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Britain's charity commission investigates WWF UK abuse claims

Apr 04 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain's charity watchdog launched an investigation into the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) UK on Thursday, citing concerns that its grants had funded human rights abuses overseas.

NZ native know-how lauded for big business

Apr 04 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Global businesses should heed traditional, indigenous knowledge to better protect land, honor old customs and boost profits, participants at a conference in New Zealand said on Thursday.

Brexit threatens mayhem for homeless Europeans who call Britain home

Apr 03 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of Europeans who sleep rough on Britain's streets could be at risk of further deprivation - be it detention or deportation - once the country leaves the European Union and they lose their right to remain.

Fractured community as fracking takes hold in Britain's rural land

Mar 25 2019

PRESTON NEW ROAD, England (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Susan and Chris Holliday moved to a rural strip of land in northern England for their retirement, they looked forward to the area's peacefulness and unspoilt views.

Can bringing young and old under one roof solve the world's housing crisis?

Mar 21 2019

BRUSSELS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Home sharing initiatives that link cash-strapped young people with elderly home owners are becoming popular with governments around the world as they seek to tackle the twin crises of homelessness and loneliness, experts said on Thursday.

Growing pains in Ethiopia: film spotlights hidden cost of urban growth

Mar 19 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Living in a tool shed on the outskirts of Ethiopia's capital, 10-year-old Asalif Tewold straddles a unique space between modernity and tradition.

Free tampons in schools not enough to end period poverty: British charities

Mar 13 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More must be done to dispel the shame and ignorance surrounding menstruation in Britain, charities said on Wednesday, after the government promised free sanitary products in English schools.

UK risks another Grenfell fire with human rights breaches: watchdog

Mar 13 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain must act to protect people in 400 high-rise flats facing the same fire risks as London's Grenfell Tower, where more than 70 people died in 2017, a watchdog said on Wednesday, warning that the government has a legal duty to safeguard lives.

Bitter aftertaste? Food companies could face costly disputes over land in Africa

Feb 24 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Food companies doing business in Africa risk becoming bogged down in decades-long legal disputes over land that could cost tens of millions of dollars, according to a report released on Monday.

Chicago mayor pins hopes on education and communities to stem crime

Feb 19 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Crime rates have fallen by 30 percent in the last two years in Chicago, due in part to investment in education and neighborhoods, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said on Tuesday.

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