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FEATURE- Rohingya women defy threats in refugee camps to rebuild lives one stitch at a time

Aug 23 2019

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 then torched.

FEATURE - Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh warned to be wary with human trafficking rising

Aug 23 2019

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 parents.

FEATURE-As students map the weather, an Indian village bests its water woes

Aug 22 2019

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.

Brazil's former environment head calls raging wildfires 'crime against humanity'

Aug 22 2019

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.

Meghan Markle offers glimpse of UK clothing line for women job-seekers

Aug 22 2019

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.

FEATURE-Carrier bag spat erupts as Islamabad moves to ban plastic

Aug 22 2019

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.

From drones to social media, big data helps confront more complex disasters in Asia

Aug 22 2019

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.

FEATURE-No pot of gold for locals as China mines Sierra Leone

Aug 22 2019

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.

More deals, less conflict? Cross-border water planning key, report warns

Aug 21 2019

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.

ANALYSIS-No minorities, no meat? Gig economy deepens cities' divides

Aug 21 2019

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.

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