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Flood damage would double without coral reefs: study

Flood damage would double without coral reefs: study
Paris - 

Loss of coral reefs around the world would double the damage from coastal flooding, and triple the destruction caused by storm surges, researchers said Tuesday.

Trump, Kim hail historic summit; questions over way forward

Trump, Kim hail historic summit; questions over way forward
Washington - 

Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un hailed their historic summit Tuesday as a breakthrough in relations between Cold War foes, but their agreement was short on details about the key issue of Pyongyang's nuclear weapons.

Food crisis worsens in Sahel region: UN aid chief

Food crisis worsens in Sahel region: UN aid chief
United Nations - 

The United Nations aid chief raised alarm Tuesday over a worsening food crisis in the Sahel region that has sent malnutrition rates skyrocketing to their worst level since 2012.

S. Korea newspapers welcome summit as 'first step' toward peace

S. Korea newspapers welcome summit as 'first step' toward peace
Seoul - 

Most South Korean newspapers reacted with cautious optimism Wednesday to the historic meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un in Singapore, although one conservative daily denounced the agreement it produced as "absurd".

$3bn pledged for girls education at G7, delighting Malala

$3bn pledged for girls education at G7, delighting Malala
La Malbaie - 

Pledges worth nearly $3 billion dollars to help vulnerable women and girls, including refugees, get an education were announced at a G7 summit on Saturday.

Britain's Prince Philip turns 97 in characteristic no-fuss style

Britain's Prince Philip turns 97 in characteristic no-fuss style

London - 

Britain's royal patriarch Prince Philip, turns 97 on Sunday, his first birthday since retiring after a lifetime of public service.

Putin says ready to meet Trump 'as soon as' Washington is ready

Putin says ready to meet Trump 'as soon as' Washington is ready

Qingdao - 

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday said he was ready to meet his US counterpart Donald Trump as soon as Washington was ready, adding Vienna could be a possible venue for such a summit.

South Africa's DIY diamond miners emerge from the shadows

South Africa's DIY diamond miners emerge from the shadows

Kimberley - 

Grandmother Clara Maitse, 77, has been arrested seven times over the past decade for illegally mining precious stones in Kimberley, South Africa's diamond hub.



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