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Lesbian couple attacked on London bus over sexual orientation, judge rules

Nov 29 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The actions of a 17-year-old boy in an attack on two lesbians in London were motivated by hostility towards their sexuality, a judge ruled on Friday.

British YouTuber and youngest BAFTA award winner fights prejudice online

Nov 29 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nikki Lilly used to wish the marks on her face were just make-up. Born with arteriovenous malformation, a life-threatening medical condition which causes dangerous nose bleeds, facial swelling and migraines, she sometimes found it difficult to fit in.

UK band Massive Attack urges music industry to pursue greener gigs

Nov 28 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British band Massive Attack has teamed up with climate scientists at England's University of Manchester to reduce the environmental impact of live music gigs, it said on Thursday.

With 'thank you' emails, polite Britons burn thousands of tonnes of carbon a year

Nov 26 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain could significantly cut its carbon footprint if people stopped sending unnecessary 'thank you' emails, researchers said on Tuesday, calling on the public to 'think before you thank'.

Slovaks rally against proposed abortion restrictions

Nov 21 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Access to abortion is a human right and should not be subject to public opinion, the organizer of a campaign to block proposed restrictions in Slovakia said on Thursday, as a protest got under way.

Mobile phone warnings set to aid climate-vulnerable Somali nomads

Nov 21 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In central Somalia's Beledweyne district, families still reeling from food shortages and livestock deaths after another year of poor rains were surprised by a new disaster last month: brutal floods that completely submerged homes after the Shabelle River burst its banks.

FACTBOX -Ten facts on trans murders as world marks second deadliest year

Nov 20 2019

LONDON, Nov 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With 331 murders, the last year has been the second deadliest for trans people on record, activists said on Wednesday, an annual day of remembrance for homicide victims.

Top UK firms risk missing gender target unless 50% of new hires are women

Nov 13 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain's biggest listed companies will miss an official gender equality target unless one in every two senior hires in the next year are women, according to a study published on Wednesday.

Factbox: Virginity testing - a ritual from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe

Nov 07 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Health experts have condemned U.S. rapper T.I. for subjecting his teenaged daughter to an annual virginity test, saying the practice was harmful and unscientific.

Women's squash champion hopes winning more than male peer marks new era

Nov 06 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nour El Sherbini was six-years-old when she first followed her brother onto a squash court in Alexandria, Egypt, and she was competing in tournaments at the age of eight.

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