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Inventor aims for healthier Yemen by turning waste into clean fuel

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Growing up in Al-Harrah, a small village in west-central Yemen, Omer Badokhon watched his mother cooking for hours at a time in a smoke-filled kitchen.

Tough coral species goes mobile to help form new reefs

A hardy species of coral has been identified by researchers who say it could provide the perfect foundation for other less resilient coral species to grow. as Matthew Stock reports. Video provided by Reuters        

Golf-Tiger hopes to play full 2018 but not yet ready to commit

3 weeks agoSports / Golf : Reuters: Golf

Dec 29 (Reuters) - Tiger Woods hopes to play a full 2018 schedule, he said on Friday, while at the same time declining to commit even to competing in February's Genesis Open which is run by his foundation.

Homegrown African climate model predicts future rains - and risks

By Munyaradzi Makoni CAPE TOWN, South Africa (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - One big problem confronts Africa as it tries to predict how its weather patterns will shift in the face of climate change: Almost all the climate models for the continent were created in the United States or Europe. Show More Summary

Germans see Trump as bigger problem than North Korea or Russia

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germans see U.S. President Donald Trump as a bigger challenge for German foreign policy than authoritarian leaders in North Korea, Russia or Turkey, according to a survey by the Koerber Foundation.

Syrian boy wins Children's Peace Prize for building refugee school in Lebanon

2 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

LONDON, Dec 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A teenage Syrian refugee won a prestigious international prize on Monday for building a school and providing an education to hundreds of children who fled to Lebanon to escape the conflict. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Roche's Foundation Medicine wins FDA blessing for new cancer test

2 months agoHealth : Reuters: Health

ZURICH (Reuters) - Roche on Monday said its Foundation Medicine unit won U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for a test to help doctors understand the genetic profile of patients' tumors and guide them to effective therapies.

Foundation's cancer gene test gets U.S. FDA and Medicare nod

2 months agoHealth : Reuters: Health

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A test from Foundation Medicine Inc that can detect cancer-causing mutations in 324 genes has won approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the agencies said.

Release for imprisoned US sex-trafficking victim Cyntoia Brown becomes celebrity cause

2 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

NEW YORK, Nov 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A burst of celebrity attention for a woman convicted of killing a man who paid to have sex with her as a child is helping efforts to stop treating victims as criminals, experts said on Monday. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Turkey's Erdogan says wants Akkuyu nuclear plant foundations laid by end-November: papers

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan wants the foundations to be laid for the Akkuyu nuclear plant in southern Turkey by the end of this month, Yeni Safak and other newspapers cited him as telling reporters during a visit to Qatar.

Nicaragua Climate Politics in Hot Water Over $50 Billion Canal Plan

2 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

By Sophie Hares TEPIC, Mexico, Nov 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Shaking off its climate change “pariah” status alongside the United States and war-torn Syria, Central American nation Nicaragua took the plunge and joined the Paris Agreement to tackle global warming before U.N. Show More Summary

Women vomit, march, then vie for office in record numbers under Trump

3 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

NEW YORK, Nov 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When late-night election returns showed Donald Trump winning the U.S. presidency last November, Laura Moser vomited and Christine Lui Chen crawled into bed to cling to her young daughter. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Former President Obama urges patience in push for grassroots change

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

By Chris Kenning CHICAGO (Reuters) – Former President Barack Obama on Wednesday resurrected his campaign slogan of hope and change as he closed his foundation’s first summit launching his post-presidency initiative to foster young civic leaders. Obama held the invitation-only summit in...

A picture or a thousand words? Drone and satellites expose Myanmar's pain

3 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

LONDON, Nov 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Rohingya refugee crisis is an age-old tale of displacement and suffering, but technology is providing new tools to tackle it, rights groups and charities said on Wednesday. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Egg-sized diamond for sale: proceeds to benefit Sierra Leone's poorest

3 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

DAKAR, Oct 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sierra Leone will auction one of the world's largest diamonds to fund development projects in the impoverished community where it was found, the group managing the sale said on Tuesday. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Social media flooded with 'Me Too' stories of sexual assault

3 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

NEW YORK, Oct 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of women around the world who have been sexually harassed or assaulted are using the hastag #metoo on social media to highlight the extent of the problem. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Mexican mogul Slim donates $105 million to earthquake recovery efforts

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican mogul Carlos Slim's foundation will donate more than $105 million (1.978 billion pesos) to help the country recover from two large earthquakes in September, Slim announced on Tuesday.

Women's group plays loop of Trump's Access Hollywood tape on Washington Mall

3 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

NEW YORK, Oct 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An infamous 12-year-old videotape of President Donald Trump was being shown on a continuous loop on the Mall in Washington, D.C. on Friday by a group protesting his attitudes toward women, local media reported. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Catalonia moves to declare independence from Spain on Monday

BARCELONA/MADRID (Reuters) - Catalonia will move on Monday to declare independence from Spain following Oct. 1's banned referendum as the European Union nation nears a rupture that threatens the foundations of its young democracy.

Catalonia to move to declare independence from Spain on Monday

MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) - Catalonia will move on Monday to declare independence from Spain, a regional government source said, as the European Union nation nears a rupture that threatens the foundations of its young democracy and has unnerved financial markets.

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