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From drones to social media, big data helps confront more complex disasters in Asia

BANGKOK, Aug 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Technological innovations - from unique digital identies for drought-hit farmers to use of data from drones and social media - can better predict increasingly complex disasters in the Asia-Pacific region and limit their impact on vulnerable people, the United Nations said in a report on Thursday.

"We want detail," senior EU official tells Brexit Britain

The European Union is awaiting detailed proposals from London on Brexit, a senior official in Brussels said, as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson pursued efforts to persuade the bloc's leaders to change the terms of the divorce.

CEE MARKETS-FX move sideways, PFNonwovens drops after poor Q2

Central Europe's currencies moved sideways on Thursday as markets looked for clarity over the U.S. interest rate outlook, while shares in Czech artificial textile maker PFNonwovens fell to a 4-1/2-year low after a poor second quarter. PFNonwoven shares were the biggest mover in Prague, losing more than 3% to underperform a 0.4% gain in the Prague index after the company posted a 74% fall in second-quarter net profit and said full-year earnings before i

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