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Indonesian students are trading plastic waste for wifi access during COVID-19

Only about one in six of Indonesia's roughly 60 million households had an internet connection in mid-2019, according to the Association of Internet Service Providers Indonesia (APJII). → Read More

Water wars: How conflicts over resources are set to rise amid climate change

From erratic rainfall to severe droughts, global warming is increasing competition for water around the world, with water-related conflicts on the rise. → Read More

California grid operator warns of rotating power outages in record heat wave

CALIFORNIA-WEATHER/POWER:California grid operator warns of rotating power outages in record heat wave → Read More

Rickshaws to the rescue: These women are on a mission to protect domestic abuse victims

In Bhopal, survivors of violence help others facing the same predicament. → Read More

Coronavirus has left African girls exposed to sexual violence and child marriage

With coronavirus forcing schools to close, young girls are left open to sexual violence in their community, while poverty from job losses has forced minors into transactional sex to buy vital supplies. → Read More

Egypt passes bill to give women anonymity in sexual abuse cases

Hundreds of women have started to speak up on social media about sexual assault in a #MeToo movement in Egypt → Read More

Brazil's Bolsonaro calls surging Amazon fires a 'lie'

More than 10,000 fires have been recorded in the first 10 days of August, up 17% from a year ago, according to government data → Read More

Egypt mulls 'game changer' law to protect women as #MeToo picks up steam

The draft bill would protect the identity of sexual assault survivors, toughen penalties against sexual abuse in all forms, criminalizes rape within marriage, and includes better reporting mechanisms → Read More

Climate change is threatening the livelihoods of women seaweed harvesters in Tamil Nadu

Rising sea levels, hotter temperatures and stronger currents have reduced the quantity of seaweed. → Read More

Argentina is launching a state-of-the-art satellite to protect its forests

Argentina plans to put a satellite into orbit with new precision technology in late August. → Read More

In these Bhojpuri folk songs, forgotten tales of Indian slaves in British colonies

The Bidesia Project is building a digital archive to document experiences of these indentured workers. → Read More

Singapore to make quarantined travellers wear electronic tags

The devices will track wearers' movements, and any attempt to leave home will trigger an alert to the authorities → Read More

In Bangladesh, a university programme is helping garment workers to take on managerial roles

These women are opting for varied fields like economics, public health and human resources. → Read More

Solar keeps the lights on for rural Kenyans during pandemic blackouts

As the pandemic and extreme weather disrupt electricity supplies for Kenyans, alternative energy sources like solar power are providing sustainable options. → Read More

FACTBOX-U.S. Democrats on House antitrust panel scored biggest Big Tech donations

USA-TECH/CONGRESS-LOBBYING (FACTBOX):FACTBOX-U.S. Democrats on House antitrust panel scored biggest Big Tech donations → Read More

NFL-More players opt out of season as training camps open-reports

HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/NFL (UPDATE 1, PIX):UPDATE 1-NFL-More players opt out of season as training camps open-reports → Read More

How is drone technology helping in the coronavirus pandemic?

COVID-19 has forced many vulnerable citizens to self-isolate. But contact-free, autonomous deliveries can be a lifeline and help reduce transmission rates. → Read More

Siemens to let staff spend less time in the office permanently

Siemens is allowing it's employees to permanently work from home, as a new working model focuses on outcomes over time spent in the office. → Read More

Good vibrations? COVID quiet time soothes Earth's seismic shakes

HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/VIBRATIONS (PIX):Good vibrations? COVID quiet time soothes Earth's seismic shakes → Read More

A million Indians fear for their future as Kuwaiti parliament works to cap immigration

A proposed law limits the number of Indians to 15% of Kuwait's 4.4 million population. → Read More