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TNW’s Big Spam: 88.9% of you love GIFs that make your eyes bleed

Happy Monday. Per your request, we brought back the seizure-inducing GIF to our newsletter… freaks. Top trending tech news: ???? AirBnB is investing in new tech to crack down on sex-trafficking (Thomson Reuters Foundation)?? A federal court...Show More Summary

Many in Thai Fishing Industry Fail to See Conditions as Slavery – Research

By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK, Feb 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Thai fishing boat owners who trap workers on board ships and withhold wages often do not realize that is modern slavery, so authorities must ramp up their policing efforts, advocates say. Show More Summary

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.

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

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

3 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

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

3 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

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

4 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

4 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

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

4 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

4 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

4 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

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

5 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

Trump's childhood home becomes weekend retreat for refugees in charity stunt

5 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

LONDON, Sept 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A group of refugees stayed at U.S. President Donald Trump's childhood home in New York over the weekend as part of a stunt to highlight the plight of people feeling conflict and persecution around the world, a charity said on Monday. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Reported murder of 'uncontacted' tribe exposes mining threats in Brazil's Amazon

5 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Endangered indigenous tribes are increasingly facing threats from miners in the Amazon rainforest amid budget cuts to the Brazilian government agency responsible for protecting them, local officials and activists say. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Meet Vogue's latest model - London's first female police chief

7 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

LONDON, Aug 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Upmarket fashion magazine Vogue has featured an unexpected new model in its latest edition - London's first female police chief. Read more...

Leading golf body under fire for tightening dress code for female players

7 months agoSports / Golf : Reuters: Golf

LONDON, July 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A leading golf association triggered criticism after tightening rules over what female golf players are allowed to wear on the fairway, banning leggings, short skirts and "plunging necklines."

Slavery is thriving on London's building sites and in restaurants, says police chief

8 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

LONDON, July 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - London is a hotspot of modern slavery, with workers in hotels, restaurants and on construction sites at particular risk of exploitation, said the head of the Metropolitan police's anti-slavery unit. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Starbucks set to hire 2,500 refugees in Europe

8 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

NEW YORK, June 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - U.S. coffee chain Starbucks Corp said Tuesday it will hire 2,500 refugees in Europe as part of a wider worldwide hiring plan, months after the policy prompted a backlash from some customers. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Migrants sent home $445 billion in 2016, lifting millions out of poverty - report

8 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

LONDON, June 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Migrants working in rich countries sent home almost half a trillion dollars in 2016, helping to lift families out of poverty by providing financial stability, access to education, housing and healthcare, according to a global report. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Traffickers lure Indian girls into sex slavery with 'Taj Mahal' promise

9 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

NEW DELHI, June 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Human traffickers in India are luring village girls into sex slavery with promises of visiting the Taj Mahal, a charity said on Monday, as criminal gangs find new ways to enslave the poor. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

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