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Joseph D'Urso

Behind the scary headlines, 2015 gives reason for optimism

Dec 23 2015

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - This year may be remembered for barrel bombs, beheadings and the Bataclan massacre, but according to a Harvard psychologist, a remarkable long term downward trend in violence is continuing.

Want to cut down on meat but can't face cold turkey? Try 'reducetarianism'

Dec 22 2015

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The environmental, health and animal welfare benefits of a meat-free diet are well known - but convincing people to forgo crispy bacon or juicy steak for the rest of their lives is not easy.

Want to cut down on meat but can't face cold turkey? Try "reducetarianism"

Dec 22 2015

LONDON, Dec 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The environmental, health and animal welfare benefits of a meat-free diet are well known - but convincing people to forgo crispy bacon or juicy steak for the rest of their lives is not easy.

Conflict-hit women need more reproductive, sexual health aid: U.N. agency head

Dec 03 2015

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Around a quarter of the 100 million people globally who need humanitarian aid are women or teenage girls of childbearing age, but sexual and reproductive health services are underfunded, a United Nations agency said on Thursday.

Global landmine casualties increase, Afghanistan largely to blame - study

Nov 26 2015

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Long-term progress in reducing the number of landmine casualties was reversed last year, and rebel groups used the mines in 10 countries, the largest number since 2006, researchers said on Thursday.

Global landmine casualties increase, Afghanistan largely to blame: study

Nov 26 2015

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Long-term progress in reducing the number of landmine casualties was reversed last year, and rebel groups used the mines in 10 countries, the largest number since 2006, researchers said on Thursday.

Global landmine casualties increase, Afghanistan largely to blame-study

Nov 26 2015

LONDON, Nov 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Long-term progress in reducing the number of landmine casualties was reversed last year, and rebel groups used the mines in 10 countries, the largest number since 2006, researchers said on Thursday.

Court rules Norway aid agency 'grossly negligent' over Kenya kidnap

Nov 25 2015

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A court in Oslo ruled on Wednesday that the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) was guilty of gross negligence and should pay 4.4 million crowns ($507,000) in damages to a former employee who was abducted by gunmen from a Kenyan refugee camp in 2012.

European aid budgets being diverted to refugees at home-aid group

Nov 24 2015

LONDON, Nov 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - European countries are increasingly diverting money from overseas aid budgets to care for refugees and asylum seekers at home, a leading aid body said on Tuesday.

Late black-tie dinners not woman friendly - British business chief

Nov 23 2015

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Late night business dinners should be replaced by more female-friendly events which finish earlier, the new boss of a major British business lobby has said.

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