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Climate change could cut world food output 18 percent by 2050 By Chris Arsenault ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Global warming could cause an 18 percent drop in world food production by 2050, but investments in irrigation and infrastructure, and moving food output to different regions, could reduce the loss, a
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Pakistan Court Bails Man Accused of Masterminding Mumbai Attack A Pakistani court granted bail on Thursday to a man accused of masterminding a deadly 2008 rampage through the Indian city of Mumbai, lawyers said. The decision to grant bail to Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi drew quick condemnation from India and is likely to hin
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Chinese Shopping 'Agents' Cash in on Russian Currency Slide In Blagoveshchensk on Russia's side of the Chinese border, Mou Jiani has turned her home into a warehouse, stocking up on Apple Inc iPhones, handbags and milk powder to sell back home as Chinese shoppers take advantage of the rouble's slide. Chinese worke
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Secret of Year's Biggest Bollywood Film Is its Plot It's the most anticipated Bollywood film of the year and no one knows what it's about. PK opens in Indian cinemas on Friday with audiences still in the dark about the film's storyline or why its naive and unworldly protagonist with pointy ears never blink
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Kenyan MPs Pass Controversial Security Measures Kenyan lawmakers have passed a set of controversial security measures Thursday, amid shouting and catcalling, after a scuffle broke out in parliament earlier in the day. The measures will severely lengthen the amount of time terror suspects can be detaine
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Financial Markets Wary as Turkish Currency Hits Record Lows The Turkish lira hit record lows this week, following Sunday's police raids on media establishments and an ensuing diplomatic row over the action between Turkey and the European Union. After begin rebuked by the EU for the police raids and arrests of jour
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Study: Global Population Living Six Years Longer Than in 1990 Global life expectancy has risen by more than six years since 1990 thanks to falling death rates from cancer and heart disease in rich countries and better survival in poor countries from diarrhea, tuberculosis and malaria. In an analysis from the 2013 Gl
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Latin America Welcomes Obama's Move to Restore US-Cuba Ties Latin American leaders who for years have pressured the United States to drop its economic embargo against Cuba praised President Barack Obama for moving on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations with its communist-run Cold War foe. Regional leaders sa
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At least 28 killed in latest C. Africa violence At least 28 people have died and dozens have been injured in the latest clashes between rival militias in the Central African Republic, which was ravaged by a months-long sectarian bloodbath, police said Thursday. The fighting in the diamond-rich but dirt
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EU Adopts Tighter Investment Sanctions on Crimea European Union governments adopted tighter restrictions on European investment in Crimea onThursday, targeting Russian Black Sea oil and gas explorationand tourism, an EU official said. According to the official, the new restrictions, approved by the EU's
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