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Asia's informal workers risk losing out in green economy push, officials warn

4:19am EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Asia's huge pool of informal workers must not be left behind in the global push for greener economies, officials and experts said, warning of social repercussions if the transition away from fossil fuels leaves unprotected labour more vulnerable.

FEATURE-World AIDS Day: is a cure for HIV finally in sight?

Dec 01 2021

LONDON, Dec 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Andrew Caldwell laughs at the idea he is brave.

FEATURE-Land disputes, climate change pressure Turkish nomads to settle

Nov 30 2021

* Yoruks have migrated across Anatolia for more than 1,000 years

One in eight children found at risk of becoming child soldiers

Nov 29 2021

Nov 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - One in eight of the world's children - more than 300 million - live in conflict zones where they are at risk of becoming child soldiers, a charity warned on Tuesday, saying boosting school access was vital in fighting forced recruitment.

ANALYSIS-Omicron travel curbs spell more pandemic misery for S. African tourism

Nov 29 2021

DURBAN, Nov 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - South African tourism was just getting back on its feet when local scientists' discovery of the new Omicron coronavirus variant prompted a slew of travel curbs that threaten to bring more pandemic gloom to the country's fragile economy.

FEATURE-As floods worsen, Uganda moves to protect its vanishing wetlands

Nov 29 2021

KAMPALA, Nov 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Until recently, truck drivers who poured fill into wetlands near Uganda's capital, to illegally create new land for building or agricultural expansion, rarely met any resistance.

INSIGHT-'Like the Stasi': Cyber volunteers in India silence critical voices

Nov 28 2021

* Government invites citizen volunteers to flag unlawful, anti-national content

Big fat gay Indian wedding? Same-sex couple fight for right to marry

Nov 28 2021

NEW DELHI, Nov 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Swept up in a whirlwind romance after meeting at a Bollywood party in Mumbai, Saattvic and Gaurav Bhatti dreamed of celebrating their love with a typical big, fat Indian wedding.

Black Friday fuels debt fears as Britons go on buy-now-pay-later spree

Nov 26 2021

LONDON, Nov 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As British shoppers gear up for a multibillion-pound Black Friday and Christmas splurge, lawmakers have called for urgent regulation of 'buy now, pay later' fintech services, which they say lead many people to spend beyond their means.

INTERVIEW-'Rebel Dykes' filmmaker hopes to unite British LGBT+ generations

Nov 26 2021

LONDON, Nov 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - L eather-wearing lesbians may have been a minority in 1980s London, but one of the original "Rebel Dykes" hopes her documentary about the punk-loving subculture will bring LGBT+ people together across generational and political divides.

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