LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A ban on schoolgirls in Ghana crossing a river when menstruating - and on Tuesdays - has been condemned by child rights activists.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - New measures by Britain to turn the tide on plastic waste do not go far enough, environmentalists said on Friday.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Consumers who knowingly buy products that have been made unethically - using child labor or endangered trees - may cope by forgetting the truth about their origins, researchers said.
LONDON, Jan 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A ban on
plastic microbeads, used as exfoliants in toothpastes, face
washes and shower gels that end up in the oceans, will come into
force in Britain on Tuesday, but lawmakers said more needed to
be done to tackle plastic pollution.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 40 civilians were killed every day by explosive weapons last year, according to a preliminary survey of media reports, a sharp rise on 2016 largely due to an increase in deadly airstrikes, a campaign group said on Monday.
LONDON, Jan 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From portable
cardboard tents to one-way bus tickets out of town, cities'
efforts to tackle homelessness have been met with both praise
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Paris Lees became the first openly transgender woman to feature in British Vogue fashion magazine on Friday, marking a step towards a "more tolerant society", said the broadcaster and model.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After more than 140 years of being stabbed to death on stage, the gypsy heroine of the opera "Carmen" gets her own revenge in a new Italian production - shooting her thwarted lover instead.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Other countries should follow Iceland which has become the first country to make it illegal to pay men more than women, politicians and equal rights campaigners said on Wednesday.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British reality television show "Celebrity Big Brother" launched an all-female line-up on Tuesday involving politicians, a journalist and other performing artists to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women getting the vote.