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  • China says faces 'new challenges' in ozone layer protection

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China faces "new challenges" when it comes to cracking down on the production of chemicals that deplete the ozone layer, the country's environment minister said, adding Beijing has shown "zero tolerance" to violators.

  • China says faces 'new challenges' in ozone layer protection

    SHANGHAI, Sept 17 (Reuters) - China faces "new challenges" when it comes to cracking down on the production of chemicals that deplete the ozone layer, the country's environment minister said, adding Beijing has shown "zero tolerance" to violators.

  • Who calls the tunes in space? Brad Pitt asks NASA astronaut

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Brad Pitt traded laughs on Monday in a call to the International Space Station with a NASA astronaut, who somersaulted during the zero-gravity interview ahead of this week's release of the actor's new film, the space thriller "Ad Astra."

  • U.S. records no new measles cases for first week since January

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Health officials recorded no new cases of measles in the United States last week, marking the first week without new cases of the disease since January, amid an outbreak largely linked to parents who declined to vaccinate their children.

  • Amazon Web Services creates 500 jobs in Germany

    (Reuters) - Amazon Web Services said on Monday it was creating 500 jobs in Germany and opening a new office in Munich that will showcase what cloud computing can do for potential clients in Europe's largest economy.

  • Indonesia shuts schools as smoke from forest fires takes health toll

    PEKANBARU, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesia closed more schools on Monday in parts of the islands of Borneo and Sumatra, as well as providing oxygen at health centers to help treat some of the thousands suffering respiratory infections due to choking smoke from forest fires.

  • Indonesia shuts schools as smoke from forest fires takes health toll

    PEKANBARU, Indonesia, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Indonesia closed more schools on Monday in parts of the islands of Borneo and Sumatra, as well as providing oxygen at health centers to help treat some of the thousands suffering respiratory infections due to choking smoke from forest fires.

  • Thai 'Tiger Temple' blames government for deaths of rescued tigers

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's much-criticized Tiger Temple tourist attraction on Monday blamed the government for the deaths of scores of its tigers seized by authorities in 2016, denying official accounts that the big cats died from inbreeding and disease.

  • Global services trade slows but stronger than goods - WTO

    GENEVA, Sept 16 (Reuters) - World trade in commercial services lost momentum in the second quarter of 2019, indicating it "continued to face strong headwinds," but has generally fared better than trade in goods, which have been more directly hit by rising tensions, the WTO said on Monday.

  • 'Dangerous' air pollution in Indonesia's Borneo leads to school closures

    PALANGKA RAYA, Indonesia (Reuters) - Schools in two cities in the Indonesian part of Borneo island will be closed for a week after smoke from forest fires caused air quality to hit "dangerous" levels, a local government official said on Sunday.

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