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Dutchman convicted of role in farmers' road block protest

A man was convicted Thursday of dumping straw on a Dutch road last month and sentenced to perform 80 hours of unpaid work, in one of the first cases stemming from widespread protests by farmers against government plans to slash nitrogen emissions.

Recovery underway in South Korea's rain-hit capital area

Cleanup and recovery efforts gained pace in South Korea's greater capital region Wednesday as skies cleared after two days of record-breaking rainfall that unleashed flash floods, damaged thousands of buildings and roads and killed at least nine people.

Lawmakers in India pass energy conservation bill

India took another step toward meeting its climate goals Tuesday when lawmakers in parliament's lower house approved legislation that would require greater use of renewable energy and force industrial polluters to pay a price for the carbon they emit.