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Transgender equality battle front line moves to Ohio

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The front line in the battle for transgender equality in the United States has moved to Ohio, where campaigners are leading a push for change, after Puerto Rico allowed people to alter their gender on birth certificates.

Somali 10-year-old dies after undergoing female genital mutilation

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A 10-year-old girl in central Somalia has died after undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM), prompting calls from campaigners to criminalize the internationally condemned practice in a country with the world's highest rates.

North Korea, Eritrea have world's highest rates of modern slavery: report

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - North Korea and Eritrea have the world's highest rates of modern slavery, said a global survey on Thursday that highlighted how conflict and government repression are the main drivers of a crime estimated to affect more than 40 million people worldwide.


Trump denies wrongdoing, says lawyer's tape 'perhaps illegal'

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday denied any wrongdoing a day after reports that his onetime attorney Michael Cohen had recorded them both discussing buying the rights to a story by a woman who said she had an affair with Trump. | Video