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Climate change and empowering women top aid agencies' 2020 to-do list

30 Dec 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Tackling climate change and addressing violence against women and girls will be among aid agencies' top priorities for 2020, they told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

EXPERT VIEWS-Climate change and empowering women top aid agencies' 2020 to-do list

30 Dec 2019

LONDON, Dec 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Tackling climate change and addressing violence against women and girls will be among aid agencies' top priorities for 2020, they told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Mobile phones top the list of tech speeding up aid operations in 2019 - poll

18 Dec 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mobile technology had the biggest benefit of all technology on aid operations in 2019, according to an exclusive poll by the Thomson Reuters Foundation on Wednesday, with drones and satellites also helping to speed up help to people in need.

Film spotlights women medics taking lead in Syria's bunker hospitals

06 Dec 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - During the five-year siege of Syria's eastern Ghouta region, doctor Amani Ballour worked in a fortified underground hospital called The Cave where she and her team defied constant bombardments to save thousands of lives.

Film spotlights women medics taking lead in Syria's bunker hospitals

06 Dec 2019

LONDON, Dec 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - During the five-year siege of Syria's eastern Ghouta region, doctor Amani Ballour worked in a fortified underground hospital called The Cave where she and her team defied constant bombardments to save thousands of lives.

New app predicts water-related conflict up to year in advance

05 Dec 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Conflicts over water are likely to flare up in Iraq, Mali and India in the coming year, according to the developers of an app launched on Thursday which aims to help prevent violence by flagging up potential flashpoints.

New app predicts water-related conflict up to year in advance

05 Dec 2019

LONDON, Dec 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Conflicts over water are likely to flare up in Iraq, Mali and India in the coming year, according to the developers of an app launched on Thursday which aims to help prevent violence by flagging up potential flashpoints.

'Banana on steroids': life saver for warming world

28 Nov 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Described as "a banana on steroids", enset may be the superfood you've never heard of, let alone tasted, but scientists say it could be a life saver for a warming world.

'Banana on steroids': life saver for warming world

28 Nov 2019

LONDON, Nov 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Described as "a banana on steroids", enset may be the superfood you've never heard of, let alone tasted, but scientists say it could be a life saver for a warming world.

Commonwealth urges world to count cost of domestic abuse

25 Nov 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Domestic violence is a pandemic that costs billions of dollars a year, be it in lost work, damaged children or police time, Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland said on Monday.

World News

Trump adds legal heavyweights Starr, Dershowitz to impeachment team

President Donald Trump turned to some legal heavyweights to help defend him in his Senate impeachment trial with the addition on Friday of former independent counsel Ken Starr, who paved the way for former President Bill Clinton's 1998 impeachment, and prominent lawyer Alan Dershowitz.