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Global index finds climate change driving 'alarming' hunger levels

15 Oct 2019

LONDON, Oct 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Central African Republic topped an annual world hunger index on Tuesday as aid agencies warned that climate change was making it increasingly hard to feed the world.

Iran's women football fans fenced off after decades-long ban lifted

10 Oct 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The sister of Iran's national football captain said the lifting of a ban on women in stadiums for Thursday's World Cup qualifier did not go far enough, with many female fans unable to buy tickets even though seats were available.

U.N. urged to investigate organ harvesting in China

24 Sep 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A senior lawyer called on Tuesday for the top United Nations human rights body to investigate evidence that China is murdering members of the Falun Gong spiritual group and harvesting their organs for transplant.

British government lawyer first to be convicted under new upskirting law

23 Sep 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A British government lawyer has become the first person to be convicted of upskirting under a law introduced this year to tackle the predatory crime, police confirmed on Monday.

Rape convictions in England and Wales slump to decade low

12 Sep 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of rape convictions in England and Wales has fallen to a decade low despite increasing reports to police, according to data released on Thursday, prompting criticism that rape is being "effectively decriminalised".

Germany urged to pass law on upskirting

10 Sep 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fifteen years after a man took a photo up her skirt as a child, film student Hanna Seidel is calling for Germany to outlaw "upskirting" as global outrage grows against the invasive practice.

Aid worker kidnappings 'big business' as criminals wade in: ex-hostage

13 Aug 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Kidnapping of aid workers has become "big business" as militants often work with crime networks to carry out abductions, a senior United Nations official and former hostage said on Tuesday.

Britain sees big rise in same-sex couples living together

08 Aug 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of same-sex couples living together in Britain has jumped by more than 50 percent in three years, driven by a big surge in gay marriage, according to official statistics.

France fines more than 700 in first year of 'cat-call' law

06 Aug 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - French authorities have fined more than 700 men for harassing women in public since the introduction of a law a year ago to stop cat-calls, lewd comments and gestures.

Britain urged to act over rising global attacks on aid workers

06 Aug 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Growing violence against aid and health workers in conflict zones is jeopardising humanitarian operations, British parliamentarians said on Tuesday as they urged the country to lead international efforts to hold aggressors to account.

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