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Umberto Bacchi

'No place to hide': Twitter contacts give your preferences away, study finds

Jan 21 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bad news for anyone coming off social media in the hope it will preserve their privacy. It won't.

Britain unveils 'landmark' laws against domestic abuse

Jan 21 2019

LONDON, Jan 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain on Monday for the first time named economic control as a form of domestic abuse in "landmark" legislation aimed at tackling a crime that ruins millions of lives and costs billions of pounds.

Britain to jail people for taking photos up women's skirts

Jan 16 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Secretly taking photos up women's skirts is to become a crime in England and Wales, 18 months after a woman who was targeted at a London music festival launched a campaign to ban the practice.

Italian cardboard tent for the homeless gets viral boost

Jan 16 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A tiny Italian charity is dreaming big after its prototype for a foldable cardboard tent for the homeless went viral online - with the unwitting help of a local far-right politician.

No social skills required: autistic staff help IT firm thrive

Jan 15 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From a British call center to an Alaskan satellite facility, Lars Backstrom has had a lot of jobs, but says he always felt like a hexagonal peg in a square hole - he just didn't fit in.

Hour on London Underground as bad as a day in traffic: pollution study

Jan 10 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pollution levels on London's underground rail system are so high that an hour's travel is the same as spending a whole day in traffic, new research has found.

No more dodgy women drivers as UK bans sexist stereotypes in ads

Dec 14 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain is to ban advertising showing women who can't park or men who struggle to change a nappy in a crackdown on gender stereotypes, the industry watchdog said on Friday.

U.N. investigation delves into Islamic State's crimes against Yazidis

Dec 12 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A U.N. investigation into atrocities committed against Yazidis and others in Iraq will do more than simply gather information that will molder in an archive, the probe's leader said on Wednesday, it will help bring perpetrators to justice.

U.N. reaches 'remarkable' but vague 'milestone' in anti-slavery fight

Dec 11 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Anti-slavery activists on Tuesday hailed a United Nations global pact on migrants as a potential milestone in the fight against human trafficking but warned a lack of detail left millions at risk.

Legalizing prostitution lowers violence and disease, report says

Dec 11 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sex workers in countries where selling or buying sex is illegal are more likely to face violence, not use condoms and contract HIV, researchers said on Tuesday, calling for prostitution to be decriminalized.

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