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Mum on trial for FGM 'used witchcraft' to silence UK police

Jan 17 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A mother accused of carrying out female genital mutilation (FGM) on her 3-year-old daughter tried to silence police with witchcraft spells including one involving cow tongues pierced with nails, a London court heard on Thursday.

Post-Soviet countries urged to fix laws that let rapists off hook

Jan 16 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Eastern European and Central Asian countries must overhaul Soviet-era laws on sexual violence that let rapists off the hook and encourage child marriage and bride-kidnapping, legal experts said on Thursday.

Parents accused of getting 'witch' to mutilate daughter aged 3

Jan 16 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A three-year-old girl was subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM) by a "witch" as her parents held her down at her London home, a court heard on Wednesday.

First human rights TV channel vows to "give a voice to voiceless"

Jan 15 2019

LONDON, Jan 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world's first television channel dedicated to human rights was launched in London on Tuesday with a promise to deliver hidden stories ignored by mainstream media into people's living rooms.

Grub's up! Can insect pet food cut dogs' carbon pawprint?

Jan 10 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Love your dog, but worried about the environmental impact of their meat-heavy diet? Now one British company is offering a solution - feed your pooch insects instead.

Meghan Markle to help vulnerable British women 'reach for the stars'

Jan 10 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A British charity transforming the lives of some of the country's most vulnerable women said on Thursday Meghan Markle would help them "reach for the stars" as it announced she had become a patron.

Scientists say 'mosquito birth control' drug could be ready in five years

Jan 09 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Scientists in the United States said on Tuesday they had taken a major step toward developing a "mosquito birth control" drug to curb the spread of malaria and other killer diseases blamed for hundreds of thousands of deaths a year.

As crises multiply, what are aid groups' priorities for 2019?

Dec 27 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Aid agencies are bracing for a challenging new year as they tackle protracted conflicts from Yemen to Central African Republic and get to grips with escalating crises such as the mass exodus of Venezuelans fleeing turmoil at home.

Exclusive: Ravaged by Ebola and war, Congo named most neglected crisis of 2018

Dec 19 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With an Ebola epidemic raging and millions caught in a forgotten "catastrophe" of conflict and hunger, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was the most neglected crisis of 2018, according to an annual Thomson Reuters Foundation poll of aid agencies.

G20 in grip of 'collective amnesia' told to fix housing crisis

Nov 29 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Leaders of the world's richest countries must urgently fix the global housing crisis and stop treating residential property as a commodity like gold or oil, a top U.N. official said on Thursday ahead of the G20 summit.

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