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  • India blackouts casts shadow over Modi's economic recovery

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Narendra Modi took decisive action as chief minister of Gujarat state to secure round-the-clock supplies of electricity. Now, as prime minister of India, he is under attack for failing to avert a national power crisis. More than...
  • Poor patients in India facing HIV/AIDS drug shortages

    MUMBAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian HIV patient Rekha has missed her daily dose of medicine several times over the last few months because the government distribution center at New Delhi's Lok Nayak Hospital ran out of drugs. "Sometimes they give it to...
  • Even if you build a toilet, they may not come: water expert

    STOCKHOLM (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bangladesh and India have long tried to stop people from defecating in outdoor public places – a practice that spreads fatal diseases – but Bangladesh has had much more success than the economic giant...
  • Afghan turmoil threatens NATO's 'mission accomplished' plans

    BRUSSELS/KABUL (Reuters) - NATO will declare "mission accomplished" this week as it winds down more than a decade of operations in Afghanistan but departing combat troops look likely to leave behind political turmoil and an emboldened insurgency. The...
  • The role of health care in preventing climate catastrophes

    This week, leading health authorities are huddled at World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, discussing how to confront one of the most urgent threats to humanity. It's not Ebola. And it's not HIV/AIDS, malaria, cancer, obesity,...
  • Italy's Renzi aims to lay down marker with justice, school reform

    ROME (Reuters) - Prime Minister Matteo Renzi returned from holiday this week with his customary vim, tweeting that he was back at work on a new plan to speed up Italy's sluggish justice system, reform its schools and spur investment. With Italy in...
  • Migration outlier: How Nicaragua escaped neighbors' deadly spiral

    MANAGUA (Reuters) - Victor Toruno was just 12 when he ran away from an abusive father to join a local street gang in Nicaragua, graduating from thief to drug dealer. After stints in jail and treatment and therapy for drug addiction, he took part in a...
  • In democracy and disaster, emerging world embraces 'open data'

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - 'Open data' - the trove of data-sets made publicly available by governments, organizations and businesses - isn't normally linked to high-wire politics, but just may have saved last month's Indonesian presidential elections from...
  • Roads expanding fast worldwide, better planning needed to aid food output : study

    OSLO, Aug 27 (Reuters) - New roads long enough to girdle the Earth 600 times are expected to be built by 2050 and better planning is needed to protect the environment while also raising food production, a study showed on Wednesday. The study in the...
  • Indonesia president-elect to announce cabinet in early October

    JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's Joko Widodo will announce his cabinet team in early October, according to a senior adviser to the president-elect, as he steps up preparations to become the next leader of the world's third largest democracy. All eyes are...
  • Indonesia court rejects challenge to presidential election results

    Indonesia court rejects challenge to presidential election results
    Indonesia's Constitutional Court on Thursday rejected a challenge to results in last month’s presidential election, validating the victory of Joko Widodo. Prabowo Subianto, a former head of Indonesia's special forces, had refused to acknowledge...