Daily violence, sex abuse in Walmart's Asian suppliers - charities

By Beh Lih Yi and Kieran Guilbert

KUALA LUMPUR/LONDON, May 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) -
W omen who work in Asian factories making clothes for the global
retail giant Walmart are at "daily risk" of slapping, sexual
abuse and other harassment, rights groups said on Friday.

Based on interviews with about 250 workers in 60 Walmart
supplier factories in Bangladesh, Cambodia and Indonesia, a
coalition of charities said women were "systematically exposed
to violence" and faced retaliation if they reported the attacks.

Dozens killed in clashes between two Somali regions in land dispute

By Abdiqani Hassan

GAROWE, Somalia, May 25 (Reuters) - Fighting between
Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region and breakaway
Somaliland has killed dozens of soldiers, according to a witness
and a military commander who spoke of a "hellish" outbreak of
violence.

The clashes on Thursday morning appeared to be a resumption
of more than 10 years of periodic conflict between Puntland and
Somaliland over the disputed Sool region.

Japan to see warmer weather during June-Aug

TOKYO, May 25 (Reuters) - Japan will see warmer weather
between June and August, the official forecaster said on Friday.
Eastern Japan, including the most densely populated Tokyo,
will have a 50 percent chance of high temperatures for the
period, the Japan Meteorological Agency said in its monthly
three-month forecast.
The following table gives the temperature forecast for the
coming months in terms of the percentage below average, average
or above average, with Okinawa, Amami referring to those islands

CORRECTED (OFFICIAL)-Malaysia's May 1-25 palm oil exports fall 16.6 pct - Amspec Malaysia

(Corrects April 1-25 export figures in first paragraph after
company revises number)

KUALA LUMPUR, May 25 (Reuters) - Exports of Malaysian palm
oil products during May 1 to 25 came in at 983,656 tonnes, down
16.6 percent from 1,147,020 tonnes during April 1-25, inspection
company AmSpec Agri Malaysia said on Friday.

AmSpec Agri had earlier reported a shipment figure of
1,157,020 tonnes for the April 1-25 period.
(Reporting by Emily Chow; Editing by Sunil Nair)

Malaysia's May 1-25 palm oil exports seen at 983,656 tonnes - Amspec Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, May 25 (Reuters) - Exports of Malaysian palm
oil products during May 1 to 25 stood at 983,656 tonnes,
inspection company AmSpec Agri Malaysia said on Friday. AmSpec
Agri had reported shipments of 1,157,020 tonnes during April 1
to 25.
(Reporting by Emily Chow; Editing by Sunil Nair)

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