KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh, Aug 24 (Thomson Reuters
Foundation) - R ohingya refugee Shofika Begum can't stop the
flashbacks from two years ago when her husband and sister were
shot dead and she was raped in her village in Myanmar that was
KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh, Aug 23 (Thomson Reuters
Foundation) - W hen Nazmin Nahar, a Rohingya refugee in
Bangladesh, was offered a job in a garment factory by a distant
cousin, she thought she had found a way to support her ageing
KOTHAPALLY, India Aug 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The
village school in Kothapally, in southern India, has only a
handful of amenities - blackboards, desks and chairs, a
playground with a wooden bench under a tree. But it has one
unusual resource: an automatic weather station.
BOGOTA, Aug 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Former
Brazilian environment minister and presidential candidate Marina
Silva on Thursday called wildfires raging in the Amazon
rainforest a "crime against humanity" and blamed current
policies for fueling the blazes.
LONDON, Aug 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Meghan Markle
has made a surprise appearance at a fashion shoot for her new
clothing line with the London charity Smart Works, which helps
long-term unemployed women look for jobs.
ISLAMABAD, Aug 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When
inspectors showed up to investigate reports that a popular
Islamabad take-out restaurant was flaunting the city’s new
plastic bag ban this week, the response was less than contrite.
BANGKOK, Aug 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Technological
innovations - from unique digital identies for drought-hit
farmers to use of data from drones and social media - can better
predict increasingly complex disasters in the Asia-Pacific
region and limit their impact on vulnerable people, the United
Nations said in a report on Thursday.
MASUMBIRI, Sierra Leone, Aug 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation)
- W hen the Chinese gold miners came to Masumbiri town in
northern Sierra Leone, everyone lined up for jobs.
LONDON, Aug 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Efforts to
share rivers, lakes and aquifers that cross national boundaries
are falling short, raising a growing risk of conflict as global
water supplies run low, researchers warned on Thursday.
BANGKOK, Aug 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When an
Indian customer of online food delivery service Zomato tweeted
that he had cancelled his order because it had been assigned to
a non-Hindu worker, and his request for a Hindu denied,
thousands weighed in.