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Adela Suliman

Apple takes art to city streets to augment reality

Aug 16 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Tech giant Apple is taking art out of the gallery and splashing it on the real world, creating playful, digital skylines with technology that critics fear could become sinister and invasive.

Politics v pilgrimage: some Muslims call for Saudi haj boycott

Aug 08 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As millions of Muslims don robes and flock to Mecca for haj, a small counter movement to boycott the pilgrimage in protest at Saudi Arabia's politics has won limited support online.

'Sandscaping' first for UK in bid to save coastal homes

Aug 06 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A giant sand dune is being built on England's east coast to save 400 homes from storm surges, in Britain's first attempt to use "sandscaping" to stave off rising seas and prepare for a changing climate, engineers said on Tuesday.

Britain's one-pound homes more than a gimmick, say owners

Jul 29 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Graduate student Victoria Brennan knew she was taking a risk when she bought a home in a run-down neighborhood in the northern English city of Liverpool for less than the price of a cup of coffee.

Football Homeless World Cup blows whistle on social exclusion

Jul 29 2019

CARDIFF (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From street vendors to asylum seekers, nearly 500 men and women gathered in Cardiff on Saturday to kick off the 17th Football Homeless World Cup, in a bid to tackle social exclusion and offer a respite from rough sleeping. | Video

Data is the new oil so watch out for mass mining - Netflix film

Jul 24 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Big business and politics are mass-mining everyday data - from Facebook 'likes' to online subscriptions - for profit and power, according to a Netflix documentary released on Wednesday.

Cities can be 'antidote' to extremism, says London mayor

Jun 25 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Cities can provide an "antidote" to populism and extremism if they build bridges between their diverse communities, London's mayor said on Tuesday, as he met the leaders of other major European cities in the British capital.

Middle East survey sees patchy progress in views on women's and LGBT+ rights

Jun 24 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More men than women in Iraq say they have been sexually harassed, while only 6% of Lebanese people think being gay is acceptable, according to a major survey of public opinion in the Middle East published on Monday.

UK urged not to arrest homeless as rough sleeping hits decade high in London

Jun 19 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rough sleeping in London rose by 18% over the last year, hitting a decade high of 8,855 people, data showed on Wednesday, the majority of whom were new to bedding down in parks or doorways.

Grief and safety fears: UK reflects 2 years after Grenfell blaze

Jun 13 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On the two-year anniversary of the Grenfell fire on Friday - Britain's worst blaze in decades in which at least 72 people died - many people expressed grief and frustration over the failure to improve safety in social housing.

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