs 'decimated' as giant clams harvested in bulk | Reuters

Jun 28, 2016

South China Sea reefs 'decimated' as giant clams harvested in bulk | Reuters

TANMEN, China Ornaments made from the shells of endangered giant clams, renowned in China for having auspicious powers and the luster of ivory, have become coveted luxuries, a trend which has wreaked havoc on the ecosystem of the South China Sea. China banned harvesting of giant clams last year but in the tiny seaside town Tanmen on the southern island of Hainan, most stores still sell products made from the over four-foot-wide shells. #United States #India #markets #Entertainment #lifestyle #article
Canada PM pushes work-life balance, cabinet too busy to listen | Reuters

Jun 16, 2016

Canada PM pushes work-life balance, cabinet too busy to listen | Reuters

WINNIPEG/OTTAWA Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he is so committed to "work-life balance" that he took a whole day off during a work trip to Japan last month to celebrate his wedding anniversary. #India #science #United Kingdom #Foreign policy #lifestyle
Factbox - About 1.3 million wild alligators in Florida but attacks rare | Reuters

Jun 16, 2016

Factbox - About 1.3 million wild alligators in Florida but attacks rare | Reuters

Police on Wednesday recovered the body of a two-year-old boy who was grabbed by an alligator in front of his family during a vacation at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, officials said. The child was snatched by the alligator as he played at the water's edge on Tuesday night and dragged into a lagoon despite his parents' efforts to save him. The following are some facts about Florida alligators: EVERYWHERE IN FLORIDA There are about 1.3 million wild alligators in Florida, according to an estimate from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission #India #Business #Middle East #Europe #Entertainment #lifestyle
Thailand's king shows improvement following heart treatment - palace | Reuters

Jun 13, 2016

Thailand's king shows improvement following heart treatment - palace | Reuters

BANGKOK Thailand's 88-year-old king, the world's longest reigning monarch, has shown signs of improvement following surgery for narrowing of the arteries, the palace said in a statement on Sunday. King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest-reigning monarch, has been treated for various ailments during a year-long hospitalization in the Thai capital. He was last seen in public on Jan #United States #Business #United Kingdom #Copyright #lifestyle
Anonymous bidder pays $3.46 million for Warren Buffett lunch | Reuters

Jun 12, 2016

Anonymous bidder pays $3.46 million for Warren Buffett lunch | Reuters

An anonymous bidder agreed at auction to pay $3,456,789 to eat lunch with Warren Buffett, tying the record for the right to dine with one of the world's most admired investors. Money will go to Glide, a San Francisco charity that provides food, health care and other services to people who are homeless, poor or struggling with substance abuse #United States #India #Business #United Kingdom #New York #lifestyle
Thais celebrate 70 year of king's reign, but anxious about his health | Reuters

Jun 09, 2016

Thais celebrate 70 year of king's reign, but anxious about his health | Reuters

BANGKOK The bespectacled image of King Bhumibol Adulyadej dominates public space in Thailand, from billboards on high-rises to portraits that flank leafy boulevards. #United States #Health #Europe #North Korea #United Kingdom #lifestyle #article
Swiss voters reject money for nothing income plan | Reuters

Jun 05, 2016

Swiss voters reject money for nothing income plan | Reuters

ZURICH/BERN Swiss voters rejected by a wide margin on Sunday a proposal to introduce a guaranteed basic income for everyone living in the wealthy country after an uneasy debate about the future of work at a time of increasing automation. #India #Business #Middle East #Argentina #Swiss #lifestyle
Cuba's Castros are clearly robust, Raul quips after 85th birthday | Reuters

Jun 04, 2016

Cuba's Castros are clearly robust, Raul quips after 85th birthday | Reuters

HAVANA The day after his 85th birthday, Cuba's President Raul Castro quipped that the Castros were clearly "robust and long-lived" and he could easily manage several more five-year terms although he would stick to his promise to step down in 2018. Castro took the presidency over a decade ago from his older brother Fidel, who by then was already one of the world's longest-serving leaders, having taken power in a 1959 uprising that ousted a U.S.-backed dictator. "The Castros are robust and long-lived #Sports #India #Middle East #markets #United Kingdom #Entertainment #lifestyle
Criminal charges possible in killing of Cincinnati gorilla | Reuters

Jun 01, 2016

Criminal charges possible in killing of Cincinnati gorilla | Reuters

CINCINNATI Police may bring criminal charges over a Cincinnati Zoo incident in which a gorilla was killed to rescue a 4-year-old boy who had fallen into its enclosure, a prosecutor said on Tuesday. The death of Harambe, a 450-pound (200-kg) gorilla, also prompted the animal rights group Stop Animal Exploitation Now to file a negligence complaint on Tuesday against the zoo with the U.S #United States #Technology #markets #Crime #United Kingdom #lifestyle #article
Syrian refugee finds home among the beards of Budapest | Reuters

May 27, 2016

Syrian refugee finds home among the beards of Budapest | Reuters

BUDAPEST A Syrian refugee has made the most of a fad for trim and dyed beards in Hungary, setting up a barber shop in downtown Budapest popular with foreigners and Hungarians alike. #India #Business #markets #United Kingdom #Foreign policy #lifestyle