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Tea titan Typhoo joins Britain's 'big six' in fight against modern slavery

Apr 12 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Efforts to tackle slave-like conditions in the tea industry got a boost on Friday when Typhoo became the final major British tea brand pledging to release a list of its suppliers.

UK car wash app uncovers nearly 1,000 suspected cases of modern slavery

Apr 07 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British drivers uncovered almost 1,000 potential cases of modern slavery at car washes in five months using the "Safe Car Wash App" yet less than a fifth called the anti-slavery helpline to report their concerns, the creators of the app said on Sunday.

JK Rowling's gay reveal fails to impress fans

Mar 19 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - J.K. Rowling's revelation that two "Harry Potter" characters were in a gay relationship has sparked an angry backlash, with some fans accusing her of changing her books to keep up with social trends.

What should parents do with an intersex baby? Nothing says documentarian

Mar 15 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The premier on Friday of a documentary highlighting the struggles of intersex people was followed by a call for an end to gender assignment surgery at birth by the film's director and lead subject.

Air pollution killing more people than smoking, say scientists

Mar 12 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Air pollution is killing more people every year than smoking, according to research published on Tuesday that called for urgent action to stop burning fossil fuels.

M&S reveals tea suppliers to address worker abuse concerns

Mar 05 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Marks & Spencer has become the first British supermarket chain to publish details of its tea suppliers, responding to a campaign to address worker abuses on plantations.

Money, money, money: It's a rich man's world among UK's high earners

Feb 25 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Almost 80 percent of high earners in Britain are male and the gender pay gap among the nation's richest will not close for another 36 years at current rates of progress, a study showed on Monday.

UPDATE 3-Malaysia vows action against world's top glovemaker over migrants' illegal overtime

Dec 10 2018

KLANG, Malaysia/LONDON, Dec 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - M alaysia said on Monday it would take action against Top Glove Corp. Bhd, the world's top medical glovemaker, which admitted breaching labour laws after a Thomson Reuters Foundation expose found some migrants working illegal overtime.

Netherlands switches gears with world's first used-plastic bike path

Sep 14 2018

LONDON, Sept 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Dutch cyclists rode down the world's first bike path made entirely of discarded plastic this week, in a move aimed at reducing the millions of tonnes wasted every year.

U.K. and U.S. law enforcement agencies join forces to fight FGM

Sep 07 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British and U.S. law enforcement agencies said on Friday they would join forces to tackle female genital mutilation by sharing intelligence and staging joint operations in major airports and train stations in a drive to secure landmark convictions.

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