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‘No place like home’: Climate change threats Fiji’s rugby nursery

NAMATAKULA, Fiji, July 25 (Reuters) – The white sands of Namatakula have nurtured generations of world-class rugby talent but rising sea levels threaten to force the abandonment of the palm-fringed village on Fiji’s Coral Coast within a few years. The village is deemed “at risk” by Fiji’s government and headman Josevata Nagausaukula contemplates a future …

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Russia says it destroyed 4 HIMARS launchers, in claim denied by Ukraine

LONDON, July 22 (Reuters) – Russia’s defense ministry said on Friday its forces had destroyed four US-supplied high mobility artillery rocket systems (HIMARS) in Ukraine earlier this month, a claim that was denied both by Kyiv and Washington. Between July 5-20, “four launchers and one reloading vehicle for the US-made multiple launch rocket systems (HIMARS) …

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Kyiv strikes Russian-held area in southern Ukraine in rocket attack

A Ukrainian serviceman stands on a tank loaded at a military truck, amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in the Donbas region, Ukraine July 12, 2022. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KYIV, July 13 (Reuters) – Ukraine launched long-range rocket attacks on Russian forces in southern Ukraine and destroyed an …

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Test-fired booster rocket bursts into flames at SpaceX plant

SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks during a conversation with legendary game designer Todd Howard (not pictured) at the E3 gaming convention in Los Angeles, California, US, June 13, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Blake Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register July 11 (Reuters) – A booster rocket developed by Elon Musk’s SpaceX …

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China warns Asian nations to avoid being used as ‘chess pieces’ by big powers

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (not pictured) meets Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi during a meeting in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia July 9, 2022. Stefani Reynolds/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register JAKARTA, July 11 (Reuters) – China’s foreign minister Wang Yi warned on Monday during a policy speech …

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Russia rains rockets on Kharkiv, at least 15 killed

Ukraine says Russians hitting Kharkiv as they did Mariupol Fire breaks out at oil refinery inside Russia Putin to mark day in 1941 when Hitler invaded Soviet Union KYIV/KHARKIV, June 22 (Reuters) – Russian forces pounded Ukraine’s second largest city Kharkiv and surrounding countryside with rockets, killing at least 15 people, in what Kyiv called …

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Ukraine’s Zelenskiy eyes ‘inflection point’ in war as Russia tightens grip on key target

Zelenskiy urges West to step up arms supplies to Ukraine Says 20% of Ukrainian territory in Russian hands Russian forces advance further in Donbas region Also strike targets in western, southern Ukraine US blacklists more oligarchs, companies KYIV, June 2 (Reuters) – Russia tightened its grip on a key target in a battle for control …

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EXCLUSIVE Rocket propulsion startup to offer new, bigger rocket engine in 2025-CEO

WASHINGTON, June 2 (Reuters) – US rocket engine maker Ursa Major is developing a new medium to heavy-lift rocket engine to serve a growing field of potential customers, jumping into territory dominated by a handful of heavyweights, the startup’s chief executive told Reuters . Ursa Major Technologies Inc, founded in 2015 by a veteran of …

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Analysis: Shortage of oil refineries haunts Africa as fuel prices rocket

African oil refineries operating far below capacity Lack of investment has left Africa short of fuel products Ukraine war sent prices spiraling leading to shortages Airlines and motorists suffer as a result of the squeeze CAPE TOWN/LAGOS/DAKAR, June 1 (Reuters) – A shortage of oil refineries across sub-Saharan Africa coupled with soaring crude prices because …

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Inside a Ukraine hospital where medics work as rockets fall

BAKHMUT, Ukraine, May 11 (Reuters) – The hospital in the small Ukrainian town of Bakhmut was never intended to receive queues of ambulances bringing the wounded and traumatized from the front line of Europe’s biggest battlefield. Nor did the volunteer paramedics expect, four months ago, to be shuttling back and forth to the front line …

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