China names and shames cities over smog controls
BEIJING China's environment ministry has named and shamed several cities in the north of the country for not doing enough to cope with smog, state news agency Xinhua reported.
About 600,000 Florida homes were without power on Friday due to Hurricane Matthew and more outages were likely, Governor Rick Scott told a news conference, as the storm moved near the state's Atlantic coast on a northward track after killing hundreds of people in Haiti.
"We're going to have more outages," Scott said, adding that there was a potential for significant flooding from the hurricane in the Jacksonville area. "The worst part of this is still to come. ... We still have potential for a direct hit and we're seeing 100-mile-per-hour winds."
(Reporting by Daniel Trotta and Laila Kearney; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)
MANILA The Philippines' environment minister said on Monday she stands by her decision to shut more than half the country's operating mines and bar mining in watershed zones as an inter-agency panel began a review of her actions.
JUBA Parts of war-ravaged South Sudan have been hit by famine, a government official said on Monday, saying nearly half the country's population would lack reliable access to affordable food by July.