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Twitter planning layoffs: report

SAN FRANCISCO – Twitter will lay off employees next week as freshly-returned chief Jack Dorsey pushes for a leaner operation focused on winning users, tech news website Re/code reported Friday. read more I think, unfortunately, starts loosing because of it’s … Continue reading

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INDONESIA: World’s oldest rainforests burn as Jokowi scales back promises

JAKARTA — Having promised to extinguish forest fires in Riau in western Indonesia by early October, President Joko Widodo jetted into Sumatra island last week for a progress check. The smoke was so thick his plane couldn’t land, forcing him … Continue reading

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SINGAPORE / INDONESIA: Agribusiness behind haze

Indonesia’s infamous haze has caused so much trouble in our region that Singapore is mulling legal action. Long proud of its own record of cleanliness, the city-state is often viewed through a blanket of unhealthy smog it has no direct control … Continue reading

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INDONESIA: Through the haze

For almost two months, Southeast Asian countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and some parts of southernmost Thailand are affected by haze — the result of forest clearance for palm oil plantations in Indonesia, the world’s top palm oil producer. Since … Continue reading

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US regulators say Fiat Chrysler under-reported vehicle deaths

CHICAGO – Fiat Chrysler significantly under-reported the number of deaths and injuries which occurred in its vehicles, US safety regulators said Tuesday. Fiat Chrysler significantly under-reported the number of deaths and injuries which occurred in its vehicles, US safety regulators … Continue reading

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Thousands battle Indonesian fires, but no progress on haze

PEKANBARU, INDONESIA — The government has dispatched nearly 21,000 personnel to fight forest fires raging in its northern islands, the disaster management agency said on Tuesday, but smoke cloaks much of the region with pollution readings in the “very unhealthy” … Continue reading

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INDONESIA: Lucrative illegal market for crop land a key cause of fires: Researcher

A lucrative illegal market for land to plant crops such as oil palm is a major cause of annual fires in Indonesia, a senior forestry researcher says, with the racket driven by complicit local officials and the global demand for … Continue reading

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