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10/21/2017 01:03 PM
Four dead from landslide at Malaysia construction site, victim search to continue
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Four foreign workers were killed and 10 others are missing after a landslide at a construction site in George Town, capital of the northwest Malaysian state of Penang, authorities said.

10/21/2017 12:04 PM
Storm Brian clobbers Ireland and British coastal towns, buildings damaged
TENBY, Wales (Reuters) - Storm Brian battered towns in Ireland and along the western coast of England and Wales on Saturday, with gusts and high seas causing heavy damage to buildings.

10/21/2017 09:32 AM
China says winter smog battle to have limited impact on economy
BEIJING (Reuters) - The economic impact of China's tough campaign against smog this winter is expected to be limited, a senior state planning official said on Saturday.

10/21/2017 06:15 AM
Strong typhoon nears southern Japan the day before election
TOKYO (Reuters) - Heavy rain and powerful winds are expected to lash large areas of Japan on Sunday as a strong typhoon sweeps ashore, possibly hindering voter turnout in a national election.

10/21/2017 12:25 AM
Monsanto sues Arkansas over proposed herbicide limits
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Monsanto Co sued Arkansas agricultural officials on Friday to stop a proposed summer ban on a weed killer linked to widespread crop damage beyond the major farm state's borders.

10/20/2017 08:11 PM
EPA abandons changes to U.S. biofuel program after lawmaker pressure
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has backed off a series of proposed changes to the nation's biofuels policy after a massive backlash from corn-state lawmakers worried the moves would undercut ethanol demand, according to a letter from the agency to lawmakers seen by Reuters.

10/20/2017 05:19 PM
Solar industry fears for thousands of jobs should U.S. impose import restrictions
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore-headquartered solar panel maker REC hopes to be exempt from potential U.S. restrictions on imports following a recent trade finding that said no significant injury to the United States had been caused by makers including those from Australia, Canada and Singapore.

10/20/2017 04:14 PM
Residents of shrinking U.S. island reject 'climate victim' label
TANGIER ISLAND, Md (Reuters) - This summer, a delegation of Republican climate activists visited Tangier Island, a speck of grassland in Maryland's Chesapeake Bay, to try to convince its 450 residents to take climate change seriously.

10/20/2017 02:41 PM
South Koreans' support for nuclear projects deals blow to government energy plan
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean public support for nuclear power on Friday sucker punched a government policy to steer the country away from nuclear-generated electricity as Seoul said it would bow to a demand to resume construction of two new reactors.

10/20/2017 09:18 AM
U.S. EPA to shrink response time for permit requests: Pruitt
THE WOODLANDS, Texas (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will cut response times to permit requests to within six months by the end of 2018, part of the agency's goal to reduce regulations and delays, Administrator Scott Pruitt said on Thursday.