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India investigates 40 migrant workers in Gabon after U.N. flags labour abuses

11:48am EDT

NEW DELHI/DAKAR, April 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - I ndia is investigating the treatment of 40 migrant workers in Gabon after the United Nations said on Friday it was alarmed by allegations of labour abuse that could amount to modern slavery.

UPDATE 1-'Better to kill us': Ethiopian residents fear evictions from satellite towns

Apr 25 2019

SULULTA, Ethiopia, April 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - L ast month, local officials strolled through a neighbourhood on the fringes of Sululta, several kilometres north of the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. Flanked by policemen, they daubed red crosses on homes and pinned notices on doors.

Indian state vows to end homelessness with free flats

Apr 25 2019

BANGKOK, April 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Indian state of Kerala is offering free flats to homeless people, an ambitious model that activists say other states must follow as a nationwide "Housing for All" plan falls short.

FEATURE-Shunning bad luck, Hong Kong buys into 'pre-loved' fashion

Apr 25 2019

HONG KONG, April 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Joleen Soo flicked through racks at the launch of Hong Kong’s first "pre-owned" designer warehouse, stopping to examine Prada and Dries Van Noten outfits with tags showing up to 95 percent off their retail price.

FEATURE-'Better to kill us': Ethiopian residents fear evictions from satellite towns

Apr 25 2019

SULULTA, Ethiopia, April 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - L ast month, local officials strolled through a neighbourhood on the fringes of Sululta, several kilometres north of the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. Flanked by policemen, they daubed red crosses on homes and pinned notices on doors.

Australian cafe that charged 'man tax' to close

Apr 25 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, April 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A vegan cafe in Australia that charged men an 18 percent premium to reflect the gender pay gap with the funds given to charity is to close, its owners said on Thursday.

CORRECTED-Multinationals see benefits in Taiwan same-sex marriage

Apr 25 2019

LONDON, April 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Some of the world's largest companies said on Wednesday that plans to grant equal marriage to LGBT+ couples in Taiwan - the first place in Asia to do so - would boost the island's economy.

World's forests 'in emergency room' after years of losses

Apr 25 2019

LONDON, April 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world lost 12 million hectares (30 million acres) of tropical tree cover last year - the equivalent of 30 football pitches a minute - researchers said on Thursday, warning the planet's health was at stake.

FEATURE-Pooper hero: Singapore's 'Mr. Toilet' wants to make sanitation sexy in film

Apr 24 2019

SINGAPORE, April 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After travelling the world for more than two decades seeking to improve access to bathrooms, "Mr. Toilet" Jack Sim is now ready to plunge into the cinematic world with a film about his unusual campaign.

Right-wing politics, social media fuel anti-woman violence - EU commissioner

Apr 24 2019

NEW YORK, April 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Attempts to end violence against women and girls in the European Union are being stymied by a mix of right-wing politics and social media that inflames sexism and stereotypes, a top women's rights official said on Wednesday.

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