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Child deaths from preventable causes cut by half since 2000 - U.N.

Sep 18 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Six million children worldwide died last year from preventable diseases and other complications, which was about half the number of similar deaths in 2000 when nations endorsed goals to end extreme poverty, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

UK university to atone for profits gained from historical slavery

Sep 17 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Scottish university will launch a "program of reparative justice" after discovering it gained tens of millions of pounds from historical slavery, with activists hailing rising attention on modern slavery for stirring fresh debate about past horrors.

Islam shows its female face with rise of women mosques

Sep 05 2018

COPENHAGEN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Relegated to the basement, silenced by the imam and barred from the front door, some Muslim women have had enough of male domination at the mosque and are setting up their own.

Hotter climate means hungrier insects will munch millions more tons of crops

Aug 30 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A warming planet will see larger swarms of hungrier insects chomp through millions more tons of rice, maize and wheat crops globally by 2050, even if countries meet ambitious climate goals to curb carbon emissions, scientists said on Thursday.

Young, gay and married - Britons wed to avoid abuse

Aug 23 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Dressed in a golden, laced gown, Noor was relieved to wed a man she had met briefly online, ending years of pressure from her Pakistani family to marry.

FEATURE-Young, gay and married - Britons wed to avoid abuse

Aug 23 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Dressed in a golden, laced gown, Noor was relieved to wed a man she had met briefly online, ending years of pressure from her Pakistani family to marry.

'Gobbling up' England's Green Belt won't solve housing crisis, campaigners say

Aug 06 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of thousands of new homes due to be built in England's "Green Belt" areas will be out of reach for those struggling to get on the property ladder, a report said on Monday, as housing shortages grip the country.

Rising heat will chill poor countries' economies, costing billions

Aug 02 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rising temperatures in a warming world will cost poor countries tens of billions of dollars annually as they are less able to keep their workers cool, analysts said on Thursday.

Outraged calls for change as women punched in Paris and London streets

Jul 31 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Outrage sparked by men punching young women on the streets of Paris and London has triggered demands for greater action to change men's attitudes, days before France prepares to pass a law to punish public sexual harassment with fines.

UK watchdog accuses aid groups of failing to tackle sexual misconduct

Jul 31 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - International aid groups are failing to tackle "horror" sexual abuse and harassment in the charity sector, Britain's aid watchdog said on Tuesday after the revelation of sexual misconduct by aid workers sparked global outrage this year.

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