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FEATURE-Costa Rica's "Little Jamaica" coast struggles to ride out climate storm

PLAYA COCLES, Costa Rica, May 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A s towering waves smashed onto Costa Rica's Cocles beach, sucking away much of its sand, surf instructor Leo Downer was scared the coastal road, along with his Toyota car, would be washed into the Caribbean by the ferocious February storm.

Sri Lankan shares edge up from 1-week closing low

COLOMBO, May 24 Sri Lankan shares rose slightly on Thursday after posting their lowest close in more than one week in the previous session, as investors picked up beverage stocks while block deals lifted turnover.

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UK's Sainsbury's tweaks pay proposals after staff pressure

LONDON, May 24 Sainsbury's, Britain's second largest supermarket group, has bowed to pressure from employees and trade unions by changing some of the pay proposals it detailed in March as part of a move to simplify the company's wage structure.

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UPDATE 2-South African food producer's earnings hit by meat recall after listeria outbreak

* Maintained interim dividend (Adds details on listeria update, share price)

INSIGHT-Rebooting food: Finding new ways to feed the future

VIENNA, May 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Banana trees that fit in a test tube. Burgers made without a cow in sight. Fish farmed in the desert. Robots picking fruit.

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