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RAS AL-KHAIMAH, UAE (Reuters) – Thousands of tonnes of camel dung are being used to fuel cement production in the northern United Arab Emirates, cutting emissions and keeping animal waste out of landfill. FILE PHOTO: A camel herder collects feces at a farm in Adhen Village, Ras al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates July 16, REUTERS/Christopher
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FILE PHOTO: Brazil Mining Secretary Alexandre Vidigal de Oliveira gestures during an interview with Reuters in Brasilia, Brazil March 12, 2019. REUTERS/Jake Spring BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s mining secretary said on Friday he expects the sector’s main regulator to extend its investigation until January 2020 into the causes of the Vale SA mining dam collapse
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People stand outside a department store on the Syntagma Square following the evacuation of nearby buildings after an earthquake in Athens, Greece, July 19, 2019. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis ATHENS (Reuters) – A magnitude 5.1 earthquake shook the Greek capital Athens on Friday, knocking out power and telecommunications in parts of the city and sending people running
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JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesian President Joko Widodo has urged cities across the country to set up waste-to-energy plants this year to tackle the country’s growing mountain of trash, according to a statement published on the cabinet secretary’s website on Tuesday. Indonesia’s incumbent president Joko Widodo, who was re-elected on April’s election gestures as he delivers
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JAKARTA (Reuters) – A magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck the Moluccas islands in eastern Indonesia on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reported, killing one person and causing panic among residents. People look over a bridge as they flee after an earthquake in Ternate, North Maluku, Indonesia July 14, 2019 in this still image taken from
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NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – Tropical Storm Barry trudged through northwestern Louisiana on Sunday, dropping up to 15 inches of rain in some places to create life-threatening flood conditions along the Mississippi River. A military vehicle drives through a flooded street during Hurricane Barry in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, U.S. July 14, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman Barry, which
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