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

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

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

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

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

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

2 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

2 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

2 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

4 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

4 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

6 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

Attacked for body parts, Tanzanian albino children get new limbs in US

6 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

PHILADELPHIA, May 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Emmanuel Rutema couldn't keep the smile off his face as he tested out his new prosthetic arm and promptly knocked himself on the nose. Read more Blogs | Comments

Sri Lanka's flood survivors threatened by dengue, disease: aid workers

6 months agoHealth : Reuters: Health

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of survivors of devastating floods and landslides in Sri Lanka are at risk of potentially fatal diseases such as dengue fever, charities warned on Monday as the death toll from the disaster continued to rise.

Emerging economies take lead on going green, but investment needed

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Emerging economies are increasingly taking the lead in shifting the world onto a cleaner development path, a senior World Bank official said on Wednesday, pointing to the role of China and India in pushing down the cost of producing solar power.

Survey Finds 8 In 10 People See Climate Change As 'Catastrophic Risk'

6 months agoNews : Huffington Post

By Laurie Goering LONDON, May 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly nine in 10 people say they are ready to make changes to their standard of living if it would prevent future climate catastrophe, a survey on global threats foundShow More Summary

Despite Nigeria's Laws, LGBTQ Acceptance Is On The Rise

ABUJA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A tentative, growing acceptance of gay men and women in Nigeria offers a seed of hope, human rights campaigners said on Wednesday, in a country where the outlawing of gay sex is supported by nineShow More Summary

In A First, A Transgender Woman's Killer Sentenced Under Hate Crime Law

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A gang member was sentenced to 49 years in prison on Monday for the murder of a transgender teen, in the first ever transgender hate crime prosecution in the United States. Joshua Vallum pleaded...Show More Summary

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