Thompson Reuters Foundation

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In SUVs and on planes, richest 1% drive climate-heating emissions

Published On: September 21, 2020 05:07 PM NPT By: Thompson Reuters Foundation

LONDON, Sept 21: Prone to frequent flying, a passion for SUVs and big spending, the richest 1% of the world’s population produced twice as many planet-heating emissions as the poorest half of humanity over the last quarter-century, researchers said on Monday.

China to build 6-8 nuclear reactors a year to meet 2030 development goals

Published On: April 1, 2019 03:00 PM NPT By: Thompson Reuters Foundation

BEIJING, April 1: China will be able to build six to eight nuclear reactors a year if project approval processes return to normal as expected in the near future, the chairman of the state-owned China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) told Reuters on Monday.

'Worse than Voldemort': Global students' strike targets climate change

Published On: March 15, 2019 07:50 PM NPT By: Thompson Reuters Foundation

SYDNEY/LONDON, March 15: From Sydney to London, thousands of school students walked out of classes on Friday in a global student strike to protest against government inaction on climate change.

India's 'invisible' home garment workers exploited by fashion brands

Published On: February 1, 2019 08:00 PM NPT By: Thompson Reuters Foundation

CHENNAI, Feb 1: Each night after her children finally go to sleep, Mehala Sekar spends hours at her home in south India, sewing, cutting and checking clothing given to her by a garment factory contractor.

Digital IDs said to boost economies, but privacy is at risk

Published On: January 27, 2019 02:30 PM NPT By: Thompson Reuters Foundation

LONDON, Jan 27: Developing countries swapping paper documents for digital identification systems could see their economies grow up to 13 percent by 2030, researchers said in the first study to assess the technology's economic value.

Rights groups urge better treatment for Mongolia child jockeys

Published On: July 15, 2018 02:00 PM NPT By: Thompson Reuters Foundation

Many children miss school to prepare for races, and work long hours for low wages at large stables

India most dangerous country for women with sexual violence rife - global poll

Published On: June 26, 2018 12:00 PM NPT By: Thompson Reuters Foundation

LONDON, June 26: India is the world’s most dangerous country for women due to the high risk of sexual violence and being forced into slave labor, according to a poll of global experts released on Tuesday.

28 Palestinians wounded 'by Israeli gunfire' ahead of opening of US Embassy in Jerusalem

Published On: May 14, 2018 03:31 PM NPT By: Thompson Reuters Foundation

At least 28 Palestinians were wounded during protests along the Gaza border today amid fears of escalating violence as America moved its embassy to Jerusalem.

Trump's funding request for U.S. border wall hits snag among some Republicans

Published On: March 29, 2017 07:57 AM NPT By: Thompson Reuters Foundation

President Donald Trump's call for $1.5 billion this year to help build a wall along the border with Mexico could be in jeopardy as fellow Republicans in Congress weigh delaying a decision on the request.

With healthcare bill dead, Republicans turn to taxes

Published On: March 26, 2017 08:35 AM NPT By: Thompson Reuters Foundation

After failing to repeal Obamacare, Republicans in the U.S. Congress quickly pivoted on Friday to President Donald Trump's next priority: overhauling the federal tax code, but their plan has already split the business community.

Police identify British-born attacker, victim count rises to four

Published On: March 24, 2017 07:54 AM NPT By: Thompson Reuters Foundation

The attacker who plowed a car through a throng of pedestrians and then stabbed a policeman outside Britain's parliament was named on Thursday as Khalid Masood, a British-born man who was once investigated by MI5 intelligence officers over concerns about violent extremism.

Small details can boost Nepali trafficking victims' faith in law, judge says

Published On: July 26, 2016 12:50 AM NPT By: Thompson Reuters Foundation

KATHMANDU, July 26: Lack of awareness of the law and the social stigma around human trafficking keep many victims in Nepal from approaching the courts, even as the number of such cases being prosecuted is slowly rising, a district court judge said.

Can we feed the world without cutting forests? It can be done, says U.N.

Published On: July 19, 2016 01:10 AM NPT By: Thompson Reuters Foundation

ROME, July 19: Agriculture is the biggest driver of deforestation globally fueled by a growing demand for food, yet it is possible to feed the world without cutting forests, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Monday.