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Adela Suliman

Homeless Muppet finds her place on Sesame Street

Dec 13 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In a sign of the times, U.S. children's show 'Sesame Street' has a new resident: 7-year-old Lily, a homeless, pink puppet.

Burnt trees and blocked wells, Islamic State wrought havoc on Iraqi land

Dec 12 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Millions of people were killed or fled when Islamic State (IS) took over parts of Iraq in 2014 and their scorched-earth tactics still devastate rural communities, a report released by Amnesty International on Thursday said.

FEATURE-Lawyers on wheels: 'solidarity bus' represents Kyrgyzstan's landless women

Dec 09 2018

KARA-KULJA, Kyrgyzstan, Dec 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In a cold, sparsely lit Soviet-era room, sitting close to the heater, Ainura Ibraimjanova taps at her computer. In this rural district in southern Kyrgyzstan, she is the only lawyer providing free legal aid.

The $3 billion map: scientists pool oceans of data to plot Earth's final frontier

Dec 05 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For experts in the field of ocean mapping it is no small irony that we know more about the surfaces of the Moon and Mars than we do about our planet's sea floor.

Trendy avocados removed from UK menus amid environmental concerns

Dec 03 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Avocados, the soft, green superfood may be falling out of favor with some restaurants in Britain as they move to ban the trendy food from their menus, amid environmental and land concerns.

Millions of poor city children worse off than rural peers - UNICEF

Nov 27 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Millions of poor urban children are more likely to die before their fifth birthday than those living in rural areas, according to a U.N. study out on Tuesday that challenges popular assumptions behind the global urbanization trend.

Homelessness in Britain rises to one in 200: charity

Nov 22 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - One in 200 people in Britain is now homeless, an increase of 4 percent in less than a year despite government pledges to tackle the problem, the charity Shelter said on Thursday.

Brazil jungle school crowned world's best new building

Nov 21 2018

LONDON, Nov 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A remote jungle school in Brazil was named on Wednesday as the world's best new building, its towering timber canopy serving as classroom and dorm to poor and indigenous children.

Lack of homes threatens English village life, experts warn

Nov 19 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of English villages face stagnation because no new affordable homes are being built there, experts said on Monday, warning of a "cycle of decline" in rural areas.

British official urges more protection for children 'datafied from birth'

Nov 08 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British children are having vast quantities of personal data collected from birth, according to a report released on Thursday that calls for more transparency and greater legal protection.

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