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Solar industry fears for thousands of jobs should U.S. impose import restrictions

SINGAPORE Singapore-headquartered solar panel maker REC hopes to be exempt from potential U.S. restrictions on imports following a recent trade finding that said no significant injury to the United States had been caused by makers including those from Australia, Canada and Singapore.

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Typhoon bears down on Japan, will hinder voting in national election

TOKYO Typhoon Lan with heavy rains and destructive winds is expected to hit southern Japan on Sunday when the nation holds a national election, forcing officials in Okinawa to stage voting a day early on some remote islands.

Japan 20 Oct 2017

After massive quakes, millions in Mexico turn to early warning app

MEXICO CITY Since two massive earthquakes hit Mexico in September, claiming more than 460 lives, an early warning start-up called SkyAlert has doubled its users to 5.8 million, making it one of the country's most downloaded apps. | Video

Tech 20 Oct 2017

Toxic firecracker haze darkens Indian capital after festival of lights

NEW DELHI Air pollution in New Delhi hit 18 times the healthy limit on Friday under a thick, toxic haze after a night of fireworks to celebrate the Hindu festival of Diwali - despite a court-ordered ban on their sales. | Video

Health, 20 Oct 2017

California Dept of Insurance estimates wildfires losses at $1.05 billion

The California Department of Insurance said on Thursday its preliminary estimate for insured wildfire losses was $1.05 billion, based on claims received by the state's eight largest insurers, adding that it expected the numbers to rise.

19 Oct 2017