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  • Ahmedabad offers way to beat the heat as 1,300 killed in heatwave
    Ahmedabad offers way to beat the heat as 1,300 killed in heatwave Reuters - 6 minutes ago

    By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of deaths caused by an extreme heat wave in India could have been prevented if authorities followed the example set by Ahmedabad which introduced measures such as cooling spaces to … More »

  • U.S. President Obama visits family of journalist slain by ISIS
    U.S. President Obama visits family of journalist slain by ISIS Reuters - 14 minutes ago

    U.S. President Barack Obama met on Thursday with the family of American journalist Steven Sotloff, who was beheaded last year by Islamic State militants. The White House said Obama met with Sotloff's parents Art and Shirley and his sister, Lauren, … More »

  • Iran defends spy trial of US journalist AFP - 14 minutes ago

    Iran hit back Thursday at US claims that the trial of Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian on spying charges lacked transparency, insisting its judiciary is independent. Washington has called for the release of Rezaian, who went on trial behind … More »

  • Airbus admits 'assembly quality problem' after A400M crash AFP - 19 minutes ago

    Analysis of the flight recorders of the A400M which crashed in Spain on May 9, killing four, indicated there were no structural faults but assembly quality problems, a senior Airbus executive said in a newspaper interview to appear on Friday. There … More »

  • Adesina: from farmer's son to Africa bank chief AFP - 19 minutes ago

    Nigeria's outgoing agriculture minister Akinwumi Adesina has risen from humble origins to become the head of the African Development Bank at a time of economic transformation on the continent. The son of a poor farmer earning 10 US cents per day in … More »